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:

  • Top Row:
    • Stix Sushi Bar (Barcalona, Spain)
    • Seasons 52 (Various Locations)
    • The U.S. Toast Office (Boston, MA)
  • Bottom Row:
    • DOCK Asian Eatery (Brooklyn, NY)
    • Lifting Noodles Ramen (Atlanta, GA)
    • Barcocina (Baltimore, MD)

Luke’s Lobster first opened in East Village and made it their goal to hand pick the best seafood. This was the freshest seafood I’ve had. Let’s get into it:

  • What I expected:
    • I always have heard people say “you must try a lobster roll while in New England”. I expected it would be good since Boston was known for their seafood. Lobster roll seemed simple, but how could you not be excited for fresh lobster, butter, and bread??
  • What I received:
    • Luke’s Lobster changed my whole mindset about seafood. I ordered Luke’s trio, which included a lobster roll, shrimp roll, and crab roll. EVERYTHING was so fresh! Every bite got better and better. They did not have make it this tasty, but I am so glad they did! I’m in love..

Luke’s Lobster: 75 Exeter St. Boston, Massachusetts 02116. (Located multiple states)

Astro’s doughnuts and fried chicken was started by Elliot Spaisman and professional hockey player, Jeff Halpern. They have used seasonal flavors and classic recipes to make great doughnuts and fried chicken. Let’s get into it:

Spicy Chicken Sandwich on Cheddar Biscuit and Sesame Bun
  • Astro’s is one block away from the White house, so expect it to be busy! They have a sit down portion of the restaurant and a “fast food” carry out side. It was a great environment to eat comfort food and hangout with friends.
  • The uniqueness of the menu definitely caught my attention. You can find a maple bacon donut, creme brûlée donut, or PB&J donut! I was so excited, then found out I can also order a spicy chicken sandwich on a cheddar biscuit or a chicken sandwich BLT between a savory donut.
  • I ordered the spicy chicken sandwich with a cheddar biscuit, and it was the perfect combonation of spiciness, ranch, and the biscuit tied it all together so well! It got a little messy, but it was well worth it. The tater tots were so fresh and tasty! I could eat them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Only thing that I would change is the number of pickles on the sandwich, because I was left looking 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 marseats1@gmail.com. #CameraEatsFirst:

  • Top Row
    • BurgerTapShake (Washington, DC)
    • Los Tacos (New York City)
    • Bertucci’s (Various locations)
  • Bottom Row
    • Po Boy Jim (Washington, DC)
    • Egg Shop (New York City)

Nando’s story begins with Portuguese explorers discovering the African Bird’s Eye Chili and turning them into addictive sauces. PERI-PERI may be one of my favorite spices! Let’s get into it:

Boneless Chicken Breast w/ Portuguese Rice. Portobello Mushroom & Halloumi Wrap w/ Corn & Garlic Bread
  • You walk in Nando’s, and you immediately notice the shiny wood interior. You are seated, handed a menu, then once you make a decision you go order at the front counter. I promise, the food is worth the slight confusing experience !
  • The freshness of their food is what keeps me, and so many other coming back to Nando’s for a good bite. Whether I order the PERI-PERI wings, the chicken breast sandwich, or portabello mushroom wrap, I know that I can’t lose picking any option! I love the variety of sides such as mashed potatoes, Portuguese rice, and mushed peas. Don’t feel bad if you want to order multiple starches, because you win with any of these choices!
  • When I tell you that Nando’s seasoning and sauces are heavenly… I completely mean that. I love how versatile their sauces are! I may drop some hot sauce on the chicken then dip it in the lemon & herb sauce. The garlic bread has much flavor as well, and pro tip: you should throw a splash of the mango & lime on it. Okay. Wow. Now I am craving this so bad!

Nandos Information: http://www.nandosperiperi.com

Old Ebbitt Grill is an extremely popular Victorian-inspired restaurant located in Washington, D.C. Their architecture, hospitality, and food make this place stand out! Let’s get into it:

Lobster Fra Diavolo
  • The ambiance of Old Ebbitt is lovely. The big revolving door entrance creates a classic entrance. Clean marble floors are everywhere, and they connect to the worn down basement stairs which gently remind you of the age of the restaurant. Waiters were moving 100 mph, but they were hospitable and made it look so easy!
  • The menu had many great options, and it made my food decision so difficult. Do I want the Lobster Fra Diavolo or the Rueben or the Horseradish Glazed Meatloaf?? If we were playing family feud, all of these would be the #1 answer!
  • The Lobster was extremely fresh and plump, one of the most delicious meals I’ve ever had. The pasta sauce was light, but flavorful! I also had the Calamari appetizer. the dipping sauce was so good, I could have cried on the spot.

Jeni’s Ice Cream brings people together with their unique and delicious flavors of ice cream and wonderful customer service. Fresh ingredients and a nice environment makes this place special. I would chose this over most dessert places any day of the week! Let’s get into it:

Brambleberry crisp, Frose, and Rainbow
  • The ambiance of Jeni’s is youthful and bright! The employees are always upbeat and full of energy. This creates an infectious vibe throughout the shop. Every time I have gone, the line is piled up to the door, but the the wait is worth your time.
  • The flavors of Jeni’s are outstanding and unlike anything you’ll find anywhere else. I don’t know who thought to put blackberry jam into vanilla ice cream to form Brambleberry crisp, but it works! From the Frosé to the salted peanut butter with chocolate, every bite will perfectly melt in your mouth. They found the perfect combonation of flavors and smoothness!
  • Could I eat this everyday? Yes without hesitation. It is affordable and great quality. I usually get the trio, which includes 3 scoops of my favorites at around $8.75. A pint is $12 and could EASILY be eaten in one night! Nobody wants your store bought ice cream when Jeni’s is still open!

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:

  • Top Row
    • Winnie’s Gourmet Pizza Bar (Queenstown, New Zealand)
    • Bonchon (Various locations)
  • Middle Row
    • Tre Otto (New York City)
    • Shoya Japanesse (Atlanta, GA)
  • Last Row
    • Tico (Wasinhgton D.C)

Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar is located in Boston, MA, and it was one of the most interesting places I have ever been! Their Mexican inspired food left me in pleasantly surprised! Let’s get into it:

steak parilla quesadilla
  • The ambiance at is Lolita is very intimate with a playful twist! Their tables are dimly lit throughout, so you almost feel like you are important, and the aroma is delectable! They have smooth, eclectic music as well! It is more than just a restaurant, it is an experience.
  • The menu features a variety of unique drinks, dishes, and desserts. The drink menu presents a nice balance between tequila and fresh ingredients like basil and cucumbers. Their dinner menu is lit! Items such as vertical nachos, brisket tacos, and mushroom empanadas are just a few things that caught my eye. Not even their quesadilla looks like a regular quesadilla! To add their the playful style, they bring the check with a big ball of cotton candy to share.
  • The flavors… were SPOT ON. The steak parilla quesadilla was absolutely delicious. I would eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner if I could! Their queso and chips was authentic and amazing, and a great mix of silky and creamy. Get your mind out of the gutter! (LOL ). I came in here for Mexican food and left wondering why every Mexican place is not this good..

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

  • Top Row
    • Metropolitan Cafe (Barcalona)
    • Old Ebbitt Grill (Washington, D.C.)
    • Park Restaurant (Quebec, Canada)
  • Bottom Row
    • Xinji Noodle Bar (Cleveland, Ohio)
    • District Soul Food (Washington, D.C.)
    • Cheesecake Factory (Various locations)