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..

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 #CameraEatsFirst

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    • Roaming Rooster (Washington, D.C.)
    • Out of The Blue (Gainesville, Virginia)
    • Vibes (Queens, New York)
    • Pinefish (Philadelphia, PA)
    • Po Boy Jim (Washington, DC)
    • Cheesecake Factory (Multiple Locations)
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Ida B’s Table is a fantastic black owned restaurant sitting in downtown Baltimore, Maryland. I could go on and on about how many awards they’ve gotten for their food and service, but I’m going to stick to how good their food was. Let’s get into it:

  • Ida B’s Table presents soul right when you walk through the door. You will 100% feel like you are at your grandmother’s house on a Sunday! Comfort food flies out the kitchen! The menu consisted of many tasty sounding options such as Brisket Benedict, Moroccan Lamb Burger, and Ida B’s famous Homefries.
  • I ordered the chicken and waffles, because they put a star next to it and I was curious! It absolutely delicious. It was smoked fried chicken with smoked honey drizzle on top of a sweet potato waffle. Read that again. The chicken made me shed a slow tear. I need the recipe! The sweet potato was very different but exceeded all expectations with the flavor. I was asked if I could share a piece, and my face said it all..

Z-burger is considered a Washington D.C. landmark, and their sirloin burgers and hand spun milkshakes keep people happy! Let’s get into it:

  • You arrive. You walk in. It seems like your typical burger joint. You see hand-crafted burgers, chicken sandwiches, and shakes. Then, you realize they have over 60 flavors of milkshakes and philly cheesesteaks! Their menu is a burger joint on steroids.
  • Of course I had to try some of everything that I could get my hands onto. The part that made me happiest was finding out they use natural ingredients. It is easy to not care about quality, but quality is the most important part to Z-burger!
  • Since I don’t want to elaborate about every item I ate, I’ll talk about my favorites. I nearly hugged the chef after eating their spicy chicken sandwich with special Z-sauce! Their fries and onion rings were undefeated. The cheesesteak easily stole my heart, because I did not expect a burger joint to have such a tasty sandwich outside of a burger. Speaking of burgers, it was extremely juicy and for sure the player of the game. Had to sneak and pay for a chocolate shake like..

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 #CameraEatsFirst

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Milk & Honey cafe is the perfect fit for brunch with friends or family gatherings. The place was filled with love and passion. Let’s get into it:

  • The menu includes a wide variety of mouth watering dishes. They have put you know that feeling when you are hungry and everything on the menu is calling your name?Items such as lobster, egg, and cheese croissant, fried crab legs and waffles, or hot honey chicken biscuit. Woww. Now i’m hungry again!
  • I ordered the Blackened salmon & grits and smothered chicken & biscuits. The salmon was magnificent. The grits were creamy and mixed with a cajun sauce. Absolutely fire. I couldn’t put my fork down! The smothered chicken was cooked perfectly and laid on top of jumbo biscuits. Eggs scrambled with cheese topped with their cajun sauce. It went together better than ketchup and mustard. I fell in love with with every dish I ate. I try to be happy at other brunch places but deep down I look like this..

Roaming Rooster was founded in 2015 with the idea of selling chicken that made you feel good. Social media said this chicken sandwich tops Popeyes infamous sandwich. Let’s get into it:

  • I have seen Roaming Rooster all across Instagram after the Popeye chicken sandwich exploded. Roaming Rooster put together a variety of chicken sandwiches. Their menu includes Nashville Hot chicken sandwich, chicken tenders, and their famous honey butter fried chicken sandwich!
  • Boy oh boy. Was it good?? Nah… It was great! I had the Nashville hot chicken sandwich and added honey butter onto that. It was mind blowing how tasty this was. The sandwich was extremely juicy and flavorful. It was 2 chicken breasts, so it was plentiful to eat. Every aspect of the sandwich worked together to create this excellence. Have you ever been craving something and finally get it and say “that hit the spot”? THIS SANDWICH will hit the spot if you like chicken. Sorry, but the truth hurts. Go get you a sandwich dammit!

Storico Fresca has created a true Italian experience in Atlanta. They locally source their ingredients and also have a grocery store intertwined. Let’s get into it:

  • The ambiance of Storico Fresca is one of a kind. To find this place is a fun challenge, because it is a basement surrounded by other stores. After walking in, you immediately sense the vibe of authentic Italian food. Fresh pasta being rolled out, sauce being made, and wine poured in several glasses. The lighting is dim, but it serves as a nice intimate setting to devour pasta.
  • My food came out, and I was ecstatic after ordering Linguine al Pesto and Fritto misto di Mara. The Fritto misto was an appetizer made up of fried calamari, shrimp, and branzino. They were all fried perfectly and went crazy with the splash of lemon. The linguine al pesto arrived, and my literal jaw dropped. The shrimp were plump and natural. The pasta was beautifully cooked. I would clean dishes everyday if it meant eating more of this pasta. This was the best pesto I have tried! This was a fantastic last meal in Atlanta for awhile. I will be at home missing everything about this dinner..

Bushwick Taco Company is a taco joint in Brooklyn, NY. It is not that big, they are very busy. I was excited to try it! Let’s get into it:

  • Expectations
    • I was starving in Brooklyn, and it was snowing. I just wanted some quick food before the snow got worse. Carne asada was on my mind, but I was hesitant with the order. What if it was not authentic? What if the guacamole wasn’t not fresh?
  • Reality
    • The bowl came with layers! Rice covered with black beans and lettuce topped with pico de gallo, carne asada, and guacamole. This bowl was absolutely delicious! The carne asada was out of this world with flavor. With every bite, the guacamole slapped me in the face letting me know that it was yummy as well. Don’t invite me out for Mexican food if it won’t come close to Bushwick Taco Company..