Tuesday, May 5, 2020

COVID-19 Chronicles: D & K Sandwich Shop

You know you in the hood when you drive up to the door of the restaurant and the cars next to you have weed smoke billowing from the windows.  

Ahhhh NIGGAS!!!😍💖

But don't let that deter you from getting one of the best Hood Burgers in North St. Louis County.

My son and I have a difference of opinion though.  He LOVES 5 GUYS (He's Boujee), and I agree they are pretty AMAZING.  But for the price and quality, D&K wins hands down.

(5 Guys) for me and my son = $30.00
(D&K) for me and my son= $9.00

Now keep in mind we order the SAME Items from both places.

(Me) 1 Cheese Burger fully loaded with fries 
(Isaiah) 1 Plain Burger with bacon (Dry Bread Dry Meat) with Fries.

Now look at the difference in price.....

(Damn near PERFECT reviews Online)

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

COVID-19 Chronicals........Curbside VS Cooking

Sorry I've been MIA..

It's been a busy month since I got laid off from my job due to this Corona Virus and to be honest, life has been pretty golden.  I wake up at my regular time which is 4:30 am and I drink my coffee, say my daily prayers, check emails and social media. Finish a chapter of my online Harvard University courses, make candles, then pretty much do whatever I want for the rest of the day.  Life is SWEET!!

I hear a LOT of people talk about how bored they are, but quite honestly; I was build for quarantine life.  I'm VERY introverted which is a shock to some people, but those that REALLY know me will tell you how much of a loner and introvert I am. Solitude gives me time to really tap into gifts that become buried as I ACT for others.  I sometimes feel like an unpaid actress, so having alone time helps me reset.

When the quarantine first began, everyone was afraid to dine out.  Even my parents advised against eating out.  THEY STILL DO!!!  

I eventually developed a shopping schedule which is 2 times a week, and I go right when the stores open.  I buy what I need for the next couple days then I take my ass home and cook.  Well let me tell ya, that routine becomes a pain in the ass.  I couldn't imagine having one of those husbands that expects breakfast lunch and dinner Monday-Sunday then critiques your cooking like he's Jamie Fucking Oliver.  No Thanks..

I'd rather drink Lysol 😜

Well I finally had enough and decided to take advantage of curbside service, and my first restaurant was the Olive Garden.  I was impressed with the price (2 for $12.99) and the food was pretty good also.  Since then we've done Door Dash, Uber Eats, and Postmates.

Cooking has become a distant memory...

Below is a video about me making candles.

Olive Garden
3552 Pennridge Dr.
Bridgeton, MO 63044

Someone asked if Bread sticks come with dinner! YEP!!

This cooking shit is for the BIRDS.....

Snacks from ALDI

Friday, February 14, 2020

Longhorn Steakhouse: Nothing Special but the DRINKS.....

Longhorn Steakhouse
2317 N. Highway 67
Florissant, MO 63033

The light skinned female bartender poured her soul into this drink.  Im not too fond of the food, but the drink was the SHIT!!

Mango Margarita Time!

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Black Owned: Cathy's Kitchen (Ferguson)

Cathy's Kitchen
250 S. Florissant Rd.
Ferguson, MO 63135

You know what?  

I've passed by this restaurant many-a times and passed on it because it always seemed like the typical Fried Chicken and fish join that most black folks LOVE to patronize.
I almost stopped at Simply Thai today, but I have this weird phobia where if I don't see ANY black folks, I tend to get uncomfortable! And Simply Thai was crowded, but had ZERO black faces eating, so I opted to Pass.

Cathy's Kitchen was RIGHT next door and I could hear the sounds of Motown music blasting on the patio which was like a welcoming mat.  When I went inside I saw a crowd of black families eating and laughing which warmed my heart.

The restaurant was full to capacity with the exception of a really small table up front right next to the door, so I took it.  I had my work uniform on which draws a lot of attention to me and I find myself answering questions from random strangers about eye exams and glasses.  

That's OK though....

Random strangers talking to me is the prime opportunity to market my blogs, businesses, and to pass out my business cards.

Since the restaurant was busy because there were a few parties going on, my wait was a little longer than anticipated.  But that's OK because the staff was REALLY nice and accommodating.

Now lets get to the food...

I ordered a Philly Cheese steak sammich with fries.  The food was pretty OK, there wasn't anything extraordinary about it, and they have those "textured french fries" which I don't particularly care for.  But overall the food was good and the atmosphere was even better.

I'll give it a.....

