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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The Busy Bee Cafe has been around since 1947 sitting in the heart of Atlanta, GA. They have been around through lots of protests, injustices, and traumatic nationwide events. The black community has supported them all the way through the years. It is ESSENTIAL that people (not just black people) support black owned businesses right now. After eating at Busy Bee’s and crushing their fried chicken, I will defend them till the end of time. As a black man in America, I can not just walk around without worry or anxiety. I encourage all people to stand for something, before you fall for anything. Go protest, donate to a black organization, and eat at local black owned restaurants. We must continue to fight for Ahmaud Aubrey, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd. If we let up now, this will just be a moment . If we continue to fight until we receive justice and equality, this will be a movement. Let’s get into the food now:

  • The Busy Bee Cafe is one of many black owned soul food restaurants, but they have continued to be my favorite! I ordered the fried chicken, baked chicken, sweet potatoes, mac & cheese, cabbage, and greens. When I say this is the best fried chicken in Georgia, I am not lying. They must have the secret recipe, because I ate the whole half chicken before even touching my sides. So damn good. The baked chicken was juicy and tender! You can’t beat that combo when it comes to baked chicken. The sweet potatoes and greens swept me off my feet. The mac & cheese of course went crazy. They packed so much flavor into the cabbage, it almost felt like Christmas! I will continue to put my money into black owned businesses, so I just have to figure out which is next

Slutty Vegan is the home of Atlanta’s best vegan burger in my opinion (this could be a fact though!). Slutty Vegan was founded by a black queen by the name of Pinky Cole. Slutty food is  overindulgent, gooey, messy, and irresistible. Let’s get into it:

  • I finally can say that I have tried Slutty Vegan. Ever since they opened in 2018, there was been crowds of people waiting to get one of their burgers each day. Their menu is funky and creative! You will find options such as “One Night Stand”, “Hollywood Hooker”, and “Heaux Boy”. Some burgers feature avocado, jalepeños, or jerk plantains. They all sounded good to me as I was deciding what to order. No matter what I chose, at least I knew this meal would be vegan and slutty.
  • I ordered the One Night Stand and the Super Slut. First up, the bun.. They use Hawaiian buns, so that adds a layer of flavor. The One Night Stand is their classic burger topped with bacon, cheese, and caramelized onions. The vegan bacon was smokey and crispy! Most vegan bacon is chewy, and they gave us crispiness. That’s love. The slut sauce was amazing. I couldn’t tell you what it was made of. Nothing from this burger screamed vegan to me, but it was phenomenal. The melted cheese was messy yet so tasty. The grade I’m giving them is an A+. If this what it feels like to be a slutty vegan, I need more of that.

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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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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Highland Bakery and Kitchen has evolved from serving coffee to muffins to brunch. Highland’s Bakery is your one-stop shop for your morning craziness! Let’s get into it:

  • If there is one thing I can teach you today, it is that you will not go wrong by going to a black owned bakery/coffee shop. Highland Bakery has this vibe about them that is very welcoming. The funky colors walls and fresh plants make this place one to fall in love with. Also, their menu is awesome! You will not only find baked good, but also brunch foods! No shade, but we are all tired of the chain coffee shops’ sandwiches. Highland Bakery will offer you their blueberry crumb cake, cilantro corn pancakes, ultimate fried chicken sandwich, or a three-egg omelette! You have to be drunk to not want to try that LOL.
  • I ordered the ultimate fried chicken sandwich, blueberry crumb cake, and strawberry crossaint. To begin with the sandwich, I fell in love with jalapeño bread and fried white meat chicken! Every bite provided more joy! The blueberry cake was sweet, and the fresh blueberries changed the games. The blueberries made my day. So gooood! The strawberry croissant was tasty! I did not expect the strawberries to mix so well with the croissant. The fresh bread won my heart! Don’t ask for a piece, because this is how i’ll share…

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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    • Tupelo Honey (Washington , D.C.)
    • Capital Burger (Reston, Virginia)
    • Tempo (Washington, D.C.)
    • Choong Man (Washington, D.C.)
    • Kith and Kin (Washington, D.C.)
    • Oak Grill (Newport Beach, California)
    • Ryo Sushi (Chicago, Illinois)
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Plant Based Pizzeria is Atlanta’s first all vegan pizza joint, and they are black owned! I was craving pizza and felt like going vegan for the day. Let’s get into it:

  • I walked in and knew I wanted pizza, butttt their menu has lots of good sounding options such as vegan meat lovers pizza, Georgia peach flatbread, and a spicy chicken sandwich. I wanted to get creative, so I decided on ordering their Philly pizza with beyond sausage, red onions, mushrooms, and bell peppers. I had to freak it, so I added jalepños onto that. My second option was for sure to try their Georgia peach flatbread that includes spicy beyond sausage, roasted peaches, red onions, and jalepños. I didn’t know what I signed up for, but I was excited!
  • First bite into the pizza, you would have thought I found gold. Not to sound cheesy, but I was cheesing the rest of the way as I bodied the whole pizza. The beyond sausage was seasoned and really reminded me of your Uncle Tony’s Italian sausage. The vegetables could not have been fresher! Even though most vegan cheese does not melt, Plant Based Pizzeria was able to find a solution to that. The cheese was holding everything together which made for a perfect bite. When I realized I had I no more slices in the box…

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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Virgil’s Gullah Kitchen & Bar carries on the heritage of the Gullah Geechee people with their cuisine and crafts. Virgil’s was created to provide amazing service, an abundance of love, and great grub of course! Let’s get into it:

  • At typical soul food spots, you will find fried fish, mac & cheese, and greens. But at Virgil’s you’re also going to find menu items like the watermelon & cucumber salad, salmon n’ rice, and fried pork chop & eggs. That’s right. You can get a perfectly battered fried porkchop with your eggs for brunch. That sounds better than hearing that Georgia will reopen businesses while coronavirus is still active..BUT that’s for another day. I could eat everything on this menu even the vegan options!
  • I tried several things! Even though it was a ton of fried food, I had a BLAST chowing down. The fried porkchop was better than taking your bra off after a long day. It didn’t make sense how they fried the chop so perfectly. The fish was huge but light. It was a classic item that satisfied me. The Jam up wingz were fire! They were half fried and half baked and drizzled with their special sauce. I could eat those once a day like they were a vitamin. The sides were so good. I have had TONS of mac & cheese over the years, but they won my heart with this. It was heavenly. From the cheese to the macaroni itself, I loved every bite. The fried cabbage and corn were new for me, but I will happily have them again. The corn was smothered with peppers, onions, and seasoning. Couldn’t get enough of it. When I thought the main dishes were stealing the show, the sides showed up to join the celebration like..