Plant-Based Pizzeria Please!!

Plant Based Pizzeria is Atlanta’s first all vegan pizza joint, and they are black owned! I was craving pizza and felt like going vegan for the day. Let’s get into it:

  • I walked in and knew I wanted pizza, butttt their menu has lots of good sounding options such as vegan meat lovers pizza, Georgia peach flatbread, and a spicy chicken sandwich. I wanted to get creative, so I decided on ordering their Philly pizza with beyond sausage, red onions, mushrooms, and bell peppers. I had to freak it, so I added jalepños onto that. My second option was for sure to try their Georgia peach flatbread that includes spicy beyond sausage, roasted peaches, red onions, and jalepños. I didn’t know what I signed up for, but I was excited!
  • First bite into the pizza, you would have thought I found gold. Not to sound cheesy, but I was cheesing the rest of the way as I bodied the whole pizza. The beyond sausage was seasoned and really reminded me of your Uncle Tony’s Italian sausage. The vegetables could not have been fresher! Even though most vegan cheese does not melt, Plant Based Pizzeria was able to find a solution to that. The cheese was holding everything together which made for a perfect bite. When I realized I had I no more slices in the box…

Sweet Sosumba!

Sweet Sosumba is a Jamaican vegan cafe that sits in NW Washington D.C. They pride themselves on being 100% plant based and soy free, but their flavors lack nothing. Let’s get into it:

  • Welcome to Sosumba, the full operational plant based Jamaican cafe. Looking for an authentic, soulful, and comfortable restaurant? Sweet Sosuma will check off all of those boxes! The menu is curated to please plant based diets and Jamaican tastebuds. You will find jerk chick’n, curry chick’n, jerk ital stew, and many more. Instead of soy, Sweet Sosumba uses a chickpea base for their meat substitutes!
  • “You’re a jerk. I know”. I had the jerk chick’n, rice and peas, and cabbage. Kudos to whoever makes the jerk seasoning, because this was easily one of the best jerk sauces I have had! The rice and peas had tons of flavor, especially being mixed in with the jerk sauce. The cabbage was extremely fresh, so I was without a doubt enjoying myself. Some will even say that I was cheesing like Stanley from ‘The Office’..

Hanks Oyster Bar. Run it back!

Hank’s Oyster Bar opened up its location on the Wharf in 2017. They wanted to incorporate their delicious food with an awesome waterfront scenery! Let’s get into it:

  • Hank’s is right on the wharf connected to the boardwalk overlooking the water. Hank’s has outside seating that allowed me to take in the great sun and toast cocktails with friends! How could you not have a good time eating seafood right on the water on a sunny day?
  • The menu features a variety of options with seafood dominating. The eastern shore crab dip, oyster po’ boy, and seasonal barbecue chicken were calling my name over and over. Every spot on the wharf offers seafood, but I liked how Hank’s had non-seafood options that snapped just the same! Sadly, some people just can’t enjoy a Maryland crab cake due to their allergies. SUCKS!
  • The oysters came out quick and were hearty in size. I dress my oysters up with a scoop of cocktail sauce and a dash of horseradish. They lasted maybe 60 seconds on the table. I also had the seasonal barbecue chicken, which sadly is not on the menu right now. The chicken was perfectly grilled and seasoned by a true chef! I need to run this food date back ASAP! Sometimes you gotta just go get friends without your friends..

Chef’s Foodie Friday!

Happy Friday ‘Chef’s Edition’! I hope your day is filed with happiness, gratitude, and food! Thank you to everyone who submitted a photo, because NOW I AM HUNGRY! If you want to be featured on the next Foodie Friday instead of drooling over someone else’s photos, please message me your photos on Instagram @marseatss or email me at marseats1@gmail.com. #CameraEatsFirst

  • Chef’s Instagram (starting top left)
    • @Kelise1_
    • @Whipped_up_md
    • @itstyler_b
    • @Parphilli
    • @haleyalexisd

Chef’s Foodie Friday

Happy Friday ‘Chef’s Edition’! I hope your day is filed with happiness, gratitude, and food! Thank you to everyone who submitted a photo, because NOW I AM HUNGRY! If you want to be featured on the next Foodie Friday instead of drooling over someone else’s photos, please message me your photos on Instagram @marseatss or email me at marseats1@gmail.com. #CameraEatsFirst:

Submissions Instagrams:

  • Top Row
    • @Parphilli
    • @Katrinnnaa
    • @Food_Art_Fanatic
  • Bottom Row
    • @Ladifoodieguru
    • @Hottierie
    • @Chef_Zhenia

Foodie Friday!

