Soul Food

SOUTHERN ART, SCALES 925 & TRUE FOOD are Where To Eat In Atlanta

Shrimp & Grits

Visiting ATLANTA is always a treat when it comes to dining out!  The city’s take on traditional southern dishes, the local celebrity appeal, and the happening restaurant scene make finding food in Atlanta a fun experience unto itself!   During my recent visit, I stopped by two of my favorites – Art Smith’s SOUTHERN ART located on […]

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Rapper TI Opens New Restaurant in Atlanta!

TI and his team cut the ribbon at SCALES 925

Even though it didn’t work for Puffy or Ludacris (both Justins and Straits have shut down), rapper TI has opened a new Atlanta restaurant called SCALES 925, which will begin taking customer reservations on Wednesday April 1st. Described as “upscale southern cuisine”, Scales 925 will feature a menu that offers pork chops, meatloaf, shrimp, fried […]

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May’s Restaurant of The Month – SOUTHERN ART, Atlanta, GA

Shrimp & Grits at Art Smith's SOUTHERN ART ...

Call it Southern food, call it Soul food, but no matter, how you chop it or dice it, ART SMITH is a maestro in the kitchen!  During my last stay in Atlanta, I had the pleasure of staying at the InterContinental Hotel.  Like Washington DC’s The Liaison, the hotel itself could do better a service, […]

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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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$14-$20 CHICKEN & CHAMPAGNE COMBOS ***Tonight Only*** @ Red Rooster, Harlem

The CHICKEN & CHAMPAGNE Flyer for Red Rooster's Celebration

Celebrity Chef Marcus Samuelsson must be feeling the backlash from his Black following, and is doing his best to lure them back to his tourist-friendly, upper-class Harlem establishment RED ROOSTER.  Tonight, Wednesday, November 6th, 2013, the famed Red Rooster will host their third Chicken & Champagne Celebration! Located at 310 Lenox Avenue, tonight’s special throw-down will […]

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The Carol B. Special @ ROSCOE’S CHICKEN & WAFFLES, Los Angeles

Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles

  As I leave LA, I pay homage to one of my favorite west coast restaurants, ROSCOES CHICKEN AND WAFFLES on Gower Street.  This is their Carol B. Special which features a piece of crispy juicy chicken and 1 soft buttery signature waffle!  I added gravy and onions to my chicken (because I’m greedy), and […]

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Meatloaf, Catfish & Cornbread at SYLVIA’S, Harlem


Just in case you did not get enough good eatin’ over the course of the last few days, here’s a post from my favorite uptown soul food spot – SYLVIA’S! I went in the other day and grabbed a table inside the main dining hall…  I tore up the too-sweet cornbread, devoured the sassy catfish fritters and, […]

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Fried Fish, Celebrities & Campaigning for OBAMA at THE LANCER, Cleveland, OH

Fried Oysters!!!

The weekend before November 6th, I hopped on a plane with a rock star and three of the world’s most beautiful women – Black Eyed Peas’ Will.I.AM, actress Vivica Fox, and supermodels Chanel Iman and Liya Kebede.  Out to encourage early voting, we also wanted to hook up early voters with some donuts and coffee […]

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mo bays

I was struck with shock and sadness during a recent stroll down Harlem’s legendary 125th Street, only to find that one of my beloved uptown eateries had closed it’s door.  Yes, MO BAY’S the hip, quaint and comfortable soul food and barbecue restaurant is no more. Known as much for their fun and inspiring Sunday […]

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THE PINK TEACUP Has A New Address!!!

The Pink Tea Cup's New Location

I took off from blogging last week because of a death in my family.  I didn’t do much eating anyway, FYI.  So none of us missed out on much.  But unless you were living under a rock, you are already aware that last week was NY Fashion Week, and amidst the hoopla and scuttling to […]

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