Sunday, October 16, 2011

PeneLAHpe's Dessert Sales ans Price List Hot off the Presses

Penelahpe’s Signature Desserts:

Cheese cakes 2 for 35$
Apple Bottom, Fresh Strawberry Bottom, Pumpkin, Original Vanilla
All with a cinnamon graham cracker crust
2 cakes for 35$ or a complete order of cup cakes for additional 10$

Chocolate Mascarpone cheese cake 45$
Chocolate graham cracker crust

Super Moist Carrot Cake 40$
Vanilla Cream Cheese icing
Double Layered 8in Round

Extremely Chocolate Vegan Cake 40$
Hazelnut, Chamomile, Orange, Cinnamon, Cuban Coffee, Chocolate Mint
Double Layered 8in Round

Bombshell Blondies
Choose up to two ingredients each addition 2$
Chocolate, White Chocolate, Butterscotch, Walnuts, Cranberries
Half batch 10-20 count 25$
Whole batch 40-45 35$

Apple Pies with Walnut Crumble Topping One for 25$
Two for 30$ (PeneLAHpe’s special)

All prices include delivery within the 285
All orders and payments need to be made 72hrs in advance
Rush orders w/ advance payment 35$


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Penelahpe's invites all to be a part of groundbreaking movement: Fundraising for the Black Heritage Museum and Cultural

A quick note, PeneLAHpe's has an awesome opportunity to donate foods to a fundraising event for an organization dedicated to the documentation and preservation of Black Heritage and Culture as a vehicle of empowerment and education, The Black Heritage Museum and Cultural Center.

The organizer of this event is Ms. Dianne Valentin. She puts the D in dedication, diligence and delivery!!! And She is my daughter's grandmother and one of my heroes!!

When: Saturday, October 1, 2011
From 6 pm— To 10 pm

Where: The roof top deck at
563 Memorial Drive, S. E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30312
(Condos next to Doc Chey’s)

Plan to enjoy good company, good conversation, good food, and good music as we raise funds in support of the progress and programs of the Black Heritage Museum & Cultural Center.

RSVP Contact Info:
Dianne Valentin—404.431.9593

Below are a few words from Ms. Dianne:
The Black Heritage Museum & Cultural Center, Inc. is a nonprofit organization with 501 (c)(3) federal tax exempt status. Our mission is to document and preserve Black heritage, culture, and scholarship and use it to encourage, empower, and uplift current and future generations through scholarly engagement, art, and artistic expression, while cultivating critical thought.
Our vision is to secure a location where we can begin to engage in the acquisition, exhibition, preservation and study of works of artistic, historical, and scientific value. We will engage in social, intellectual, and artistic activities that reflect our impact on society and its growth and development. We will elevate and advance discussions on our history and heritage, engage in discourse to advance our cultural, technical, and scientific knowledge through scholarship. We will also continue our ongoing programs that have helped close to 2,000 young people realize their dream of a college education.
We have been building strong relationships and a positive presence within the local community in which we plan to launch our first facility, as well as with the broader communities that we serve. We are now ready to make our vision of an independent brick and mortar institution of Black history, culture, and scholarship a physical reality.
We are beginning Phase One of our efforts to raise funds to have sufficient operating capital for 2012 and the first quarter of 2013, office equipment, and to purchase the building that will be the initial home for our administrative offices, gallery, small theater to support our performing arts, and lecture hall. With your financial support we can also upgrade our website,, to accept online donations, secure the building we hope to purchase located on Main Street in historic Tarboro, North Carolina, and engage in operations from that location.
Our goal for Phase One is to raise $375,000 by the end of 2012 with $200,000 being assigned to the acquisition of the three story brick building mentioned above, and the remaining $175,000 taking us through 2012 and into first quarter 2013 operations.
We would like to request that you give consideration to making our organization one that you support.
Thank you,
Dianne Valentin
Co-Founder, Executive Director

For questions contact:
Dianne Valentin

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2011 Donor Form - Please note that your donation is tax – deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Please make checks payable to: The Black Heritage Museum & Cultural Center, Inc.
Please mail completed form and donation to:
The Black Heritage Museum & Cultural Center, Inc.
P.O. Box 1501
Tarboro, North Carolina 27886

Monday, September 5, 2011

Penelahpe's tasting at My Coffee Shop in East Lake

PeneLAHpe's has had the wonderful opportunity of having a food tasting at My Coffee Shop in East Lake. We look forward to doing a great deal of business with them in the future. They sampled our Ethiopian Spiced Hummus, Pesto Penne Pasta, and Curry Chicken Salad served over a bed a spinach and with ghee buttered French bread.

