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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!!!

Jun 22, 2012

Crystal Nicole | Edible Musical Arrangements

Being a foodie sure has its' advantages.  Recently, I got a chance to sit down with some of the most beautiful ladies in the city and make them talk about something that I like - FOOD.  This go round, I had the opportunity to chat up the beautiful, Grammy Award winning songwriter, Crystal Nicole (some of you may know her as Cristyle) about our favorite tasty tidbits from around the city.  No doubt, she writes the songs that the whole world sings (Mariah Carey's "Touch My Body", Monica's "Love All Over Me" just to name a few).  But, is this Eastside-Atlanta native really living the Bite Life??  Let's see.

ABL: You've written so many incredible songs for so many huge artists.  Do you think you could write a jingle for your favorite restaurant here in Atlanta??  If yes, give us a sample of the lyrics.
CN: (Laughs) I'd LOVE to write a jingle!!!  I can't give you a sample though cuz I may need to use it.  But, I will say, I'd have to write the jingle while eating at the restaurant just so I could get some true inspiration (Laughs).

ABL: You wrote Mary J Blige's "25/8".  Is there one food that you could eat 25/8??
CN: Probably the baked turkey legs from Justins (which unfortunately just closed).  I loved the baked turkey wings because well, #1,  I don't eat any other type of meat besides turkey and fish, so I don't have many options at restaurants.  #2, they are amazing!!!  The sauce and everything is on point!

ABL: If a guy wanted to make you feel like the "Only Girl In The World" (the Rihanna record you wrote which earned you that Grammy), what restaurant in Atlanta would he take you to??
CN: The Melting Pot!  That's my favorite!!!  The Melting Pot is great because you get to cook your own food.  You can be creative with your food and get exactly what you want.  Its a lot of fun and I think I have my plate down to a science when I go with friends and family.

ABL: Do you ever eat while you're in the studio working??
CN: I only eat after I feel like I'm doing something hot.  It's like a little punishment I put myself on.  No Heat No Eat!  (Laughs)

ABL: I was told that you recently decided to hit the gym and get in better shape.  When it came to your diet, what was the hardest thing to stay away from??
CN: Sweets!!!  Banana pudding, pecan pie, and ice cream.  Oh yeah, and BREAD.  Bread is the devil I tell ya (Laughs)!

ABL: If you were gonna write a song with a sexy food title, what would it be called??
CN: "Legs And Thighs" (Laughs)

To find out when the next hit is on the way or to see who she'll be working with next, make sure you follow Crystal Nicole on Twitter - @1crystalnicole.

I think I'm gonna head on over to The Melting Pot.

Happy Eating!


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