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Green Palm Inn Tips: Tap Into Lively International Food Scene in Savannah, Georgia USA

SAVANNAH, Georgia — “Savannah the old, adored by the young!” could be our new mantra for 2016 here at Green Palm Inn! We invited you to get away for the best of the Savannah’s NEW good ole days year around.

The wonderful international and southern food in Savannah are part of the novel ways to celebrate in America’s most beautiful city.


“Where to eat in Savannah?” is a question not only addressed in great reviews by food critics but by the locals? Chic cocktail party of senior travelers and young affluent professionals head to the food courtyards at The Gray, atop the deck at The Florence, the cozy Hollywood-styled setting of Alligator Soul, the patio of The Olde Pink House or Vic’s on the River, farm-to-table fare at Cha Bella, or the salty air for casual lunch, dinner or beach picnic on Tybee Island along the Atlantic Ocean.

“I care not who makes our Presidents as long as I can eat in Savannah.” -Senator Mark Hanna, campaign manager for President William McKinley

Who needs February as National Pistachio Month or February 26 as Pistachio Day to head to Leopold’s Ice Cream in downtown Savannah?  It is a true delight to savor the creamy, delicious ice cream treat, or a Travel Channel in Savannah GA USA hit — Chicken Conquistador from Zunzi’s Take Out — any time of year under the canopies in Savannah’s National Landmark Historic District.


Valentine’s Day Dinner (plus year round cooking classes in downtown Savannah) at 700 Kitchens Cooking School, Forsyth Park, February 14, 2016 — 6:00pm – 9:00pm.

Chef Darin’s Hands-On Cooking Classes includes Valentine’s Day Celebration of food for couples, plus a full 2016 calendar of cooking classes in Savannah (almost every Sunday through Saturday!) These great foodie gatherings to cook and socialize are popular with singles, girls getaway with friends, or couples young and old!

Chef Joe Randall posts that he is on sabbatical through February 2016, but we see a packed March 2016 schedule of classes includes “The Best Gumbo This Side of New Orleans” (March 10, 2016)

Kitchen Outfitters Cooking Classes feature smaller groups in an intimate setting with accomplished chefs. February 18, 2016 features Irish-Georgia Peach, cookbook author (The Shamrock and Peach) and seasoned cooking teacher Chef Judith McLaughlin, a native from Northern Ireland. They share recipes! We are eager to try “Tiger Cakes”, a recipe from “Baking Chez Moi” by Dorie Greenspan. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, New York, NY. Copyright 2014.

Like the idea of wine + painting classes? Check out Les Kitchen Artistes, hosted by Kitchens on the Square in Savannah cooking classes with art near Ellis Square in downtown Savannah, Georgia.

If you missed the January 2016 sell-out barbecue cooking class, watch for or inquire about new dates with Wiley McCrary at Wiley’s Championship BBQs “BBQ 101 Cooking Class”.


Saturday, February 27 (12 PM to midnight), A-Town Get Down 2016 with Robert Randolph at The Charles H. Morris Center in Savannah, GA. A-Town Get Down will be free for all ages from noon to 5pm. After 5pm $25 general ticket price and $15 with student or military ID.

March is the month of traditional Irish food and Irish celebrations in Savannah style, especially the March 17 St. Patrick’s Day Parade, where fountains and beer are green around town!

Tourism stars from Green Palm Inn and Zeigler House Inn share traditional St. Patrick’s Day fare and menu ideas on Explore Georgia travel blog.

April 20-24, 2016 is the 8th Annual Tybee Island Wine Festival, hosted at the Tybee Island Light Station and other island locations. Proceeds from the food and wine event benefit the Tybee Post Theatre restoration.

May 3, 2016 (12pm-4pm) is the Food Truck Festival, serving up food, music and art in Forsyth Park.

May 7, 2016, Savannah Scottish Games is a Celtic gathering, serving up Scottish fare. The location is Historic Bynah’s Field at Bethesda Academy. Who 0doesn’t love a hearty soup, fish, game, roast meat, pudding and dessert, including scones?!

July 4th in Savannah is a happy gathering of citizens from across America, celebrating with red, white and blue, patriotic American food specialties, like the freshest of high quality burgers found at B&D Burgers in Savannah GA downtown, and Green Truck on Habersham Street.

Watch for summer 2016 dates, usually July – August time frame, for our HOPEFUL repeat of Savannah Restaurant Week. It is a 10-Day summer 2016 celebration of Savannah’s restaurant scene, splendid with culinary heritage that makes our southern USA city unique.

October (annually): City of Savannah’s Picnic in the Park, October 2, 2016, is a box dinner-meets-wine-picnic-and music event in Forsyth Park. This year’s theme is patriotic, “Under the Stars and Stripes”.

October: Savannah Greek Festival (October 6 – 8, 2016 date to be confirmed) features Greek cultur and food.

October 24 is “Food Day“. Watch for healthy food cooking class events or simply celebrate a personal healthy food day solo!

October (annually): October 30, 2016, Savannah Jewish Festival serves up “Shalom Y’all, home cooked Jewish food in Forsyth Park.

October (annually): The first weekend in October 2016 is Oktoberfest on the Savannah Riverfront, THE place for German food and beer on the Savannah River front and all around town.

November 7 – 13, 2016 the Savannah Food & Wine Festival celebrates wine and culinary excellence with celebrity chef classes and tastings. — #savfw

Innkeeper/co-owner Diane McCray Crews touts Green Palm Inn (circa 1897) as “The Softer Side of Savannah”. Originally sea captain cottages, the four-room Gingerbread Classic B&B shares cottage-inn comforts in the quiet of Greene Square’s residential neighborhood in the National Landmark Historic District. Fodor’s guide calls Green Palm Inn a “pleasing little discovery” and “a little gem of an inn”. BedandBreakfast.com named the cottage B&B a top pick for a holiday trip – “Top 10 B&Bs for the Holidays, 2011″. For more information: GreenPalmInn.com; Email GreenPalmInn@aol.com, telephone toll free in USA 888/606-9510, local and international 912/447-8901, 548 East President Street, Savannah, GA USA 31401. Twitter @GreenPalmInn, Facebook, and Pinterest.

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