Food & Dining Blog

Fresh, Healthy & Authentic

There's nothing like eating some delicious fresh food that doesn't cost an arm and a leg and you feel satisfied after you've eaten it! That's one of the reason I love the food at Urban Cookhouse. My favorite side is the broccoli casserole & dessert if the half baked cookie!!! It taste like the goodness of God! Now when it comes to Mexican food, I've eaten my fair share from truly authentic like someone's kitchen to the traditional restaurants. But I've never ever had a fajita that came with a bbq rib on the plate. That's one of meats you can get from California Baja Grill in Hoover, AL. The owners wanted to mix up the ingredients a bit. Now I must say it was a fall off the bone rib which I l

How many ways can I eat chicken?

I love chicken so much that sometimes I wonder if I need counseling! But I found out I could get my beloved fried chicken in a taco, I wanted to start twerking! Tostadas in Homewood is famous for their flat tacos, but the folded taco with fried chicken strips, pico, and the ranch dressing was #JoyApproved! Tostadas also has a new menu for Vegans. This was the fried avocado with black beans & corn. It wasn't bad if I were a vegan, but since I'm a proud meatarian, that was the one item missing! You can also get that taco in a salad . I've been enjoying working my way around the menu at Red Sea Ethiopian & Mediterranean Restaurant. This dish above is called Duerowetz which is a fall of the bone

Breakfast Burgers, Sushi & Asian Bites

Have you ever walked into one of your favorite restaurants and got sidetracked by what was on someone else's plate??? That happened to me one night on the Eat.Drink.Ride Food Tour. I saw this egg foo young from Black Pearl Asian Cuisine, and I told the owner Michelle, girl I want some for me and my camera. It was simply #Amazing, especially paired along with this dark rich black sauce. One thing about Black Pearl they don't believe in letting you leave hungry! These are the actual real portions and not #JoySize meals. The black bean cabbage was also delicious and reheats well for breakfast! If you love a variety of sushi, then Nori Thai Sushi is definitely where you want to dine. All of the

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