Stephanie Anderson

Grow, Eat and Cook tour- Explore Rabun

Learn about the farm to table capital of Georgia, Rabun County. 

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Grow, Eat and Cook tour- Explore Rabun

Bandora. A review.

Super fresh and vegetarian options are why I often seek out mediterranean style food.  What makes Bandora different is how they do business as well as a few menu options unique to them.  They pay a living wage to their staff members, have a commitment to helping local non-profits through food donations and revenue sharing as well as all fresh (never frozen ingredients).

Bandora. A review.
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Brooklyn Cafe. A review.

The menu is what I describe as white bread Americana.  It is limited but still has something for everyone.  Roasted artichokes and lobster bisque are both great to see on a limited menu but I was in the mood for good ol american red meat.

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Brooklyn Cafe. A review.
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il Giallo Osteria & Bar. A review.

The interior is a large open space carefully sectioned into a proper bar and bar seating, kitchen and pasta making area and main dining room. It's a bit loud because of the open  layout but it's also beautiful and quite frankly, it works.  It's a Friday night and it is packed.  I am feeling like many are regulars here.  I could be wrong but if I were a betting woman I wouldn't bet that I am wrong on this.

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il Giallo Osteria & Bar. A review.

Drift. A review.

The hushpuppies have vibrant green chives minced into the batter and are served with a sweet butter. I have no shame in saying I ate the whole basket myself. This made the rest of my dinner go into a take away container.  

Drift. A review.

Bamboo products are everywhere in and out of your home

There is such a thing as clothing made from bamboo. Now that you see how well it works woven into sheets and towels you surely saw this coming.  Bamboo as a garment  textile is breathable, natural and odor resistant so why wouldn’t you want some clothes made from this grass?  In fact, it even had a place at NY Fashion week!  This is serious clothing.

Bamboo products are everywhere in and out of your home

Health benefit of mushrooms

Similar to penicillin, mushrooms contain natural antibiotics that inhibit the growth of fungal infections.  Including them in your diet regularly will boost your body’s natural immune system and ward off common ailments. Ergothioneine is a powerful antioxidant unique to mushrooms. Ergothioneine is suggested to have the ability to provide relief from chronic inflammatory diseases as well. When left unchecked, inflammation can escalate into some forms of cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, arthritis, periodontitis, COPD and hardening of the arteries.

Health benefit of mushrooms
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Oak Steakhouse. A review

The waiters have on leather aprons to give a butcher feel.  It's pretty fab.  The menu is fairly steakhouse standard but don't limit yourself to beef.  The truffle parmeasan fries put me in heaven at first bite. 

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Oak Steakhouse. A review
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Sushi Making Class at Bottle Rocket

There is a trick to seasoning, cooking and handling that special sushi rice. You will learn it.  If you make a mess in the process that's ok.  You will have plenty of supervision to make sure you are understanding what is being taught and correct you before your slight error turns into sushi disaster!

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Sushi Making Class at Bottle Rocket
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Alpine Bakery and Trattoria. A review.

 They are all over the top in size and appearance but inside the taste is pure gold.  No sticky sweet butter creams, but rather pastry creams and whipped creams are the basis for fillings and frostings. 

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Alpine Bakery and Trattoria. A review.
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I<3 Pho. A review.

 I ordered up some Chicken Rolls. They are plus size in the most sexy possible way. Big and full of goodness.

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I<3 Pho. A review.