Passion on a Plate in Savannah

Will Herrington in the kitchen at Kitchen 320 in Savannah

“This tomato tart means a lot to me. This is my mother – this dish takes me home,” said Executive Chef Will Herrington as he set down yet another of our multi-course Southern-themed dinner at the new Kitchen 320. Home isn’t too far away for this talented chef, who is from south Georgia and is now heating up the kitchen with dishes from his childhood at the signature restaurant for B Historic Hotel in Savannah, Georgia.

The tomato tart with Vidalia onion and crust flakier than a southern debutante was the best I’d ever had, which was followed by delicious Georgia white shrimp, sweet tea chicken wings and skirt steak.  (“This dish is my daddy and me cooking outside together.”)

Breakfast dishes define decadence with items like pecan-crusted French toast, country ham pancakes and eggs Benedict served on a buttermilk biscuit with tomato jam and blueberries. Every dish I had here was memorably delicious, made even more special when served with the passion of the chef behind it all.


‘Beach Blanket Babylon’ Still Entertains

Hats are outrageous and the laughs come fast and furious at “Beach Blanket Babylon.”

On my first trip to San Francisco we attended “Beach Blanket Babylon.” I never forgot how funny it was.

Fast forward almost 30 years, and this popular musical revue is going strong, and while songs and topics have changed with the times, it’s still spill-your-drink funny.

The script constantly changes to incorporate new pop culture references with appearances by characters playing Oprah, Donald Trump, Caitlyn Jenner, Princess Leia and Kim Kardashian with her Champagne-glass-balancing derriere.

The fast-paced production includes more costume changes than a Beyonce concert, towering hats bigger than my first dorm room and talented performers belting out hilarious lyrics to toe-tapping songs. You’ll leave feeling happier about life. And coveting that Chiquita banana hat. Or maybe that was just me.