Forget the charcuterie boards and head to Bar • Food, where a different enticing array is exciting the locals: Biscuit Boards. This savory Southern concept is the brainchild of owners Paula Letcher and Johnny Baker, who debuted it along with their new menu, weekend brunch hours and the restaurant’s new look.
After almost a decade of serving Midtown, the Letcher and Baker decided it was time to switch up the menu, enhance the wine and cocktail list and restyle the restaurant. The Asian décor came down, a new color palette when up, along with new art and shelving behind the bar to not only display 10 new wines that have been added to the menu, but also the many ingredients that make up their new Bloody Mary Bar.
“We’ve got Clamato juice, tomato juice, Zing Zang and all of the blends,” Baker explained. “You could even have a vegetable salad up on top, if you want to. We’ve got every kind of olive known to man, celery, okra, green beans, asparagus and horseradish. And then you’ve got all of the hot sauces. It’s the whole gamut.”
Bar • Food offers this Bloody Mary Bar along with their brunch on Saturdays and Sundays until 3 p.m. This new portion of their menu includes the beckoning Biscuit Board. With made-from-scratch biscuits, this appetizing entrée is served with sausage gravy, red eye gravy, honey herb butter, garlic herb butter, honey, strawberry cognac sauce, spiced grape jelly, sausage, ham and bacon. Alongside it, breakfast enthusiasts will also find roasted potatoes topped with bleu cheese, brie, mushrooms, bacon, scallions and red pepper flakes, which have been dubbed The Morning Bleu. Those looking for something a bit lighter can opt for the Waffle Bowl Parfait, a vanilla yogurt topped with berries and granola, served in a house-made waffle bowl.
However, the real stunners of this Savannah restaurant are on the dinner menu, which is comprised of a gourmet American cuisine with a touch of Asian inspiration and French flair. Baker and Letcher kept old favorites, including a selection of sliders, their crab cakes, ahi tuna, bleu chips and dumplings (among others), and revived the specials by bringing in as much locally-sourced products as they could get.
“The trick to this menu now is the specials, because that’s where the heavy food is and that’s where the good stuff is,” Baker revealed. “And it’s just constantly changing.”
Dinner specials include items such as the Asian-inspired meatloaf encrusted in a sriracha brown sugar ketchup with Thai spices and a side of squash casserole, as well as the seared wild-caught salmon topped with fresh tzatziki and a side spinach salad with tomato, cucumber and raspberry vinaigrette. But you’ll have to stop by to see what they’re offering today!
Tucked away outside of the Historic District in the heart of Habersham Village, Bar • Food is located 4523 Habersham St. Their new hours are Monday-Friday 3 p.m.-1 a.m., Saturday from 10 a.m.-1 a.m. and Sunday 12:25-9 p.m. For more information, call Bar • Food at (912) 355-5956 or go to savannahbarfood.com.