REVAMPED RACETRAC GETS US ROWDY

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NEVER have we ever been so excited to see our gaslight turn on. And it’s all because RaceTrac has stepped up their gas station game to incredible new heights. We know, we know... how could a conveinence store get us that excited? Well, firstly, it doesn’t take too much to get us excited...BUT more importantly, because the food and drink game at RaceTrac is seriously beyond impressive. When we first walked in, we couldn’t help but notice how strangely sanitary everything looked. And ya know what makes us extra hungry?? When the dining establishment we’re eating at is incredibly clean, that’s what. #germfreebaby The RaceTrac staff is on their A-Game and it 100% reflects in their newly renovated space. 

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Of course, the next aspect that got our tummies a rumblin' was seeing the full service food counter, where we were greeted by Chef Ashleigh, the gal behind all of RaceTrac's delicious menu items.  We immediately knew, we were in good hands with her. She exuded passion, creating delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner options that we had a hard time comprehending all came from the inside of RaceTrac's convenience store. Literally, we still dream about the meatball sub that she constructed right before our very eyes. So warm, fluffy, and now it sounds like we’re describing our beds but like..we don’t love anyone more than we love our beds so this must mean love as well. Basically, what we’re trying to say is, not only is RaceTrac that gas station of our times, but it’s a gas station made for the future. Y’ALL- we could order our meatball subs from a screen. A screen. If this isn’t living, we dunno what is. 

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NOW onto dessert/we may or may not have scored some samples here before dinner time (shhh) but when we locked eyes with their “Swirl World” frozen yogurt station and amazing assortment of toppings, we knew it had to be done. We’re talking full on froyo options sicker than your average yogurt shops. Fabulous flavors, strong selection, and a topping bar that set us over the edge. 10/10- would recommend. 

Overall, the newly renovated RaceTrac has changed the way we think of conveience stores/now we cannot stop thinking about this one. Be sure to stay tuned to see what they come up with next and make a HARD swerve on over here the next time your gas light turns on...or if even it doesn’t...either way- we highly recommend it. 

MOE'S FREE QUESO DAY 9/21/17

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DO YOU REMEMBER THE 21ST NIGHT DAY*** OF SEPTEMBER DOE?? BC IT’S FREE QUESO DAY at the one and only Moe’s Southwestern Grill if you haven’t already heard and we are getting mad cheesy wit it. That’s right, the time has come...the momentous day where we can all come together to eat that fabulous and FREE 6 ounces of liquid gold together BC QUESO IS LIFE Y’ALL. The King of queso is here to celebrate all of us cheesy loving folk...like even if you’re trying to be financially savvy (it sucks, we know), this is your time to shine bc they’ll give you the queso no purchase necessary! IDK if we could be any more appreciative of this day. TBH, we’re drooling just thinking about it and if anyone tries to tell you that queso isn’t a breakfast food, they are wrong and you don’t need that type of negativity in your life.

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Also, if you’ve got a dirty queso secret you want to get off your chest… well, first off, that’s amazing but secondly, Moe’s will be offering customers a 24-hour Queso Hotline (bling), where all y’all kookie queso lovers can call in and confess the freakiest food you’ve ever eaten with queso. Dang...the things we would do to hear these phone calls but we’ll definitely be dialing in a time or two…. Hit ‘em up at 1-855-440-6337 and as we previously mentioned, it’s a JUDGEMENT FREE ZONE so we encourage each and every one of you to make this Free Queso Day one to remember. Because, it only comes once a year so we’ve gotta dip it, sip it, flip it WHILE WE CAN PEOPLE. Happy Free Queso Day!!!

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TIN LIZZY'S X CATERING X NATIONAL TEQUILA DAY

We have had a soft spot in our hearts for Tin Lizzy’s ever since we first moved to the A and heard that the creators/obviously really cool dudes behind it were FSU Alumna. It was basically a safe haven for us to run to on game days/any day we were needing a marg fix and feel like we were right back at home with all our fellow Noles by our sides. And also, their chips are seasoned AF and we literally have dreams about them… 

But anywho, we had our first experience here during football season in Fall 2014 and ya, we had like no friends here so we thought we’d hit up Tin Lizzy’s with Megan’s parents who were in town (they’re not regular parents-they’re cool parents). We drowned ourselves with chips, queso, tacos and got pretty turnt…We then proceeded to take good ole mom and dad to The Ivy…. What a terrible decision (cc: red bull/vodka). Let’s just say that later that night we ended up answering the telephones at Papa John’s and were politely escorted out of the building. Moral of the story: our wonderful night all started with the magic of Tin Lizzy’s. It’s basically the greatest love story of our time. 

