Saturday, January 23, 2010

Sugar Coma: Somebody Revive Me!

This post is long overdue. Last Saturday I participated in The Broke Socialite Does....Sugar Coma in Atlanta. Myself and a host of other bloggers and sugar enthusiasts had the opportunity to tour some of Atlanta's premiere desert restaurants and facilities. The name of the event says it all. Y'all know I love food, and I ate myself silly from about 9am to 3pm. Oh, did I mention that Cadillac was a sponsor and we got to ride in style all day in the new 2010 SRX. My sister Christie aka the Chatterbox aka 1/2 of the Blogrollers was the driver of our car.

We started the morning off at No Mas Cantina, an authentic Mexican restaurant that just launched it's breakfast menu. The blue corn cakes and their signature coffee, Cafe de Olla were both to die for.
This is the No Mas Cantina store. I felt like a bull in a china shop with my big belly and all of the fragile items that were around. LOL!

Breakfast is served!

Stop 2 was Cacao Atlanta. I learned more about chocolate than I never new before. Did you know the beans are fermented and go through a similar process as wine making? I sure didn't. They gave us a shot of their hot chocolate, and if I didn't wanna slap somebody's mama after that shot....phew! It was goooood! Cacao Atlanta is literally code for Chocolate Heaven.
The are the actual beans that they use to make the chocolate.

Stop 3 was Joli Kobe, a Japanese bakery and cafe. This restaurant by far had my favorite desert of the day. Unfortunately, I have know idea what it was called, but it's that delectable little rectangular chocolate cream cake pictured below on the bottom left of the greedy plate I made for myself at the restaurant.

Stop 4 was to The Cooke Studio, a bakery that does cookies with a cause. Part of their proceeds go to charity.

Stop 5 was Sweet N' Sinful. And boy did I feel like a little devil in there. The owner had the nerve to give me a box and tell me to fill it up with treats! OMG! Somebody stop me! The french toast cupcakes were yummmoooo!
TBS is chatting it up with the owner of the sinfully sweet shop.

Last Stop--Le Fais Do Do, where we had a simply divine lunch catered by Black Tie Barbecue. Can I just say that I had no idea what Bok Choi was, but now it's my favorite vegetable. All of their food is seasoned to perfection. A little birdie told me that they might be catering my baby shower, so I am super duper excited about that.

Oh, and did I mention that we got awesome swag bags filled with pamper products and sweet treats. Also, there was an after party that night sponsored by Yelp. Unfortunately, I was unable to attend because I kind of over did it earlier in the day. You would not believed how swollen and disgusting my feet were by the end of the day.

When I say The Broke Socialite outdid herself this time, I mean it. She is doin the darn thang and takin names. Congrats TBS! I'm so proud of you girl!



Alicia January 24, 2010 at 12:31 AM  

Oh my gosh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I would have been on cloud nine!! Everything looks so good!! YOu had me lol'ing at the slapping comment!! Haha. THat must have been goooood!!!

from the desk of January 24, 2010 at 10:47 AM  
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from the desk of January 24, 2010 at 10:49 AM  

oops, i didn't proofread and had to delete my first comment.

look @ all those sweets. baby a must have been doing flips by the end of the day :)

Angela Cooper January 24, 2010 at 1:29 PM  

Mmmmmmm!!! That's all that really needs to be said.

The Broke Socialite January 24, 2010 at 4:48 PM  

I was sooooo glad to see you and happy you enjoyed the tour. 'Twas a good time, right?

The Fabulous Do Gooder January 25, 2010 at 2:32 PM  

I'm sure the baby enjoyed the goodies as much as you :)

Krystal Grant January 25, 2010 at 8:55 PM  

Wasn't it fantastic? I'm still coming down off my sugar high. And if Black Tie Barbecue is catering your babyshower, I'm definately crashing the party! See you there LOL.

Tooj January 28, 2010 at 10:21 PM  

Just go around all day to different food???? Holy crud, where can I do that here??? Maybe I could ask my husband to go get my favorite treats for me and then we'll do a round table taste testing scenario after shipping the kids off some weekend.

Jaime February 2, 2010 at 1:40 PM  

I felt sick just readig and seeing all of the food that was available. I'm glad you had such a great experience.

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