Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Oh Charleston!






So my girlfriend and I recently took a trip to Charleston, SC. I can honestly say it was absolutely nothing that I expected. So as we all know... I am a black lesbian. So  lets start there...

1. I literally saw 5 black people who were not working while we were out. I only saw 1 lesbian.

It was such a big difference coming from Atlanta where I see a black person or a gay person every 5 seconds. We never felt like anyone was being racist to us, and everyone who we talked to was extremely helpful in getting us around. The only time I did feel out of place was in Folly Beach. I literally think that an older couple moved over a table to not sit by us....but who knows I could be wrong. In fact one of the bartenders even made us a cool ass map to tell us where to eat and hang out. Then one of our waitresses tells us all of the things we probably don't want to do. That brings me to the next point


2.THE FOOD IS LITERALLY THE BEST I HAVE HAD IN MY LIFE

I never had a disappointing meal while I was out of town. The first restaurant we ate at was Charleston Crab House. We got into Charleston at about 5 on a Friday and the traffic wasn't that terrible. I was so happy how close it was to our AirBnB(get to that later) and sat on the water. If you know me you know how much I love to be outside so that was everything. I got crabs (DUH!) and they were cooked to perfection. I got to pick a side besides corn (i hate corn on the cob) and I went with the coleslaw. I was nervous... but certainly not disappointed. We know everyone makes their coleslaw differently...but they make it right. Brittany had some amazing Crab Cakes (which I never eat) and I was all in her plate. I have never tasted crab cakes that taste like that. I am now a believer.  The next time we ate was something small while we were drinking. We had some boiled peanuts and they were freaking A-M-A-ZING! On Saturday we went to Toast! of Charleston. We didn't have a wait because we sat at the bar. This bartender was so cool...He was the one who drew us the map. He wasn't from Charleston but I think that deff helped with our "touristy" wants. Here I ate the Surf and Turf Benedict. It was great piece of steak, cooked MR and some juicy shrimp. The eggs were poached perfectly and the grits were amazing! My next meal was a salad. Nothing exciting for most, but for me everything. I got to build it and put everything that I wanted on it. The food was literally $8 and I was extremely stuffed. On Sunday we went to Folly Beach to hang out. At first we were thinking brunch but then decided to eat at this really cool seafood restaurant because we knew we were coming back to eat brunch on Monday. So this place was called Snapper Jacks and as to be expected...it did not disappoint. First off,  I love James River Oysters and they had some ! So you know I had to have some. We got there about 30 minutes before dinner and they still made the dinner special for me which I loved. It was a Mahi Mahi cooked MR with jasmine rice and broccolini. Brittany got this amazing clam linguine and I'm sure the server thought I was pregnant because I was eating so much! Later that night we ended up missing our reservation to the restaurant we originally wanted to go. So we ended up going to a Mexican spot. Brittany's shrimp quesadilla was so fresh and filled to the brim with shrimp. I got a simple chicken quesadilla but it was still amazing and fresh as ever. Monday was the wild card, We planned on eating, beaching and driving home.... but that quickly changed. We had Brunch at Lost Dogs in Folly Beach and it was so good. I had the special which was a Crab Cake and Shrimp Cake Benedict. As to keep up with the theme the grits were amazing ! Brittany had a brunch burrito and she fucked it up...so I know that had to be good too. Then since we decided to stay an extra day we went to the Folly Crab Shack. Brittany had a Fried Oyster Po'Boy and I had another Crab Pot with shrimp and potatoes. I probably gained about 5 pounds on this trip...but it was so worth every single pound.

Snapper Jacks


Prohibition


Snapper Jacks





CRABS!!

