Food & Dining Blog

Mexican, Ethiopian & Shots

Usually when you think of Mexican foods it's tacos and burritos, but at Magaronas Cantina Restaurant off Lakeshore Parkway, they have hungry man dishes such as steak and shrimp dishes paired with a side of grilled veggies that are mouthwatering! One of their most popular dishes is the rice deluxe which is covered in warm creamy queso under a bed or rice with a side of shrimp or chicken. Obviously they have weekly margarita specials which comes frozen or on the rocks and on the weeks you can save on the variety of flavors such as peach, mango & watermelon. Red Sea Ethiopian & Mediterranean Restaurant serves authentic dishes which is great for vegetarians. This is the 2nd restaurant that has s

BlackEyed Peas, Philly's & Pizza

Nothing like southern staples like blackeyed peas, cornbread, mashed potatoes and hamburger steak. You'd think to get delicious eats like this would only come from a meat and three. But when you dine at Rusty's BBQ in Leeds, Alabama you can get this 7 days a week. The day of this taping Mama Rusty was finishing lunch and I saw the gigantic meat on her plate and realized I want to eat like mama. So when that hamburger steak hit my tongue I immediate tasted the smoked flavor or the meat. Paired with his delicious black eyed peas that not even cooked with meat reminds me of being at my grandma's house. Check out my friends at Rusty's that less than 3 miles off the Leeds exit! (Check Out The Ent

BBQ, Crawfish and My New Whip

Where can you get bbq, cotton candy and ahi tuna under the same roof? There's only 1 spot in Homewood and that's Mark's Joint! It's a new BBQ spot that serves some delicious smoke flavored brisket or smoked chicken nachos to fresh salads like the Nina salad with corn, cilantro topped with a delicious lime vinaigrette dressing to my favorite ahi tuna. Each Saturday from 11-3, Mark's Joint has free cotton candy and $1 Muchaco beers for a buck! It's a great way to enjoy the patio with great music and great food!. Stop in also for his amazing jambalaya & tell him I sent you! Now if you are a serious crawfish fan, then head over to Cajun Seafood House in Vestavia where you can get them by the pou

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