A FOODIE 🍴🍢FAVORITE! 2018 Los Angeles Food 🍽 and Wine 🍷 Festival

The 2018 Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival is a five-day epicurean event.. (Aug. 22-26th), showcasing the FINEST in food 🍴🍳🍜πŸ₯—πŸ› and drink 🍸🍻🍷🍾πŸ₯‚culture throughout Los Angeles.

There is Food–> Fun–> in a great set up… with cool places for you to hang out… and enjoy good company!

DJ Quest Love… bringing the beats to a hyped up crowd… dancing… or should I say “Cutting a RUG on the red carpet!

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Top Chefs…from throughout the country are featured in this popular event…

They carefully select cuisine… and take pride is making the food… and serving it to folks eager to consume the delicious offerings..

wineries… and beverage companies… provide a wide assortment of coolers…cocktails, champagne..🍾πŸ₯‚ beer..🍺 and other spirits!

Celebrity Chefs whip up tasty entrees.. serving 🍴 hundreds of guest with sMiLes πŸ˜ƒ too!

The food and wine festival is held in Downtown LA…One of the nations TOP cultural destinations!

πŸ‘‡πŸ½This #strawberry πŸ“shrimp 🍀 #ceviche was a big hit! Every serving included tiny tubes of citrus infusion…. that added a wonderful burst of flavor! πŸ‘‡πŸ½πŸ‘‡πŸ½πŸ‘‡πŸ½πŸ‘‡πŸ½

Food is plentiful all over! It’s always a pleasure to meet the chefs! πŸ‘¨πŸΌβ€πŸ³πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ³πŸ‘¨πŸ½β€πŸ³

Foodies stroll along Grand Avenue near the Walt Disney Concert Hall…

This downtown area is known as BUNKER HILL…

It’s really on top of a hill… in the heart β™₯️ of the city.. with an excellent view of the skyline.

This food festival has maintained a very high quality… over the years…

Loyal patrons come every year… and word of mouth advertising gets better every time!

I like the vibe here… The presentation along the red carpet is impressive…

People are stylishly dressed to impress…

There is a pleasant atmosphere with people chewing… and grooving! Trendy 🎢 music sets the tone for a sensational night!

This delectable affair offers guests the chance to sample cuisines… and products from some of the most prominent epicurean influencers…

πŸ‘†πŸ½πŸ‘†πŸ½πŸ‘†πŸ½This NY Strip Steak from STK was juicy! πŸ₯© This small sample was BIG on FLAVOR…It definitely made me want to make reservations at STK in LA to get MORE!

This is a fun affair! The city skyline is magnificent at night!

The mood of the festival is always upbeat! EVERYONE is always in great spirits! Celebrity D.J’s are pumping out beats… Festival goers eat well… and I’m always THRILLED 😁 to see people having such a good time!

and enjoy the sights and sounds of the entertainment industry’s brightest talents.

Mixed Drinks anyone???

This shaker is churning out beverages… like a truck mixes cement…

So… how do you want your drink… shaken??? Stirred??? Are mixed really good??? This master mixer was steadily cranking out drinks ALL.NIGHT.LONG!

How about a REALLY pretty dessert??? Mango… passion fruit praline, coconut … chocolate and a vanilla marshmallow topping….

It’s soooo GOOD!!! A sweet treat in the form of a “dessert pop!”

This gourmet truffle 🌭 hot dog… from NoMad was AMAZING! The restaurant… and hotel is relatively NEW downtown… but it has quickly become “THE PLACE TO BE!!!” Record crowds flock to the restaurants, bars and rooftop 7 DAYS A WEEK! It always feels like the weekend… at NoMad..

The LA Food and wine festival is now in it’s 8th year…

the star-studded culinary lineup has offered guests access to some of the nation’s most celebrated chefs including the likes of as Thomas Keller, Grant Achatz, Guy Fieri, Giada De Laurentiis, Daniel Boulud, Tyler Florence, Scott Conant, and local LA favorites like David Lefevre, Michael Voltaggio, Nobu Matsuhisa, Joachim Splichal, Ray Garcia, Ricardo Zarate, and many more!

People LOVED β™₯️ coming here for ICE CREAM! 🍦

—->Insert Happy Food Dance πŸ’ƒπŸ½πŸ•ΊπŸΎ

The flavors… and toppings were on point! There was a very interesting type of ice cream sandwich πŸ₯ͺ …. It was made with a sticky Carmel bun…that tasted like a really soft donut 🍩

This was a very spicy BEET SALAD… πŸ‘‡πŸ½πŸ‘‡πŸ½πŸ‘‡πŸ½ I liked it! πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½

The Festival is presented with generous support from Founding Partners FOOD & WINE and Lexus.

There are some of the cutest settings… up and down the red carpet for FUN Photo Opps…

Santa Monica also hosts key events for the festival… on Saturday & Sunday for the event…

Awww…. shucks now! Celebrity Chef…πŸ‘¨β€πŸ³ Curtis Stone… is serving up Pacific Gold Oysters…

This stop was well attended by sea food Lovers!

