Call Your Mother Deli defies what a typical deli is. They are here serving great Jewish foods with a twist! Let’s get into it:

  • Off the rip, you can notice the fun environment inside with their bright colors, funky seats, and decorative menus. The place is also perfect for a nice day with their outdoor patio. On their menu, you’ll find creative bagel sandwiches like a bacon, egg, & cheese with a spicy honey drizzle. Or you can get the “Kyle B” which is graham cracker cream cheese and honey nut Cheerios on a chocolate bagel! OR a pizza bagel. They’ll really have you in there for breakfast in lunch with these options!
  • I haven’t had a BEC (bacon, egg, & cheese) in a long time, so I felt like it was necessary to indulge today. The bagel came out, and you bet your ass that I wanted to call my mother! This bagel was ah-maze-ing for real. The bagel was slightly crispy, the bacon had a nice crunch, and the cheese was holding this beauty together. The spicy honey drizzle took this from a 10/10 to at least a 13/10. After I finished this bagel, I really had to be stopped from calling my mother..

Happy Friday! I hope your day is filed with happiness, gratitude, and food! Thank you to everyone who submitted a photo, because NOW I AM HUNGRY! If you want to be featured on the next Foodie Friday instead of drooling over someone else’s photos, please message me your photos on Instagram @marseatss. #CameraEatsFirst

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    • Mayadan (Washington, D.C.)
    • Lunch or Super (Richmond, VA)
    • Magnolia Table (Waco, Texas)
    • Chef Paola Velez (Washington, D.C.)
    • Chef Paola Velez (Washington, D.C.)
    • ^^ Executive Pastry Chef at Kith & Kin (Washington, D.C.)
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TNR Cafe serves up the finest Chinese food in Arlington, VA. There is not many places known for their locally sourced food, customer service, and unique ambiance like TNR Cafe! Let’s get into it:

  • TNR Cafe wants you to be as satisfied as possible with their food! The aromas that fills up the restaurant is extremely pleasant. This must come from a result of how fresh and organic their food is. Their menu caters to everyone, which I love. Besides the typical Kung Pao chicken, you will see other eye catches such as full fish in Szechuan spiced broth, Kung Pao tofu, and crispy shredded beef! If you told me to just pick one, I would have to happily decline. They were all bomb!
  • I could rant all day about how amazing these flavors were on each dish. The walnut shrimp was ridiculously tasty. The shrimp were plump, and the walnuts added the perfect touch. The shredded beef was immersed in flavor, so I was obsessed with taking bites. The fish in Szechuan broth was spicyyy yet the fish was juicy and packed with flavor. To ensure I wouldn’t have a food baby after this fantastic meal, I had to dance it off..

Sweet Sosumba is a Jamaican vegan cafe that sits in NW Washington D.C. They pride themselves on being 100% plant based and soy free, but their flavors lack nothing. Let’s get into it:

  • Welcome to Sosumba, the full operational plant based Jamaican cafe. Looking for an authentic, soulful, and comfortable restaurant? Sweet Sosuma will check off all of those boxes! The menu is curated to please plant based diets and Jamaican tastebuds. You will find jerk chick’n, curry chick’n, jerk ital stew, and many more. Instead of soy, Sweet Sosumba uses a chickpea base for their meat substitutes!
  • “You’re a jerk. I know”. I had the jerk chick’n, rice and peas, and cabbage. Kudos to whoever makes the jerk seasoning, because this was easily one of the best jerk sauces I have had! The rice and peas had tons of flavor, especially being mixed in with the jerk sauce. The cabbage was extremely fresh, so I was without a doubt enjoying myself. Some will even say that I was cheesing like Stanley from ‘The Office’..

Happy Friday! I hope your day is filed with happiness, gratitude, and food! Thank you to everyone who submitted a photo, because NOW I AM HUNGRY! If you want to be featured on the next Foodie Friday instead of drooling over someone else’s photos, please message me your photos on Instagram @marseatss or email me at marseats1@gmail.com. #CameraEatsFirst

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    • @thefrankiefix_
    • @feedthemalik
    • @citysweetsandtreats
    • @icedevilyummies
    • @justseasonedwell
    • @fromtheheartcooking28
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Shaw’s Tavern resembles an American tavern that offers seasonal dishes that contains classic comforts and rustic delicacies. They also have on the best bottomless mimosa deals! Let’s get into it:

  • We loveeeee a good brunch. Shaw’s Tavern presents an old town road type of vibe with tons of wooden fixtures and bar stools. The menu isn’t that conservative though! You can find vegetarian/vegan options and gluten-free options. Some of the mouthwatering menu standouts to me were the mange chipotle BBQ wings, cornbread chicken & waffles, and the farmers vegetarian pizza. I’m a huge fan of lunch foods, so I was lit off the mimosas while celebrating my order!
  • My wonderful plate was made up of a steak & egg burrito w/ homefries. The steak was fantastic! Extremely tender and juicy, but the pico de gallo was so on point! Maybe it was the alcohol talking, but the flavors were all paired together so well. The homefries blew my mind, and the potatoes were crispy and seasoned. Overcooked potatoes are never satisfying, so I was cheesing with happiness! Rules before next brunch: choose Shaw’s Tavern, be hungry, and call your friends. tell them “let’s get drunk”

Mr. Everything Cafe began as a place to introduce healthy eating to great taste. With a name like Mr. Everything, you already won my vote. Let’s get into it:

  • Mr. Everything does not have everything, but they do indeed make yellow rice bowls, halal lamb gyro’s, cheesesteaks, burgers, and salads. That is all you need! It wouldn’t be fun if I was decisive, but I ended up ordering the yellow rice bowl with chicken. Best believe that I wanted to sample everything though!
  • The bowl was prepared with grilled onions, peppers, mushrooms, broccoli, spinach, tomatoes, and topped with three cheeses. I SEE WHY THEY CALL IT MR. EVERYTHING NOW. This bowl was insane…and insanely delicious. Everything worked together so well. My tastes buds were completely pleased. Fresh vegetables and quality chicken really makes for a perfect combo. After falling in love with every concept within this bowl, I figured out what they mean by Mr. Everything..

Happy Friday! I hope your day is filed with happiness, gratitude, and food! Thank you to everyone who submitted a photo, because NOW I AM HUNGRY! If you want to be featured on the next Foodie Friday instead of drooling over someone else’s photos, please message me your photos on Instagram @marseatss or email me at marseats1@gmail.com. #CameraEatsFirst

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    • Berries & Bowls (Gaithersburg, Maryland)
    • The Pickle Barrel (Canada)
    • Toby’s Estate (Sydney, Australia)
    • Anju (Washington, D.C.)
    • Journey to the Dumpling (Elk Grove, California)
    • Le Liber’Tea (Nice, France)
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City Sweets & Treats is not your typical home-based bakery that puts out brownies and cookies everyday. City Sweets & Treats owner, Maria, has been elevating her game and specializes in several kinds of pastries, brioche breads, and yeast-based breads. Put the chocolate strawberries to rest this Valentine’s day and order you a few cardamon buns or raspberry sweet rolls!

  • Reasons why you should shop with them
    • When you are looking for baked goods, you want to shop with someone who is passionate, patient, and puts love into their baking. That’s what City Sweets & Treats is all about! No baked good is sitting and drying out over there, because every order is made fresh just for you.
  • Reasons why I brag about the pastries
    • I love a wide variety of flavors when it comes to dessert. Sometimes I want chocolate, and sometimes I want cinnamon. City Sweets & Treats creates tons of different flavor combinations such as a chocolate raspberry sweet rolls, egg nog babka muffins, and a triple bacon sweet roll! Where else can you get that delivered to your doorstep in D.C.?
  • Reasons why I should ditch the box of chocolates?
    • We should support more of our local businesses. The quality is just as good (if not better than large businesses). And, a little support has never hurt anyone. Show love this holiday season! I’ll be on the lookout.

Fishscale is a black owned restaurant in Washington D.C. They believe that if we have to eat, let the food taste good and be good for our health and environment! Let’s get into it:

  • Fishscale is known for purchasing fresh fish daily and turning them into quarter pound burgers! Their toppings and condiments are made from organic produce and ingredients. Their menu relies on what fish are being served that day. I knew what a crab cake was, but I scratched my head when I read rockfish and amberjack being served. Of course I ordered the rockfish sandwich since I had no clue what it was!
  • I ordered this rockfish topped with spicy sambal and grilled onions. When I tell you this sandwich was cooked perfectly, I ain’t lying! After every bite, it made me question why I had not stopped into Fishscale sooner. I love fish, sandwiches, and black owned establishments! The crab cake sandwich with the yogurt coleslaw was amazing as well. The lumps of crab meat crafted into a burger was extremely tasty and fresh. After I crushed my sandwich in 35 seconds, I had to dance in excitement..