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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

An African City - Have you seen this yet?




Once again I have been sucked into something else to distract me. A very pleasant surprise I must add. Have you started watching An African City? My friend put me on this and I am hooked. I guess with all the studying I have to do lately, I haven't caught up with all episodes. The couple I have seen though has ignited a post in me.

Ebony Magazine is calling it the Girlfriends of Ghana, a Sex-and-City-esque show set in Accra, Ghana. It follows the lives and loves of five successful African women who return home after spending much of their adult life in the U.S. and U.K. (Can't some of us relate?).

Created by Nicole Amarteifio and Millie Monyo, with Dickson Dzakpasu as director; An African City combines entertainment and a window into our world, changing public perceptions on how Africans are viewed, and fostering a discussion-inducing look at relationships within the continent.
Each episode of An African City gradually exposes viewers to an on-the-ground look at Accra, its language and customs. It stars Esosa Edosomwan, Maame Adjei, Nana Mensah, Marie Humbert, and MaameYaa Boafo, The series provides soul-searching commentary that women in any part of the world can relate to.

Are you a returnee? Let me know.

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

{Adinkra}_Duafe

Literally Translated:     Wooden Comb 
Commonly Known:     Afro Pic/Afro Comb 
The Adinkra Dictionary describes this symbol as representing more abstract qualities in a woman such as feminine goodness, love and care. The Values of Adinkra Symbols has a more literal interpretation as looking your best and having good hygiene. 
Regardless, the Duafe is a cherished possession of the Akan woman of Ghana. It is used to comb and plait hair. This wooden comb represents femininity and beauty and it recognizes a special energy that women possess. 
This symbol is mostly used in jewelry and sometimes as tattoos for women because of what it symbolizes. 





Thursday, March 13, 2014

The Burgers at Flip burger



Oh my Goodness!! (In my best Martin Voice).


Think of the All-American meal with a twist.  A burger with fries and a milkshake; but this is not just any burger and this is not just any milkshake! Usually I don’t eat burgers. I am not a huge fan of the meat and bun combo but…if it’s gourmet, of course I’ll give it a try. If you are like me and love to try different foods or just your regular meals with a twist, then this is your place.


Ok ... let me tell you the story of how my friend and I ended up here. I was bored that Saturday when she called and asked if I’d like to take a ride with her up to the ATL. Why not? After all I had nothing to do. While in the ATL waiting on an appointment, we got hungry and she suggested we find a place to eat. Now this is right up my alley because I am known to find the best /weirdest/most absurd/ unique (you get my point) places to eat. 


My first choice was to go to HD1, a place I had visited once with the boo and wanted her to try. Talk about the best hotdogs…. But! I kept being redirected to the FLIP Burger Boutique website. Well, first of all that goes to show how long ago I had been to HD1 (July 2013); because HD1 flipped to FLIP Burger in the Fall of 2013. Had I known I’d have posted the pictures I had taken for a blog post the day I was there.(It’s gone with the wind now).


HD1's doors were shut to these delicious hotdogs Sunday August 18, 2013.



Although bummed that my girl couldn’t experience HD1, I guess it was ok in my logic because Hotdogs and Burgers are cousins anyway. I suggested we do FLIP Burger since HD1 was thebomb.com.



{The Experience}

We got there at around 4:45pm so it wasn’t crowded and we were seated as soon as we got in. You could get a booth but we were seated in the main aisle with high tables and chairs. The restaurant has a casual dining feel to it, with parts of it being intimate (if you choose to sit in a booth). There was a couple of big screen TVs as well if you were interested in keeping up. Not too loud though so it didn’t feel like a pub or sports bar. I have to say that it was very kid friendly too.


The menu was just off-the-chain: A few things caught my eye-


Burgers-
·         OAXACA -BEEF, QUESO FRESCO, AVOCADO, PICO DE GALLO, CILANTRO-LIME MAYO
·         RAW STEAK TARTARE -STEAK TARTARE PATTY, FRIED EGG, CORNICHONS, FRISEE, PICKLED SHALLOTS, SMOKED MAYO
·         FARMER -GRASSFED-BEEF PATTY, TILLAMOOK AGED CHEDDAR, APPLE CHUTNEY, KALE, SMOKED MAYO (This is what I had)
·         FAUXLAFEL -CHICKPEA PATTY, ARUGULA, CUCUMBER, PICKLED BEETS, RED ONION, TZATZIKI YOGURT SPREAD
·         LAMBURGER -BORDER SPRINGS LAMB, GOAT CHEESE, SAFFRON PICKLED ZUCCHINI, ARUGULA, HARISSA KETCHUP
·         CHORIZO -CHORIZO, FRIED EGG, MANCHEGO, HASHBROWNS, ALMOND ROMESCO, SMOKED MAYO
·         RAW TUNA TARTARE -ASIAN PEAR, PINE NUTS, COMPRESSED VEGGIES, MANGO SPHERE, AVOCADO PUREE, SOY DRESSING, WASABI MAYO


Milkshakes-
·         KRISPY KREME  (ADD 360 DONUT VODKA)
·         NUTELLA + BURNT MARSHMALLOW (ADD KAHLUA)(Had this too sans Kahlua)
·         VANILLA + MALTED FOAM + WHOPPER DUST (ADD UV WHIPPED VODKA)
·         TURTLE + CANDIED PECANS  (ADD CATHEAD PECAN VODKA)
·         FOIE GRAS



I ordered the Farmer, medium well. I had to because I love cheddar cheese and I wanted to taste how the apple chutney would complete the combo. I couldn’t resist getting  the nutella milkshake sans Kahlua of course. She opted for the special, which I can’t even rattle off right now what was in it but I can say it was their version of a surf and turf ( A Burger with Lobster). She ordered a vanilla milkshake sans Vodka because she was driving! Her side was the house-made fries with smoked mayo/ketchup which was proudly cooked in Beef Tallow (go figure) and mine was Brussels Sprouts with crumbled smoked Bacon, ginger, garlic and apple cider vinaigrette. (I was trying to be kind of healthy  ...Not!)


Needless to say our early dinner was so delicious, scrumptious, tasty and satisfying. In my own words Yummerz!



If you are in the Atl and would love a good yet different kind of burger, give FLIP Burger a try and you won’t be disappointed.




FLIP Burger Boutique|1587 Howell Mill Rd NW|Atlanta|GA 30318