Although Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow last week, we are seeing signs of Spring a lot earlier than usual. What does that mean for Savannah? Well, oyster roast season of course! We’ve gathered all of the oyster roasts, cooking competitions, and foodie volunteer opportunities for the month of February. Happy shucking, y’all!
Volunteer with Emmaus House
Wednesday, February 8th, 7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
The Emmaus House Soup Kitchen is run by United Ministries Savannah, and they provide healthy meals and assistance to the homeless and near-homeless. This volunteer opportunity happens every month on the second Wednesday. You must be 18+ years old and wear closed toed shoes.
Distillery BBQ Dinner & Bourbon Tasting
Wednesday, February 8th, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Now if you love your BBQ & Bourbon, you better go ahead and buy your ticket to this event! Master Distiller Mark Coffman is hosting a tasting of the Town Branch Distillery line-up paired with small plates from BowTie Barbecue Co. Town Branch Bourbon, Rye, and Pearse Lyons Reserve will be poured (as well as a couple of surprises!). Limited Tickets Available.
Miss Black GA Benefit Oyster Roast
Friday, February 10th, 6:30 p.m.
Savannah’s own (and our own) Shaunii Rawls is this year’s Miss Black GA, and she needs your help to make it to Washington, D.C. for the big pageant! Join her for an evening of laughs and she wouldn’t be from Savannah without oysters at her benefit dinner. Come meet, greet, and eat!
Springtime in the South
February 10-12th, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Here, we love our homemade arts and crafts. This festival held at the International Trade & Convention Center will have something for everyone…including us foodies!
Love Chocolate Half Marathon & 10k
Saturday, February 11th, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Yep, you read that right. Getting some exercise while enjoying chocolatey treats! This half marathon and 10k has everything chocolate from the entry packet to the course to the fondue fountain finish line! Ummm… Can we just come to donate and eat some chocolate? The proceeds benefit the Cory Joseph Wilson Memorial, Inc. to help provide facilities in need with AEDs.
Pints & Poses
Saturday, February 11th, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Come earn your beer with Dancing Dogs Yoga Studio’s own, Melissa Delynn! It will be a 90 min light hearted yoga class sure to get you refreshed for the rest of the weekend.
Saturday, February 11th, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Alright, I give Seed props for this twist on meeting your future significant other at a bar. $10 gets you in the door with light hors d’oeuvres and a free drink.
Farewell to Muse
Saturday, February 11th, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
If you aren’t familiar with Savannah’s art scene, let me fill you in… It is a close knit community who welcomes all and supports everyone too! Muse Arts Warehouse is closing its doors soon, and they invite all to come remember the times and create a few new ones. There will be light drinks, eats, and tunes.
Oyster Roast for Hospice
Sunday, February 12th, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Did we say that it’s oyster roast season? Oh, okay we did. Well, here is another in case you can’t make the others. All proceeds benefit a great cause, Hospice Savannah. They’re doing it potluck style, so bring a covered dish and BYOB too!
Frali Gourmet Valentine’s Dinner
Tuesday, February 14th, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
If your valentine’s date doesn’t like pasta… Do you know that it’s real? Well, here’s a chance to find out with handmade pasta at Frali Gourmet. Enjoy a three course meal: an appetizer, handmade pasta and dessert prepared by Franco himself. The best part is…you keep the recipe! Be sure to reserve your spot (912) 234-4644 in advance, seats are limited! $65 per person.
Love Potion Taps at World of Berer
Tuesday, February 14th, 8 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Shoutout to World of Beer for combining good brew with good chocolate. Yum! They’ve teamed up with Ommegang Brewery and put together an awesome line up of delicious desert style brews. Starting with Ommegang Rosetta. FREE CHOCOLATE! It’s infused with Rosetta.