Meanwhile… In the center of Barker Hangar…

Tiffani Thiesssen’s cookbook was very also very well received by festival guests..

The book… entitled “Pull up a chair” features tasty recipes from Tiffani’s family… The actress puts

Family Dinner time in the spotlight!

The photos and ingredients look #tasty! Mmmm!

Scrumptious comfort-food #hearty #options #foodie #favorites! 🍽

More Highlights from the Lexus Grand Tasting!

Get your tickets for next year…at LAFW.org! Get updates… and more highlights from this 5 star event! 🍴⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🍴

– Evette Dabney

http://www.sparkle-e.com πŸ’Ž

Evette Dabney, Founder, CEO and Creative Director of Sparkle-“E” Entertainment & Promotions

www.sparkle-e.com πŸ’Ž

Evette is a native of Atlanta,πŸ‘GA…and graduate of #CAU Clark Atlantauyy University… in the #AUC ( Atlanta University Center), and a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.,πŸ”ΊπŸ˜ Links Inc., πŸ’šand Women in Film…🎬πŸŽ₯

( just to name a few of her beloved connections! πŸ˜‰

“Miss Dabney” has worked as a reporter/anchor 🎀in a number of television πŸ“Ί markets all across the country…

Evette is an EMMY nominated TV news talent, available to serve as a media technical advisor, and work free-lance.

Her contracted services include: copywriting, script writing, show hosting, announcer, πŸŽ™(live events: fashion shows, hair shows, concerts, banquets, weddings,luncheons, talent shows.)

She’s a “spirited” LIVE announcer indeed… with a ~velvety voice! ~

Evette is READY to take on producing gigs, theatrical roles, 🎭 commercials, 🎬 industrials, radio talk show roles… and any other kind of voice-over work…. animation included… πŸ˜‰

Follow her on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube @evettedabney

Let Sparkle-“E” πŸ’Ž promote YOU… Your BUSINESS, ORGANIZATION or SPECIAL EVENT…. in aggressive marketing efforts, and SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGNS!

Hey! πŸ‘‹πŸ½ A well known MARKETING INFLUENCER… is right at your fingertips!

Evette will make SURE the consumer market takes NOTICE…. of what you have to offer!

To arrange TALENT BOOKINGS, AUDITIONS, & MEETINGS with

Evette Dabney/ SAG-AFTRA —>See www.actorsaccess.com & www. playersdirectory.com (online), or reach out to our phone message center included at www.sparkle-e.com πŸ’Ž

e-mail: ceo.sparkle.e@gmail.com

Sparkle “E” is in the midst of a fundraising campaign… to keep this website thriving… and making IMPROVEMENTS!

If you’d like to make a donation… Send to business address:

Sparkle “E” Entertainment & Promotions P.O Box 811926 Los Angeles, CA 90081

Any amount… large or small is APPRECIATED!!!

Crowdfunding campaigns are currently listed on GO FUNDME.

My campaign links…

gofundme.com/fundraiser-for-wework-office-space

https://www.gofundme.com/qtqtzz-transportation

Your generous support will most definitely be a BLESSING !!!

Evette is determined to create opportunities… and pave the way for more WORK!!!

She’s determined to FIND A WAY…. or MAKE ONE!!!!

Don’t forget to follow Evette on TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, LinkedIn and YOUTUBE @evettedabney

The #Spirited πŸŽ‰ #Socialite and #mediamaven πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸ’» @evettedabney is on the move!!!

#Wow! #ThereSheGoesAgain! πŸ‘ 

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Food Good for the β€œSOUL” 🍽 in the heart β™₯️ of LA! πŸŒ΄

SOUL restaurant is in the BEST location…. right in the middle of ⭐️Hollywood!⭐️

It’s across the street from the DOLBY THEATER…. where the Oscars are held every year…. and right beside the HOLLYWOOD ⭐️ WALK OF FAME!

The atmosphere is warm… and welcoming… Your first stop: “The Bar!” 🍷🍺🍾πŸ₯‚πŸΈ

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Surrounded by plenty of room to dine… and

people watch πŸ‘€on Hollywood ⭐️ Blvd.

Guests are able to choose from several delicious Southern Entrees….

All the southern comfort food…to satisfy your cravings for Good… hot… home style food… in a pleasant… upscale environment.

Popular items include:

Seasoned Fried Catfish…

Red Velvet Waffles….

Beignets….

And of course….some of the BEST…crispy fried chicken..

Wait! πŸ–πŸ½

There’s more……

Braised collard greens… Shrimp 🍀and grits… crawfish…chicken pot pie… Baby Back Ribs… Red Beans & Rice… Steak… Salmon…

……and don’t forget about BRUNCH!🍴

Soul Restaurant & Bar

7046 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028-6008

323-962-7685

http://www.soulhollywood.com

– This is a great place for tourists…. and the ideal spot to meet…greet and EAT πŸ₯£πŸ΅πŸ²with friends and family for special occasions….

Hey…. This is where you come…just because you want something TASTY!

Great space for meetings, and social gatherings…

I found the staff to be very friendly… and accommodating….

