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Scandalous Foodie: The Best Croutons You’ll Ever Eat!

Homemade Croutons on a Salad

I had to stop fighting it. I had two food blogs, Funky Brown Foodie and Erin Joy, both of which have been hacked and destroyed. I tried so hard to separate my love of cooking from my beauty blog, but the struggle has ended. The Scandalous Beauty weekend edition will feature my culinary adventures, as well as whatever else is happening in life.

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Funky Brown Foodie: Korean Dinner at Shin Chon Garden

My honey took his favorite girls out to dinner this weekend.  In my attempt to upgrade myself and eat foods from other cultures, we ventured to Shin Chon Garden in Ellicott City.  Reviews stated it was an awesome place to go, newly renovated, very authentic, super tasty. We had two options, grill or barbecue.  We took the grill option, but we probably should have taken the bbq route. The only Korean meal I’ve ever had is fried chicken, and oh boy, it’s incredible.

8801 Baltimore Natl Pike # 27
Ellicott City, MD 21043-4108

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Woodberry Kitchen: Chips ‘N Dip

Onion Dip was the first thing that I was excited to try at Woodberry Kitchen. I wouldn’t say that it was basic, but I don’t know that it tasted better than something out of a can at Safeway. The fresh warm chips did make it taste better. For $3, I wasn’t complaining.

Can you see the bread basket in the upper right corner? I’ve been thinking about that box of doughy goodness since I took the first bite. Crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside. I couldn’t get enough.

The Woodberry Kitchen
2010 Clipper Park Road
Baltimore, MD 21211


Pizette and Frittata via Harry’s Italian

Last weekend, I spent my days in New York eating. No shopping. No dancing. No sightseeing. Just eating….and drinking.  The highlight of my trip was brunch at Harry’s Italian in the financial district.  Delicious bread (my fave), unlimited mimosas, and the entrees above.  I ordered the tomato, spinach and onion (I believe) frittata. [The brunch menu isn't on the website yet, so I can't refer back.] Amy, my partner in crime that day, ordered the arugula, prosciutto and parmesan pizette.

Dear God.

It’s definitely the best Italian I’ve ever had. Every bite was fresh and wasn’t over-seasoned. I wanted to come back for dinner (which looked insanely good), but we ran out of time. I’m never in the financial district when I’m in NYC.  I will be sure to go back. That’s a promise!

Harry’s Italian

2 Gold Street
New York, NY 10038
Tel: (212) 747-0797


Chicken Out Rotisserie Meal

Chicken Out Rotisserie is that spot that sells flavorful, healthy-ish comfort food. I have a major food dilemma, especially now that I’m documenting my eating. I love to stick to the same great stuff, because I know I’ll be happy.

Above is my usual, A quarter dark meat with sweet potatoes, spinach and a biscuit. Oh, and a coke. It’s not the most savory meal ever, but it definitely hits the spot.


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