Monday, January 30, 2012

In Review: Melba's Restaurant

One of life's most glorious past times has got to be enjoying a REALLY good (emphasis on REALLY GOOD) meal with a dear friend or a loved one...well at least it is for me.

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to dine at Melba's Restaurant located at 300 West 114th Street in NYC. The restaurant had recently been featured on one of my favorite shows "Chef Roble" while he met with client and the ever fab Bevy Smith to go over details for an event that he was catering for her...I thought to myself well if Roble AND Bevy dined there then Etoile should to!

Oh and what a 'treat' it was. The small restaurant is beautifully and tastefully decorated. My dinner companion and I were seated immediately and presented with menus and then my troubles began...seriously how do you choose between eggnog waffles and fried chicken or the fried chicken entree with the all time kicked up soul food classic...THREE Cheese Mac N'Cheese. #ummhello!

After battling my inner foodie I settled on the Catfish Strip Appetizer and The Fried Chicken Entree.

Our appetizer’s arrived shortly after we order…#bonus and were #delish! My Catfish Strips were lightly battered, crispy, and almost melted in my mouth. My friend ordered the Melba’s Spring Roll which was filled with Red Rice, Black-Eyed Peas and Collard Greens in a Spring Wrap.

When our entrees arrived it became obvious to me that the star on my plate was the Tres Macaroni and Cheese which is a blend of Pepper Jack, Mozzarella, and Cheddar Cheeses…one word #LAWD.

The service was fantastic, the food was delicious, and I will be back.

If you live in the NYC area and you have not dined there add Melba’s to your list of restaurants to try.

Until Next Time,

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

NYC Area Naturalista's Join Me On Saturday!

Saturday, January 21, 2012
The South Oxford Space
Great Room
138 South Oxford Street
(Between Atlantic Avenue & Fulton Street)
7P.M. – 10P.M.

Join Doris New York Hair Care and SistahGirlfriends Inc for an evening of real talk, real knowledge, real FUN!

Panelists include:
Winsome Sinclair, Casting Director, Chief Managing Partner at Winsome Sinclair and Associates

Michelle Joyce, President and CEO of Digital Chick Media.

Brian Luvar, President and CEO of Grandma's Watching Productions.

Edward M. Johnson – Managing Director, Rebel Visions Corporation.

Marlene Duperley, Co-Owner, Creative Director and SVP at Doris New York Hair Care Products/Salon.

Also featuring the exquisite designs of Arlinda Macintosh, President and Creator of Sofistafunk The Original Skirt Company.

Swag BAGS!!!!!!! Cocktails, Hors D'oeuvres, Giveaways, and so much more! Come out, get some life changing information and spend an evening with some fabulous men and women!


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

On The Couch With Tmor!!!

The Curvealicious Chronicles recently had the opportunity to sit down with my dear friend and one of the funniest men I know…Tmor. What I love most about his comedy is that it is so authentic and real, he serves up ‘life’ stories with a big heaping spoon of humor. If you live in the NYC area be sure to check him out at The Laurie Beechman Theater on February 8, 2012.


What is your name and what do you do?
Tmor. I tell jokes.

What are you passionate about?
I’m passionate about my kids. I have an 11 year old boy and 8 month old daughter and they’re hilarious. Well, my son’s hilarious!!! My daughter’s a little jaded, though.

What are your goals and dreams?
I’m just focusing on my craft right now, challenging myself to find my truths and share them on stage. At some point I’d like to put out a Comic Diversity Comedy Album. But, that’s a ways off.

What words of advice can you offer anyone who is in hot pursuit of their dreams?
Stay focused, be driven but enjoy the journey.

What was your 'AHA' moment?
Which one? My life has been a series of AHA moments! I think my first AHA moment was when I was a kid, around 4 years old. I accidentally swallowed Drano. AHA! Tomorrow is never promised…got it!

What are you most proud of professionally?
I didn’t have to sleep with anybody to get this interview.

What sage words of advice can you offer about taking risks?
Risks are necessary. Calculated risks are best.

How do you balance career and family?
I don’t believe in balancing. I believe you have to prioritize and hope you get to it all. But, inevitably something falls through the cracks…you just hope it isn’t one of the kids.

What is 'next' for you?
We have a Comic Diversity show coming up on at February 8th at the Laurie Beechman Theater. Myq Kaplan is our headliner.

Where can we find you on the web?