By Cynthia Schuster-Eakin
Table For Two
Savannah Bar and Grille, a longtime staple for great live music on Cleveland’s west side, has an updated menu.
Owners Doug and Katie Lufkin of Bay Village have added new and exciting twists to the bill of fare, beginning with appetizers like fried grouper bites ($8.95), and Buffalo shrimp served on a bed of pickled onions and peppers ($8.95). Savannah’s famous steamed mussels in white wine and garlic sauce with garlic French bread are still available. But now, you can also order Canadian mussels steamed in a red curry-coconut broth ($8.95).
The house Caesar and chef salads are served either full or half-size. Smoked salmon penne pasta salad is made with house-smoked salmon, capers and ranch-dill dressing ($9.95).
New sandwiches include a salmon BLT on ciabatta bread with arugula and dill sauce ($9.95), and a blackened grouper Reuben with house cole slaw on marble rye ($7.95). Buffalo chicken breast is garnished with bleu cheese dressing and served on brioche ($8.95). The fried calamari po’boy sandwich is on a French baguette with Cajun mayonnaise ($8.95). The half-pound beef hot dog is topped with chili, Cheddar cheese and chopped onions ($7.95).
New to the entree list are mussels in marinara sauce over linguini ($13.95), and the Savannah sirloin steak with mushrooms and brandy sauce ($12.95). Chicken and waffles are served with ancho chili maple syrup ($12.95). A children’s menu offers several selections, all priced at $4.50.
Noontime diners can enjoy $5 weekday lunch specials. Monday’s feature is an Italian sausage sandwich, while Tuesday’s is chicken paprikash. Have a double cheeseburger with a draft beer or soft drink on Wednesday, chicken Parmesan sandwich on Thursday, or a meatball sub on Friday. Specials are served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Stop by the Savannah to watch Sunday 1 p.m. Cleveland Browns games and try the $8.95 buffet.
The Savannah Bar and Grille, 30676 Detroit Road in Westlake, is open from 11 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. daily. Phone 440-892-2266. Major credit cards are accepted. There is live entertainment nightly.
Lakewood Community Services Center is having its “Got Green” benefit at the Madison Park Community Garden from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday. Proceeds will be used to supply emergency food for area families in need and social services. This year’s event will feature a farm-to-table menu by Chef Jonathan Sawyer of the Greenhouse Tavern, Chef Chris Hodgson and his Hodge Podge food truck, desserts by A Cookie and a Cupcake, beer by Great Lakes Brewing Company and wine from Wine Trends, and coffee and espresso from the Root Cafe. Tickets are $75 a person. Phone 216-226-6466 or visit http://www.lcsclakewood.org.