Friday, November 22, 2013

let's review: green truck pub

     I've been meaning to tell you about a great, little place in Savannah. Since the weekend is here, you might want to hurry on down there...
     Gail and I stopped in at Green Truck Neighborhood Pub for an early lunch. We needed fuel... lots and lots of energy for combing through the eye candy at Habersham Antiques, located across a parking lot from the Truck.
photo compliments of GreenTruckPub
     We had our hearts and taste buds set on a big, juicy burger... and this is surely the place to find it. We settled into a booth and looked over the menu. Here's the item that tickled my fancy: The Rustico; Goat cheese, balsamic caramelized onions, roasted red peppers and fresh basil.
     Oh. My. Goodness. The one-third pound, grass-fed-beef burger is locally sourced from Hunter Cattle Company, (one of my favorite farms.) This beautiful creation arrived still oozing a combo of meat juices, homemade ketchup and melted goat cheese.
     I tried not to make a spectacle... Once you take that first bite, the blend of flavors will make you smile really big, totally ignoring the fact that you have caramelized onions hanging out of the corners of your mouth and basil in your teeth. You just. don't. care.
      Go ahead. Let it run down your chin and onto your arm as you bury your face in it. The server will bring extra napkins. Or a hose. They may even set up a partition around your table so you can be alone with your burger, if you ask nicely. Or if you repulse enough other patrons. Whatever.
     Finishing my meal was similar to coming to the end of a really good book. A mix of sadness and wonder plays with your emotions. I thought about heading for the kitchen to hug the chef, but instead used those happy endorphins for some retail therapy.
     Someday, I'm going to be really brave and order the Whole Farm burger: A burger and bacon and cheddar AND a fried egg. Sigh.
photo compliments of GreenTruckPub
     I have to confess that I've been back a few times since that first day with my antiquing girl, Gail. I finally introduced my hubs to the place. And, btw jsyk, the Hot Rod burger is just as amazing as the Rustico.
     I've also enjoyed the Green Greek and the Farm Truck salads. The Farm Truck is my fave with spiced nuts, crumbled Gorgonzola cheese, crispy apples, balsamic caramelized onions, dried cranberries and drizzled with a balsamic vinaigrette. You can order it as a side with any sandwich. They make all salad dressings in house. And ketchup. And pickles. I just love that!
     The only tiny, little negative thing I can find to say is that the fries I had should have been crispier. They seemed like they had been sitting for a few minutes and had cooled. I rarely eat things that are fried. If I'm going to order french fries, I want them to blow me away with their crispy, salty crunchy exterior and steamy, hot potatoe-y insides. They need to work on their delivery.
     A recent tweet (@greentruckpub) announced that they're now serving Chocolates by Adam Turoni... Hmmm, I'm checking my calendar to see when I can go back.

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2 comments:

  1. This place is on my wishlist for my next visit to Savannah. I could spend the day on that block with these burgers and that fun antique store! Thanks for affirming that they taste as good as they look.

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  2. Thanks for stopping by, Nancy. Happy Habersham-ing!

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