Exciting news. In celebration, they are giving away $100.00 bills and Braves tickets and toys. I am so excited.
Starting a new division of Staycation, Quest for the Best. I am just getting started today but I wanted some input as to where your favorite place is for Fajitas.
This one is from Uncle Julio’s. Yes, it was VERY good. I love the tortillas, homemade! I am going to be checking out Nuevo Laredo, La Costilla, plus some more Buford Highway Mexican restaurants. Are there other standouts I should know about?
At this point when our meal came I was so excited I forgot to take a picture but we both got the chicken wings, southside style. They were Hot, Crunchy, Juicy, really very good. Oh wait, I got some of them to go.Overall, winner winner chicken dinner!
My friend Alan and I went to Kaleidoscope, a few years ago and I had a dish that was so craveable. It was a piece of fish, I think Mahi, on green chili cheese grits. So, ever since then I have recreated and added to my grits, but todays was the winner. So very good, I had to share.
I have two kinds of grits, one is basically instant, and the other takes a while. I went with the Organic Arrowhead Mills Yellow Corn Grits. I used one jalepeno, chopped it, and chopped a shallots, put them both into a small sauce pan with a tablespoon of butter. I took one link of chorizo and cut the casing off and fried it in a small pan, then set it aside, to drain on some paper towels.
The grits call for two cups of water, I had some organic Half n half in the fridge, so I used one cup of that on one cup of water into the small pan with the jalepeno and shallot and brought it to a boil. Then I added 1/2 cup of grits. They cooked covered on low for 6 minutes, then I added in the chorizo and 1/2 cup of grated cheddar cheese and tah dah they were done and they were awesome.
Let me know what you think!
The Sky High Hot Air Ballon Festival will be held August 29 – 31 at Callaway Gardens In Pine Mountain. It sounds awesome and looks like great fun. They have tethered balloon rides, daily launches, lakefront “glow” presentations and more.
Interesting balloon fact: during the Civil War, Savannah resident Langdon Cheves, Jr. created a balloon made from varnished silk to help Confederate officers observe Union troops from the sky. (the Union had an entire Balloon Corps)
Go to callawaygardens.com
(Okay, I didn’t have any balloon photos, will have to wait till the end of August for those)
Stone Mountain Park is going to host the Dock Dogs World Championship Qualifier on July 25th – 27th. Dogs from around the country show off their speed agility and ability to take high leaps into a lake during a variety of athletic events. I don’t know if you have seen this on TV, it looks really cool!
Admission is free with paid park admission.
(These dogs featured will not be competing, I think it is mainly Retrievers and Labs, these dogs just think they are big dogs)
Last night, my neighbors, Steve and Melissa and their son Aubrey and I went to No Mas Cantina for dinner. The company was excellent and the food was also! I had the Chicken and veggies, the tortillas were so fresh and light. Steve had the salmon and veggies, Melissa had a chimichanga and Aubrey had two tacos and an enchilada. The food was all great!
Our waitress was super sweet and just a great person.
I didn’t take any photos of the food. I am sorry. But I will be back and I will take food photos.
Go and let me know what you think! Castleberry Hill is a fascinating area of town.