All you need to bring… is your wallet… or purse..πŸ‘›and a hearty appetite! πŸ΄πŸ˜‰-Evette Dabney

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Evette Dabney, Founder, CEO and Creative Director of Sparkle-“E” Entertainment & Promotions

www.sparkle-e.comπŸ’Ž

Evette is a native of Atlanta,πŸ‘GA…and graduate of #CAU Clark Atlanta University… in the #AUC ( Atlanta University Center), and a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.,πŸ”ΊπŸ˜ Links Inc., πŸ’šand Women in Film…🎬πŸŽ₯

( just to name a few of her beloved connections! πŸ˜‰

“Miss Dabney” has worked as a reporter/anchor 🎀in a number of television πŸ“Ί markets all across the country…

She is an EMMY nominated TV news talent, available to serve as a media technical advisor, and work free-lance.

Her contracted services include: copywriting, script writing, show hosting, announcer, πŸŽ™(live events: fashion shows, hair shows, concerts, banquets, weddings,luncheons, talent shows.)

She’s a “spirited” LIVE announcer indeed… with a ~velvety voice! ~

Evette is READY to take on producing gigs, theatrical roles, 🎭 commercials, 🎬 industrials, radio talk show roles… and any other kind of voice-over work…. animation included… πŸ˜‰Follow her on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube @evettedabney

Let Sparkle-“E” πŸ’Ž promote YOU… Your BUSINESS, ORGANIZATION or SPECIAL EVENT…. in aggressive marketing efforts, and SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGNS!

Hey! πŸ‘‹πŸ½ A well known MARKETING INFLUENCER… is right at your fingertips!

Evette will make SURE the consumer market takes NOTICE…. of what you have to offer!

To arrange TALENT BOOKINGS, AUDITIONS, & MEETINGS with

Evette Dabney/ SAG-AFTRA —>See www.actorsaccess.com & www. playersdirectory.com (online), or reach out to our phone message center included at www.sparkle-e.comπŸ’Ž

e-mail: ceo.sparkle.e@gmail.com

Sparkle “E” is in the midst of a fundraising campaign… to keep this website thriving… and making IMPROVEMENTS!

If you’d like to make a donation… Send to business address:

Sparkle “E” Entertainment & Promotions P.O Box 811926 Los Angeles, CA 90081

Any amount… large or small is APPRECIATED!!!

Crowdfunding campaigns are currently listed on GO FUNDME.

My campaign links…

gofundme.com/fundraiser-for-wework-office-space

https://www.gofundme.com/qtqtzz-transportation

Your generous support will most definitely be a BLESSING !!!

Evette is determined to create opportunities… and pave the way for more WORK!!!

She’s determined to FIND A WAY…. or MAKE ONE!!!!

Don’t forget to follow Evette on TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, LinkedIn and YOUTUBE @evettedabney

The #Spirited πŸŽ‰ #Socialite and #mediamaven πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸ’» @evettedabney is on the move!!!

#Wow! #ThereSheGoesAgain! πŸ‘ 

—>Keep Up! πŸ˜‰<—

If you’re traveling through OHIO…Get a good hearty meal… at “The Farm!!!”

It’s high up in the hills… of OHIO! and… you probably guessed right… over πŸ’― years ago… this restaurant used to be a FARM!

Feelings of warmth, and fellowship make this an ideal setting… to sit down.. and really DIG IN!!! 🍴

A delicious, hot buffet is available with all your home style favorites! 

Everything is prepared with the freshest of ingredients…. and seasoned with “Love” according to the family who owns… and runs the establishment.

Tasty Bar-be-cue ribs, golden fried chicken… meatloaf… & homemade mashed potatoes with gravy….are top favorites on the menu!


There’s a full salad πŸ₯— bar…with a nice selection of salad dressings..

…..and plenty of other wonderful side items.. like spaghetti, fried rice, mixed veggies, and macaroni and πŸ§€ cheese! 

You can’t miss the dessert bar…with a wide variety of “sweets” to choose from… after dinner. Bread pudding, tapioca, cheesecake, spice cake, (and other cake choices… plus mixed fruit.

There’s a full banquet/ dance hall, with a bar… that used to be the hay loft… at the farm..more than one hundred years ago. 

It’s available for special dinners, banquets, wedding receptions… and other special events today!

Contact: theplacetoparty.com 


The Farm’s full-service banquet and party hall …is located 6 miles west of downtown Cincinnati in Delhi Township…

The two large halls… can accommodate groups of 50-300 guests each, or up to 600 people.

There’s also a 350-car parking lot for guests…outside.

Scenic Mutal located in century old…” Hay loft” attached to farm.  The large space… has been renovated into a beautiful Banquet Hall…. with dark wood… and lots of historic charm!

The Farm” is located at 239 Anderson Ferry Road.. in Cincinnati, Ohio 45238 (313) 922-7020

Make an appointment to see The Farm and receive two complimentary passes to their popular Tuesday, Thursday and most Satudays Dinner Buffet. 