This coffee shop is warm and family centered... The staff is amazing and attentive. They know what their repeat customer want before they order and hey are always eager for you to try a new menu item and to stay and while.

I, often frequent this place with friends and my children to eat, drink, chill out and get my chef administrative business handled. The drinks are good, like their Lemon Basil Lemonaide.. it is like drinking the best of a summer day in a magical garden, to say the least. My favorite is their turkey sandwhich and cheese grits and their African Fruit Tea. My children ask me on occasion can they there go for a smoothie or a chocolate soy milk.

For those of you who like to surf the net, their are ample plugs, and you are not waiting patiently for a good seat to charge your lab top and to get stuff done. I highly recommend this for a place for solo and business group visits. On Fridays they have live artists perform.. Sundays they are closed and this Coffee shop rents its space out for small events. click on the link to more information. So if you seek comfort, good eats, and a place for your children to relax I highly recommend My Coffee Shop in East Lake.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Penelahpe's event of the week: Opening Reception for Windows and Mirrors

Penelahpe's has the honor of catering this inspiring and informative event. This Saturday August 27, 2011 from 7pm -10pm. Where: AFSG Georgia Peace Center, 60 Walton St NW, Atlanta GA

This is a family event and street parking is available.

Menu: bombshell blondies, collard green egg rolls, anti-pasta platters, spicy lamb samosas, and much much more!!!!!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Where does Penelahpe's Staff likes to eat: Bamboo Luau and Mali Restaurant and Sweet Georgia Juke Joint

Chef Kweith Bolden and I became quick friends over conversations solely about food and eating. Her role as Event Chef for Penelahpe's only touches a few of her culinary talents. http://

One of her admirable talents is her ability seek out good eateries around world. This leads us to the Bamboo Luau on Cheshire Bridge, one of Chef Kweitha's midnight run places for food satisfaction. This is her food review: "Bamboo Luau - Open Late night... fresh, friendly and fast Chinese food... I should know... I'm from the Chinese food capitol of the US... San Fran... Man they are good (No MSG just ask)!"

And trust-- We have spent many of late late nights or early mornings savoring the offerings of Bamboo Luau.. so onst again get up get out and get eating. Penelahpe's can feed you more ways than one!!

Click on the picture for a full menu of Bamboo Luau and click on the link to find out more about Chef Kweitha.

As we move to from the front of the house to the "back of the house" so to speak- to Penelahpe's on-call administrative side staff aka "can you do this please" Ms. Hanifa.

Now Ms. Hanifa and I have cooked together and know each other and are coming to know each others palates pretty well. So I can safely say, she enjoys the sours that are offered in Dandilions greens and that our found in Thia food and good healthy soul food. So when I asked her what is her favorite places to sneak away and eat -- she answered in mid question..Mali Restaurant on Amsterdam and Sweet Georgia Juke Joint
in downtown Atlanta.

Ms. Hanifa, as of mentioned before, likes the sours from the citrus and the spicy of the peppers and the use of nuts and the vegetables and the textures used of Thai food and they are found Mali Resaurantat. So check out the menu and allow yoursleves to palate travel post a comment on the blog.

Next, As we travel downtown to Sweet Georgia Juke Joint, I remember Ms. Hanifa calling me from this spot excited about the food, the live music and the services offered to her and her work group who rented a private room. Later that evening she stopped by my house and we pulled up the menu and marveled at the offerings. She especially bragged about the house salad that had my mouth watering, truly.

This establishment is Black owned,9the website give a wealth o f history about the "juke joint") and is located downtown Atlanta in the old Macy's building whre valet parking is available. One last note, word on the street is despite the economic tornado effecting all types of businesses, Sweet Georgia has proven to have survived and is a great success, a testiment to its offerings. Please support good food, good music and good times.

