White Oak Kitchen
270 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30303
We really liked a some of the wines that we'd tasted and left with a few bottles. It was a great day. *smile*
And yes, I'm wearing those pants again--and, no, I don't care how that looks. They are my faves. *chuckle*
By the way, check out this movie called "Sideways". It came out in 2004 and won an Oscar. It's a funny, quirky film that we enjoyed. We happened to watch it a couple weeks ago, and that is what gave us the nudge to make this quick little roadtrip. We're actually planning a trip to California wine country, too!
Just a few pics...
|Sea Dragon. How cute is that?!|
|Pork stuffed plantains|
|Chicken empanadas--definitely a HIGHLIGHT of the tapas.|
|Photos courtesy of Google.com|
Hubs had a couple sushi rolls, which were delicious as well.
This past Saturday, I got the chance to connect with an old (new) friend. I say "old (new)" because she is someone I stumbled upon during the Myspace years. I use to devour pictures of her and her friends' eclectic, earthy and fabulous Brooklyn style. This was before I transitioned to natural hair, and all of them had natural hair which was additional inspiration for me to take the plunge. Anyway, over the years, we've been social media friends and finally met up this weekend. She happened to be here in Atlanta and wanted to film me for a video project she is working on for a website she will be launching soon! I will be sure to let you guys know when that happens. It is always great to meet another kindred spirit!
Introducing Michi! If you want to be inspired by cool fashion and a warm spirit, follow this girl!
We met up at one of my favorite coffee shops that I frequent weekly. So the night began with coffee and ended with cocktails and laughter. I took her to one of my favorite rooftop lounges found at the restaurant, Cafe Circa.
Can you believe the picture below of our drinks were actually shots? Yes, the bartender decided to make us shots the size of real drinks. We had to call it a night after that. haha
Looking forward to sharing with you all the finished product!
So what kind of fun did all of you get into this past weekend?
So what did you guys do over the weekend?
A great time was had by all.
Have a great weekend!
So how was everyone's Memorial Day weekend? Mine was great. Great meaning VERY chill. Went to one backyard barbecue and the rest of the time just hung out with my little family. I did try a new restaurant in my 'hood for the first time, and was pretty pleased. It's called Doc Chey's Noodle House (the Grant Park location). I guess it's like an "Asian fusion" kind of spot, i.e. you'll find some Chinese, Thai, and Vietnamese offerings on the menu. I had a spicy basil noodle Thai dish with shrimp and the hubs had spice Szechuan chicken with brown rice (he's on a health kick. lol). Anyway, everything was muy delicioso and we'll definitely make this one of our regular spots. Plus, kids eat free on the weekends! Can't beat that! They have a lovely patio by the way.
|The shrimp were buried under the noodles.|
|Szechuan chicken & brown rice|
|That face says it all on how he feels about my camera in his face.|
|The baby is huge. lol|
Until next time...
This weekend was pretty low key for me. Sunday, me and the fam were out and about and had a really nice outdoor lunch at one of my fave "kinda' restaurants" called F2O (Fresh to Order). There are several of these around town. I say "kinda" because the food and interior is what I consider as full restaurant quality, but it's one of those places that you place your order at the counter, they give you a number, you go seat yourself, and they bring your food out to you, and that's it. Anyway, they have one of the best salmon paninis and their wild mushroom soup is to die for. Obviously that's my plate you see. And just a quick shot of my boys! Please disregard Cruz's milk mouth.
Lastly, I was wondering if any of you have tried Target's little "gourmet" frozen pizzas they sell by Archer Farms? Well, I tried the spinach & goat cheese as you can see. They are usually sold out in my local store, actually. I have a fetish for goat cheese which is why I went with this one, but they have other varieties. I have to say, this pizza was pretty darn good, especially for a $3.99 pizza. The only thing I would change are the "disks" of goat cheese--it makes it look factory made. lol They should try making it look more like dollops instead. I'll definitely keep one or two of these in the freezer for quick fixes in the future.
Well, hope you all had great weekends! What did you do?