Find out what generations of Cincinnatians already know: thr prices are competitive! βœ”οΈ

The food is always good and plentiful! βœ”οΈ

The establishment is always clean… and inviting… and the family running the business… is proud to offer TOP quality service! βœ”οΈ

I can personally agree with this! πŸ‘πŸ½

We were warmly greeted by the owners… who later shared WONDERFUL stories on the history of the establishment.

Inspiring family stories, and informative details about the other famous people who grew up in Cincinnati…near the farm… including  Doris Day, Andy Williams, Pete Rose, and several former presidents of the United States πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ of America!

If your travels take you to the great state of Ohio… a dinner stop at the farm…is  ~definitely~ be worth your time!

If you are unable to visit..you can ask for a free color brochure and price list…when you call.
To contact “THE FARM” & make reservations call (313) 922-7020

~Evette Dabney

Evette Dabney, Founder, CEO and Creative Director of Sparkle-“E” Entertainment & Promotions

http://www.sparkle-e.com πŸ’Ž

Evette is a native of Atlanta, GA… and graduate of #CAU Clark Atlanta University… in the #AUC ( Atlanta University Center)
“Miss Dabney” is an EMMY nominated TV news talent, available for free-lance writing, script writing, show hosting, producing gigs, theatrical roles, commercials, industrials and voice-over work…. animation included! πŸ˜‰

Let “Sparkle-E” πŸ’Ž promote YOU! Your BUSINESS, 

ORGANIZATION or SPECIAL EVENT…. in aggressive marketing efforts, and SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGNS!

A well known MARKETING INFLUENCER… Evette will make sure the consumer market takes NOTICE…. of what you have to offer!

To arrange TALENT BOOKINGS, AUDITIONS, and MEETINGS with Evette Dabney/SAG-AFTRA 

See http://www.actorsaccess&#8230;(online), or reach out to our phone message center included at http://www.sparkle-e.com πŸ’Ž and by e-mail: ceo.sparkle.e@gmail.com

You can follow Evette on TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, and YOUTUBE @evettedabney

The #Spirited πŸŽ‰ #Socialite and #mediamaven πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸ’» @evettedabney is on the move!!!

#Wow! #ThereSheGoesAgain! πŸ‘ 




2017 Los Angeles Food 🍽 & Wine 🍷 Festival!

Imagine….πŸ’­– strolling down this red carpet… tasting exquisite cuisine… with the fabulous skyline of downtown Los Angeles as your backdrop…


**** Now…. slow your stroll… ****

when you see just a FEW of  these ~delectable~ offerings prepared by some of the world’s 🌎 TOP CHEF’S... your mouth is going to start watering!!!

Are you ready???? Stiff upper lip πŸ‘„ Let’s do this!!!!

Note πŸ“—> There’s always a cool D.J cranking out hype music 🎼…at the LA Food & Wine Festival!

I’m talking music… you can get your “groove” and your “munch” on to… without missing a beat.

πŸ‘‰πŸ½-on THAT note🎡 Singing: “To the left… to the left 🎢🎡da-da!!! Lob-ster roll! Lobster-roll!!! 

These Lobster rolls were STUFFED big time…. with huge chunks… in the softest buttery roll..


🎀 Singing: 🎢🎡”Now slide…slide.. right on over to the most delightful presentation of one of the most FAVORITE savory treats of ALL TIME… 


A BLT!!!” Oooo-Weee!!!  It looks so dainty and CUTE… with BIG flavor! Every sample was served to guest in a “mini cake plate”… with a pedestal…& dome cover…


πŸ‘‰πŸ½ You wanna talk more about Flavor!!! These burgers… with mini slices of “banana 🍌” on top were yummy!!!

and Chef Andres... from “Cut” presented this element of  surprise… The mini burgers were so well seasoned… I know the larger sizes are gonna be REAL GOOD!!!!


Speaking of fruit flavor… Have you ever had a MANGO BEER??? 🍺 

You gotta try one from GOLDEN ROAD…


Fruity and delicious…. just like this watermelon πŸ‰ cocktail 🍹 

And this refreshing icy strawberry concoction…in a plastic bag! Ahhh!☝🏽So clever!


There are so MANY wonderful cocktails🍹 all around!!!

I gave you just a small sampling of food… but there is a full weekend at this festival…of  GRAND TASTINGS… and LUNCHEONS… for 4 days!!!


It’s Time to showcase “Wine!!!” and believe me…. there’s a LOT of it available!!! ~sWiRL~ and smell πŸ‘ƒπŸΌthe BOUQUET!!!

Wineries and master sommeliers… are represented here from all across the country!


Here’s a SWEET TREAT to eat…. from “The Patina Group.”

For a smooth & soothing… treat to clear the palate… How about SHERBET!  


I absolutely Lβ™₯️VE seeing how the chefs put so much attention to DETAIL into their presentations! They take a lot of PRIDE in preparing the absolute FINEST cuisine for You!


πŸ‘†πŸ½This TOP chef… who knows how to grab our attention…. and keep it… The entire time he’s preparing cuisine… 

He’s a #world 🌎#famous #chef 🍴with an #amazing #personality! He’s cooked for OPRAH…. when she and some very special guests traveled to Australia.  

