Old Lady Gang A Southern Eatery in Atlanta, GA #KandiBurruss

Real Housewives of Atlanta Kandi Burruss – Tucker and husband Todd Tucker came together on an idea to share some home Southern recipes. I love their family traditional recipes and how each member of the family has their own recipe on the menu.

 

The cornbread muffins with Kandi’s homemade honey icing and syrup. I tried to get the recipes but you know how that goes. I walked away with no recipe.

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I ordered the Old Lady Gang House Salad. This chicken is on point I need the recipe for that too. It was really good and my waiter made sure I was good and if he was too busy I made sure I asked with no problem.

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Some of the credit goes to Aunt Joyce mother of Kandi, Aunt Bertha, and Aunt Nora who is the “Old Lady Gang” are the ones who taught Kandi to throw down in the kitchen. The Old Lady Gang is located right in the city’s Historic + Art District which is the Castleberry Hill neighborhood in Atlanta, GA

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The 2nd bar is the downstairs lounge.

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If you watched Bravo TV’s Real Housewives of Atlanta you would have seen the introduction of OLG.

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When you in Atlanta, GA make sure you stop by and show love. It’s not that intimidating you might be nervous for a bit but then once you warm up everyone is so laid back and respectful. All photos are my own.

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Old Lady Gang (OLG)

177 Peters St SW

Atlanta, GA

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The Garden Grill & Tavern

The Garden Grill & Tavern
AT The Berkshire Mall (Former Bennigans)
655 Cheshire Road.
Lanesboro, MA 01237
Tel: 413-445-5300
Fax: 413-445-5344

GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE

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Open 7 Days A Week

Family Restaurant Authentic Mexican & American Dining

Homemade Soups. Homemade Salsa & Guacamole.

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Mexican Specials Served Everyday

Full Bar & 10 Large Flatscreen TV’s
Mexican Beers like Corona, Corona Light, Pacifico, Tecate, Modelo Special, Negra Modelo, and Bohemia Dark. 12 DRAFTS & The Best Margaritas.

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Daily Great Lunch Special!
Monday – Friday 11am-4pm

Appetizers
Soup & Salad Combos
Sandwiches
All Burgers $9.99 Gourmet Burgers, Big Cowboy Burger ( For The Hungry) Make your Own Burger

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All Kids Meals include 1 side, A soft drink or milk & A package of Oreo cookies. Sides include French Fries or Steamed Broccoli.

Beverages

img_7323-1Free Refills. Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Sierra Mist, Dr.Pepper, and my favorite Tropicana Lemonade. What’s your flavor? I went with the Watermelon Lemonade. There’s also a wide selection of Beer, Wine, and Specialty Drinks.

What’s Your Dinner Favorites?

The Chile Relleno $14.95 Roasted Poblano Pepper stuffed with (your choice of Mexican cheese or pulled chicken). Deep-fried to a golden crisp. Served with rice & beans.

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Steak Fijtas Mexicanas $15.95
Create your own favorite fijta with your choice of: Grilled Chicken or Vegetarian. $14.95 Shrimp. $16.95 or make a combo for $2 more All fajitas are served: Sizzling with tortillas, rice, beans, sour cream, pico de gallo, salsa, cheese and fresh guacamole.

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All Desserts Are $6.25

Looking for somewhere to host your next conferences or a family gathering feel free to reach out to The Garden Grill & Tavern to reserve the space call 413-445-5300

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Here’s the season for nice weather. Be seated in the Patio soaking up some sun and a cool breeze.

I invite you to stop by The Garden Grill & Tavern At The Berkshire Mall Manager Armando will be waiting for you. 

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Zucco’s Family Restaurant (something for everyone)

Zucco’s Family Restaurant something for everyone!

Ready for some Mediterranean Dining. Want the full experience of Greece without having a passport? Sound good right in fact it sound very good, so leave your passport at home and fly down/up to Zucco’s serving the most tasty dishes from Appetizers, Soups & Salads, (my choice was a Greek Salad & Clam Chowder) Gyros, Burgers, Grinders, Pasta, Casseroles, Vegetarian, Chicken, Veal, Pizza, and many more. Zucco’s hold a seating of 180 seats. No matter what time of the day you stop by there is never a wait. Come check it out and stop by.

Plan on having a party “Private Party Room” for any occasion. You’re not afraid of clowns are you? Guess who will be stopping by every Thursday 5-7pm “Bowey The Clown” kids menu is only .99 bring in the children to be entertained.

I’ve asked around for different reviews on what other customers had to say. I found it interesting to get one from my sister who said “she want to try the Veal Parmesan” unfortunately I didn’t try the Veal Parm I took a slight turn and went for the “Blackened Mediterranean Chicken” $15.99 fresh Chicken breast with Spinach and Tomatoes in a spicy cream sauce over Ziti. I enjoyed it, but I felt it was a little to creamy and could have been drained a little more. At least for my liking someone else might think different.

Drink up the Cranberry $2.59 which is a little more than your average juice or soda beverage (no free refills) “their clientele is more so elders who don’t usually drink all their beverage” Brenda (my waitress). Isn’t this drink just so fancy? I was not expecting this I was looking for a regular tall glass. I didn’t think it was going to be enough and it is more than enough. If your anything like me you are still trying to sip your drink on the way out just so it don’t go to waste.

