Barton G.

8/16/18

@fiestacray

@feedfiesta

Barton G is top 5 one of the most interesting and unique restaurants I have ever been to. To be a high end restaurant the menu is very diverse and the menu options are not hard to pronounce and you actually know what your food is when it arrives to the table. Some may say that Barton G is an expensive restaurant but I think that it is worth the money especially with all the bells and whistles !

I have been to restaurants where the atmosphere was fun but the food was horrible so I am excited when I get to experience both.  The menu had so many yummy options that it was hard to choose but I decided to indulge the:

Bucket of Bones-  12 hour baby back ribs, beef ribs, lamb lollipops, chicken drumettes, kettle chips & honey gorgonzola dip – $25

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Laughing Bird Popcorn Shrimp – Crispy laughing bird shrimp, old bay spiced popcorn, Sriracha aioli and sweet chile sesame dipping sauces – $22

 

 

Marie Antoinette’s Head – Let Them Eat Cake – A towering cotton candy pompadour, yesteryear candies, and a Bananas Foster “shake”. Vanilla panna cotta, gianduja brownie, caramelized banana cream & Chantilly GF* -$29

 

Bucket of Bones –  The meat was falling off the bone which is always a plus . The bbq sauce was the perfect combination between sweet and tangy. I could definitely do without the chips and maybe had fries instead.

Laughing Bird Popcorn Shrimp – The display was so cute and creative Barton G takes popcorn shrimp to another level. The shrimp was tasty but I think what really gave it a kick was the sriracha sauce. The added popcorn even had its on flavor too.

Marie Antoinette’s Head – Let Them Eat Cake-  Not even 3 people could finish this cotton candy head so it eventually became a photo prop. The shake was light and delightful but I am not a huge banana fan.

I am really considering having my birthday dinner at Barton’s this year! That’s how willing and ready I am to go back !

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Out Of State Lunch Date Ep. 2

Seafood Lady

Louisville, Kentucky

@Fiestacray

@feedfiesta

8/14/18

This past weekend my best friend and I decided to have lunch in good ole Louisville , Kentucky . If you have been following this new journey of mine you would know that I recently took a trip to Atlanta, Georgia to visit and have lunch at Hattie Marie’s Bbq . Next thing you know my friend is calling me up to make this thing happen again but in a different state. We both decided that we wanted to try the Seafood Lady located in Louisville, Kentucky. So we made plans, made arrangements and headed there. Believe me it was not the easiest trip far as getting there but it was well worth it. We endured a lot of lay over flights which wasn’t the worst thing but like I said it was worth it and ill defiantly do it again.

I found myself craving Seafood Lady before even trying it because the unique twist of seafood items I see on her Instagram page. I personally first encountered Seafood Lady on Facebook from watching a clip of Guy Fieri’s show on Food Network . The only thing I saw her make was the Lobster Waffle and I was sold, that is honestly all I needed to see!

FOOD

My friend and I had the idea to order a lot of food, split it all, and still have some to take back home and we did exactly that.

We ordered:

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Lobster and Waffles $28.99

Chee- Sea Fry $10.99

Crab Cakes (2) $12.99

add on Catfish $7.50

add on Hushpuppies $2.99

Drink $1.75

TOTAL = $69.12  Each Paid $34.56

 

Lobster and Waffles – Was my absolute favorite ! I have no clue if the waffle its self was Cajun but it really have a unique Cajun bite to the flavor . The lobster was fried to perfection and still had the perfect amount of tenderness and that thang was juicy! The entrée also came with 6 jumbo fried shrimp which was a plus because we wanted shrimp ! The whole dish was a win win , 10 out of 10 type vibe!

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Chee- Sea Fry- Has to be one of the cutest names for “cheese fries” I ever saw.  The fries were loaded with cheese, crab meet, and a Cajun seasoning. I am not exactly sure what kind of cheese it was but it was very complementing. I really enjoyed this dish because adding seafood to anything cheese related can be a bit questionable if you ask me but it tasted beyond better than I expected. The thought of that gooey cheese melting in my mouth is still giving me chills.

 

 

Crab Cakes- The crab cakes were good but dont get me wrong they were not the best I’ve ever had. My friend did not like them at all but to me they were not that bad I guess I would prefer it on a garden salad with a light vinaigrette dressing to drown out some of the herb taste I was receiving from the crab cake.

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Catfish- When it comes to the fish it really depend on what you like. I personally like my fish fried hard I am from the south so I dont know if that has anything to do with it but my friend agreed. The flavor was there but I could barely tell because of the softness from the fish which is not a problem some people just like their fish cooked a certain way and I am one of them. I am not apposed to ordering the fish again , next time I will just make a request to fry it longer.

 

Budget

Luckily this time I did not have to pay for a flight I flew on a budE1F5B7FE-1E83-4B4E-BAA8-9E0D72C12607dy pass  but the cheapest I have seen via Google Flights is $200 which is quite a bit but you do what you want when you popping. We decided to stay for one night because this trip did not include a day activity. The hotel was $88 so we each payed $44 , I believed we only used Lyft a total of 3 times which was less than $10 a ride. So at the end of the day I spent a $93.56- $100 which was in the same price range as my trip to Atlanta.

 

 

 

I seriously can not wait to go back to Seafood Lady next time I visit Kentucky that restaurant is defiantly my first stop!

