A simple sound, smell, action or flavor - a hug from a grandbaby, my wife's smile on our wedding day or a "drank and pack of nabs" - can activate memories of long ago.
Getting a group to agree on where to belly up for breakfast, lunch and dinner will become a bit harder in coming weeks.
Christian Bennett, owner of Van Gogh's Microbrewery, had a desire to brew high-quality beer and pair it with gourmet pizza. After almost a year of preparation and hard work, the first and only microbrewery and restaurant opened its doors for dinner in Statesboro earlier this month. Developing a menu from scratch had its set of obstacles, and coming up with Van Gogh's flagship beers presented its own set of hurdles.
BRUNSWICK - Georgia waters are now open for commercial and recreational harvest of food shrimp.
Many folks who attend church rarely - or not at all - tell me Christians don't know how to have fun.
In ancient times, before "inventive spelling," young minds were required to learn phonics and spelling rules. We even had word lists on which we were tested weekly - words we not only had to spell correctly but define and use properly in a sentence.
Any time I am invited to a party or potluck event that requires a dish, I almost always go with my "famous" meatballs and sauce. This no-fail dish always gets rave reviews from friends and family. Just last weekend I made up a Crockpot full to bring to a work function and they were a hit. I especially look forward to the part where I get to tell people that they are made with turkey - not beef. I often get puzzled looks and many "no way!" comments because it's hard to believe. But - "yes, way" - it's turkey.
Mention steak-and-kidney pie to a native Brit, and you can actually witness his or her mind go misty with longing.
The marquee of the old Avon Theater has been neglected for so long, it's a delightful surprise to see it light up Broughton Street, all its letters intact.
It's been bang-up year for the Gaslight Group's Brian and Jennifer Huskey.
I have drooled while watching The Food Network's Bobby Flay and others cook a piece of beef called a tri-tip. Now that I've cooked and eaten one, I know why I was drooling.
When told the Americans were hopelessly surrounded at Bastogne, Belgium, and ordered to surrender on Dec. 22, 1944, the 101st Airborne Division's acting commanding general, Brig. Gen. Anthony McAuliffe responded iconically to the German commander by saying, "Nuts!"
What you use to wash down your meal is as important as the barbecue, seafood or pork fried rice.
That was my friend Mercedes' post to my Foursquare check-in that I was enjoying a baby octopus salad at Ta Ca Sushi & Japanese Fusion.
Only a few desserts excite me - my wife's special banana pudding, blackberry cobbler and fresh-baked chocolate-chip cookies. If biscuits are served with a meal, I save mine for later then enjoy it with local honey or cane syrup. That's my typical dessert.
I often consider adjusting our thermostat because the humidity makes my wife's comfort-zone temperature of 75 degrees seem like 95. Sometimes, though, I fall back on that old, reliable cooling device - ice cream.
Statesboro's homegrown brewery, appropriately dubbed Eagle Creek Brewing Company, is scheduled to open its doors to the public on Sept. 1, just in time for football season. The brewery is in the midst of a regional beer tour that will allow beer enthusiasts to try one of their flagship brews at a variety of bars and restaurants in the Statesboro, Savannah and St. Simons areas. In Statesboro alone, 20 bars and restaurants are carrying Eagle Creek's Low Country Pale Ale, a beer that was brewed in response to the numerous "wimpy pale ales" in the market. Boasting three ...
The thought of eating macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes and gravy, tuna salad and chicken pot pies was comforting long before they were called comfort foods. Comfort foods don't have to be fancy. They're simple, delicious and usually inexpensive to make.