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Bahama Breeze in Duluth, Georgia – A franchise with great Food & Service

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I visited Bahama Breeze in Duluth, Georgia a month ago and was happy to see that as a franchise ‘food joint’, the food was delicious, the service was quick, waiters were pleasant and the place was clean. Thanks to the Chef for cooking my steak to order, i.e. medium rare! Yum.

Other chains in Florida are known to do well too.

Keep it up Bahama Breeze!

 

 

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Red Lobster gone totally Ghetto in ATL!

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In real life! Braiding cornrows in a restaurant, really? Low. I kid you not, there is an instavideo for proof. I was told the Red Lobster chain was deteriorating to a very low standard, that is, ‘bring a side chick to’ or ‘carry a girl to Burger King for a date’ kind of standard. I did not believe. But this has to be a breach to the Health code. Shame on them for not escorting them out immediately.

Napa Chicken and Portobellos from Applebee’s ATL

For just $11.49US, I enjoyed a Grilled Chicken breast topped with Portobello mushrooms and onions smothered in a rich red wine sauce and parmesan cheese.

This was served over sautéed zucchini, mushrooms, roasted red peppers, red onions and crispy red potatoes.

The dish was so savoury and imagine I had it for take-out!

A full belly for just 490 calories. Thank you Applebee’s!

Shake Shack on Peachtree Rd. in Atlanta Serving Kid’s Size Burgers

20141222_170527-1 I heard that Shake Stack was a hot spot in New York and decided to go to the franchise in Atlanta. I was extremely disappointed. Firstly, it was in a highly upscale plaza, but when you enter persons are practically sitting on top of each other. They definitely needed a bigger spot. Also, combos are not available. Everything has to be ordered separately, hence hiking the price. Perhaps their burgers are considered gourmet, since one of the least expensive burgers that I ordered, the Shack Burger costed $4.99US that was a regular cheese burger. Friesn costing $2.90 US and my Strawberry shake ($5.15US) was additional. So I exprected a decent size burger with the name, ‘Shack Burger’. When it arrived, it looked like a slider! The Shack Stack Burger (Veggie burger with Portobello Mushrooms) for $9.15US that my friend ordered was practically the same size, with the patty being slightly bigger. Perhaps they were putting all their customers on a diet to fit into their small seating space. Thankfully, the burgers at least tasted good. Drinking a milk shake with their burgers is highly recommended to help fill the void.

Rich, creamy Spinach and Artichoke Dip from Applebee’s! Learn how to make your own here

 

The Spinach and Artichoke Dip from Applebee’s was on point! A warm crock of creamy spinach, tender artichokes, and melted cheeses, served with freshly made Spicy Chipotle Lime Salsa and tortilla chips. Try to make your own as an appetizer for your guests on Christmas Day while they wait for the big dinner.

Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip

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INGREDIENTS

8 oz – pkg cream cheese

1/4 cup – mayo

1/4 cup – parmesan cheese

3 clove – garlic

1/2 teaspoon – dried basil

1/4 teaspoon – onion powder

1/4 cup – romano cheese

14 oz – can artichoke hearts

1/2 cup – frozen chopped drained spinach

1/4 cup – mozzarella cheese

1 salt

1 pepper

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DIRECTIONS

1. Pre-heat oven to 350*

2. Grease small baking dish

3. Drain and chop Artichoke

4. Drain and squeeze out water from spinach

5. In bowl, mix together cream cheese, mayo, parmesan and Roman cheeses, garlic, basil, salt and pepper

6. Add in Artichoke and spinach

7. Transfer to baking dish and top with mozzarella

8. Bake for 45 min till it’s golden and bubbles

Recipe found with Cookpad (http://cookpad.com/en)