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The Flying Biscuit Cafe- Midtown Atlanta #foodiefriday

Welcome to the first FOODIE FRIDAY edition 2017!

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Restaurant: The Flying Biscuit Cafe

Location: Midtown Atlanta

We arrived Sunday about 12:30pm for Brunch.
I now realize this is the busiest time in all the best brunch restaurants in Atlanta.

This day, it did not matter. I was determined. I might have been starving and hangry (yes this is real), but we would wait the quoted hour to have a delicious brunch in a restaurant I have passed by countless times. Fortunately we didn’t wait the entire hour. We were seated in about 30-40 minutes.

I ordered the Egg-stravaganza. 2 eggs (fried hard), bacon (turkey or pork option- I chose pork), grits (I substituted their breakfast potatoes), and French toast.

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I loved everything about this meal. EVERYTHING. The biscuit was flaky and buttery. The jam that was with it tasted like it was made in house. The breakfast potatoes had hints of herbal seasoning. The pork sausage was seasoned and cooked just right. Delicious!

TOW Final Word: it is worth the wait to eat here. You will not be disappointed. The food exceeded my expectations. I cannot wait to go back, especially for the biscuits.

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Fox Bros Bar-B-Q #atlanta #bbq #foodiefriday

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Since I love BBQ, a friend told me that I have to try this place in Atlanta called Fox Bros Bar-B-Q.

As far as I was concerned, I had a fave BBQ spot in Atlanta already, but he convinced me that I should try Fox Bros.

When we went, it was raining and the place was packed. It was surprising that we were able to find a parking space.

We put our name on the list to get a table. It was a 45 minutes – 1 hour wait. We were told we could order takeout and it would be ready in 15 to 20 minutes. We opted for that. We were hungry and ready to get to the hotel.

Between the two of us we ordered ribs, pulled pork, macaroni and cheese, collard greens, and a side of jalapeños cornbread. For dessert, I had some of their banana pudding.

My fave BBQ join in ATL is Daddy Dz, but I must admit the BBQ here is just as good.

It is a major plus that I could eat the pulled pork without sauce. It was not dry and was full of the smoky flavor associated with the slow cooking process. 

The macaroni and cheese used shell pasta instead of elbows which was unconventional but still tasty. The shells held more cheesy goodness. 

The banana pudding was good but I wish i could have had more cookies on the side. I don’t like soggy cookies in my banana pudding.

They have so many delicious sounding items in the menu, I feel like I have to return so I can order some of the other stuff. Stuffed jalepeno poppers? Jalepenos stuffed with pulled pork and cream cheese.  Yum!!!

Do I recommend? Yes! It’s worth going to try their BBQ. You won’t be disappointed. Be prepared to wait or order take out.

How to get there:

1238 Dekalb Ave, Atlanta GA 30307
404.577.4030
http://www.foxbrosbbq.com

900 Wall – Review #BendORrestaurants #foodiefriday

Foodie Friday is back in 2016! Finally!!!

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I think I am on the Chinese New Year calendar. January was a blur for me. New Year starts now 😜

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900 Wall – Bend OR
I heard good reviews about this place so I decided try it out.

All you need to know is : I cleaned my plate.

**drop the mic walk off stage**
Yea it was that good.

I ordered the salmon and shrimp over cucumber, avocado, and red onion with a cream sauce. Delicious. I thought it would not be filling, but I was wrong. If I had not been in an upscale restaurant, I might have given into the temptation to lick the plate.

I ordered two appetizers: deviled egg and quinoa tofu fritter. The deviled egg was fine. I needed a little comfort food at the time (I was grieving, but that’s a story for another time).

You know how every dish cannot be a home run? Thankfully in my case, it was the quinoa tofu fritter and not the main dish that was a little basic. I did not take a picture of it because it did not even look appealing. Taste wise: it was not bland, but it lacked something. Even now, I cannot put my finger on what it lacked. Maybe the best way to describe it is that the flavors were flat.


My recommendation: go to this restaurant and whatever you order off the main menu is bound to be good especially if you get the seafood. The appetizers can be hit or miss.

On a side note, I saw a guy that looked like Mr Miyagi from Karate kid. I surreptitiously took his picture.


Mr Miyagi look alike, if you see this post and you want me to take down your picture, let me know in the comments. If you are the real Mr Miyagi (I don’t believe Wikipedia saying you died), you were great in Karate Kid!!! Wax on, wax off.

Foodie Friday @Caffe312 #uptownGreenwood #winebar #coffee

This is a BELATED Foodie Friday post!

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It seems for December, there has been so much going on that I totally missed the fact that I did not post for Foodie Friday.

I have been eating so much delicious food, that it was hard to decide what to spotlight. In the end, I decided to talk about a local restaurant: Caffe 312

Caffe 312 is an uptown Greenwood restaurant that is a wine/coffee bar. The food is European style. They use a lot of locally sourced produce and organic ingredients for the food. However, they also import scrumptious cheeses and other delectable desserts.

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iced chai latte

I think that they have the best quiche in town. I love it paired with a salad or soup. Pictured is the French onion soup. Soups change depending what is in season. I have had butternut squash soup and purple cauliflower soup. Both were also really tasty.

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soup and quiche

Their pastry case always has an assortment of goodies to choose. If I want something light, I usually choose a macaroon. Pistachio is my favorite flavor.

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pistachio macaroons

As a side note, Caffe 312 also has Music on Main. They feature a musical guest Sunday evenings at 7pm with no cover!

I recommend going. You will not be disappointed.

 

City Scape Winery #winetasting #drinklocal #SCwine

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This Foodie Friday is about City Scape Winery!

City Scape is a winery making wines in the Upstate. They like to say that they are “Greenville County’s premier winery”. Actually, they are located in Pelzer. Not where you would think to go for a wine tasting. I found them on Groupon. Follow the GPS and make sure the gas tank is full because they are deep in the country. But once there, the tasting is worth the trip.

As you can tell from my notes below, their wine flavors run the gamut so there is something for everyone.

Tasting Room Hours: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (if you have a group, call ahead to make sure they will have room to serve you)

Of the 9 different wines that I tried during the wine tasting, here are my notes

Uptown White – Dry, light. I consider this to be a standard white dinner wine.

Pineapple Riesling – Very sweet almost like a nectar. Would go well in a fruit punch drink.

Carolina Charm – Sweet tea flavored, does not taste like wine. I prefer unsweet tea, so this was too sweet.

Green Apply Gewurz – Refreshing, crisp flavors. I could taste hints of the apple. This was more tart than sweet for me.

Upstate Blush – Smells pretty, but not as sweet as I anticipated

Raspberry White Zinfandel – Smells like cotton candy, tastes like berries

Urban Red – Dry, strong flavor, heavy on the tongue

Downtown Red – Tart, dry, strong

Palmetto Red – Dry, smells like muscadines

Favorite from the tasting: Raspberry White Zinfandel

The reds were too dry for me. Most of the whites were light but not very sweet.