Wednesday, July 23, 2014

I LOVE 2 EAT #49: AFRODISH RESTAURANT!!!


HAPPY HUMP DAY!!!

Sis knew that for various reasons, Yours Truly CCG had been stuck in the house for a few days. So, Saturday, July 5, she called to ask if Ya Boy would be interested in a trip into Downtown ATL to visit the SWEET AUBURN CURB MARKET (THE CURB MARKET).

209 EDGEWOOD AVENUE SE
ATLANTA, GA 30303
404.659.1665

Monday - Saturday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM EST

Conveniently located directly behind the GRADY HOSPITAL PHARMACY, and just 5 blocks from the GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY (GSU) M.A.R.T.A STATION, the THE CURB MARKET is a public market housing vendors selling fresh produce, meat, a full service bakery, and eleven uniquely different eateries.

Most of the businesses inside the market are or have been incubated inside. Three of the business which originated inside of The Curb Market have gone on to successfully open other locations.

AFRODISH RESTAURANT
209 EDGEWOOD AVE. NE
ATL, GA 30303
404.522.1054

Located just inside of The Curb Market, the AFRODISH RESTAURANT is owned and operated by Co-Chefs Mr. and Mrs. Raphael and Vincencia Sarpong, and they specialize in authentically-homemade AFRICAN-CARIBBEAN CUISINE.

Curried and/or Jerked Chicken, Curried and/or Stewed Goat, Beef and/or Chicken Meat Patties, Escovitch Fitch, and Oxtails are some of the examples of their meat offerings, while Cabbage, Sweet Potatoes, Plantains, and Spinach head up the list of available vegetables. You will also have your choice of rice, including the Caribbean favorite, Peas and Rice.

The last photo shows their assortment of JAMAICAN beverages.

CCG chose to go with the CURRIED GOAT over Peas and Rice, with SPINACH and PLANTAINS as side items, and as an added treat, added a BEEF Meat Patty.

The Curried Goat was mildly, yet well-seasoned and plastic-fork-falling-off-the-bone-melt-in-you-mouth-but-NOT-mushy tender, so that you really appreciate the time that was spent curating the flavor. The gravy,  juices, and seasonings from the goat provided a great accentuation to the Peas and Rice over which it layered

The Plantains were lightly-seasoned and evenly-cooked, so that they maintained a solid state, AND, retained their naturally sweet tenderness for which plantains are so very well known.

The Spinach was very tenderly-cooked and flavorful, but; a little TOO spicy.

The Beef Meat Patty was OK. The outer shell was evenly-cooked - solid, yet tender with a mild crunch, and the meat was well-cooked. The flavor just did not stand out like all of the other elements of the meal.

Next time, CCG will have to try one of their JAMAICAN Beverages.

GOOD FOOD, GOOD COMPANY, GOOD LOCATION, GOOD TIMES!!!

PEACE, LOVE, And HAPPY HUMP DAY BLESSINGS;

-CCG


Curried Goat over Peas and Rice (bottom of plate), with Spinach (left), Plantains (right), and Beef Meat Patty (top)


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MASTER P To FILM "THE ICE CREAM MAN" BIOPIC In 2015!!!


MASTER P is ready to tell the TRU story behind the business empire which is now NO LIMIT FOREVER RECORDS (NLF)  that brought us SILKK The SHOCKER, MIA X, C-MURDER, MYSTIKAL, Lil ROMEO and so Much MORE!!!

PERCY "MASTER P" MILLER has announced a coming "Rags to Riches" biopic trilogy

Written by PERCY "MASTER P" MILLER, along with PARDE' BRIDGET, and WAYNE CONLEY,  MASTER P will tell the story of  how he broke major music barriers in the late 90’s, single-handedly going from the poverty stricken Calliope Projects in Uptown NEW ORLEANS, to the being listed among the FORBES Magazine TOP TEN HIGHEST GRSSING ENTERTAINERS.

Does MASTER P actually have the GREATEST story???

MASTER P has RECEIPTS!!!

From its' inception in the early 1990's through the early 2000, MASTER P and NO LIMIT RECORDS independently sold over 75 MILLION albums.

INDEPENDENTLY means, MASTER P and NO LIMIT RECORDS sold over 75 MILLION albums without a distribution deal from a "Major Record Label".

