Chef Ria Pell greets the band with some true southern hospitality as we enter her delicious and innovative restaurant “Sauced.” I am very excited to be returning to my favorite spot in Atlanta. The meal begins with a gift from the boss — a little paper bag filled with crunchy pieces of bacon peanut brittle. Oh lordie! This is followed with an array of appetizers; I order the daily canapé special, which is a drop biscuit filled with thick country ham and some brie. I also share some chicken livers cooked on a sprig of Rosemary served with onion jam, and some pork rinds. The liver is too good. For my main dish, I have perfectly roasted half chicken served with succotash and warm fingerling potato salad with olives. This succotash is so good, I’m gonna have to try my hand at it when I get home (any recipes?). My tablemates order confit spare ribs, which truly fall off the bone and biscuits with homemade blackberry jam. Everything at this restaurant is supremely delicious. The atmosphere is casual and welcoming. I can say nothing but good things about this place and i will be coming back next time I’m in town.
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Hello again! My apologies for the long silence, but i’m back on tour with the Dap-Kings and I’m food blogging again. I’m in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and there is only one place to go for late night food here, and that’s Time-Out Restaurant. The speciality here is the chicken sandwich; It is simply a fried chicken breast and a piece of cheddar on a biscuit and it is pure heart stopping delicious. It is a very simple concept but executed perfectly. When you order one of these babies, the counter guy takes a whole breast of fried chicken, chops the breast off the bone, places it on a chicken breast sized biscuit and tops it with a slice of cheese. The whole process takes about 30 seconds. The biscuit is a little less crumbly than a normal one and holds together nicely throughout the whole eating experience. Finally, add a touch of hot sauce if that’s your thing and you have a perfect late night delight.
The Dap-Kings cannot pass through the south without our fare share of barbeque. Today the spot of choice is Mama & Papa B’s in Waco Texas. This is a real deal bbq shack. No frills here — just pork, beef and a few sides. They don’t even have chicken. Our GPS machine led us to this place, and it’s really unbelievable that this place is on the map at all. We have some ribs and sliced beef. The ribs are the winner with a delicious wet bbq sauce poured over them. The hot sauce has freshly ground pepper and spices floating in it, making it quite unique. It takes the ribs to the next level. Pictured here is Ivan Milev, the incredible Bulgarian accordion player (who has been opening for Sharon Jones), enjoying some ribs. Driving from Austin to Dallas? Don’t miss Mama Papa B’s at 525 S. 8ths St. Waco, TX 76705.