Happy Friday! I hope your day is filed with happiness, gratitude, and food! Thank you to everyone who submitted a photo, because NOW I AM HUNGRY! If you want to be featured on the next Foodie Friday instead of drooling over someone else’s photos, please message me your photos on Instagram @marseatss or email me at marseats1@gmail.com. #CameraEatsFirst:

  • Top row:
    • Kitchen Cray (Maryland)
    • Smith Commons (Washington D.C.)
  • Middle Row:
    • La Gelatteria (Maryland)
    • Boqueria (Washington D.C. & NYC)
  • Bottom Row:
    • Tumble 22 (Austin, TX)
    • Founding Farmer (Washington D.C.)

Bkk Cookshop! You read it right

BKK Cookshop is not your typical Thai noodle house. The creative cocktails, asian beers, and street-food-inspired appetizers made this a top Thai restaurant for me. Let’s get into it:

  • Bkk Cookshop is small, however they have turned their restaurant into an intimate and decorative space! I loved how this place felt and looked authentic. It was not one of those gentrified Thai places where you walk in and nobody there looks like they anything about Thai cuisine LOL.
  • The menu presented tons of nice options such as happy hour $3 appetizers, delicious cocktails, and vegan & gluten free alternatives! I am a fried rice enthusiast, so I bodied their spicy basil rice with chicken. I also ordered Thai gyoza, and these lasted on the table maybe 34 seconds before being devoured.
  • The flavors… were amazing! Fried rice is typically a dish that you will know how it will taste. This spicy basil rice gave me flavors I never knew I needed. The chili peppers, fresh basil, and marinated chicken made for a great combination! The gyoza were perfectly battered and paired impeccably with the soy ginger sauce. Everything was so tasty. This is my favorite Thai spot right now, and I WILL DEFEND IT..

Foodie Friday!

Happy Friday! I hope your day is filed with happiness, gratitude, and food! Thank you to everyone who submitted a photo, because NOW I AM HUNGRY! If you want to be featured on the next Foodie Friday instead of drooling over someone else’s photos, please message me your photos on Instagram @marseatss or email me at marseats1@gmail.com. #CameraEatsFirst:

  • Top Row
    • Jody’ Good Mood Cafe (Baltimore, MD)
    • Phil’s Pizzeria (Syosset, NY)
    • Mulberry Street (Babylon, NY)
  • Bottom Row
    • Mama Chang (Fairfax, VA)
    • HAP (Brugge, Belgium)
    • Delano Hotel and Restaurant (Las Vegas, NV)

Smith Commons is Not Common.

Smith Commons is not your common Brunch place. They are open during the week only for dinner, but by the weekend they serving up bottomless mimosas. I had a great time visiting during DMV Black Restaurant Week. Let’s get into it:

  • Big windows, wooden tables, and eclectic music gave Smith Commons a unique vibe. They have tons of exposed brick and a huge chalkboard filled with designs. I wouldn’t be surprised if Becky with the good hair went viral taking a cool picture while there.
  • For starters, we decided to devour the salmon hash! I did not feel confident during the eye test, but this dish aced the taste test. The fresh salmon along with roasted peppers and onions paired so well. Also, the Smith Biscuits were fire. The biscuits covered in creamy grits, bacon, and sriracha sauce will definitely sit on my mind for days.
  • For my main course, I had the chicken and waffles. This was no ordinary chicken and waffles. The waffles were fluffy and topped with fruit. The chicken was roasted instead of fried, and it hit differently! I was in awe over the chicken falling right off the bone and filled with flavor. Pro tip: be a fat ass when you go out to eat, so you are not the only friend at the table with a kale salad.
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Hip City Veg? Yes Please.

Hip City Veg opened 2012. A restaurant that not only introduced people to tasty food that good for their health, but also the planet! This all vegan restaurant presents dishes that debunk the myth that vegan food is just nuts and leaves. Let’s just get into it:

  • The sandwiches:
    • I chose the Ziggy burger, and it went dumb! This is their classic burger with special sauce (we love a good special sauce). The philly steak or crispy hipcity ranch chick’n sandwich also won gold medals from me. Great flavors + good portion size = happy me
  • The sides:
    • The side salads are a solid choice as expected..HOWEVER, the sweet potato fries are a game changer. Some sweet potato fries from places are fresh but not very flavorful. Not these.. They were made with love. Also, the sriracha aioli dipping sauce is 10/10 would recommend!
  • The shakes:
    • Each month they shake up their shakes by adding seasonal flavors. I ordered the pumpkin pie shake, but I was hesitant how this would come out. I took my first sip and there was no looking back! If you ask me to go back to Hip City Veg, this will be my only response..