Crab Cakes



Breakfast Burrito

Crab Cake and Shrimp Cake Benedict


3. They are serious about their alcohol.

So as I have made it very very very clear... we ate very well. We also drank very well too! At Charleston's Crab House I had a local IPA and Brittany had a local wheat beer. They were yummy! Then we headed down to King Street and went to Mynt. I was stalking this place online for at least a week before we got there because they had a super cool happy hour. They had all of their signature drinks for half off. I had the best Moscow Mule that I have ever had in my entire life, and now I want Moscow Mules everywhere I go. I picked Brittany's first drink which was a Bourbon Cranberry Fizz and it was yummy in my tummy and hers! We then went to an amazing old school bar called Prohibition. Its all male bartenders and they make all of the signature old school drinks. I had an amazing Dirty Martini and Brittany enjoyed her signature drink... an Old Fashioned. We enjoyed our drinks and lets just say we left feeling a wee bit tipsy! On Saturday while we were brunching at Toast! we had Mimosa's. They had $14 carafes and the bartender made sure to go light on the OJ.They also had infused vodka, tequila, and bourbon. I tried the bacon vodka (yum!) but my favorite was the cucumber vodka (typical). All of the other drinks were pretty simple...Vodka Sodas, Mimosa's, Margaritas, Jack and Coke... but even when they were simple they were still very yummy and packed a good punch. Sunday night we went to The Cocktail Club and it was my fave place. I asked for something with tequila and lime juice. He whipped me up something that wasn't too sweet, wasn't a margarita and that was crisp and strong. Exactly everything that I asked him for. Brittany had another Old Fashioned and she liked this one better than at Prohibition. Monday morning at Lost Dogs they have Mimosa Monday. This means $3 MIMOSAS!!!! And not an annoying sized one. These come in mason jars. The only weird thing was that they had ice... but it's a South Carolina Beach Town... who knows how they do things there.

Toast! at Charleston infused liquor

The Cocktail Club




4. Charleston is Beautiful

Like literally breathtaking... like I want to get married there (=hint, hint, wink, wink =). I have always wanted to go to Rainbow Row and I was so excited to see that it was just as beautiful as I imagined. We then walked the Battery, which is like some famous historic area where they used to fight wars, and bring slaves in I'm sure. I just know that it is absolutely beautiful and oddly peaceful. Looking at the water from the Pier was also beautiful... partially because Brittany asked me to be her girlfriend while we were out there. Shout out to bae !! lol. Then we walked around the battery and looked at all of the AMAZING houses. I cant even describe how perfect they are. The exact kind of house I want.... I just need more land and privacy. They are extremely close together... but its downtown So I can't say I was surprised. I tried to peak inside houses but I swear they had the privacy glass on deck. Then when we went to Folly Beach I was in heaven. The beach was so clean and the water was nice and cold. Brittany was able to work on the beach (can we say dreams coming true) and per usual I took an amazing nap. I woke up feeling so refreshed and genuinely happy.


Charleston Crab House

Folly Beach

East Battery




King Street

Brit working on the beach
*how freaking cute*

5. The nightlife is turned up

On Friday we went to a college bar that we were told not to go to called The Silver Dollar. When we got in there it was wall to wall packed with frat boys in blue blazers and Khakis... yes that's what all of them had on. Apparently there was a formal and we ended up at the after party. Lets just say they fucking loved Brittany, She was dancing with everyone and then I see all these girls coming over to dance with her. Lucky for her I'm not a crazy jealous bitch and I was thoroughly entertained!
So #1 was a lie... Kinda. So I know I said that I only saw black people 5 times... which is basically true. While we were out and about for the most part we didn't see any black people. Then when we went to Folly Beach on Sunday we heard hip-hop coming from a bar. So of course we went and found where it was from. AHA! Black people ! First it was a live band... which I loved and they were doing covers to some pretty amazing songs. Then the band went off and the DJ came on. He played everything from old old shit.... to kinda old shit, to shit from the 2000s to the current hits. We stayed there so long that we missed our reservation and we weren't even mad about it. Also our AirBnB host was a black woman. The house was in an older black neighborhood that her grandparents left her. It had 3 bedrooms and a nice big bathroom. We literally used all of the space. I don't know who has more stuff... me or Brittany so we used the extra room for our closet! lol. We used the other room as a sex dungeon. j/k j/k!
Our new Friends!





All in all the get away was so needed. We got a chance to relax and explore a new city together. We made memories that will literally last a life time. I wouldn't have wanted to go with anyone else. All in all Charleston was a hit and I can't wait to go back and gain another 5 pounds!




Saturday, February 27, 2016

Tipsy Thursday's

Happy Saturday y'all !