Chef Curtis has also been on a LOT of  television πŸ“Ί shows…

(my #favorite #show was #TakeHomeChef!πŸ‘¨πŸΌβ€πŸ³) 

#curtisstone has written a #book I Lβ™₯️VE… It’s simply titled: “Good Food. Good Life.

I keep this book display in my home… very close to my kitchen. πŸ˜‰

Chef Curtis Stone is back on the scene at #LAFW #LA @foodandwine #festival! 

πŸ‘‰πŸ½As celebrity –HOST… he’s helping to welcome thousands of FOODIES 🍴 to #dtla #downtown #losangeles #beverlyhills & #santamonica πŸ‘‰πŸ½ for the 2017 LA Food & Wine Festival.



Grand #Tastings continue 8/26 & 8/27 πŸ‘‰πŸ½Get #tickets at http://www.LAFW.com&nbsp;

And now for some MORE GOOD EATS!

O-M-G !!! πŸ‘‡πŸ½These Hot DogsπŸ‘‡πŸ½were super delicious… heaped with truffles… and other savory goodies!



How about a fancy pork offering… with rice.. πŸ› “Hearty & Satisfying!”


Beef Tartare!!!! Simply DIVINE!!! Exquisite cuisine…to leave a lasting impression.


On to the SATURDAY Grand Tasting!!!


This grand tasting was hosted by another Chef I admire… Tyler Florence!!! He has done a number of TV Shows… special events…. and written several books.  I love cooking myself… and like his style… I also have one of his books!


The musical guest for saturday night….was “Wyclef Jean!!!” Rapper, humanitarian and hit recording artist from πŸ‡­πŸ‡Ή Haiti…


Ready to see more great food offerings??? …..Here….. ya go!!!


This food & wine festival is such a lovely experience! Now… 🎡🎢 singing: “Ev-erythings com-ing up ROSE-S 🌹🌹🌹for Meeeee!!!! 🎢 and for Youuuuu!!!!🎢🎡


 ********** Photo opp!!!! *********
Shout out to one of my ALL TIME FAVORITE HOTELS in LAS VEGAS!!! “The Venetian!!! 

A proud SPONSOR of this event along with LEXUS, CHEF wORKS, NEIMAN MARCUS, LEVEL, FRESH ORIGINS, KAI GOURMET, KTLA these other devoted partners…


David A. Bernahl ll, CEO/CO-Founder, Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival 

Grand #Tastings continue in the LA area 8/26 & 8/27 πŸ‘‰πŸ½Get #tickets and more information at http://www.LAFW.com&nbsp;
Up Next….


More Festival Highlights πŸ‘‡πŸ½πŸ‘‡πŸ½πŸ‘‡πŸ½




Highlights from Sunday, August 27th —> Grand Tastings…. in Santa Monica





Blog by: Evette Dabney


Evette Dabney, Founder, CEO and Creative Director of Sparkle-“E” Entertainment & Promotions
http://www.sparkle-e.com πŸ’Ž

Evette is a native of Atlanta, GA… and graduate of #CAU Clark Atlanta University… in the #AUC ( Atlanta University Center)

“Miss Dabney” is an EMMY nominated TV news talent, available for free-lance writing, script writing, show hosting, producing gigs, theatrical roles, commercials, industrials and voice-over work…. animation included! 

Let “Sparkle-E” πŸ’Ž promote YOU! Your BUSINESS, ORGANIZATION or SPECIAL EVENT…. in aggressive marketing efforts, and SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGNS!

A well known MARKETING INFLUENCER… Evette will make sure the consumer market takes NOTICE…. of what you have to offer!

To arrange TALENT BOOKINGS, AUDITIONS, and MEETINGS with Evette Dabney/SAG-AFTRA 

Evette is listed in the talent directory at http://www.actorsaccess.com & the playersdirectory (online).

Contacts also via phone message center included on website at http://www.sparkle-e.com πŸ’Ž and by e-mail: ceo.sparkle.e@gmail.com

πŸ‘‰πŸ½FOLLOW πŸ‘ˆπŸ½ Evette on TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, and YOUTUBE @evettedabney

The #Spirited πŸŽ‰ #Socialite and #mediamaven πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸ’» @evettedabney is on the move!!!

#Wow! #ThereSheGoesAgain! πŸ‘ 






It’s a GOOD time…. to put a little SOUTH… in your mouth !!!!🍴

My friends and I arrived early!  We could see “The Old Lady Gang” restaurant sign from where we were parked in the πŸš— car… on the street out front…

Atlanta’s newest southern cuisine restaurant… is in a great location… in the Castleberry Hill area of Atlanta…

177 Peters Street Southwest, Atlanta, GA 30313

We were just chatting… and admiring the other nice shops on next to the eatery… and gazing up at the GIGANTIC ~NEW~ Mercedes Benz stadium… looming HIGH above not far away…

Next thing I know… My friends says “Look at that long line!!!!”

