Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Hello Brooklyn.

With DB in town, we ventured to Brooklyn to check out a Nets game at the new Barclays Center.  Our fantastic seats came with a surprise: an all-access pass to a suite-level buffet AND any of the concession stands!  I may not celebrate the holiday, but for a food lover like me, that was like Christmas coming two days early this year! 

Some of the concessions are pretty standard - burgers, chicken tenders, popcorn, etc.  But we skipped those and opted for the stands that are offshoots of popular restaurants from all around Brooklyn.  I hadn't been to a lot of these Brooklyn restaurants, so it was a great way to try a few all at once!

As we mapped out our plan of attack, we agreed on the following two statements:
1- Don't feel bad about being beyond gluttonous - it's a special occasion/holiday weekend, so it doesn't count
2- Don't feel bad for not finishing every last bite

And so the tasting adventure began...

Nachos from Calexico
Brooklyn Nets Barclays Center

Mac & cheese from Fatty 'Cue BBQ 
Brooklyn Nets Barclays Center

Sicilian slice from L&B Spumoni Gardens 
Brooklyn Nets Barclays Center

Original cheesecake from Junior's
Brooklyn Nets Barclays Center

  The game was a lot of fun...and the Nets won!  Definitely a great food-filled Sunday.
Barclays Center

Friday, December 7, 2012

AroundTheWorld: Atlanta

Every time I go home to Atlanta, I am amazed at how many great new restaurants have opened since my last visit.  My dad is always eager to take us to some of the new spots, but it wouldn't be a trip home without hitting up some of my favorite ATL staples too! Here's a "taste" of what I had - pun fully intended.
 
Georgia Rib Company (in the old Sparkles?!)
Half-chicken, 6 ribs, mac & cheese, green beans, and Texas toast
BBQ chicken, ribs, mac & cheese, green beans

Willy's is a MUST when I'm home.
These burritos put Chiptole and Qdoba to shame!
 

Flashbacks at breakfast to so many late nights spent at Waffle House during high school... 
...when we thought it was cool to call it WaHo. 
waffle, eggs

Richard Blais's Flip Burger Boutique
Turkey burger with sweet potato tots

Penang Atlanta - Malaysian Restaurant
Roti Canai
Malaysian Restaurant

Beef Rendang
Malaysian Restaurant

Nasi Lemak
Malaysian Restaurant

Sarang Burong
Malaysian Restaurant

Rude service, lousy tacos, and a whole lotta hype
Chicken tacos, fish tacos

And finally, Chick-fil-A
Great for the stomach; bad for the consceince