Chicken Biscuit Odd Bird Atlanta
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Located in West Midtown and usually known for their breakfast and brunch menu, West Egg hosts a monthly dinner pop-up called Oddbird, a “restaurant within a restaurant,” Oddbird takes place on the second Wednesday of the month. Oddbird is known for their chicken sandwiches and chicken biscuits, so I knew that it would be the perfect location for the first installment of Sandwiches Before Love.

When you walk into the restaurant, you are greeted by one of their friendly staff at the counter and the three featured pies for the month. Once you reach the counter, you place your order, grab your silverware and choose a seat at any table.

Chicken Biscuit Odd Bird Atlanta

Oddbird’s menu features 4 different fried chicken biscuits, 4 different fried chicken sandwiches, both regular and Nashville-style hot fried chicken & waffles and The Oddbird – a seasonal fried chicken & waffle option that changes monthly. The menus also offers a featured salad called Eat Like a Bird and a variety of hot and cold side items.

The Oddbird and Chicken Biscuit Odd Bird

Everyone in the Sandwiches Before Love crew decided to order something different. Initially, I had my taste buds set on the Chicken Biscuit #2 with spicy honey and bread & butter pickles….BUT I just couldn’t pass up July’s Oddbird chicken & waffle — fried chicken served with a macaroni and cheese waffle, local heirloom tomato & corn salad and buttermilk vinaigrette. So I did what any dedicated food lover would — ordered both!

PB&J Chicken Sandwich Odd Bird Atlanta

My taste buds were not disappointed. The Chicken Biscuit #2 was spicy and delicious. The biscuit was moist and buttery, and the added crunch of the bread & butter pickles bought the entire sandwich together. The Oddbird chicken & waffle was AMAZING! The chicken was fried perfectly, the tomato & corn salad was refreshing and the mac & cheese was hidden inside of the waffle, so every bite was a surprise of cheesy deliciousness!

One of my favorite items on the menu to suggest for first-timers is the PB&J Chicken Sandwich. A piece of fried chicken on local TGM Bread served with pimento cheese, bacon and house-made tomato jam. The tomato jam is so good, that I’ve been known to ask for an additional side of it to take home with me!

S'mores Blondie Pie Odd Bird Atlanta

Don’t forget when you visit Oddbird, you MUST save room for one of pastry chef Carrie Hudson’s pies! July’s selection included a Raspberry Lemonade pie, Berry Mascarpone pie and a S’mores Blondie pie.

Though it wasn’t my first visit to Oddbird, it was the first visit for everyone else in the Sandwiches Before Love crew…but thanks to the great food and service, it surely won’t be their last! The lovely people at Oddbird are taking the month of August off, but they’ll be back on the second Wednesday in September – September 13th!

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3 must try restaurants
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After traveling to Chicago, Atlanta and Miami, I came across these 3 must try restaurants. It’s hard enough finding a great place to eat when you’re traveling but we’ve made it easy.

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STATS Dirty bird Atlanta
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When I’m off the eaten path, I try to go to as many places as possible since I don’t know when I may be in that city again. On my last visit to Atlanta, I was staying near a sports bar named STATS and I was very reluctant to check it out despite the length of my stay and proximity to the location. Right before my flight, I finally gave in.

STATS is such a sports bar to its core but the menu is right out of a show on food network. It was still early so the place was close to empty but I snuggled into a booth to see what they could possibly be working with. I ordered a drink recommended by the down to earth waitress attending me, and the drink was everything I imagined it to be. There’s nothing worse than ordering a drink and it tastes off from what you expected.

STATS Dirty bird Atlanta

The menu was the kind that will leave you ordering 4 items because it all sounds good. My waitress didn’t steer me wrong on my drink, so I went with her judgment on the Dirty Bird despite my dislike for coleslaw. She mentioned what a good pairing it was with the crispy chicken and she was spot on. The sandwich was a little bigger than I was hungry for but every bite was perfection. It was perfectly crisp on the outside, juicy on the inside and came with the right size french fries needed. I tip my hat off to the chefs at STATS for making my food experience memorable and being more than just your average sports bar.

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The BBQ sauce at Fat Matts is a winner. I encountered this amazing sauce on my last visit to Atlanta and immediately asked if it was for sale. Thank goodness it was and for no more than $5, so I bought two! I’m almost done with my bottles and realized that I can order my sauce online, thank God for the internet!

Fat Matts
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Fat Matts BBQ sauce is really the best bbq sauce that exist. Not only does it go well with almost everything, but it has a tangy kick to it that exploded on my flavor palette. The craziest part is that I don’t even like BBQ sauce! But this BBQ sauce almost broke some friendships because it’s too good to even share. When I do share it, it’s all about portion control! Don’t drop that alcohol bbq sauce. You should probably get some.

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American Roadhouse Philly
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Considering I got food poisoning in Atlanta at the daiquiri factory (good drinks, bad food), I surprised myself by posting this. Anyway, I hope my opinion isn’t biased because I was then malnourished and had worked up a huge appetite. I came alive the following day though, fully recovered with brunch on my mind and a list of places to go and eat.

My friend Faizah and I opted for American Roadhouse here in Atlanta, we found a groupon deal right before we walked in and it made everything much better. I thought everything is done bigger in Texas, but sheesh! The portions here were out of control.

I ordered the chili fries which could have easily fed four people properly but it was all for me. These (perfect) fries came with beef and jalapeños on top, spicy as ever. I was filled with delicious regret because I had already orded the Philly cheese steak. Had I not been so overwhelmed by it all, I could have finished it.

American Roadhouse Philly

Okay, let me say this. My friend Faizah only had two bites of her Philly and was instantly full. I hadn’t eaten in 24 hours, I was hoping and praying the same wouldn’t happen to me. I made it to three huge bites…but they were fabulous!

The American Roadhouse’s Philly cheese steak fits right into my top 5 all time best. Only Lord knows why I got fruit on the side because I was already being fat, but it was fresh and sweet and just what I needed to recover. Any who, I was told to go there for brunch and I went. Would I go again? Yes, and next time I’m definitely drinking.

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Steak and Shake Milkshakes
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Why aren’t there more of these everywhere?

I can’t believe I’ve been busy eating McDonald’s when I had this right in the heart of the city. But I have to thank my friends in Atlanta for this one, where steak and shake is EVERYWHERE. They need to replace shake shack for this (though I love it there too)

The Steak and Shake in Atlanta is like a restaurant, and not just another burger spot. The service is pleasant, southern hospitality at its best.

Steak and Shake Milkshakes

I had a double steak burger considering it’s so thin, with pickles, lettuce and fried onions. I hate onions with a passion but fried onions were made by God himself. They remind me of school trips as a child when you would put your chips in a sandwich for lunch.

Hands down, this is in the top 5 burger I ever had, and the milkshakes! The milkshakes here are HUGE, I could hardly finish mine. I had the strawberry flavored one in Atlanta and the Oreo one in New York. I can’t get enough of this place. I believe it’s in the midtown west, pay them a visit if you love some good food!

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