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One of the interesting things about the trip I recently took was that my traveling companion was vegan. Since it can be a bit difficult to find places that accommodate my vegetarian diet, I knew there was going to have to be some research to make sure we could find somewhere we could both eat. Fortunately, the vegan community is great about sharing travel tips and discoveries online, so with a few key strokes I had a list of restaurants that we both couldn’t wait to try.
First up on our list was Green Truck Pub in Savannah, GA. After being in the car all afternoon and checking in at our Air BnB, we were both more than ready for dinner. Green Truck was a 15 minute walk from where we were staying, and we knew we’d picked the right place when we saw that they had a decent wait on a Wednesday evening. We decided to forgo the 30 minute wait and instead haunted the bar until two seats opened up (maybe 10-15 minutes). The staff was great, getting us some teas to sip while we waited and coming back by a couple of times to make sure we had everything we needed even before we got to sit down.I loved that there was a nice mix of patrons. There was everything from the elderly couple who we replaced at the bar to college students to families. Clearly, a beloved neighborhood spot. I even noticed that the wait staff and bartenders seemed to be on first name basis with some of the people coming in. The food, oh my gosh, the food! HEAVEN!!! I went for their Veggie Rueben while Stefanie opted for the house made Veggie Burger. Both came with fries and the incredible spicy house made ketchup. Heck, even our pickles were house made and so good that we wedged them in on top of everything else. By the time we were done, we both completely stuffed and thinking longingly of stretchy pants. We also made the executive decision to Uber back to where we were staying instead of trying to awkwardly waddle there. I have had some incredible food in Savannah, but this place is right at the top of my “Places I’ll have to go to again.” I am hoping Andy will get to try it when we are back in November.
When Andy and I started making our travel plans for the Orange Beach weekend, I decided to do a little bit of recon on the local food scene. True to form, it was a mishmash of creaky old seafood joints, beach-y bars, and large scale chain fast food places. One place that really stood out to me was a brunch spot called Brick & Spoon. With the catch phrase “We’re allergic to boring breakfast” and a menu boasting such items as “Bananas in Pajamas” and “Café Beignets with Seasonal Marmalade”, I knew that this place I wanted to try. Andy and I went by ourselves on Saturday and liked it so much we talked our friends into going back again on Sunday.
Since we went two days in a row, we got to sample a decent number of menu items (Café Beignets, Biscuit Plate w/Strawberry Marmalade, Shrimp & Grits, Oyster Bed, Breakfast Tacos, and Spinach Bacon Cheddar Omelet with Cheese Grits). Everything was awesome, and there wasn’t a single item we wouldn’t happily order again. Our friends had the Brioche French Toast, the Bananas Foster French Toast, Ham & 3 Cheese Omelet, and the Creole Omelet, and other than feeling like they needed stretchy pants, they liked the food too.
I really do wish that this place was closer; I could see myself brunching there regularly. I guess it will have to remain one of those “special” vacation things for now. To commemorate the trip and indulge my inner tourist, I grabbed a coffee mug and a t-shirt on our way out. I regret nothing.
Category: Sunday Brunch