Sunday, September 13, 2020

COVID Chronicles -The Taste of Ferguson BOXED

The Annual "Taste Of Ferguson" was today, and due to COVID  the festivities were done a little different this year.  

First of all everything was pre-boxed and loaded into your car.  There were about 15 local Vendors that Participated.

Now i'll be the first to admit that I was pretty skeptical at how this was going to be pulled off, and I remained pretty skeptical even as they were loading the pre-boxed meals into the back seat of my car.

See, these preboxed sample meal kits were  $35......$50.....$125, and I ordered a $35 and $50 box for me and my son.  What came in the box were sample sized portions of all the vendors that participated, a insulated lunch bag, a travel mug, and utensils all with the Taste of Ferguson Logo.

All of the food was pretty good, nothing extraordinary. But I did get full off the sample sized portions so that was a plus.

The only complaint that I had was with the restaurant "Just Chicken".  Why the FUCK y'all didn't clean that chicken.  Ya'll saw all those feathers when y'all was seasoning that chicken, COME ON!!

Other than that, every other vendor was just.......ok!

This shit still had the feathers on it.


Friday, August 14, 2020

COVID Chronicles: Back at Bait on Lindell BLVD

I told my son that I refused to be a prisoner to COVID-19  

Now.... let me state that I also REFUSE to become a "Karen" and start complaining about wearing masks in public. 

This inconvenience has to be done for my safety and the safety of others, so just shut the FUCK up and put the damn mask on y'all.

With that said, I work in the medical industry for 8-9 hours a day risking my life and health for others.  Dealing with terrible attitudes from patients, getting flicked off and cussed out by patients because they didn't get free cleaning kits that are NO longer FREE. 

So I see absolutely NO issue with dining out during COVID-19 for a couple hours of food, relaxation, drinks, and enjoyment.

Last Saturday my son and I decided to eat at his old job Bait, and just like clockwork the original workers recognized him and came over to our table to show him LOVE.  I can tell that they really missed him, and the new manager was telling our server that Isaiah knew the business better than anyone there.

I remember how hard my son worked helping getting the restaurant opened.  Spending hours cleaning the restaurant and learning the menu and how to serve.  He was the first employee of this great establishment, and the rest of the crew respected him for that.

Now on to the food....

Before I made reservations I told Isaiah that I wanted to spend right around $200 trying some of the most expensive items on the menu.  He told me that If I wanted to exhaust that $200 rather quickly; order the Tomahawk steak  *$100* an appetizer and a couple drinks.

I opted for: 
Crab cakes
Thai Chilli Wings
Tropical Mango Bay (Mixed Drink)
Lost in the Woods (Mixed Drinks)
Regular beverage

My son Got
Salmon (Scottish salmon stuffed with spinach and Parmesan, sweet potato mash, and brown butter sauce)
Alligator Taco's

The food was just as good as I remembered although there has been changes in management and the Chef).  My son says that he noticed the slight changes in recipes, but the formula was pretty much the same.

I ended up spending $122.84 + $25.00 tip

This is me when I REALLY Love my food!

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.....

COVID Chronicles -The Taste of Ferguson BOXED

The Annual "Taste Of Ferguson" was today, a nd due to COVID  the festivities were done a little different this year.   First of al...