Fast forward to today and now; we are old and washed up. So much so that a surprise party was thrown in honor of Kathleen hitting the big 25. I mean, can you say quarter life crisis??? It was Mexican themed so of course, Tin Lizzy’s came to the rescue and catered the shit out of it.  They suggested a TACO BAR AND WE SAID YES….like how much more perfect could it get? Answer: impossible bc that day and food spread was LIT. We’ve gone ahead and listed what was present during our hella poppin’ b-day party below bc we are really nice girls and think that everyone deserves an incredible b-day party catered by Tin Lizzy’s. 

They were so helpful and amazing at making suggestions and we wouldn’t change a thing! See our catering order below!

Soft Flour Tortillas
½ Grilled Chicken
½ Grilled Steak
Shredded Lettuce
Black Beans
Pico de Gallo
Shredded Jack Cheese
Sour Cream
Smoky Chipotle Sauce
Signature Seasoned Chips (DUH)
Salsa Roja
Fresh Guacamole
Queso Blanco

And just FYI, Tin Lizzy’s goes above and beyond. They give you all the good utensils, plates, napkins you name it!  Literally everything but the Margarita Machine ;) And we think it's no coincidence that tomorrow is NATIONAL TEQUILA DAY and of course, Tin Lizzy’s is making us proud once again. Can you say fiesta? Bc you’re about to. In honor of such a momentous Holiday, Tin Lizzy’s is offering..........

1800 Tequila shots for just $2.00 starting Monday July 24th - Sunday July 30th.

That gives you 7 whole days to get yourself all the way tequila turnt up.  

In conclusion, Tin Lizzy's is it. 

What to Eat in Charleston

You know we try our hardest to stay true to ATL buttttt we also want to be Charleston food experts in the worst way.  (Please don't be mad.) But it's the type of place where if you go, you know what we're talking about. We love Charleston and everything about it! You’ve got the beach, the boys, the BBQ…is there anything else you really need? Within the past 2 months we’ve frequented back to The Holy City two whole times and we would totes be down to go again so Holla 'atcha girls @Southern Charm boys! With that said, we thought it was about time we made a guide rounding up some of our favorite spots (in no special order but they are all special)…Check it out and let us know what some of your favorite Charleston spots are! AKA please give us another excuse to go back ASAP. 

Lewis Barbecue

Ordering TIP: Show them this pic. Be done. Get a little taste of everything. You won't regret it. 

Ordering TIP: Show them this pic. Be done. Get a little taste of everything. You won't regret it. 

167 Raw

Want to eat the best tuna burger in your whole entire life? Because this is it. Pro tip: go late and stay late.  All the cutie patootie boys working there will pour rosé down your ole hatch and it will get lit.   Photo by: @dhmeyer

Want to eat the best tuna burger in your whole entire life? Because this is it. Pro tip: go late and stay late.  All the cutie patootie boys working there will pour rosé down your ole hatch and it will get lit.   Photo by: @dhmeyer

 

Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit

You might recognize this biscuit from Callie's shop in VAHI but these little biscuits first came out of the womb in CHS. Thank you for being born Callie's Hot Little Biscuit. photo by @callieshotlittlebiscuit.

You might recognize this biscuit from Callie's shop in VAHI but these little biscuits first came out of the womb in CHS. Thank you for being born Callie's Hot Little Biscuit. photo by @callieshotlittlebiscuit.

Zero George

We're willing to bet money that these will be the best deviled egg you will ever come into contact with in your life. They include truffle and possibly some sort of crack cocaine. Boom daddy. 

We're willing to bet money that these will be the best deviled egg you will ever come into contact with in your life. They include truffle and possibly some sort of crack cocaine. Boom daddy. 