 Just that quick..

 ((I’m talking snap of a finger…folks..))

 People were anxiously waiting… to get inside! 

-Wow!- I thought… that’s a great sign… for a new place!!!

We fell in place… and right on TIME… the doors opened… and the first crowd of the day… headed inside…

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All are pleasantly welcomed inside the “OLD LADY GANG” for tasty SOUTHERN CUISINE! 

Reality TV star…. and area native Kandi Burruss…is the driving force behind this soul food spot…

The establishment of this restaurant has been the subject of numerous β€œReal Housewives of Atlanta” episodes…  

Greatly supported by Kandi’s husband Todd.. this project quickly turned into a MAJOR FAMILY AFFAIR!!!

Wonderful family portraits are up all around the place…

This restaurant is like a BIG southern style HUG… to Kandi’s mother… and her aunts… who are ALL known to be great Cooks!!!


Sunlightβ˜€οΈ #Happy πŸ˜ƒtimes… “πŸ€—” #Friends.. and #Families are making it a priority…. to support this wonderful #NEW business…. 

My!  What a PLEASANT AFTERNOON we had at #oldladygang #restaurant!!

Mmmm mm!!! There are great #menu items… Good ole southern favorites like:

tasty appetizers, flavor filled cocktails… shrimp and grits, fried chicken, catfish, salmon, crab cakes, steak etc.) and a popular all-Sunday-long brunch…. not to mention Delilah dessert offerings!

It’s open… and bright… with great service!!!  All of the staffers were warm, friendly… and very attentive to guests inside… Well alright now… you know… that’s just peachy! πŸ‘

✨✨After all… it is the southern way!!! ✨✨

and #delicious #food 🍽at @oldladygang #restaurant #atlanta πŸ‘#ga @kandi @bravoandy @bravotv @therealhousewivesofatlanta @realhousewivesatlanta @bravorhoa #olg πŸ‘‰πŸ½#gosee ‼️
(shrimp and grits, fried chicken, etc.) and a popular all-Sunday-long brunch…

Round up your crew…. and head straight to… #OLG  “Old Lady Gang” 

177 Peters St SW, Atlanta GA, 30313 | 404.692.4407

Monday: Closed Tuesday-Thursday: 12-10pm Friday-Saturday: 12-11pm Sunday: 12-10pm

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Hop on this “MID-DAY SOULFOOD TRAIN in GA… πŸ‘Next stop….

“Sweet Georgia’s JukeJoint”

This “spirited spot” is a well known soul food choice… and popular tourist spot…right in the heart ❀️ of downtown Atlanta on Peachtree Street! 

This restaurant focuses on serving refined takes on classics such as chicken & waffles… catfish… smoked and fried chicken wings..

We reall enjoyed the great fellowship…in the crowd… and music 🎢 from a dynamic HOUSE BAND!!! They really know how to get the crowd going!!! 

Clapping πŸ‘πŸ½ πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½!!!! πŸ’ƒπŸ½πŸ•ΊπŸ½Dancing!!! and SWAYING to the beat!!! Great cover music we all know… and love from musical greats like “Earth, Wind and Fire!!”

Indulge in selections such as Smoked Sliced Beef Brisket (served with seasoned steak fries), short ribs..

Other favorites include: Seasoned chicken entrees…Peach Glazed Alaskan Grilled Salmon (grilled and glazed with caramelized peaches and served over garlic mashed potatoes), and a St. Louis Pork Rib Rack (hickory smoked, grilled and glazed with their signature barbecue sauce…

Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint” also provides guest with a wine… and specialty cocktails… with catchy names… and flavors…

And true to the SPIRIT of the original –juke joints– of the south…. there is LIVE music… every night of the week!!!


“SWEET GEORGIA’S JUKE JOINT”

200 Peachtree St NW L05, Atlanta, GA 30303
And now…. let’s slide in…. on the “Southwest side” for a ✨BEAUTIFUL ✨ dining experience!!!

Yessss…. That’s really the name of this hot πŸ”₯SOULFOOD spot… The “BEAUTIFUL RESTAURANT” were all the southern favorites live up to that name… looking “picture perfect!”

“Beautiful”  is a Cafeteria-style… Southern restaurant serving short ribs, catfish, Fried Chicken, ham hocks, seasoned veggies with tons of sides since 1979… 

Stop in for 🍳 BREAKFAST —> LUNCH —–> and DINNER!!!

The macaroni and cheese… and banana pudding are some of the BEST in the city!!! 

But then again….

⭐️⭐️⭐️ “It’s  ALL GOOD!!!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️

2260 Cascade Rd SW, Atlanta, GA 30311
Beautiful Restaurant, known as the “Healthy Soulful Taste of the South” serves a variety of home cooked meals unlike any other!

And ooooo…. those desserts!!!! 


And finally…. a favorite southern restaurant… in the ATL… with a very RICH HISTORY!!!

This 1945-era institution draws locals & tourists for Southern comfort food in a nice… homey space.

224 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308
These are the best HOMEMADE ROLLS!!!! 

