Two Urban Licks

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Location: Atlanta, GA(Virginia Highland Area)12743969_1021517901240444_1244449722751067099_n

Inspiration: Southern – Latin

Executive Chef: Michael Bertozzi

Oh me, oh my. I think I have a reason to continuously go visit Atlanta. I love food. But when you are able to see the passion of the food poured onto a plate..well, that’s a bite I will try over and over and over again….not to mention…the wine.

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Born and raised Jacksonville native, Executive Chef Michael Bertozzi , has taken your taste buds to an entirely new level of ecstasy(wait….can I say that?!?) First he teases you with the atmosphere. Then he lures you in even more with the sounds of blues and jazz surrounding the walls. And right before he fills your stomach you are drowning in ┬áthe only wine on tap barrel wall in the United States.

wine on wall tap

 

His seasonal menu of various southern-latin fusion dishes will get you in a very relaxed and flavorful mood. The outside patio excites me tremendously. Who doesn’t mind eating with fresh air and beautiful people surrounding them?

With a ticket of $30-$75 per person, there’s something for everyone. Maybe you would enjoy the empanada, beautiful brisket with garlic cream and pico de gallo to start. Or the Tuna Tartare….lawwwddd, lol. And a wonderful entree of my liking is Mahi Mahi (I’m a big fish eater). The Mahi Mahi is seared with charred okra, crawfish and a delightful Old Bay butter. Now you can take my word for it, or go dive in for yourself. I am sure you will be pleased.

 

 

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The Reef on the Water

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Long Beach, CA

reef view

Inspiration: American, Seafood

Occasion: Wedding, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

An amazing view with very popular seafood dishes, restaurant pioneer David Tallichet made sure to leave his stamp right on the water (haha, you liked that didn’t you?). This 1958 Long Beach staple is sure to please the seafood. Now, this is not your typical seafood place. The menu looks amazing with a little hint of Italy with their various pasta dishes.

seared ahi tuna salad

Ahi Tuna Salad

 

This family owned and operated business, has been in the Long Beach waterfont since 1958. David Tallicher kept the business the same and even expanded later on so that they would be able to become one of the top venues in Long Beach to host Weddings and Birthday Parties.

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There are ample servings, amazing views and their pineapple fried rice that can be topped shrimp or scallops looks absolutely stunning. The LA Fly Bellas Chapter is sure to have fun. Make sure that you sit outside so that you can enjoy the view.

pineapple rice and shrimp and scallops

Pineapple Fried Rice with Scallops and Shrimp