 

 

 

Out Of State Lunch Date Ep. 1

Hattie Marie’s Bbq

ATLANTA, GEORGIA

@Fiestacray

@FeedFiesta

I have come to terms that life is full of expereinces that only yourself can create and we should live every moment as if it was our last. A couple of weeks ago I decided to take a trip to a different state for lunch. A lot of people thought it was the craziest thing but once I explained to them what I am going to explain to you, it will all make sense!

Let’s start with how I am obsessed with checking flight prices;I do not know why, I just am. Google flights is my favorite sources to check flights on, I was thinking of places I never been and obviously I had food on my mind as well. According to my Instagram feed ;Atlanta, Georgia holds some of the yummiest food. When I looked up flights a round trip to the ATL was only in the hundreds, $103 to be exact so I went a head and booked! Before you think that is too much ;do the math, personally I can spend $100 on myself in a weekend so why not use that money to travel to a different state!28394DF0-D51E-4C04-BD5B-88CFF4978D5E

Once my flight was booked I decided to go pick my spot for lunch but I didn’t have to look for long, I have had my eye on Hattie Marie’s Bbq and Cajun Seafood restaurant for a minute now, so that was the one! If I was going for a full day why not throw a day activity in there as we’ll! So I decided to go to the museum of Cocoa Cola. I presented this idea to my sister and she was more than down to tag along!

 

 

Hattie Marie’s was more than good!! We ordered: ribs, sausage, fried shrimp, greens, & Mac and cheese. The ribs were falling off the the bone, the shrimp was so tender and delicious  (I got some more to go). Because we got so much food we were able to split the meal and the tab. Next we headed to our day activity at the museum where we learned a lot of fun facts about Coke and got to try different cokes from all over the world! We still had some time left so we decided to take the travel tip from our Lyft driver. We were told that if you go to the W Hotel off Peachtree and go to the top floor of the hotel you will be able to see all of Atlanta so we did exactly that! A Bonus was that it was free, in Chicago at Willis Tower you have to at least pay $60 for the exact same thing !

Budget

On this whole trip I spent $140 including the flight, food, lyft, and souvenirs which is not bad at all!

Live you best life! Take that trip!

My best life includes food, what about you?
Im headed to Kentucky next, where else should I go? What other restaurants should I go to?!

“You can get back Money but time you can not! Take that trip”

 

 

ItsFiestaTeaV

ItsFiestaTeav Production: The Giving Back Edition

This project was very near and dear to my heart because I love helping other people! I love doing things for my family and friends and to do something for those in need is just more rewarding and makes me happy. Last year I did a project called Code Red , which was nothing compared to this years production!

This year I partnered with Austin Street Homeless Shelter located in my home city Dallas, Tx. The goal was to make between 200-300 care-packages and I exceeded that goal and was able to make over 300 care-packages. I asked for family and friends to donate snacks and bottles of water, for those who were not able to meet me or just wanted to donate money, I set up a GoFund Me that received $300!

The video of production day captures a little of how the day went. If you take a look at Code Red, it was no where as close as being big as The Giving Back Edition. Which excites me because I know next years production is going to be way bigger.

Beto & Son

Salsa Night

Every Wednesday night unless announced other wise Beto and Son host a Salsa Night. They provide step by step Salsa routines to get you as close as you can get to a salsa dancer.

First Time

The first time at Beto and Sons I invited my family and friends so it was a good group of us (10-15). Due to it being salsa night it was very crowded and the wait was an hour and forty five minutes. We waited because salsa night started at seven and we got there at seven. The class was very detailed and a good experience every body that I invited had a really good time. Now to the BUT, after the class was over we were still waiting to be seated and forty five minutes to go. My friends and family became not only ancy but hangry so we left and had to settle for El Fenix.

Second Time

The second time was so much better, this time it was just my boyfriend and I. We got seated right away and I think it is because this time it wasn’t as crowded and we had less of a party. We got one of their Nitrogen Margaritas that they bring right to the table and make right in front of you.

 

For an appetizer we got the Quaso Blanco, my boyfriend and I have a thing for white cheese and it was soo good. The entrée menu is not you traditional Tex- Mex menu it was very spunky. To keep this post lite I’m not going to mention the whole menu. We decided to go with the Mix Match Tacos, you pick any three tacos from the list provided. I chose one chicken and two steak tacos.IMG_2725

 

I love going places when not only the atmosphere is great but the food is better! I can not wait to go back! I will definitely recommend this place as a date spot or a dinner party for family and friends!

 

 

 

 

The Breakfast Club

I just want to say the line isn’t as bad as people make it out to be. For the record I did go on a Saturday and it still was a line but it went by quickly! The  hospitality was so welcoming, everyone had an Aunt or Uncle  demeanor. The food taste just like my Grandmother made it herself. To my surprise the lemonade was just as good as the food I mean forrreal I literally decided to save it after my first sip. The hours at the  restaurant are very  convenient, they reopen from like 12 a.m -3 a.m which is perfect for after club hours !

Chicken & French Toast

The menu says Chicken & Pancakes but I  substituted the pancakes for French toast and add strawberries on top.

 

Portillo’s

My boyfriend & every other person in Chicago suggested Portillo’s they are known for having the best hot dogs! Which was good because hot dogs happen to be one of my favorite meals !

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I got me a good ole chili cheese hot dog with a side of onion rings. I haven’t had a better hot dogs but the dog wasn’t all that if that makes sense. So basically what I am saying is, if you’re passing Portillo’s and happen to be hungry you should definitely stop there but you don’t have to go out of your way ! I also hear Maxwells is a good Chicago must have so I would try there too. We passed it but did not stop but I did notice it was 24hrs which is always cool!

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