Hope everyone is already having a great weekend. I'm just happy because my work schedule is not crazy for once. It's nice being able to work and have time to think. My work schedule is the reason why I make my week days my weekend. It's hard to go out until 3 am when you have to be at work at 10 am... and if it's a double HELL to the fuck NO. With that being said, my favorite day to go out is Thursday. It's kinda like the weekend |because a lot of people don't work on Fridays| and I don't work until 5:30 on Friday so I have plenty of time to recover. So this Thursday my home girl AyeB and I decided to take a world tour.

World Tour is an expression that I use often. It means that there will be multiple places we will visit. Sometimes it's a short trip and we will go to 2/3 places.. but sometimes we will end up going to 5 or more places. Those nights are obviously the most fun.. they also usually start early... like 4pm. So this Thursday was a quick tour because AyeB had to work Friday morning.

But first things first.... |Outfit Break|


Ok... back to story

So we start the night off at Burkheart's. Its a gay bar in Piedmont Square. It shares a parking lot with a couple of other gay bars like Felix's on the Square, Oscar's and Mixx. We went there because we wanted some good drinks and we didn't feel like being uppity snobs. So we get there and I order my 2nd favorite drink |vodka soda with 2 lemons and 2 limes| and we say fuck it.... lets just make that shit a double. So we do and its $9.50 !!! Bih wheeet?!



Talk about exciting. I mean was it house liquor... yes. But I learned a long time ago not to be a liquor snob. If only you knew how many house bloody Mary's, Tokyo teas, Long Islands and shit I sell on a regular basis. People really don't care about their liquor choices unless they are out being showy....

Anyways... Let's just say that we were in heaven. I probably sipped on that drink for an entire hour. Not only was it good, but that thang was strong! After that we stopped by old faithful |The Hookah Hideaway| and stayed for a couple of minutes with one of my friends. Then we walked around the corner to Pal's and The Soul Bar |254 Auburn Ave Ne| I've come to Pal's a couple of times. Thursday is their Lesbian night, and contrary to popular belief there aren't that many places to go for lesbians on any given day of the week. Plus I have a couple of friends who work there so it is always fun to see them.

What I love about Pal's is the way that it looks. The bathrooms have all these cool little designs on the wall, and the tables have Old Hollywood Royalty on the top of them.
Indya |Waitress|
            
Vanessa |Bartender|
Paris |Bartender|
One of the table tops
The Perfect Bathroom Selfie Walls


I asked Vanessa to make me a drink using Vodka and Chyna wanted a daiquiri |yes they have frozen drinks| and they were so yummy. In fact... I really need to ask her what it was so I can order it other places|.


Of course there are 2 VIP sections|Cuz bitches love VIP| and the DJ is good. Most of the times I have been DJ Exell was the DJ... but they had a different girl there last night and she was bomb  |and extremely sexy... feminine DJS always do something to me|.

We did our thing there and then for some reason everyone wanted to come back to my house!

Now don't get me wrong I love a nightcap... but my house isn't guest ready yet. I have all of these cool decorations that I still need to put up... and I just did laundry. Any girl with a bunch of clothes and shoes knows the struggle of doing laundry. They came over anyways... and we still had fun. A couple shots of Ketel One and several blunts later everyone went home.... and I literally passed out. All and all a good night right?

The best part of this night was the phone call I got in the morning from B.. asking me if I wanted to go to breakfast !! Ummm...DUH !! And of all places we were going to West Egg is West Midtown|1100 Howell Mill Rd|. So the answer was double duh. I have been on a serious eggs Benedict kick. I am literally obsessed with trying anything and everything that has a poached egg on top of it. As I'm browsing the menu... VIOLA! I see a Benedict called the "Georgia Benedict".



I can admit that I am one of those people who can make hella modifications to a meal... however I know not to go overboard because I don't want to be that annoying. So the only thing that I changed was grilled chicken instead of sausage! I was proud of myself. I got grits on the side because I consider myself a grits aficionado, Not only do I make amazing grits... but I literally get grits as a side no matter where I go for brunch. I probably will end up making a post about all of my favorite places to eat grits, and best believe West Egg will be on that list cuz they are the tits!



 I passed out after that went to work at 5:30... just knowing I was going to make so much money and want to go out afterwards....  Neither one of them happened. BUT I got to get some amazing sleep last night... and now I'm ready for a successful "Shake that ass for a real nigguh" Saturday! 