As a customer walked by my table he stated “This is a nice place” my waitress Brenda added “she wished it got busy for lunch” Without knowing their advertising service after what the waitress replied Zucco’s can probably use a little more marketing.

MY SECTION

Yellow Rose Yellow: Friendship, Joy, Get Well. Throughout history, yellow has been closely associated with the sun, making these roses excellent for cheering people up. Yellow roses send a message of appreciation and platonic love without the romantic subtext of other colors. The color represents feelings of joy and delight.

WELCOME TO GREECE

Holiday Inn Mansfield, MA

Complimentary stay at The Holiday Inn. I had a wonderful time and I enjoyed every bit of it from when I walked in up until check out even though I had a busy weekend I still found the time to get in the hot tub and that was something I had to do early in the morning to reap the full benefits of sharing one hot tub with numerous guest.

Breakfast came with my stay and was complimentary from the Salvation Army as well as my stay and not the hotel itself. It was a “Womens Getaway” mini vacation. I didn’t eat the bacon or sausage when I ask the server she said, it was pork and I had already refrained from eating pork so I just ate the eggs, fruit, potatoes, and the sweets. I was thinking the hotel should offer a variety of meat.

Wifi was working perfectly fine when I wasn’t in my room. I’m not sure if the signal strength got weak towards the back of the hotel it barely worked in my room, and the wifi was split up in over 3 sections of the hotel. Great high speed internet when using “Holiday Inn Lobby”


The bathroom was a decent size, but the toilet was a little to high. It reminded me of being short and when I sat on the toilet properly my feet were dangling. I wasn’t to happy with the shower drain not sure if that particular hotel needs plumbing work. The water was stopped up each day I took a shower and that was pretty aggravating.

My bed was so comfortable with fresh clean linen and I woke up like this. I loved the fact that I don’t have to make my bed and the housekeepers came into our room and even gave me fresh towels. I didn’t care what pillows were given to me. The Holiday Inn allows you to have your choice of pillows.

I was so busy I didn’t make time for my fitness routine and I felt very guilty of that, but knowing where the fitness room was is good enough for me.

If you forget your laptop and haven’t checked your email they got you covered with 24 hr access to the “Business Center” When I was taking these photos someone walked by and asked “if this was my future office” I just looked at her cause I didn’t know how to take it. How obsessed can someone be by a desktop on a desk. I just thought it was underestimation that lady have no clue of what I do or what executive office I may run and programs I may direct. I learned to look at it as a compliment and her witnessing my business skills and if this is my future office I’m pretty please with no paper work on my desk, so yeah I’ll take it.

The Holiday Inn offer you to rent space for any occasions such as wedding reception and celebrations.
The Holiday Inn offer you to rent space for any occasions such as wedding reception and celebrations.

Restaurant Review: Cracker Barrel The Old Country Store

Complimentary meal sponsored by the Salvation Army. My first time in Cracker Barrel Old Country Store. Well at least something I can remember. Cracker Barrel offer southern hospitality and is originated from Lebanon, Tennessee. A restaurant where you hear the word “folks” with me being from the east coast and up north I’m learning the many languages and slang of the world. Everything is made fresh daily so I can imagine how much food is being tossed out on a daily prayerfully they can send it to the homeless shelters in need. I don’t know what they do with the food they don’t use. The biscuits are made from scratch and the baked goods are baked freshly throughout the day.

Cracker Barrel want to give you that homestyle love by making you feel comfortable as if you’re eating at your home table. You can share family time while you wait with a fun Peg Game placed on all tables.

I think it’s very interesting for the Old Country Store to be attached to the restaurant and not just this one but mostly all of them. The store offer a wide range of groceries, clothes, accessories, games, and more. The store will soon to add cold cut meat at the deli. One thing Cracker Barrel is known for is their well known cheese. 

Cracker Barrel compliments me with a map and suggest I have fun on my road trip. Cracker Barrel has over 630 locations in 42 states, and a gift shop attached to the restaurant.

Weekday lunch special, Country dinner plates, and Homestyle favorites. I was so into the Peg Game I believe our waiter (David) came out in a timely manner. All the aprons have a cool twist to them it’s more of a cooking apron and not a below the waist apron. image

Overall I enjoyed myself and had a southern style experience in Massachusetts.

BEAUTY PRODUCT: GRANDIÔSE Lancôme’s Mascara REVIEW

BEAUTY STARTS HERE

Getting chatty with the girls about beauty products you can review the same product and get different results. My review on GRANDIÔSE Lancôme’s Mascara. “I wanted sparkling eyes. Longer, thicker, defined lashes are the key to sparkling eyes” The next time you are out beauty shopping book a beauty appointment with your stylist so you both can review the same beauty product and see what you get. We all have that one item we can’t go a day without. What’s yours?

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Walking through the mall just got my makeup done. In love with the lipstick, I’m wearing by Lancome. Mascara starting at $32 “Am the only one that doesn’t like to wear the same lipstick as someone who is hanging out with me” Later on that day I went home to play dress up to enjoy the rest of my day.

BEAUTY PRODUCT: GRANDIÔSE Lancôme’s Mascara