The Westin Valentines Day Dinner
Tuesday, February 14th, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
For all of my fancy foodies, you’ve got to make your reservations for this valentine’s dinner asap! The Westin is known for its extravagant dinners and this is no exception. Enjoy a five-course meal (with optional wine pairings) prepared by Chef Anthony Guiliano while you take in views of the Savannah River. Our special Valentine’s Day meal is being offered February 14.
Chefs & Chocolates Tasting Event
Friday, February 17th, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Go ahead and clear your schedule for the seventeenth for Urban Hope’s 7th Annual Taste of Hope: Chefs and Chocolates. This decadent event will have food tastings from Zunzi’s Takeout & Catering, Big Bon Pizza, Kitchen 320, and What’s for Dinner. Dessert tastings from Marche de Macarons, A SQUAD BAKE SHOP, River Street Sweets • Savannah’s Candy Kitchen, Le Café Gourmet, and Angel Cookies. All proceeds from the Chefs and Chocolates event will benefit Urban Hope, Savannah’s inner city ministry to children.
Soup It Up for Loop It Up 2017
Friday, February 17th, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
We love how our community gives back! The Brice is hosting its first SOUP IT UP for LOOP IT UP 2017! This event marks the first year of our signature fundraising event, in which local chefs will compete for the title of the Golden Soup Bowl while generously raising funds to support Loop It Up Savannah’s programming for local youth and services to local families. Click here for more info.
Saturday, February 18th, 1 p.m. – 11:59 p.m.
With this warm weather comes outdoor festivities, and we’re ready to rock! This all-day concert features 15 artists on two stages, food trucks and fun activities. To top it off, attendees will enjoy the best in local food truck cuisine and a variety of beverages from Southbound Brewing Co., Pabst Blue Ribbon and Woodchuck Cider. Graveface Records will supply some fun sideshow activities as well.
Pancake Fun Run
Saturday, February 18th, 7 a.m. – 10 a.m.
We are earning our guilty pleasures in February! Here’s another opportunity to work it off. Join Fleet Feet Sports Savannah, Mizuno Running, Balega Internationaland TriggerPoint on Saturday, February at Fleet Feet Sports Savannah for a “President’s Day Pancake Run” (Routes of 3 and 5 miles provided). Raffle prizes and giveaways!! Early bird shopping from 8am-10am as well as post run pancakes and coffee.
Sunday, February 19th, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Historic Savannah views and food from Elizabeth’s on 37th? Yup, sounds like our kind of event! Celebrate and support the birthplace of preservation in Savannah, GA – the Davenport House Museum. The event will be held at Elizabeth on 37th on Sunday Feb. 19, 2017 from 2-5 p.m. and will include a silent auction, wine bar and world famous food served by Elizabeth on 37th.
Tybee Oaks Chili Cookoff
Sunday, February 19th, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
We all enjoy a good Chili Cook Off! Bring a crock pot full of your best chili. Two categories will be judged. $10.00 fee per chili entry. Entry fees will divided between the winners! Click here for more info.
Feb. Green Drinks
Tuesday, February 21st, 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Come talk sustainability and environmental issues with like minded people at the Sentient Bean! This networking event occurs monthly.
Fish Gotta Swim Charity Event
Thursday, February 23rd, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Another chance to give back! Wilderness Southeast is combining food with education and charity. This event will feature local Savannah chefs! Food provided by The Local Farmbag and Ambos Seafood.
Lauren Teague from Atlantic – a neighborhood eatery
Wendy Armstrong from Thrive Catering Savannah
Enjoy food and drink while browsing unique silent auction items provided by local businesses such as 24e. This event will raise funds to support Fish Gotta Swim, a program that engages middle school students to learn about water quality in their own backyard.
Oyster Roast for Savannah Skate Park
Saturday, February 25th, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Still looking for oysters? Join Sorry Charlie’s as they raise money for the Savannah Skate Park.
Mardi Gras Party
Saturday, February 25th, 9 p.m. – 1 a.m.
It may not be New Orleans, but they will try to make the experience as close as it can get! Join Savannah Cocktail Co. as they celebrate Mardi Gras!
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