Thursday, February 25, 2016

Shake that Monkey Radio

I stumbled across this playlist this morning while I was trying to figure out what the music for the blog would be this week. If you came across my blog via snapchat/instagram/ facebook then you already got a sneak peek. This playlist is about 7 months old... but I was still dancing around my studio like I'd popped a molly. So have fun getting dressed, cleaning up your apartment, or just getting your shit together to "Your flyNESS" Mix XX DJ Fannie Mae.

|Don't say I never did anything for you this Thursday|


Pizza Burger's and Pitcher's

I hope everyone is having an AMAZING morning. I'm up way earlier than normal... and its surprisingly not bad. Who knew how much you could get so much accomplished in the morning.

So I was supposed to start my laundry yesterday.. but after smoking and dancing around my studio

video


Chyna and I worked up a serious appetite. So we had to create a game plan of the places we could eat::
1.Somewhere close |10 minutes or less|
2.Somewhere cheap |because we wanted a lot of food|
3.Somewhere we could get draft beer from |because we have to stay hydrated|

Then a beautiful drunk baby fell out the sky... Jack's Pizza and Wings in Old Forth Ward!

So we smoked again and went on our way to Jack's. Now the thing about Jack's is that they are closed 2-3 days out of the week. We never know what day it starts |until yesterday|. So we called up there to make sure this was one of their open days and it was! Turns out they are open Wed-Sunday. 

LOOK

AT THESE

PRICES!!


When we get there we have this master plan.. $1 Miller High Life's... we will have 3-4 a piece and we will get a yummy pizza. Out waitress comes over, we get the pitcher for $4 and order our pizza. Then as we are looking through the menu |because we never pay this menu attention| we notice that they have a Pizza Burger. We are instantly intrigued and go find Rose to add this to our order. The Pizza Burger is a hamburger baked in pizza dough and cheese. We originally order it like a regular pizza with mozzarella and marinara and get all the regular burger stuff on the side. When we actually get the Pizza Burger, all of that goes out of the window.



This shit is so fucking good !! Like OOMMGG! The dough is just the right amount, the burger patty is HUGE and the cheese and veggies are fresh. We dived right in with the Mayo, Mustard and Ketchup and put all of the toppings on the inside of the dough... and went to smash town. I completely forgot I even ordered pizza |Veggie and Pepperoni| and was so full by the time it came. Not to mention that we did finish the pitcher and took a shot of tequila. 



After I took Ching home, I went to Graveyard in East Atlanta. I never knew that they had food because I've only come here late at night |like 12-2| and I was never interested in eating... I came to drink. It was nice actually getting to see what it looks like in there.. and to find out they had food. I was definitely still full, but the fat girl inside of me saw the side of Macaroni and Cheese and couldn't resist. In my defense, I ordered a side.... so I'm thinking its going to a small portion. I was wrong!



This baby came out and I was instantly excited and mortified because I knew I was not going to finish it. When I bit into it, I was angry because it was so good! It was definitely baked, and filled with so much cheese. I was in heaven and hell at the same time. I ate all that I could and sat in glutenous bliss before we left.

All in all I will say that my stomach was the real MVP yesterday. I was so ready to go to sleep as I'm sure you can imagine... but FIRST... my nightcap... a Hot Tottie!



I've had am annoying cold for about a week now. I don't believe in taking medicine unless I absolutely have too. So I make sure I get plenty of rest and drink lots of fluids. I make sure to wake up with hot tea, and go to sleep with hot tea. Last night |and this morning| it's a hot tottie with tea, lemon, a little teaspoon of honey and Fireball. The best way to end a great day and start a productive one. 

Happy "Thirsty Throw That ass in Tri Oval Thurday" yall !!


Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Finally !!

FINALLY! FINALLY! FINALLY!!

I have a computer again!! haha.

So many of y'all may or may not know that I have been computerless for almost 2 years. It is so hard to blog when you don't have a computer. Tablets and phones are cool... but I have always been a computer girl.

As I said before my computer passed away,this will just be a blog about what I like to do when I'm not at work. People always ask me where I go out, eat, shop, and play. So I decided to share... cuz I love yall!

So here is to new beginnings. People keep saying that 2016 is the year of self and I have already started seeing that. So this is to my year of growth. Thank you for growing with me.