I'm gonna let our female readers in on a little guy secret. Every man I know that grew up in the mid to late 90's, like myself, went thru phases where he was madly in love with all 3 members of multi-platinum super group TLC. When a guy was into partying and having a good time, Left Eye (R.I.P.) was the obvious choice for a companion. When money was tight and he was looking for that cool, ride or die chick to hold him down, T-Boz was the prototype for that. But, when all was right with the world and he wanted that gorgeous, Perfect 10 wifey, all signs pointed towards Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas - the "Sexy" in the Crazy, Sexy, Cool trio.
Well, I recently had the opportunity to awaken some of those old puppy love feelings and talk to the beautiful Miss Chilli. She's really bout that Bite Life for real!!! Almost, TOO bout it. Right when I was gonna look deep into her eyes and confess my 15 year infatuation with her, she mentioned that she liked WAFFLE HOUSE. Smh. Nobody's perfect, I guess.
Check out our brief Q&A to find out what else she's digging about the ATL dining scene.
ABL: When it comes to dining out in ATL, can you tell us exactly what it is that Chilli wants??
Chilli: I always want a healthy choice so I look for organic selections.
ABL: Most men would probably assume that you are more accustomed to the finer things in life. Especially when it comes to eating out. But, what "regular" restaurant do you find yourself eating at more often than not??
Chilli: I do like the finer things. Don't assume wrong, assume right (laughs). But, I like Waffle House. I always get the steamed hash browns, grilled chicken breasts with scrambled egg whites, and pickles on top. And there you have nice clean high protein meal from Waffle House.
ABL: During our inaugural season of taping for The ATL Bite Life Show, we wanted to interview you at one of your favorite restaurants. You chose Cottage, an Ethiopian restaurant which closed recently. Why did you like it so much??
Chilli: The food was just amazing. Seasoned well. No pork. It was delicious, I haven't had any Ethiopian food since the place closed. Why did you all have to remind me? :(
ABL: So, since Cottage is closed, what's gonna be your new favorite spot now??
Chilli: That's a good question. I can go with my old faithful R. Thomas. They never let me down. They have the best organic free range grilled chicken wings!!!
ABL: How many Chilli / "chili" jokes have you had to endure over the years?? How many were actually funny??
Chilli: There have definitely been alot and most of them are not funny. They tend to be very cornball-ish (laughs)