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!!!