Leon’s Oyster Shop

If Ford Fry's, The Optimist, had a little sister.... S'cute s'cute. You'll got your shuck on here and love it fa sho.  

If Ford Fry's, The Optimist, had a little sister.... S'cute s'cute. You'll got your shuck on here and love it fa sho.  

Home Team BBQ

While their BBQ is pretty damn good, you must try their alcoholic beverage, "The Game Changer"....it will get the job done quickly and you will like it. 

While their BBQ is pretty damn good, you must try their alcoholic beverage, "The Game Changer"....it will get the job done quickly and you will like it. 

California Dreaming

Hands down, best views on the water.  They're famous for this cobb salad and we never order salads soooo that's saying something. BTW, don't skip out on that croissant....If you make good enough friends with your waitress, she will send you home with 2 to-go boxes full for drunk eating later!

Hands down, best views on the water.  They're famous for this cobb salad and we never order salads soooo that's saying something. BTW, don't skip out on that croissant....If you make good enough friends with your waitress, she will send you home with 2 to-go boxes full for drunk eating later!

Our Magical Mandarin Oriental Staycation!

As you all are well aware of, we are constantly complaining not only about our hunger but also about our exhaustion as well. We're like super fun to be around all the time, we know. Anywho, we felt like the only way to regain that lost pep in our step would be with a staycation of course! Next thing you knew, we packed our overnight bags (which were totally pointless since we stayed in our hotel robes the entire time) and were graciously greeted at the lovely Mandarin Oriental. We should probably tell you that the Mandarin is a solid two miles away from our home.... However, when those double doors opened, we were immediately surrounded by the most decadent decor and white marble (so chic) and felt as if we were miles away from our lowly HG Headquarters (AKA: our apartment). 

First on our agenda was a visit to the spa and we're like 99% sure that there is nothing better than having someone rub your face/back so yes, we were off to a wonderful start. We HIGHLY recommend the Oriental Essence massage, as it targets on all stress areas of the body. So basically, a full body massage. The goal of this treatment is to leave you feeling realigned with your mind and emotions so we are currently in the works of starting a petition to have this expense taken care of by our insurance at this point. Mental health, hello? How could we not win this argument? Stay tuned for final results. 

Certainly, all this laying around and being rubbed on really worked our appetites up. And did the Mandarin Oriental offer 24/7 room service? And didn't we just HAVE to take advantage of this spectacular service? But OF COURSE, we did. We ordered their colossal club sandwich and fries and were IMMEDIATELY set in a deep deep coma. Serious sandwich goals here people. 

We eventually woke from this coma but only to order a few more room service items because we were experiencing such intense separation anxiety from the bellman and all the magical treats he carries in on his cart. Up next, mac and cheese and ice cream sundaes because we are 5 years old and will never be capable of maintaining a healthy diet.  Next thing you knew, we were out for the night and 100% content with this double food coma that had just occurred. 

We woke the next day PUMPED and ready to conquer the Mandarin's Dim Sum Sunday brunch buffet. TBH, this was our first dim sum experience and we don't know why this isn't more of a thing...Like, who wouldn't want orange chicken, fried rice, steamed dumplings, and pork buns as a part of their usual breakfast spread? It honestly feels wrong that we were just introduced to this concept. We drank green tea (pinky's up duh) while this was all occurring so we still felt zen AF/kinda skinny as this was all going down. LOL JK about the feeling skinny part but this brunch was literally begging us to induce self-loathing upon ourselves and we felt it was only right to honor this. When it was finally time to roll ourselves out of there, we 100% knew that this would not be our last dim sum brunch. 

With heavy hearts, we grabbed our bags (the ones that were never unpacked) and bid our farewells to the magical place that is The Mandarin Oriental. Ultimately, we left feeling rejuvenated, relaxed, and ready for whatever the week ahead was going to throw at us and for that, we are forever grateful for our time spent at The MO Atlanta. 

