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 “One Take” SXSW Edition

For those who do not know SXSW is one of the biggest music events in Texas held in Austin, Texas. People come from all over the world to participate, even if it’s just to check out new talent or to showcase their own talent. This was not my first year at SXSW but this year I made my presence known. My first year I had no clue what I was doing I was literally just a  pedestrian walking up and down back and forth on 6th Street.

One Take

This year I wanted to actually participate, so I decided to give upcoming artist the opportunity to shed some light through my platform. All in “One Take” on sight I let them tell a little bit about theirselves. I also got to speak with some SXSW party goers! I wish I could’ve interviewed way more people but enjoy what I have !

 

1a.m Bounce/ Live

 1a.m Bounce & Live is two of the craziest showcases I have been to! This showcase was hosted by YesJulz/ 1a.m Radio. I love the fact that this platform gives people the opportunity to showcase their talent with our having to go through major record labels. I personally myself got to hear a lot of people I have never even heard of before and now I love ! Check out this recap video & SN: she will be in Dallas which is my hometown so if you’re from Dallas be sure to come out!

Sunday Funday

Hope Outdoor Gallery

Grafiti Park

No brunch today instead my siblings & I went to a Grafiti Park located in Austin, TX. If you’re artsy fartsy you’ll love this place, it’s like a museum / hiking / art experience. One can even bring there own paint or spray paint and create their own paster piece. I would definitely come here for a date or an outing with family & friends !

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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Chicago

City City City & more City! I think it’s safe to say that Chicago is full of City ! My boyfriend & I have always talked about going to Chicago and LOOK we finally went ! We did just about everything there is to do in Chicago, I will make separate blogs for the different restaurants we went to. For now here are some pictures of the cool adventures we went on! These pictures took place in or at…

– Willis Tower /Sky deck
– China Town
– The Bean at Millennium Park
– SouthSide
– Set of Shameless
– Navy Pier