Here is how the trilogy will be released:

I). MASTER P: THE ICE CREAM MAN: Part1, and the introduction to the three piece biography of the greatest trilogy since the Godfather. (Production 2015)

II). TRU: Part 2 of the bio pic. A glimpse of how the Miller brothers come together to form one of the most influential groups in hip hop. Their success was unheard of for a southern hip hop group, that escaped the mean streets of New Orleans. (Production 2016)

III). NO LIMIT The EMPIRE: Part 3, and the finale of the trilogy where Master P and his artists controlled a large share of the music industry, at one time had over 18 records on the top 200 billboard charts at the same time. Making No Limit Records the most powerful and successful Record Company in the industry. (Production 2017)

3 Movies in 3 Years... you 'BOUT IT, 'BOUT IT???

If you check for CRAZY COOL GROOVY!!! on the regular, then you know that though Yours Truly CCG has been living in The ATL since HURRICANE KATRINA in 2005, Ya Boy CCG has never let go of his love affair with his hometown of NEW ORLEANS, LA.

So, YEAH... Yours Truly CCG is 'BOUT IT, 'BOUT IT!!!

-CCG



 









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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

DJ RAHDU; "THE DIAMOND SOUL XXXPERIENCE SHOW 015"!!!


BAMALOVESOUL Mixologist DJ RAHDU just emerged from the kitchen to serve up Special #15, the DJ RAHDU: THE DIAMOND SOUL XXXPERIENCE SHOW 015!!!

-CCG




Jai – I Believe (Carl Mcintosh Remix)
Jose James – Trouble (Deep Shoq Remix)
Om’Mas keith – All 4 You (D-Felic Remix)
Tall Black Guy – O Fim de Viagem
Mental Abstrato – Tiro Livre feat Shing02
De La Soul – Watch Out
Miles Bonny – Nothing But You (Spinnerty Remix)
Doc Mastermind – Fckyewtrapmu$k
Al Jarreau – Brazilian Love Affair – Up From the Sea – It Arose and Ate Rio in One Swift Bite
Michael Jackson – Off the Wall
Alex Isley – I Still Love You / Run to the Sun
Outkast – Prototype (SanteJazz Remix)
Jay Dee x Kaytranada – Come N Get It (DTwice De Bel-Air Re-Edit)
Lime G – Brown Sugar Babe
Crown City Rockers – No Sense
The Roots – Stay Cool
iSHE’ – Eye See You
House Shoes – The Makings
Taylor McFerrin – My Queen feat Vincent Parker
The Louie Gee Ensemble – Scrabble (DJ Mitsu The Beats Remix)
Ahmed Sirour – This Coming To (Remix Instrumental)
Bearcubs x Tom Misch – Colours of Freedom
Gravity Movement – Say it With Me
DJ Quik – Well feat Raphael Saadiq & Mausberg
Common – Geto Heaven (TSOI Extended Remix) feat Macy Gray
Big Brooklyn Red – Saturated feat Hassanah
KenJaNai – Playin’ (Seventy Five Remix) feat Amalia
Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra – Conjuration
Francesco Lomagistro – Follow Me
Count Bass D – Need to Know
Xolisa – Be Felt
Marlon Malone – The Producers Pt.1
Myron – We Can Get Down

Monday, July 21, 2014

GABRIELLE UNION & DWAYNE WADE Have SENT Their WEDDING INVITATIONS!!!

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MIAMI HEAT Guard #3 DWAYNE WADE and fiancĂ© Actress GABRIELLE UNION have just sent out their wedding invitations (made of wood btw) ... inviting close friends and family members to "Put on your dancing shoes and join us for a THROW DOWN"!!!

It's all set to go down Saturday, August 30, 2014, at a mystery location in MIAMI.

Guests have been instructed to meet up at a famous hotel -- where they will be transported to the wedding site.

But the most important part of the invitation is the note which directs the guests to leave their phones and cameras at home.

TMZ SPORTS reports the invitation specifically states;
"For the comfort of our guests and to protect our privacy, no cameras or cellphones will be permitted at the party. Also, photo IDs will be required of all guests."
-CCG

Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union wedding invites

NECOLE BITCHIE

LeBRON JAMES RETURNS To CLEVELAND On SPORTS ILLUSTRATED!!!


For those of you who follow sports, more specifically, for those of you who follow the NBA - by now, you are probably aware that NBA Superstar LeBron "KING JAMES" JAMES has left the MIAMI HEAT, and returned home to AKRON, OH, and the CLEVELAND CAVALIERS!!!

In an SI Exclusive. SPORTS ILLUSTRATED Journalist LEE JENKINS takes a CLOSER LOOK At LeBRON JAMES' RETURN To CLEVELAND.

-CCG
 

GRAHAM SPANIER On NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE!!!


On the day the police arrived at the home of former PENN STATE UNIVERSITY NITTANY LIONS Defensive Coordinator JERRY SANDUSKY,  to arrest him on multiple counts of child sexual abuse, GRAHAM SPANIER was beginning his 17th year as the 16th President of PENN STATE UNIVESITY!!!

It was an extraordinary tenure, and one that had seemed most likely to continue for many more years. A man of ceaseless energy and considerable ego, her led the university as it grew from a remote outpost of American higher education into a top-tier public university.

