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Random bites: Aqua Star
Aqua Star delectables

Aqua Star at The Westin Savannah Harbor

While I preferred to stay all warm and cozy in a car ride to this “other side of the river” destination, a couple of my lunch mates bundled up and used the free water taxi from River Street. Regardless of your transportation, Aqua Star is too often overlooked as a decidedly delicious change of pace dining spot. I immediately spied the honey roasted turkey cobbwich, a stack of turkey topped with micro–greens, tomatoes, avocado, smoked bacon and bleu cheese dressing on a toasted French roll with Dijon mayonnaise. The “stack” is more like a few nice slices — which I mean as a compliment. It’s nicely flavored sandwich that, along with my side order of French fries, as just right for lunch. The water taxi passengers wasted no time getting a hot bowl of She Crab soup into their cold bellies. It looked creamy, and according to all accounts, was rich with crab and just the right splash of sherry. Hmmm, no one shared a bite with me — musta been good. The lunch menu offers a wide variety of salads, soups, appetizers and larger main dishes. Dinners and the over–the–top Sunday brunch are long–standing favorites among many Savannah diners. Wine maker dinners, a new addition to the culinary program, have met with great success. Check The Westin’s website to stay abreast of special culinary events.

1 Resort Dr./(912) 201–2085

Beer and Dinner

California craft brewer Patrick Rue of The Bruery is teaming up with Chef Patrick McNamara at Noble Fare to conduct a multi–course dinner at 6”30 p.m., Feb. 24. Each course will be matched with beer, which will include Orchard White, Saison de Lente, Saison Rue, Mischief and Rugbr d. These are Belgian–style beers with Rue’s personal twist. These events are always fun — and a great place to meet other foodies. Price is $69 plus tax and tip. There is very limited seating, call ahead to reserve, 443–3210.