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The best food comes from the soul! Smothered chicken, rice, and green beans.

Also I taught myself how to make homemade gravy.

Step 1: use a generous amount of grease and the brown crumbs on the bottom of pan. (Save old grease for use of gravy; no fish grease)

Step 2: put the grease on the stove (med-high) heat

Step 3: gradually add flour and stir until it turns brown; add just enough to get it thick

Step 4: gradually add water and stir until you reach the consistency of liquid form you desire.

Note: you can add julienne onions, chicken or beef bouillon cubes for extra flavoring. Do that in step 3 or 4.

Did I get a WOW?

Great food always has a lasting impression. When I eat I’m looking for that “WOW” experience…from the beginning to the end!

WOW Experience:
We’re you pleasantly greeted?
What was the atmosphere?
Pleasant server?
Did they speak to the menu and/or recommend a meal?
How was the recommendation? On point?
Did the meal tell a story?
Would you want to tell your friends about it?
Was it perfectly paired with its side items?
Did the server make sure the meal was satisfying?
Could you make it at home?
Did you want to hug the chef and/or slap his mother for such an awesome meal?
Would you come back or recommend?
Were you talking about it the next week, month, or year?

All these questions or more would help you determine if the restaurant would be a future home in your dining experience.

First impressions are everything. I really hope a server and/or atmosphere doesn’t destroy your experience of a great meal or vice versa. They have to compliment each other.

With that said, can you name a WOW Experience?

….while others spend money on clothes and shoes, I spend my money on FOOD….so in this tumblr, I’m going to share recipes (some of my own), best spots to eat (and the nots), what’s in, how to, and answer any food questions that you might have.  It’s not only a journey of food expression for me but it’s for YOU too! Let’s enjoy this ride together…

chicken & waffles….who knew??!?!  Who knew that chicken and waffles could be combined to make such an orgasmic feeling to one’s palate?  I didn’t know until I experienced Deagan’s gastropub in Lakewood, OH.  The way the chef creates the food journey on this plate is amazing. 
He takes a soft Belgian waffle and layers a crispy amish chicken breast on top with powered sugar; with these two textures you get the pleasantries of a crunchy, yet soft bite that doesn’t overpower the two items together.
Lastly, he adds a sweet ohio mapleberry syrup with real blackberries to the side with a spicy cayenne butter to top it all off! Those two together give the meal a sweet kick that is irresistible, and magical to the mouth.
If I didn’t entice you to want this meal after that, then you’re not up for the challenge to experience real food. 
Finally, you can’t forget the mimosas…they are only $6.00 on Sunday!
P.S. I added those potatoes to the meal because I can not have breakfast without potatoes.  Potatoes are my weakness!
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chicken & waffles….who knew??!?!  Who knew that chicken and waffles could be combined to make such an orgasmic feeling to one’s palate?  I didn’t know until I experienced Deagan’s gastropub in Lakewood, OH.  The way the chef creates the food journey on this plate is amazing. 
He takes a soft Belgian waffle and layers a crispy amish chicken breast on top with powered sugar; with these two textures you get the pleasantries of a crunchy, yet soft bite that doesn’t overpower the two items together.
Lastly, he adds a sweet ohio mapleberry syrup with real blackberries to the side with a spicy cayenne butter to top it all off! Those two together give the meal a sweet kick that is irresistible, and magical to the mouth.
If I didn’t entice you to want this meal after that, then you’re not up for the challenge to experience real food. 
Finally, you can’t forget the mimosas…they are only $6.00 on Sunday!
P.S. I added those potatoes to the meal because I can not have breakfast without potatoes.  Potatoes are my weakness!
Zoom Info
chicken & waffles….who knew??!?!  Who knew that chicken and waffles could be combined to make such an orgasmic feeling to one’s palate?  I didn’t know until I experienced Deagan’s gastropub in Lakewood, OH.  The way the chef creates the food journey on this plate is amazing. 
He takes a soft Belgian waffle and layers a crispy amish chicken breast on top with powered sugar; with these two textures you get the pleasantries of a crunchy, yet soft bite that doesn’t overpower the two items together.
Lastly, he adds a sweet ohio mapleberry syrup with real blackberries to the side with a spicy cayenne butter to top it all off! Those two together give the meal a sweet kick that is irresistible, and magical to the mouth.
If I didn’t entice you to want this meal after that, then you’re not up for the challenge to experience real food. 
Finally, you can’t forget the mimosas…they are only $6.00 on Sunday!
P.S. I added those potatoes to the meal because I can not have breakfast without potatoes.  Potatoes are my weakness!
Zoom Info
chicken & waffles….who knew??!?!  Who knew that chicken and waffles could be combined to make such an orgasmic feeling to one’s palate?  I didn’t know until I experienced Deagan’s gastropub in Lakewood, OH.  The way the chef creates the food journey on this plate is amazing. 
He takes a soft Belgian waffle and layers a crispy amish chicken breast on top with powered sugar; with these two textures you get the pleasantries of a crunchy, yet soft bite that doesn’t overpower the two items together.
Lastly, he adds a sweet ohio mapleberry syrup with real blackberries to the side with a spicy cayenne butter to top it all off! Those two together give the meal a sweet kick that is irresistible, and magical to the mouth.
If I didn’t entice you to want this meal after that, then you’re not up for the challenge to experience real food. 
Finally, you can’t forget the mimosas…they are only $6.00 on Sunday!
P.S. I added those potatoes to the meal because I can not have breakfast without potatoes.  Potatoes are my weakness!
Zoom Info
chicken & waffles….who knew??!?!  Who knew that chicken and waffles could be combined to make such an orgasmic feeling to one’s palate?  I didn’t know until I experienced Deagan’s gastropub in Lakewood, OH.  The way the chef creates the food journey on this plate is amazing. 
He takes a soft Belgian waffle and layers a crispy amish chicken breast on top with powered sugar; with these two textures you get the pleasantries of a crunchy, yet soft bite that doesn’t overpower the two items together.
Lastly, he adds a sweet ohio mapleberry syrup with real blackberries to the side with a spicy cayenne butter to top it all off! Those two together give the meal a sweet kick that is irresistible, and magical to the mouth.
If I didn’t entice you to want this meal after that, then you’re not up for the challenge to experience real food. 
Finally, you can’t forget the mimosas…they are only $6.00 on Sunday!
P.S. I added those potatoes to the meal because I can not have breakfast without potatoes.  Potatoes are my weakness!
Zoom Info

chicken & waffles….who knew??!?!  Who knew that chicken and waffles could be combined to make such an orgasmic feeling to one’s palate?  I didn’t know until I experienced Deagan’s gastropub in Lakewood, OH.  The way the chef creates the food journey on this plate is amazing. 

He takes a soft Belgian waffle and layers a crispy amish chicken breast on top with powered sugar; with these two textures you get the pleasantries of a crunchy, yet soft bite that doesn’t overpower the two items together.

Lastly, he adds a sweet ohio mapleberry syrup with real blackberries to the side with a spicy cayenne butter to top it all off! Those two together give the meal a sweet kick that is irresistible, and magical to the mouth.

If I didn’t entice you to want this meal after that, then you’re not up for the challenge to experience real food.

Finally, you can’t forget the mimosas…they are only $6.00 on Sunday!

P.S. I added those potatoes to the meal because I can not have breakfast without potatoes.  Potatoes are my weakness!

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