His imprint was everywhere. Some of the world’s most-decorated architects designed the dozens of new buildings constructed on his watch, and Spanier had the last word on everything from the shape of the windows to the color of the brick. He performed magic tricks as the opening act at student events, played washboard in a Dixieland band and sometimes climbed into the costume of the school mascot, the Nittany Lion. At various times, he led the boards that governed the N.C.A.A., the Big Ten conference, the Bowl Championship Series, the Association of American Universities and the National Council on Family Relations. His TV show on the Big Ten Network was called “Expert Opinion With Graham Spanier.”

Four days after Sandusky’s arrest in November 2011, he was out. Penn State’s board of trustees either dismissed Spanier or, as he contends, he resigned first. A year later, after Sandusky was convicted, Spanier, a sociologist whose academic background is in family and marital studies, was charged with eight criminal counts, including child endangerment, perjury and conspiring to cover up Sandusky’s crimes. The charges were as shocking in their own way as those brought against Sandusky. Spanier had ruled over an empire: about 45,000 students on a stately, sprawling main campus in State College; another 40,000 at locations around the state; an annual budget exceeding $4 billion. In order to protect the reputation of the university and its vaunted football program, according to the charges against him, he let a pedophile roam free.
 
NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE Journalist MICHAEL SOKOLOVE recounts his travels to PENN STATE to chronicle The TRIALS Of GRAHAM SPANIER, to attempt find answers to the question, "SHOULD He LOSE His FREEDOM???"
 
-CCG

GREEN MANACE: The U. S. MILITARY On NEWSWEEK!!!

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UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJUNE, in JACKSONVILLE, NC, is a toxic paradox, a place where young men and women were poisoned while in the service of their nation. They swore to defend this land, and the land made them sick!!!
 
And there are hundreds of Camp Lejeunes across the country, military sites contaminated with all manner of pollutants, from chemical weapon graveyards to vast groundwater deposits of gasoline. Soldiers know they might be felled by a sniper’s bullet in Baghdad or a roadside bomb in the gullies of Afghanistan. They might even expect it.
 
BUT waterborne carcinogens are not an enemy for whose ambush they were prepared.
 
That toxic enemy is far more prevalent than most American suspect, not to mention far more intractable.
 
The UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT Of DEFENSE (USDOD) (DOD) is the world’s worst polluter is a refrain one often hears from environmentalists, who have long-standing, unsurprising gripes with the military-industrial complex.
 
POLITICS aside, the greenies have a convincing point. Dive into the numbers, and the Pentagon starts to make KOCH INDUSTRIES look like an organic farm.
 
In size alone, the DOD dwarfs the footprint of any corporation: 4,127 installations spread across 19 million acres of American soil.
 
MAUREEN SULLIVAN heads the Pentagon’s environmental programs, and must contend with 39,000 contaminated sites (to be fair, a single base can have several, some as small as a single building).
 
Camp Lejeune is one of the Department of Defense’s 141 Superfund sites; that’s about 10 percent of all Superfund sites, easily topping any other polluter. And if the definition is broadened out beyond proprietary Pentagon installations, then about 900 of the 1,200 or so Superfund sites in the United States are “abandoned military facilities or facilities that produced materials and products for or otherwise supported military needs,” according to a presidential panel on cancer.
 
These military sites form a sort of toxic archipelago across the land: Kelly Air Force Base in Texas, where the Air Force allegedly dumped trichloroethylene (TCE) into the soil, part of what some residents call a “toxic triangle” in south-central Texas; McCLELLAN AIRFORCE BASE near SACRAMENTO, CA, UMATILLA CHEMICAL DEPOT in Northern OREGON, ROCKY MOUNTAIN ARSENAL just north of DENVER, CO, and the MASSACHUSSETTS MILITARY RESERVATION on CAPE COD, MA.
 
Because Camp Lejeune’s abuses and betrayals are more flagrant, it has become a test case for whether the military can defend our soil without ruining it.
 
This week, NEWSWEEK Journalist ALEX NARARYAN recounts his journey to the Tar Heel State to tell of CAMP LEJUNE And The UNITED STATES MILITARY's POLLUTED LEGACY.
 
-CCG
 
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KENDRICK LAMAR On COMPLEX!!!

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COMPTON-born Rapper/Producer KENDRICK LAMAR covers the new issue of COMPLEX!!!

-CCG





SWAGGATORY

STUART SCOTT HONORED With JIMMY V AWARD At 2014 ESPY AWARDS!!!


Last Wednesday, July 16, at the 2014 ESPY AWARDS, longtime ESPN Anchor STUART SCOTT was honored with the 2014 JIMMY V ESPY AWARD For PERSEVERANCE, for a continuous display of courage, perseverance, and tenacity in his professional and personal life while never giving in to his battle with a rare form of cancer!!!

-CCG
 

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