Foodie News x Restaurant Reviews x Hip-Hop Attitude

In 2010, I (Nick Love) spent over 45% of my annual income eating out at some of Atlanta's best (and worst) restaurants. So, who better to guide you through the city's crowded dining terrain?? Now, I, along with my team of Hip-Hop generation foodies, will expose and review ATL's newest hits, hidden gems, and old favorites. Hopefully, this blog will earn us a free meal or two while we point you guys in the direction of some good food and steer you away from the wackness. Let's eat!!!

Feb 9, 2012

TI & Tiny Taste Atlanta on VH1's Family Hustle

I've got a confession.  I HATE reality shows!!!  I mean, it was bad enough when people were eating pig brains to win $50K on Fear Factor or explicitly gold digging on Who Wants To Marry A Millionaire.  But now, between Snooki, the Kardashians, and the "Wives" of anything, I'm absolutely done!!!  The outlandish antics, the pseudo drama, the embarrassing caricatures.  I can't take it!!!  But, there is one exception - VH1's TI & Tiny: The Family Hustle

I really dig this show!!!  It's a day to day visual journal of a hugely popular, multi-platinum, hip-hop artist (TI) and his wife (Tiny) going thru life, raising their kids, and doing regular people stuff - arguing over shared bathroom space, riding bikes thru the neighborhood, trying to balance the time between work and home.  It's funny.  It's charming.  It's entertaining.  What's not to love??  It's one of the few shows on television starring "us" (read - black people) that doesn't make me cover my face in shame.

But, there's also another reason why I like the show - the Bite Life!!!  As the chief Bite Lifer of this city, I was constantly peeping out the spots that they chose to dine.  Not bad choices at all.  Did you spy with your little eyes the Bite Life of the Harris family like we did??  Check it out:



Legal Sea Foods
In Episode 3 "America's Sweeheart", Tip and the kids grabbed some lunch at Legal Sea Foods right in the heart of downtown Atlanta.  Literally within blocks of Centennial Park, the Aquarium, and the Coca Cola Museum, Legal serves some of the best seafood in the A.  Not to be confused with Red Lobster or Bankhead Seafood (one of my favorites), Legal leans a little on the pricey side.  So, if you're looking for a 2 piece whiting and fries and hushpuppies, go elsewhere.

Joe's Crab Shack
True, at all costs, I do try to avoid chain restaurants.  That's just the Bite Life motto.  But, far be it from me to act like I've NEVER partaken in the above average goodness of Joe's Crab Shack.  In Episode 4 "Stacks on Deck", The King and his royal family sat down to a hearty feast of crab legs and coconut shrimp.  Definitely a better value meal than you'd find at Legal Sea Foods.  Lol.


Fogo De Chao
In Episode 7 "King of the House", Tiny and her mom hit up Fogo De Chao in Buckhead to discuss how to snap one of the youngest Harris children (King) out of his spoiled ways.  Honestly, I've never been a huge fan of this place.  I've always thought that the salad bar was mediocre and that there is a such thing as TOO MUCH meat (pause).  But, this restaurant is very popular.  And, it is an experience that I suggest everyone try at least once.


Briza
On the most recent show, Episode 9 "Baby Fever", Tiny breaks the news to TI that she is interested in possibly having another child at Briza.  Not one of the most comfortable dinner conversations the  rapper has experienced.  This restaurant sits right on West Peachtree Street and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  The food is good and the prices are reasonable.  Of all the places they've eaten at this season, this is BY FAR my favorite!!!  Definitely a must try for a true ATL Bite Lifer!!!

Will you be hitting any of these spots this weekend??  Let us know.

Happy Eating!!!
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