St. Patrick's Day with Glendalough - Ireland's First Craft Distillery

Happy St. Patrick's Day to all of our Irish lovers! We were so excited when we connected with Glendalough Irish Whisky to celebrate the origins of our heritage and the stem of where all our family drinking problems began! LOL JK JK... BUT we did recently learn that Glendalough is Ireland's first craft distillery bc A. We are so obviously cultured AF and B. We had just gotten back from Ireland for the first time! We were #blessed enough to have had an amazing first impression with Glendalough after being introduced to it during a tasting class that so happened to be taught by a sexy Irish bartender babe. So yeah, it was a love at first drank kinda thing for us. 

Therefore, we are so excited to share some yummy cocktails recipes for you to try at home with this incredible sizzurp. However, if these drinks are too much for you and you're more of a simple kind of guy/gal, we always recommend drinking your whiskey neat like Selena....;) Buttt if you prefer to sweeten the deal and let the babes behind the bar work their magic... you can order Glendalough at any of the following ATL hot spots: Biltong Bar, Establishment Midtown, Ormsbys, Fado, RiRa, Smith’s Old Bar, and Mac McGees. We hope these recipes inspire you all to be the best DIY drunk version of yourself and be sure to let us know how they work for you at home! Sláinte!!! 

 

 

Cocktail: Interdimensional Crossrip
Inspo: Sean Gleason of Biltong Bar in Atlanta. The drink started as a riff on the classic "Cameron's Kick," subbing a house-made orange amaro for the usual scotch.
Ingredients

  •  2oz Chai infused Glendalough DB
  •  .75oz Vin Picon
  •  .75 oz sorghum pecan syrup
  •  .5 oz lemon juice
  •  1oz of egg white
  •   Method: Shaken up in a cocktail glass, garnished with crushed chai tea 

 
Cocktail: In the Navy

Awards: Voted best cocktail during the Dublin Cocktail Festival
Inspo: Aaron Hayden of Peruke & Periwig in Dublin. This is a twist on the classic Navy Grog.
Glass: Rocks Glass
Ingredients:

  • 1 ⅓ ounces of Glendalough Double Barrel Irish Whiskey
  • ⅓ ounce Amaretto
  • 1 ounce grapefruit juice
  • ⅔ ounce lemon juice
  • ½ ounce caramel liqueur such as Giffard’s Caramel Toffee
  • 2 drops Peychaud’s bitters

Method: Shake and strain into rocks glass, garnish with grapefruit and mint sprig

We Flip 4 Flip Burger Boutique

Our milkshakes bring all da boys to the yard just kidding, they most certainly do not. However, Flip Burger Boutique's are quite literally some of the best milkshakes we have ever had the pleasure of coming into contact with. No joke. We would come to this yard like all day erryday for these heavenly creations. Flavors include: Krispy Kreme, Cap N' Crunch, Nutella + Burnt Marshmellow, and their most recent feature was Kit Kat and we kid (kat) you not when we tell you that we tried to practice some self-control and not suck these babies down in a ten minute time frame BUT we 100% did. Also, they put liquid nitrogen in these shakes so they come out looking super sexy and smoky so yeah, the visual appeal is just off the charts good. And the best part? This occurred before our meals were even brought to us and now we want to start every meal like this. Milkshake appetizers are the future and we support this movement. 

 

Of course, the menu offered so many mouth watering burger options that we were honestly torn over what to order as our main burger selection. But have no fear! The Flip Burger Trio of 3 mini sliders allowed us to rest our pretty little heads on top of this beautiful baby burger threesome. We went with the rBQ, butchers cut, and the stack to get our engines purring and MEOW yup, they were in no time. Besides the fact that they were so petite and precious, they were packed with flavor while still allowing us enough room to demolish the rest of our milkshakes in no time. Overall, we would order this combo again, as we left not wanting to totally kill ourselves with fullness, and we feel like we really got to know the Flip features with this order.  Flip Burger has two Atlanta locations and they want to offer all of the hungry boys and girls of the ATL a special offer at both Buckhead and West Midtown. See details below! 

 

Get 1 Free Appetizer or Nitro Milkshake with the purchase of a burger and side! 

*Restrictions Apply
*Must present this blog post/instagram post in order to redeem offer. Only 1 free appetizer or milkshake per table. Only valid for dine-in orders at Flip Burger's 2 Atlanta, GA locations. Offer valid until Sunday 4/16/2017