The cornbread is just like most southern Mamas, Grandmama’s and Aunties used to make! πŸ˜„ Ohhh!!!! They also bring out hot cinnamon rolls… just like they used to bake back in the day!

The restaurant is HUGE!!!! With lots of intimate dining areas named for key locations… around the peach πŸ‘ state!

“MARY MAC’S TEA ROOM” 

Iconic spot for Southern fare located in midtown Atlanta…
The most sought after  β€œold-fashioned” Southern comfort food here… includes… their FAMOUS classic fried πŸ— Chicken!!! (( Golden brown… crispy and delicious!!!!)) You can get this down home favorite… with β€œall the fixin’s” and some of the β€œbest sweet tea & home made lemonade anywhere!!! 

Other Favorites include: Pork chops, Cat fish, pulled pork, sweet potato soufflΓ© , collard greens, green beans and MORE!!!
Come early for lunch or dinner… This place caters to β€œbusloads” of β€œtourists.”

http://www.marymacs.com

A divine southern eatery… for life long friends to MEET and EAT!!!


The FAMOUS Atlanta “Blast from the past…. 

⭐️⭐️ “Mary Macs Tea room” ⭐️⭐️

Open Now Β· 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM 

224 Ponce De Leon Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30308,  Phone: 404-876-1800

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Y’all  enjoy these spots now… ya hear⁉️

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~Evette Dabney, Founder, CEO and Creative Director of Sparkle-“E” Entertainment & Promotions

Evette Dabney, Founder, CEO and Creative Director of Sparkle-“E” Entertainment & Promotions

http://www.sparkle-e.com πŸ’Ž

Evette is a native of Atlanta, GA… and graduate of #CAU Clark Atlanta University… in the #AUC ( Atlanta University Center)

“Miss Dabney” is an EMMY nominated TV news talent, available for free-lance writing, script writing, show hosting, producing gigs, theatrical roles, commercials, industrials and voice-over work…. animation included! πŸ˜‰

Let “Sparkle-E” πŸ’Ž promote YOU! Your BUSINESS, 

ORGANIZATION or SPECIAL EVENT…. in aggressive marketing efforts, and SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGNS!

A well known MARKETING INFLUENCER… Evette will make sure the consumer market takes NOTICE…. of what you have to offer!

To arrange TALENT BOOKINGS, AUDITIONS, and MEETINGS with Evette Dabney/SAG-AFTRA 

See http://www.actorsaccess&#8230;(online), or reach out to our phone message center included at http://www.sparkle-e.com πŸ’Ž and by e-mail: ceo.sparkle.e@gmail.com

You can follow Evette on TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, and YOUTUBE @evettedabney

The #Spirited πŸŽ‰ #Socialite and #mediamaven πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸ’» @evettedabney is on the move!!!
#Wow! #ThereSheGoesAgain! πŸ‘ 

β˜€οΈSummertime βœ”οΈ Holidays βœ”οΈ and Parties πŸŽ‰ are BETTER when you have some GOOD BBQ!

β˜€οΈSummertime is HERE… and it’s PRIME TIME for parties…. cookouts…. and Holidays!!!!


There have been lots of graduation πŸ‘¨πŸ½β€πŸŽ“πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸŽ“parties…. Get together with friends… picnics… and ~NOW~ we are about to officially begin “Family reunion season!” When you’re thinking about a “MENU” 

what’s one of the FIRST THINGS to pop in your mind????

***** DING! πŸ›ŽDING!! πŸ›ŽDING!!!!***


My Birthday πŸŽ‚is coming up…. and I was just thinking πŸ€” to myself… “self” wouldn’t it be GREAT to have some grills smoking…. the aroma of mesquite and hickory smoke ♨️in the air… (and lots of other really good food πŸ˜ƒdrinks🍹🍸🍻πŸ₯‚πŸ· & desserts 🍰🍦🍧πŸͺ🍩)

 Music! Games! Good company & laughter πŸ˜†at my own BBQ!!!! πŸ€”


******* Woooo Weeee!!!!!! πŸ™ŒπŸ½*****


Yeah…. that WOULD be nice… but I don’t have a grill…. 

((( whomp Whomp!!!! πŸ™„πŸ˜…πŸ€£)))

So….off I go to stand in line… and patiently wait… so I can have at least a “TASTE” of  Bar-b-que… Rich with flavor… and dripping with sauce to satisfy my craving…over a long holiday weekend!


Whelp! I decided to go to Phillips Bar-b-que on Crenshaw.... because it’s really Good!!!  (I’ve also picked up food to go at at their other location in Lemeirt Park…)

When I walked up… I squinted my eyes…πŸ‘€ **WOW!!!!*** The line was waaaay down the sidewalk…. Definitely a sign that the FOOD is great…. and people want to be sure not to miss out!

Well… I thought to myself… you’re here now… & you packed your patience…. just…. ***Wait.for.it!!!!***

And so I WAIT… and WAIT… 

(((It’s worth it… I whisper to myself…))

It’s πŸ”₯HOTπŸ”₯out here…& WINDYπŸ’¨ But… it’s been a minute since I’ve had some good meat πŸ– & sauce….. So. I. WAIT!


