Fried lemons and Krispy Kreme Milkshakes.

Hi gang!! Smile

How was everyone’s weekend?  Mine was awesome!

I started my Friday with this surprise on my doorstep at the hotel front desk.

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Sarah from The Smart Kitchen sent me a super cool Salad Spinner!  It’s pretty and green and I’m so excited about winning her giveaway!  Thanks, Sarah!!

Then on Friday night, Brandon and I enjoyed a tasty slow-cooker meal in the hotel room (recipe to come on Wednesday!).  About 30 seconds later, we were craving something sweet.

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Atlanta Frozen Yogurt Shop #3: Yogli Mogli.  I had a mix of cake batter and cookies & cream frozen yogurt, topped with waffle cone pieces, Oreo, cookie dough, and marshmallow cream.

Yogli Mogli Pro:

-Lots of topping choices (including cereal like Fruity Pebbles!)

Yogli Mogli Con:

-The girl working at the register had to stop what she was doing to come over and get you a sample.  Evidently they don’t trust people with the sample cups at this particular store.  Sad.

Overall, I was a fan, and I have no doubt that we will be spending plenty of time at Yogli Mogli this summer. Winking smile

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On Saturday, Brandon and I finally went to one of the restaurants I’ve been wanting to try since moving to Atlanta.

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Flip Burger!

(I’ll explain why I’m holding a paper man on another day … that’s going to be a whole other post. Winking smile)

If anyone else loves Top Chef as much as I do, then you know who Richard Blais is.

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He was the runner-up on his season of Top Chef, and then he ended up winning Top Chef Masters.

Well now he owns Flip Burger, and I’ve been dying to try the place out!

Our new friends, Shannon and Todd, joined us for the evening.

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Here’s a sample of their menu:

Burgers …

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and sides.

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Pretty unique choices, right?

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I opted for the Blackened Shrimp Burger.  As my side, I chose the vodka battered onion rings with beer mustard.

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I think my favorite part of my burger was the fried lemon on top.  It was so unique and paired perfectly with the shrimp!

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(Again, just ignore the little man between us …)

Brandon got the “RBQ” burger, which was a burger topped with pulled brisket, and he said it was pretty amazing.  Sorry, no pictures.  I was too busy with my own meal. Winking smile

We had also heard great things about Flip Burger’s milkshakes, so of course, we all had to partake.

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Brandon got the Strawberry Shortshake milkshake …

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… while Todd chose the Krispy Kreme milkshake.

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I got to taste them both, and they were incredible.  The strawberry tasted just like Strawberry Nesquick!  And the Krispy Kreme milkshake was like sipping a donut through a straw!  Our waitress told us that they use a whole Krispy Kreme glazed donut in every milkshake.  I knew I wanted to visit this place for a reason! Winking smile

And is anybody surprised by my milkshake of choice?

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Nutella + burnt marshmallow?  Game over.  I was in a sugar coma of pure bliss.

And something that my camera couldn’t adequately capture?  All of the milkshakes are served topped with liquid nitrogen, so they come to the table smoking!  It’s so cool!

All in all, I was definitely satisfied with my Top Chef experience.

But this actually wasn’t my first Top Chef experience …

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A few summers ago, I had the opportunity to attend a cooking presentation by LeeAnn and Sam from Top Chef!

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And since I wasn’t even dating Brandon at the time, taking copious pictures of Sam was perfectly acceptable. Winking smile

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Hehe. Smile with tongue out

I don’t remember everything we ate, but I do remember my favorite dish:

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Scallops with pesto sauce and watermelon.  It was so good!

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My friend, Pamela, is an even bigger foodie than I am, so we had an incredible time at this event.  If you ever have the opportunity to attend a Publix Cooking School celebrity event, I highly recommend that you try it out!

Well that was my weekend!  Now tell me about yours!!

Question for ya …

What did you do this weekend?

Are you a Top Chef fan?  Have any favorite contestants?

Richard Blais was definitely a favorite of mine, so I was super excited to try his restaurant.

Ever attend a cooking class?  How was your experience?

 

 



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39 Responses to Fried lemons and Krispy Kreme Milkshakes.

  1. Adriana Contreras

    I absolutely LOVE reading your blog. I read it everyday. Lol. I knew I just HAD to post on this particular entry though, because I like to think of myself as a self proclaimed foodie as well. I love Richard, but SAM has always been my favorite in all of Top Chef history!! Haha.

    As for the food at Flip Burger, I would have definitely gone with the Shrimp Burger, too!!

    • notsodomesticated

      Yay, thank you SO much for commenting, girl! :) Sam has always been one of my faves, too! He’s just so cute haha!!

  2. Yellow Haired Girl

    I’m such a sucker for milkshakes. I was keen to read this post simply because the word milkshake was in the title haha. I’d be intrigued to see what the cap’n crunch one tastes like. Want to try it and report back? ;)
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    • notsodomesticated

      Well since you insist, I guess I’m just going to have to go back and try it out!! ;) I heard it also has peanut butter in it, which you know I’m a sucker for!

  3. Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries

    oh my goodness gracious, i think my taste buds would be in heaven at that burger place! your burgers and milkshakes all sound incredible. good choice on the nutella milkshake. ;)
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  4. Andrea @ Andrea Out Loud!

    I want to go to a cooking class so bad! just for fun and to learn some new stuff!
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  5. Kat

    this is awesome!! how cool that you got to try out his restaurant.
    And Im looking forward to the little man story ;)
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  6. Laurie @ Love, Laugh, Laurie

    I’m dying! First of all, I think we are flavor soulmates. Your fro yo has all of my faves, plus I picked the marshmallow and nutella milkshake for myself as soon as I saw your picture of the menu! And finally, top chef? Favorite reality show, so I am very jealous of your life :)
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    • notsodomesticated

      Haha I love this, Laurie!! I think you need to come visit me so that we can go get all of our favorite foods together! :)

  7. Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy

    All of that food looks so delicious! And did someone send you a Flat Stanley :) ?

