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. #CameraEatsFirst

  • Pictures starting from top left going then top rightTupelo Honey (Washington , D.C.)
    • Halfsmoke (Washington, D.C)
    • Katz Deli (New York City, NY)
    • Fiola Mare (Washington, D.C.)
    • Raku (New York City, NY)
    • Giordano’s Pizza (Chicago, IL)
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Slim + Huskey. Tasty + Affordable.

Sim & Huskey’s may confuse you with their name, but they are a fast fast casual, artisan pizza shop. They build community using locally sourced ingredients and local craft beers. It was hard for me to not want to try. Let’s get into it:

  • Slim and Huskey’s reminds of me a kid cooking with their parents. I have to explain, but their menu has funky names and flavor combinations that you wouldn’t expect. For example, they have a cinnamon roll with green apple sauce + jalapeño cream cheese on it. I’m sure it slaps, butttt I am also guessing that someones child mistakenly put this combo together and it worked! What you can find on their menu? Vegan pizza called ‘Nothing but a “V” thang’, and their pepperoni called ‘Roni, Rony, Rone!’, and their cinnamon roll ‘Halle Berry’. I had lots of fun choosing my dinner!
  • I ended up ordeirng the ‘Smokin Herb’ which has white sauce, cheese blend, spinach, onions, mushrooms, and chicken. The pizza was absolutely delicious. It’s hard to put my finger on just one thing that made it tasty. The sauce was packed with flavor which I appreciated. The onions, spinach, and mushrooms were very fresh as if they prepared them just for my pizza. The chicken was seasoned and spot on which I feel is unlike a lot of chicken pizzas. Also, the ‘Roni, Rony, Rone!’ had classic red sauce and three types of pepperoni with a little bit of spice! This felt like a true pepperoni pizza. With every bite, I was able to get smokey and tender goodness. I don’t know if it was a new pizza experience or a close taste of heaven. Next time someone mentions getting pizza and does not mention Slim & Huskey’s, I will have to interrupt..

Kelz Kitchen is Killer!

Kelz Kitchen is located in the heart of downtown Atlanta. They bring Atlanta their authentic Coastal Carolina Cuisine. From what I’ve heard, you can’t find anything like this in the city! Let’s get into it:

  • Kelz Kitchen makes sure that you walk out of their carry out with enough food to last you at least two days! The bigger the portions, the quicker you win my heart. The menu features lots of delicious sounding options such as salmon alfredo, crab stuffed salmon, lamb chops, and chicken wings! Their sides included mac & cheese, fried okra, sweet potatoes, and more. And they’re open late, so you can take you and your home girls to eat after the club. LOL
  • The food was immaculate. To start with the salmon alfredo, the sauce was packed with flavor! They salmon was season by someone’s uncle, and they put a lemon on top for that extra zing. I also bodied their baked chicken and collard greens and mac & cheese. I thought I was pretty good at baking chicken, but their chicken was extremely juicy and tasty. The sides did not back down either. The greens and sweet potatoes were so fresh. Not much beats fresh sweet potatoes for me! That mac & cheese needed to win an award, because I was amazed after every bite. Like.. this can’t be that good? But it was! I can try to explain all of these different tastes more, but I’d look like..

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…

Oz Pizza. Oozing with cheese!

Oz Pizza started in 1997 with the purpose of serving their community the finest ingredients and homemade pizza! Pizza makes any day better, so let’s get into it:

Veggie slice + Jalepenos
  • This mom and pop shop welcomed everyone so nicely. Their menu resembled a classic pizza shop including salads, calzones, and slices of all kinds! The slices were huge, so they immediately won bonus points. The prices were college-budget friendly too! I haven’t found too many pizza places in Atlanta, but Oz definitely remains on my lists to revisit.
  • Extra cheesy. Hella vegetables. Fresh crust. Need I say more?? The slices easily exceeded my expectations. The vegetables on their veggie slice were perfect. The crust played a great role keeping the tastes balanced and holding the slice together. The bites were juicy and left me with the Kool-aid man smile!

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 #CameraEatsFirst:

  • Top Row
    • Johnny Longshots (New Jersey)
    • Graces Mandarin (Maryland)
    • YUP DDUK (Los Angeles)
  • Bottom Row
    • Biscuit Belly (Kentucky)
    • City Sweets and Treats (Maryland)

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..

Char’d City is Charged Up.

Char’d City is a hot and new restaurant located in Baltimore, Maryland. A modern day Mom and Pop shop with a unique twist. I was obsessed with of this place and their potential to grow. Let’s get into it:

  • I fell in love with Char’d City’s ambiance. Their big wood-fired grill, stage for live music, and charming artwork makes this spot one of a kind. There was no dead space inside, so I was constantly amused by the intricate art pieces hanging on the walls. My vision sees them hosting poets, singers and pianists, and other creatives on their stage. Who doesn’t love good live entertainment with their meal?
  • Italian with a north African twist? Does it work? Will it taste good? Hell yes it works! I was stunned after being ambushed by such flavor coming from their Brik rolls and Tajine el Bey. The farm to table vibe was really exposed when I bite into the Brik roll, and I could taste how fresh the potatoes and tuna was! The Tajine aka Tunisian-style quiche was amazing, and the lamb was seasoned to perfection.
  • Can we have a moment of silence for this Charm City Pie?….. It was a simple pie with mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, garlic, etc.. HOWEVER, they went crazy and slapped some blue crab on the pie. This was sooooo fire. When they placed this beauty on the table, I immediately looked like..

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 #CameraEatsFirst:

Submissions Instagrams:

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

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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