And ~finally~…. I can see the light… at the door… πŸšͺ 


Yay!!!!!! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰I’m in there… like swimwear!!! ****LOL!!!***


Now….. what will I order????


Singing: 🎢🎡”It’s my turn!!!!🎢

Oooooh…. It smells so good in here!!! A cool groove is playing on the speaker inside… I bop my head to the beat…. yeahhhh it’s on now!!!!

Lots of people are carrying out those huge silver pans and trays…

πŸ‘‹πŸ½ Hey!!!! Make sure y’all save some for me!!!

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I guess you’re wondering…. what did I order???

Ohhhh…. You know it!!!!


✨One of My FAVORITE: BBQ Ribs!!!

They were meaty…. and juicy… and dripping with a mix of their famous hot & mild sauce…. just like I LIKE IT!!! Ohhhhh yeah! It was WELL worth the wait! πŸ‘πŸ½

Lucky for ALL the folks STILL waiting in line…. outdoor Entertainment suddenly appeared!

(And this dude was smooth…🎢🎢)

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✨✨✨🎢🎢CLASSIC!!!!🎢🎢

And Now…. I will say so long for now…. because it ‘s time…. to chow down!!!

 “Good Bread… Good meat… Good Lord Lets EAT!!!🍴
~Evette Dabney 
Evette Dabney,  Founder, CEO and Creative Director of Sparkle-“E” Entertainment & Promotions

http://www.sparkle-e.com πŸ’Ž

Evette, is an EMMY nominated TV news talent…available for free-lance writing, hosting, theatrical roles, commercials, industrials and voice-over work. 

Let “Sparkle-E” πŸ’Ž promote YOU! Your BUSINESS, ORGANIZATION or SPECIAL EVENT…. in aggressive marketing efforts, and SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGNS!

A well known MARKETING INFLUENCER... Evette will make sure the consumer market takes NOTICE…. of what you have to offer!

To arrange TALENT BOOKINGS, AUDITIONS, and MEETINGS with Evette Dabney/SAG-AFTRA 

Go to actors access…on-line… or leave message with phone message center connected on web site…. or e-mail: ceo.sparkle.e@gmail.com 

You can FOLLOW Evette on TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, and YOUTUBE @evettedabney

The #Spirited πŸŽ‰ #Socialite and #mediamaven πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸ’» @evettedabney is on the move!!!

#Wow! #ThereSheGoesAgain! πŸ‘ 

Kansas City Barbecue still FLYING HIGH as a San Diego Favorite Spot!

It gained national popularity after being prominently featured in the hit πŸŽ₯ movie “TOP GUN!!!!” starring Tom Cruise.


The Top Gun Naval Fighter Weapons School is where the best of the best train to refine their elite flying skills. 


When hotshot fighter pilot Maverick (Tom Cruise) is sent to the school, his reckless attitude and cocky demeanor put him at odds with the other pilots….
Lots of GREAT scenes were filmed in the San Diego area… and right here in this restaurant…

Years have passed since all the lights! Cameras! and action associated with TOP GUN…and Kansas City Barbecue is STILL smoking HOT!!! πŸ”₯


It’s a popular place for tourists… and locals alike… and of course regulars..


(Just like CHEERS!!!!)

The food is fine… popular items ordered with special deals include the chicken, pulled pork, hot wings, burgers… and of course RIBS!
I couldn’t pass up those! My fries and cole slaw… was also tasty! 


If you can’t make up your mind… you can try 2… or even 3 meat options.  Not only is the food good.. there are lots of cool things to look at all around you…


The bar is always surrounded with good positive spirits… and a very personable bartender… who makes fast friends!


So the next time you’re on track for some good times… and good food… stop right in KANSAS CITY BARBECUE….


 right next to the trolley station in downtown San Diego…. near the Harbor!


~Evette Dabney, CEO, Creative Director of Sparkle “E” Entertainment & Promotions 

Evette Dabney, Founder, CEO and Creative Director of Sparkle-“E” Entertainment & Promotions

http://www.sparkle-e.com πŸ’Ž

Evette is an EMMY nominated TV news talent…available for free-lance writing, hosting, theatrical roles and voice-over work. 

Let “Sparkle-E” πŸ’Ž promote YOU!… and Your BUSINESS!

ORGANIZATION or SPECIAL EVENT…. in aggressive marketing efforts, and SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGNS!

A well known MARKETING INFLUENCER… Evette will make sure the consumer market takes NOTICE…. of what you have to offer!

To arrange TALENT BOOKINGS, AUDITIONS, and MEETINGS with Evette Dabney/SAG-AFTRA 

Contact via e-mail information included at http://www.sparkle-e.com πŸ’Ž or ceo.sparkle.e@gmail.com

You can follow Evette on TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, and YOUTUBE @evettedabney

The #Spirited πŸŽ‰ #Socialite and #mediamaven πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸ’» @evettedabney is on the move!!!

#Wow! #ThereSheGoesAgain! πŸ‘