Category: Eat! Shop! Play!

An Evening At So Ba

This passed weekend I decided to try something different for my tastebuds. Now if any who knows me well may have a good idea of the type of foods that I like to eat. I like to call myself a food connoisseur simply because I never like to eat the same things all the time and I’ll try anything once. 

I wanted to go somewhere different so I decided to surprise my boyfriend and take him to a Vietnamese restaurant. I stumbled upon a place called So Ba here in East Atlanta Village. It looks like a small home on the outside but has a very nice intimate setting once you step inside. The atmosphere was intimate, the people who greeted us as we walked in were very polite also. 

For our appetizer we order the shrimp spring rolls that are wrapped in rice paper and for our entree’, we both ordered medium bowls of Pho’ which consisted of shrimp and chicken. Now I’m no stranger to Vietnamese culture but my boyfriend was and of course I was more worried about his cultural experience more than anything. 

Turns out we both enjoyed our meals and the atmosphere. It’s the perfect intimate setting if you want to take someone on a nice and quiet date. For all my food lovers out there, may sure this restaurant is on your good bucket list!! 

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PSA: This Is A Food Poison Free Zone

When a customer visits a restaurant, he or she is looking forward to what they are about to eat from the menu. Be mindful, at the bottom of the menu it clearly states in fine print that the customers should be aware that any food that is served by that restaurant and consumed by that customer that the meal could be raw or a customer could get an allergic reaction. 

This is their way of implementing their insurance policy on not being responsible for any harm done to that person. I recently visited a restuarant this Saturday where I ordered a Jack Daniels Turkey Burger and it was absolutely delicious. The presentation was good and the service was satisfying. The next day I came down with a terrible stomach virus where I suffered from food poisoning. Turns out the burger wasn’t well cooked like I thought. I was highly disappointed after having a conversation with management because he did not want to take responsibility for this misfortune. The moral to this story is to first check the grade of the establishment, read the fine print on the menu, ask questions, and examine your food. 

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Sweet Times at Sweet Potato Cafe

One morning I was out for my daily workout where I soon became hungry. Early that morning I was out walking Stone Mountain Park where I spotted this small cafe while leaving. The cafe was located in Stone Mountain Village across from an Art shop.
Me being who I am I was very curious and thinking with my stomach I convinced myself to give it a try. Before walking in this cafe it looks like a small single standing house, once you walk inside the atmosphere gives the down-home feeling that anyone would enjoy. Since it was my first visit I decided to be on the safe side and order a sweet potato biscuit. This biscuit wasn’t the same frozen jimmy dean breakfast that we all know and love. This biscuit was made out of sweet potatoes and the turkey sausage patty was freshly made with ground turkey. As soon as you take the first bite it’s nothing but heaven on a plate. I truly enjoyed this biscuit along with the fresh raspberries beautifully placed along side the sweet potato biscuit.
During my visit, not only was the food amazing but the staff did their part as well. Before leaving I was able to meet the chef of the cafe. She was very kind and made sure that I enjoyed my experience & wanted me to come again! This was truly a great good experience for me and I plan to go back very soon.

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My New Years at Yardhouse

For my NYE, my boyfriend and I decided to have dinner at Yardhouse which is located at Atlantic Station in Atlanta, Ga. I have visited this restaurant before but it was only for a brief moment and close to closing time. I had the chance to pick something from the menu & enjoy the atmosphere. Before walking in my fear was us having to wait to be seated for a long peril of time because of the holiday. Instead we only waited for 10 minutes and was immediately seated. Prior to this visit, I enjoyed what I saw as far as the selection on the menu & the atmosphere of the restaurant.
As I sat down I took the time to look around the place where I saw the wall Art, flat screen television for entertainment and the also the mood of the whole restaurant. I would say that I enjoyed my meal and my time there. Plus the bill wasn’t a bad price if I may add. I ordered the mushu eggrolls as my appetizer and a roasted turkey club as the main course. As far as the customer service, it was pretty good I would say. There wasn’t a long wait, our server was polite & accomodating, and the food was enjoyable. I plan to revisit & try the jambalaya!!

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