Coffee Passion at Batdorf & Bronson
Apr24

Coffee Passion at Batdorf & Bronson

When did you learn to love coffee? Not the buzz that kept you awake through hours of late night studying or the morning wakeup cup but the way coffee lingers after the last sip? Coffee ‘cuppers’ call this the finish. I call it making the experience last just a little longer. My real journey into coffee-love began when I was at college in Boston. I spent hours in coffee cafes in the Back Bay, Beacon Hill and Cambridge...

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Behind The Food Counters at Sprouts
Apr03

Behind The Food Counters at Sprouts

I suppose if you are a food blogger one of your joys is to explore new venues that sell food like farmers’ markets, fairs and yes, grocery stores. Some people like to hang out at malls, I prefer food locales. When the Atlanta Food Bloggers’ Society offered an opportunity for a private food blogger tour of the newly opened Morningside (Atlanta) Sprouts I was in. Sprouts is positioned as a “Healthy grocery store rooted...

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Natalie Brown’s Nairobi, Kenya Food Adventures
Mar24

Natalie Brown’s Nairobi, Kenya Food Adventures

When you think of new food scene cities, my bet is that Nairobi, Kenya might not make your top ten list. It certainly wasn’t on my radar. That is until I saw vocalist, songwriter Natalie Brown posting about her delicious Nairobi food experiences in her social media channels. Even her backyard monkey visitors are foodies! Natalie is a talented songstress whose vocal qualities have been called soulful and powerful. Her original...

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Attention To Details At Princi Italia
Mar20

Attention To Details At Princi Italia

It was raining. Traffic was a mess. I was running late as I walked into Princi Italia to join friends from the Atlanta Food Bloggers’ Society for a private menu tasting. Maybe I should have stayed home with a PB&J. Friends, a delicious Pompei-A-Granate Martini and the gracious hospitality of Tara Johnston, our host for the night who oversees  events, soon reinforced that it was well worth my efforts. Princi Italia is located...

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The Tin Drum Asia Cafe Story
Mar09

The Tin Drum Asia Cafe Story

A few weeks ago the Association of Food Bloggers extended an invitation to us to attend a bloggers’ tasting at the Tin Drum Asia Café. The Tin Drum Asia Café is a concept called fast casual dining. Fast Casual, is one of the fastest growing restaurant segments. The concept is positioned between a Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) a la McDonalds and fine dining. Typically fast casual food restaurants serve fresh food, frequently prepared...

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Hal’s Kitchen Cooking School… a little bit of food magic
Feb25

Hal’s Kitchen Cooking School… a little bit of food magic

When Culinary Local offered the opportunity to attend a Valentine’s Day cooking class, as part of its Ambassador Program, I was the first to raise my hand. Hal’s Kitchen is a cooking school in Brookhaven a city that borders north of Atlanta. That’s not quite right. Hal’s Kitchen also offers corporate team building classes. That’s still not quite right. What’s missing in my description is — it’s Cyndi’s warmth, caring...

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