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fortify kitchen.

Before we went on our baby-moon, I did some research on local restaurants. Fortify Kitchen & Bar was at the very top of the list with rave reviews. Needless to say, it lived up to the hype.

photo c/o ATL intown.
photo c/o ATL intown. i was too eager to snap one when entering. woops.
Fortify
adorable from the get.
chicken breast | infused with smoked gouda pimento cheese served on buttermilk mashed potatoes with sherry-crimini mushroom sauce and brussel sprouts.
chicken breast | infused with smoked gouda pimento cheese served on buttermilk mashed potatoes with sherry-crimini mushroom sauce and brussel sprouts. to die.
strawberry creme brulee. it took everything I had not to order a second...
strawberry creme brulee. it took everything I had not to order a second serving…

Not pictured: Jay’s filet. Because it was instantly devoured. Highly recommend checking them out if you find yourself in the Clayton / Lake Burton, GA area. We will be back for SURE.

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brunch bunch.

J: Jay and I are lucky to have one of the best brunch spots in ATL right across the street from our home… Buttermilk Kitchen! We trotted over recently for a little french toast and chilaquiles you have to see to believe:

Buttermilk Kitchen 2
Chilaquilles = sour cream, salsa verde, tortilla chips, epazole + scrambled eggs. A fiesta in your mouth! ๐Ÿ’ƒ
Buttermilk Kitchen 3
A closeup of the most delicious french toast we’ve ever had.
Buttermilk Kitchen
Nothing could keep this guy from brunch… #wipeout
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it’s game-day.

So. Real talk. We could eat a cheese plate for every meal. Easy. But sometimes we need to switch it up! Never fear… this quick and easy dip from Damn Delicious has you covered. A crowd-pleaser for your football watching this weekend!

Damn Delicious | Beef Enchilada Dip

Prep Time 5 minutes

Cook Time 10 minutes

Total Time 15 minutes

ย Yield 6 servings
This meaty, cheesy enchilada dip comes together in just 15 minutes, and is the perfect crowd pleasing appetizer!

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 1/2 cups enchilada sauce
  • 1 cup roasted corn kernels
  • 1 (4.5-ounce) can chopped green chiles
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Tortilla chips, for serving

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly oil two 10-ounce ramekins or coat with nonstick spray. *I used these amazing Le Creuset Cocottes instead of ramekins. Highly recommend scooping a few for your kitchen!*
  • Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium high heat. Add ground beef and cook until browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the beef as it cooks; drain excess fat. Stir in enchilada sauce, corn, chiles, 1/2 cup Monterey Jack cheese and 1/2 cup cheddar cheese; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Divide the filling evenly into the ramekins and top with remaining cheeses.
  • Place into oven and bake until bubbly around the edges, about 5 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes before serving.
DD Dip
the goods.
voila!
voila!
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friday five | food diary.

Friday. You are back. And we love you.

If you’re like us, you’re always looking for new restaurants to try over the weekend. Need suggestions in Atlanta? Look no further.

1. C&S Seafood + Oyster Bar: J took cover here Monday night during a legit monsoon and stumbled upon one of the most delicious shrimp cocktails (and actual cocktails) ever.

c&s shrimp
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2. Joey D’s Oak Room: We’ve suggested them before. For a reason. If you’re looking for really GREAT food every visit, Joey D’s is your spot. I mean how delicious does that sandwich look?

JD BBQ2
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3. Home grown GA: Homegrown came HIGHLY recommended by J’s coworker, Bill, mainly because of their award winning sloppy joe. The best part is that the sloppy joe is… wait for it… VEGAN. And amazingly delicious.

HOMEGROWN SLOPPY JOE
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4. American Food + Beverage: L and I gave this new Buckhead Atlanta spot a try when she was in town a few weeks ago. LOVE it. Going in for round 2 tonight with some girlfriends. Boiled peanut hummus is definitely on the agenda.

Boiled peanut hummus
i promise to get a great photo of this tonight, but in the meantime one from @ATLFoodSnob.

5. Turner Field: Okay so this may not be a restaurant BUT the Braves are playing the Cubs in Atlanta this weekend. Take in the game. Share some patriotic dippin dots with your love, but not the wine of course.

BRAVES
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friday five | food diary.

J:

Mercy mercy mercy. Friday is finally HERE.

I’ve been sifting through recent iPhone photos and realized I’ve been hoarding #foodpics and resto recommendations. For shame. Let’s catch up, shall we?

The Silver Moon | Lake Oconee: L and I had a girls getaway at Lake Oconee a few weeks ago and shared the most delicious fresh shrimp. It was photo-worthy obviously.

*Note: You may have trouble finding this gem of a restaurant because their sign simply says “Bar and Grill” so keep an eye out.

FF Silver Moon
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JCT Kitchen & Bar | Atlanta: You probably saw this gorgeous sight on our instagram page, but I had to give more info because it was THAT good. Steak tartare with a side of fried corn on the cobb. {not pictured MOMO sauvignon blanc}

FF JCT
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Joey D’s Oak Room | Atlanta: Keeping with the steak theme… Sometimes a great steak is exactly what you’re looking for. Look no further than Joey D’s Oak Room! Conveniently located across from Perimeter Mall with a bar you MUST see to believe.

FF Joey D's
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Gino’s East Pizzeria | Chicago: After dining here on my last two trips to Chicago, I definitely need to share the best deep dish in town. Gino’s East is exactly what they say it is… legendary. Can’t make it to Chicago? Gino’s will ship a pie directly to your door. #dangerous

FF Ginos
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Smith & Wollensky | Chicago: Exactly what a crab cake should be… crab. To die for. And highly recommend dining al fresco.

FF Smith and Wollensky
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Now. What | Where are we eating this weekend!?

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reeling you in.

Dearest Catch NYC, We love you. We dined at this gem of a restaurant on J’s bachelorette trip and needless to say it was a crowd favorite. Add this hotspot to your to-dine list next time you’re in NYC. You may even spot a celeb or two

Our faves from the menu include: tartare trio, hellfire roll, lobster rolls, bourbon-miso sea bass “wraps”. The list goes on…

See below for the dirty dirty.

here fishy.
here fishy.
clearly the fellow in the back did not order this delicious entree. #snoozealert
clearly the fellow in the back did not order this delicious entree. #snoozealert
Catch 2
oh la la.

Last but certainly not least.

catch 3
lob-star.

 

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instagram diary.

Here’s what we we’ve been up to as of late!

TGL 8.26.14
perhaps the best burger in ATL… Grindhouse | J SAID YES TO THE DRESS at Winnie Couture | beachin’ | amazing shrimp and grits at Firefly Panama City | Baby Joe working his chopsticks | L’s fresh veggies | the most amazing flowers L sent J while dress shopping | a little bar cart rearranging.

 

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