    • notsodomesticated

      You’re so smart!! ;) A friend from Ohio asked if her daughter could send it to me, because they wanted to send it to someone out of state haha!

  8. Theresa

    thats so much fun!! the menu looks amazing, i might need to travel down there just for the sake of trying out this place :)
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    • notsodomesticated

      Come on down!! We have lots of fun restaurants! :)

  9. Jana @ Newly Wife Healthy Life

    Oh wow! What an awesome experience! I agree that the fried lemon on top of your shrimp burger sounds so unique and would pair great with shrimp! Krispy Kreme milkshake? With a whole donut?! Holy moly that sounds insane! (And delicious!) ;-)
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  10. JJ

    Hi! I’m a teacher, so I’m pretty sure I recognize your new friend as Flat Stanley! Hope I’m right and I’m going to attempt to make my own Krispy Kreme milkshake. Wish me luck!

    • notsodomesticated

      JJ, you need to make one immediately and then let me know how it turns out!!! :) (And yes, you’re right on Flat Stanley haha!)

  11. Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health

    Um, I would LOVE that restaurant! And those shakes…oh yes :) . I haven’t ever attended a cooking class although I probably should before Chris and I get married so I can get some more skills haha. Have a great Monday love!
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  12. kaceyt

    That milkshake looks delicious! I’ve made toasted marshmallow milkshakes before, but I never even considered the possibility of adding Nutella…may have to try that!

  13. Lauren

    Yummmmm nutella and marshmallows. *Sigh*

    • notsodomesticated

      Oh I know … I seriously want one every day now. Thank goodness the restaurant is a good 30 minutes away from where I live! ;)

      • Lauren

        I bet a similar at home version could be made?

  14. Stefanie @TheNewHealthy

    A Krispy Kreme milkshake? Oh my, talk about a sugar high! haha I’m very intrigued by the little man!! :)
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  15. Cinnamon @ eatpraytri

    Oh my gosh I have so many thoughts I don’t even know where to begin.
    LOVE Richard!! And that place loooks SOOO GOOD! I want to go to Atl just to try it! :) (and to say Hi to you too of course…)
    Foie Gras milkshake? interesting but I don’t think i would ever be brave enough to try that. Can’t wait to hear about the little man. Your new friends look super fun.
    Your friend is so lucky that Sam was touching her arm like that! SWOON! haha
    awesome weekend indeed!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Come visit!!! :) We’d have so much fun! :) Oh and you should see how many pics of Sam I actually have on my computer. Ridiculous! ;)

  16. Amber with Slim Pickin's Kitchen

    First off, you and your hubs make a super cute couple! Secondly, what is it with husbands and strawberry milkshakes?!? Mine would’ve ordered that one two. Thirdly, I’m going to come to ATL just to try that Nutella and burnt marshmallow shake! *OMG*
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    • notsodomesticated

      Aww thanks, Amber!! :) And yeah, Brandon orders strawberry things a lot … which always baffles me, because I’m such a chocolate girl!!

  17. natalie @ southern fit foodie

    As soon as I saw the picture with the FLIP sign, I was like “oooohhh….Richard Blais!” I’m a Top Chef junkie, and I’m totally jealous that you have had TWO Top Chef meals! I need to catch up!

    Is that a Flat Stanley??????
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    • notsodomesticated

      Haha yes it is!! A friend from Ohio asked if her daughter could send it to me for a couple of weeks. I wish I had had it before Nashville … we would have gotten some good pics with Stanley! ;)

  18. Alyssa @ fit and fun in third

    That Flip Burger meal looks AMAZING. Especially your milkshake… anything with burnt marshmallows and I’m sold!
    This weekend was spent preparing for, and then running the New Jersey Half Marathon! :) Great weekend!!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Oooh I need to go check out your recap! Congrats to you!

  19. Tessa @ Amazing Asset

    HOW COOL you got to eat there! I religiously watch top chef each season and Richard was always one of my favorites! I think it’s awesome that you were able to eat there, and I say nice work on your choices! That milkshake you chose, there are no words :)
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  20. Tricia

    I have not been to Flip Burger yet, but I have been to Richard Blais’ other restaurant: HD1. Have you heard of it? It was definitely different! For another excellent milkshake from a “gourmet” burger restaurant, I would also recommend the Salted Caramel milkshake at 5 Napkin Burger.

    My favorite cooking show experience to date has been witnessing a Battle of the Chefs in Boston, where my foodie dreams basically came true and I was asked to be a guest judge! The audience, however, did not agree with my food feedback…. (I will have to tell you the whole story in person sometime!)

    • notsodomesticated

      Hahaha I need to hear this story!! It sounds right up my alley! ;) Is HD1 in Atlanta? Thanks for the tip about 5 Napkin Burger … perhaps that will have to be the site of a double date in the future?? ;)

      • Tricia

        Yes, it is in Atlanta right near my neighborhood (Virginia Highlands). It is basically like Flip Burger but with hot dogs (made of all kinds of ingredients, including vegetarian options and healthier meat combinations). And that sounds great to me!

  21. amy @ fearless homemaker

    sounds like you had such a fun weekend. i’m so jealous that you got to try Flip burger – I need to do that next time i”m in Atlanta!
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  22. Baking Serendipity

    Krispy Kreme milkshakes!?! Holy moly…I’m totally in! I have family living in Atlanta, and I’m adding this restaurant to the list of places to visit this summer!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Yes, definitely do!

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