Friday, August 19, 2011

PeneLAHpe's Favorite eats #2 @ Udipi Cafe

Located in Decatur, GA one can eat all around the word with a passport. So I encourage you to take advantage. I often fine my way with a new friend to Udipi Cafe. (this is also a restaurant of rediscovery I could not find their new location for a good year..I found it and all is good in the land.) Udipi offers attentive and consistent customer service which add more to the the food experience. Aww the food, it is a vegetarian restaurant using all the traditional Indian Spices, and dishes accompanied by tamarind, and yogurt sauces- to sweetened or cool down the palate between bites. The ever famous samosa and my new favorite the veggie cutlet stuffed with potatoes, and other mixed vegetables seasoned with spices that would have one running to the farmer's market with recipe book, in hand, trying to recreate , this wondrous experience.

For my meat eaters Udipi will leave you belly full and not missing the meat, so be prepared to get your mind right and your taste buds ready. For all my vegetarians I employ you to enjoy this awesome food adventure and for my non adventurous eaters, this place will take you to the other side of the world so hold tight you wont be disappointed and dont forget to bring a friend!!

PeneLAHpe's Favorite Eats @ Urban Cannibal Bodega + Bites!/urbancannibals

Urban Cannibals Bodega + Bites is owned by a beast of a chef Calavino Donati and her partner in crime, Ms. Doria Roberts, musician extraordinaire and dessert lady. Urban Cannibal located in East Atlanta and serves delicious plates of love.: Sandwiches and the brunches are very nostalgic of me working with her at Calivino's Soul Kitchen. Her french bread creations and the grits and the creamy Tequila Sauce, which I affectionately called "gourmet nacho cheese sauce."...if words could um um. I loved learning from this chef , she forced me to think more about the creativity of menu development and making dishes your own. Please visit, eat and enjoy: 477 Flat Shoals Ave. 4042309865. closed Mondays

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Woodruff Arts Center presents: Target Family Thursdays

Woodruff Arts Center presents: Target Family Thursdays

September 1, 8, 15 and 22, 2011- Click to Register!

Summer is gone. School is on. And a brand new family fun-fest is about to begin.

Join the Woodruff Arts Center and its Divisions—the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, High Museum of Art and Young Audiences—as they team up for Target® Family Thursdays, four FREE days of art-filled fun for the entire family. On September 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd, the Woodruff will serve up an exciting array of day-long educational arts experiences for toddlers, teens and every age in-between.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Make sure to stay posted for our new and improved website. We'll be posting it on our facebook fan page, twitter and our blog, so stay tuned!


We got the opportunity to cater this event last year! All I have to say is it was a blessing...not to mention it was awesome!!! So I'm definitely looking forward to this year. It's October 6, 7 and 8th. SEE YOU THERE!!!


Monday, February 21, 2011

Penelahpe's Fundraiser for Men In Motion

friday dinners

It's been a long time talking you all so Happy New Year to all.

Penelahpe lives a double life as a collage student and a busines owner and well keeping my grades way up requires the business to stick to catering every once and a while.

Well as some of you may known my son Aasim belongs to a dance troupe with a mentoring component, called Men in Motion. It is a wonderful program design to ensure these young men's success in all apsects of life. Men In Motion is housed within another program called , and this program allows for these same young men to move beyond Men In Motion into other programs and give back to Men In Motion all at the same time. Check out the facebook page become a fan and the web site.

This weekend Men In Motion have their 8th annual show February 26 and 27. Two show times on each day-- you can purchase tickets on website!!!!

Well last year Penelahpe's donated dinner for the boys on opening night and family members bought plates. This year I am opening up plate sales to who ever would like to purchase a plate. 100% of proceeds go to Men In Motion

please pre-order deadline Thursday Feb. 24th

Menu as follows:

Hearty Vegetable or Vegan

Mixed green salad and roasted garlic bread

Bombshell blondies

8$ plates includes a delicious beverage.

Pick up times are 5pm and 7pm Saturday February 26th

@ 750 Glenwood Ave, Atlanta, GA 30316

If you are not going to the then you may pick up your plate at 5pm @ 3470 glens ford drive, dec ga 30032.. map in blog site.

ways to order: via blog, text/call 4046459233, email, via facebook write in penelahpe's wall,

ways to pay via blog pay for a friday night dinner, cash in advance.

Understand the amount of time, and love that goes into anything Penelahpe's does so please when ordering in advance it is an act of good faith!!!