Appetizers | Burgers and Bourbon with BJ Coleman


TOP 5 (FOOD) Reasons To Stay @ THE SOFITEL, Philadelphia

An awesome treat for under 400 calories!

The SOFITEL is a worldwide luxury 4-star hotel that accommodates some of the world’s biggest celebrities, politicians and tastemakers on a global scale for business stays, late night escapades, cocktail affairs and a sliver of Parisian taste as evidenced by the staff greetings, sophisticated decor, and, of course, menus expressing French fare with decadent appeal! [...]

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The Grille Prime Cheeseburger at Del Frisco's Grille includes
Double Patties, Lettuce, Red Onion, Tomato, Pickle, Sloppy Sauce, Frites!  A deluxe burger with magnificent taste in each bite!

Located at 50 Rockefeller Center, steps away from Radio City Music Hall, DEL FRISCO’S GRILLE is one of the standout restaurants in the NBC plaza that features plentiful dining options such as Rock Center Cafe and Brasserie Ruhlmann for news personalities, the SNL cast, and the bevy of other celebrities that go in and out of the famous studio [...]

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Utz Bar-B-Q Potato Chips are a perfect game day snack!

  February makes winter difficult not because of the slushy and snowy streets, but because of the lack of comfort food in my diet as I prepare for the upcoming summer months… But yesterday was the Super Bowl, so I knew I would treat myself to something naughty, something greasy, and something downright delicious.  Burger [...]

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What To Order: @ JOE’S, Washington DC

Seafood Chopped Salad

JOE’S SEAFOOD in Washington DC is the cousin to Miami’s legendary Joe’s Stone Crab.  But the nation’s capital version is a bit more regal than the casual Washington Avenue original that still attracts lunchtime tourists in shorts. Joe’s Washington DC is glamorous restaurant that features oak-size marble columns, lush leather banquettes, suited up servers, polished [...]

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What To Order @ CHICKIE’S & PETE’S, Philadelphia


I was in Philadelphia last week and visited a crab-serving sports bar of sorts called CHICKIE’S & PETE’S.  A Philadelphia sports bar staple since the late 1980′s, Chickie’s & Pete’s is a hybrid of TGIF’s and Joe’s Crab Shack, where prices are affordable, televisions blare sporting events, contests and games take place over loud speakers, [...]

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The DAILY DISH: Cheesecake Factory’s CHICKEN & BISCUITS

Chicken & Biscuits

Listed under the Specialties section of their pamphlet-like spiraled menu, the Cheesecake Factory’s Chicken & Biscuits is described as a ”Comfort Classic” and it’s one of my all-time favorite meals EVER! Sauteed Chicken Breasts Covered with a Rich Pan Gravy, Served with Mashed Potatoes, and a vegetable mix of peas and corn with succulent and fluffy [...]

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What to Order @ TAVERN at Phipps Plaza, Atlanta

Tavern at Phipps' Rib Appetizer ...

Tavern at Phipps is a delicious southern delight!  Their succulent dishes offer comfort food in a sophisticated and lively setting right at Phipps Plaza!  I go for their butter crab claws, but there are also ribs, chicken, onion rings, and more at this savory haven where service is swift and prices are reasonable… Here are [...]

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GEORGIA BROWN’S, Washington DC – All That & A Basket of Fluffy Biscuits!

Biscuits & Cornbread basket as served at Georgia Brown's

For years I have heard about popular Washington DC soul food restaurant GEORGIA BROWN’S.  A favorite of my grandmothers, first lady Michelle Obama is often spotted there dining with family or friends. Well, I finally visited last week for lunch, and when the server placed a basket of fluffy biscuits and warm cornbread in the [...]

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The Daily Dish: HILLSTONE’S Spinach & Artichoke Dip

One of the best appetizers EVER - Hillstone's Spinach & Artichoke Dip

Love this dish!  HILLSTONE’S has gotten a little skimpy with their portion size, but this is still one of the best appetizers ever!

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The Bento Box at NYC's Mandarin Oriental Hotel ...

I stopped by the ultra swanky MANDARIN ORIENTAL Hotel in New York City the other night for a quick drink and some tapas.  The hotel’s 35th floor lobby features breathtaking views of the city and Central Park.  Stop by in the daytime, and it’s not uncommon to spot Quincy Jones, Star Jones or Kevin Liles [...]

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