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Baked Pizzeria in Ferguson

Baked Pizzeria in Ferguson
235 S Florissant Rd, Ferguson, MO 63135

(Video Was recorded the Summer of 2018)

Let me say that I LOVE  having cute little hide-away restaurants smack dab in the heart of my neighborhood. I may not always eat at these places, but I'm glad they exist.

Baked Pizzeria is a cute little pizza joint in Downtown Ferguson Missouri.  And although I'm not crazy about their pizza, I do support them because that's how you keep small businesses thriving in your community.  

God forbid all we had was Popeye's Chicken and McDonald's.  NO shade to you niggas sitting in line for 40 minutes for those spicy chicken Sammiches.  

But 10 years from now we're going to see a commercial saying...

"If you ate Popeye's Chicken Sandwiches in 2019 you may be exposed to Mesothelioma"

I'm a Red Pill type of chick, I never follow crowds.

Monday, November 4, 2019

My Birthday Brunch : Cork Wine Bar in Ferguson MO....

Cork Wine Bar
423 S. Florissant Rd
Ferguson, MO 63135

Today is my 42nd Birthday. YAY!!

And instead of turning up and gettin' down, I decided to be the old lady that I am and do brunch with my Aunt Phyllis.

Cork is a cute little wine bar in Down Town Ferguson Missouri, that does an OK Sunday Brunch.

I'm so used to Buffet styled brunch that I almost felt cheated! ($27.00 for 1 small plate of food and bottomless Mimosas)

At cork, their Sunday brunch is from 10am-2pm 
(They actually close at 2pm) 

So all you Church ladies will miss their Sunday Brunch because we ALL know that the black church is an ALL DAY EVENT.

Saturday, October 26, 2019

IKEA: Land of the Bland

Ok, before I go in on IKEA's "land of the bland" food options, let me stress that this place is AMAZING!  If you are looking for inexpensive home items, IKEA is tha BOMB!

I racked up on kitchen items (Plates, Saucers, coffee cups, cheese grater, 2 trashcans, and a wine opener) and spent right around $25

But I do notice something interesting about the customers.  Most of the customers have a TON of kids just like the chicks that come in and out of Walmart, and the kids are JUST as bad and uncouth.

  There was a little girl following me around the store and laughing because she saw how annoyed I was because I was lost.  I kept hearing her behind me saying....."follow the arrows".  Reminded me of the scene in Jackie Brown where Bridgett Fonda's character was taunting Robert De'Niro for being lost in the department store.

Now on to this Bland ass food...

I know that IKEA is a Swedish thing so I'm not expecting them to know anything about Lawry's season salt, garlic and Onion powder....But BITCH can we get some salt and pepper on this shit?!  The lunch area is cafeteria style dining, and to be honest the Swedish meatballs tasted like they were bought at a Save A Lot frozen section and reheated.  The mash potato's weren't creamy at all, and the green beans were Luke warm and completely tasteless

The tastiest thing about this lunch was the Pepsi and cherry flavored Cough Drop that I found at the bottom of my purse.  

I know that the picture below looks delicious, but this meal could have been in one of the Kitchen Displays.....Not in my belly!

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Black girl at the Vineyards: Chandler Hill Winery

Chandler Hill Winery
596 Defiance Rd
Defiance, MO 63341

Yoga Brunch $38.00

Today's outing made me realize that I LOVE different types of activities.  And that I am so blessed to afford them! 

I get so tired of the basic everyday fast food/Bar and grill spaces that occupy the community that I live in.  So whenever I have the opportunity to experience something different....I'M GAME!

Thank you to my office wife and her mother for inviting me to this amazing Yoga and Brunch at Chandler Hill Vineyards. 

Lets Talk about it.....

We arrived at the Vineyards right at the start of our hour long Yoga class.  Sadly we forgot to bring yoga mats, but the kindness of the women attending made sure we had something to use!  

I didn't realize how difficult Yoga can be if you're fat and out of shape, LIKE ME.  The weather was rather cool, but the scenery was BEAUTIFUL.  It reminded of the French Country side when I was in Europe 11 years ago.

After yoga we had the most AMAZING brunch that exceeded all expectations.  We were all amazed at how affordable the Sunday brunch was.  It's right around $16 and that included a glass of champagne.....(Double Check the Champagne option)

After brunch there was a jazz band setting up and "Wine and Wags", which is a pet adoption service that they offer.  The puppies were SOOOOO adorable!

In the end this experience was Opulent, and I enjoyed every moment like I was Little Orphan Annie at the Daddy Warbucks Estate...

COVID-19 Chronicles: D & K Sandwich Shop

You know you in the hood when you drive up to the door of the restaurant and the cars next to you have weed smoke billowing from the window...