Those who step into FORM's crimson and brick interior find savory treats; the three owners, Brian Torres, Claude Auerbach, and Jimmy Kleinschmidt, familiarize patrons with 60 cheeses. Among them are Sweetgrass Dairy green hill, three-and-a-half year old Boerenkaas gouda, chevres with cloudlike white rinds, and Parmigiano Reggiano, all of which pair with charcuterie such as wild-boar sausage or prosciutto from the celebrated artisans at La Quercia.
More than 400 wines, including organic offerings, stand in glassy ranks, their colorful labels hinting at wisps of oak, sprays of fruit, and lacelike bubbles and more than 200 of these wines are under $20. FORM also offers an exciting collection of gourmet foods to-go, which include house meatloaf with a rosemary gravy, roasted salmon with wasabi and ginger aoili, and quinoa salad with roasted vegetables and balsamic vinaigrette.
Congress Street Social Club’s eclectic kitchen serves up familiar café staples with unexpected international touches. Meal recipients can take a world tour of sliders, such as the Danang, which teams tender pork shoulder with asian slaw and sriracha, or the brisket-loaded Tango, a petite patty of beef brisket mounded with hard-cooked egg and piquant south american chimichurri ($2.25 each). Sliders can also be ordered in ballpark-ready platters as a double ($6), triple ($8), or home run order of four ($10), all served with fries. The menu’s heavyweight entree-salads reach skyward with generous toppings, including the chopped cobb's bounty of grilled chicken, bacon, avocado, and hard-boiled egg ($12), which proves the old adage that eggs fix everything, from boring salads to failing penguin marriages.
Parked on a high ledge next to a bust of Ronald Reagan wearing a party hat, a miniature DeLorean patrols The Wormhole, a sit-down coffee shop that doles out caffeine and pop-culture kitsch in equal doses. For children of the 1980s, the cafe delivers a "wormhole" experience, surrounding them in emblems of an era: Nintendo games (available for play), ET collectibles, plush gremlins, and Star Wars doodads. The menu also smacks of the 80s, although it frequently changes to accommodate seasonal tastes. In recent times, baristas have fused espresso with cocoa puffs, and dished out donuts encrusted with Fruity Pebbles. Select beverages come with a Nilla wafer-chaser. As for edibles, Fritz Pastries supplies homemade tarts (a gourmet variation of the kind that come in silver foil) and other handheld treats.
House coffee roasted locally by Cup to Cup Coffee Roasters complements the vegan-friendly, Southern-tinged menu at Café Florie, which rotates daily save for a single mainstay of made-to-order fried chicken. Chefs rely heavily on organic ingredients as they craft innovative dishes that have ranged from stacks of banana-ginger pancakes to salmon patties with grits to fruit-flecked chicken-salad sandwiches. Spiced lemonade and organic teas from the fluctuating drinks menu splash palates with unexpected flavors, and the ever-changing Carb of the Day and Hot Plate of the Day specials help patrons mark the passage of time without needing to use their frilly toothpicks as sundials.
Located in Savannah, Mansion on Forsyth Park, Autograph Collection is in the historical district and minutes from Forsyth Park and Calhoun Square. This 4.5-star hotel is within close proximity of Savannah College of Art and Design and Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.
Make yourself at home in one of the 126 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and CD players. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. Premium TV channels provides entertainment, and wired and wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Bathrooms have makeup/shaving mirrors and designer toiletries.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages and facials. If you're looking for recreational opportunities, you'll find a health club, an outdoor pool, and a steam room. Additional features include wireless Internet access (surcharge), a concierge desk, and gift shops/newsstands.
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's 24-hour room service. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and audiovisual equipment. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Self parking is available onsite.
Bub-Ba-Q founder William "Bubba" Latimer is no stranger to the art of Southern barbecue. He has earned Grand Champion titles in barbecue contests, and serves his well-honed recipes at three locations throughout Georgia. Diners feast on succulent beef brisket, tender chicken, racks of juicy ribs, and pulled-pork sandwiches, accompanied by traditional garnishes such as Brunswick stew, mac and cheese, corn fritters, and fried okra. The Brunswick stew serves as a topper to the mighty Hog-A-Chong-A?highlighted on the Travel Channel?a deep-fried tortilla stuffed with seasoned meat, sauce, beans, and pepper jack cheese. Bub-Ba-Q's participation in barbecue contests across the country has also graced television screens on Food Network's Great American BBQ Showdown and TLC's BBQ Pitmasters.
Bub-Ba-Q's Savannah location, opened in November 2013, boasts a full bar and a large outdoor area with live musical acts.