Twice the Dine

Alisa's Birthday

I just heard three words that can change every woman’s life…

“You’re gaining weight.”

Have I become a glutton?!?

Actually, I’m just a southern lady who appreciates good food, good conversation and great company. Let’s just say this past weekend I enjoyed all of the above.

Fun times indeed!

RA Sushi

When I was invited for happy hour earlier in the week, I could have sworn I would be stepping out on a Friday evening. Instead, I was invited to meet on Saturday at Ra Sushi.

Quite intrigued, I agreed to meet for drink and “dinner” rolls. On a typical Friday night, Ra Sushi is a pretty happening spot. Located on the corner of Peachtree and 10th, the restaurant is walking distance to several of Atlanta’s most popular night clubs and Loews hotel.

I’ve passed by many times, noticing the patrons dining on the patio watching people like me head to their nightly destinations. I love Sushi, but my Fridays are not usually reserved for dining, yet.

The happy hour special offers drinks and your favorite rolls at a great price but this place wasn’t my favorite. All sushi isn’t created equal and Ra Sushi is better for sightseeing.

Two Urban Licks. Tiff

Two Urban Licks

There are just some restaurants you have to try. Two Urban Licks falls into that category.

Perfect for a first date, a birthday celebration or a larger gathering, Two Urban Licks impresses.

My friend Alisa decided to celebrate her birthday this year (something she rarely does) and this restaurant proved to be the perfect spot.

The large sized venue with it’s swanky guest, lively chatter, impressive décor and great menu selection was a girl’s night out dream.

The salmon chips were a sensational starter and the steak bistro was divine.

No dining this weekend. I’m on a diet.

Cami Cakes


Social Cravings

Social Cravings Tiffany

Last Thursday was great.

It was one of those occasions when I was looking forward to doing something different. Although Atlanta is always buzzing with creative things to do, you can’t help but sometimes fall into a routine.

That’s why the Social Cravings event held at Aurum Lounge was a welcomed relief from the norm.

Social Cravings is a monthly event that welcomes food connoisseurs to taste and dine in a unique atmosphere. Local chefs display creative concoctions from their restaurant menus or personal recipes in front of curious guests while giving instructions and tips on how the create the selection for themselves. At the end of each display, guests are allowed to sample each of the chef’s demonstrations.

This month Chef Ray Stallings headed the display. Alongside Chef Stallings was V103 Atlanta Radio Personality Egypt Sherrod who served as emcee for the evening.

Social Cravings Egypt and Chef Ray

The room was comfortably packed and you could even spot a few noteworthy guests such as R&B singer Algebra Blessett and Nicci Gilbert from TV One’s R&B Divas, to name a few.

I had a great time. The food was delicious and the crowd interactive.

This was my second time attending the Social Cravings and it’s definitely an event worth stepping out for. SC is held monthly, so be on the lookout for the next Chef to present their favorite appetizer or entrée right before your eyes. It’s also not so bad if there’s good music, a flashing camera and a few good friends there too.

Social Cravings with Friends