Grand Lux Café

If you are from Dallas you know that Grand Lux Café is a nice place to eat at. It is not the most upscale place but it is pretty decent it is connected to one of our best and known malls named the Galleria.

(before we start let me remind you I have been a waitress for 3 years and currently working on my minor degree in hospitality management so I do have an idea how the restaurant business works)

ok so BOOM!…..

Lets start with the waitress I can not call her by her name cause I do not know it and I’m guessing she did not feel the need to share it!  MISTAKE #1

She was not personable at all and hardly said anything HELL I don’t even think she said, “are you guys ready to order”. I believe we had to tell her what we wanted to order. We can make that apart of mistake #1 just to cut her some slack.

I ordered the Shrimp Scampi Linguine ….


Doesn’t it look so good? Don’t be fooled like I was cause it wasn’t! Not only was it not good my food came out 5-10 min after the rest of the table. As a server or chef you know that it is most important for food to come out at the same time. While waiting for my food I did not receive a notice or an apology about the wait! MISTAKE #2

At this point I was over it all and informed the waitress that I did not like the food and she can inform the manager that it took too long for it not to be good. She did not ask me if I would like something else nor did the manager come to the table for a follow up. MISTAKE #3

Finally..

I ask another waitress to bring the manager over when he came I informed him about the service and he simply apologize in the simplest manner as he could which slightly irritated me. He also informed me that the pasta will be taking off, as if  I was going to pay for it anyways.

if you have not guess by now… I WILL NOT BE ATTENDING GRAND LUX AGAIN !!

Pasta Primavera

2 Servings

Cooking Time: 8-10 min

 

Ingredients/ Quantity

Vonion, small dice/ 1 cup

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olive oil/ 1-2 T

garlic, chopped/ 2 cloves

celery, small dice/ 1

zucchini, small dice/ 1

tomato concasse/2

pasta

peas/ 1 oz

parsley, finely chopped

lemon zest

basil/ 2T

parmesan cheese/ 3T

Directions

  • Heat a medium saute pan and add the olive oil. dd onions and carrots and lower heat. Sweat until tender.
  • Add garlic, cook for 1 minute. Add celery, zucchini and tomatoes. Cook over low heat until  tender.
  • Fill a medium pot with cold water and add 1 Tablespoon of salt. Bring to a boil.
  • Cook pasta and when almost done add peas till they turn bright green.
  • Drain the pasta and peas
  • Add the basil, lemon, parsley and salt and pepper
  • Tossed cooked pasta with sauce and garnish with cheese.

I personally would have this dish as a side. If I was to prepare it as a entrée I would add chicken or shrimp. You can add your own Fiesta Flair

Enjoy!

Chef Fiesta

Although my blog is not just about food: we all know its mainly about food! This past semester I changed my minor from Marketing to Hospitality Management. I made this move because I found myself getting more involved in the restaurant business.

In this class we will be learning the business aspect of managing a restaurant, hotel, or casino. Most excitingly we will be learning how to cook! However I have never been much of a cook even through I make a mean RED VELVET DEEP FRIED OREO ! I am excited to learn and get more familiar with different taste and focus on preparation !

I will be posting recipes and pictures of the things I make in class so stay tuned. Most of the recipes should be affordable and simple to make so DONT WORRY! If I can do it so can you.

Say HELLO to Chef Fiesta!


Code RED

Every female in the world knows what it is like to have a period, but not every female knows what it’s like to not have a tampon or sanitary pad not one at all!

That’s why I started this project: it is a lot of females of need on the streets that can not provide for themselves as well as others. So I thought to myself “how can I help these ladies”. At that very moment I knew what to do.

First – I contacted my mom, family & friends to propose the idea! 

Knowing I have a good support team …

I then started asking for donations. I asked for tampons, pads, toiletries & blankets. 

 Soon Enough I had it !

(Some of the items)

I received over hundreds of donations which I was truly greatful for!

I would like to thank all of the people that donated and also inform you guys that this will not be the last time that I do something like this so stay alert !

Angry Dog

Girl vs Food…

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I have never been in a situation were food was a challenge for me!

But the hot dog I had was truly an ANGRY DOG.

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Most restaurants do not offer hot dogs let alone chili dogs on the menu so believe me I was ecstatic to see that option! WAIT, I forgot to mention how much I love HOT DOGS, its one of my top 5 favorite foods (yes I do know what hot dogs are made of ).

When I told the server I wanted a THE hot dog he asked me, “do I want to add bacon on top and jalapenos on the side?” I gazed at him because that is everything up my alley!

  • time: This was the first restaurant I did not have to wait 30 min or more for my food. It came out at perfect timing, soon as I returned from the ladies room my food was waiting on me and not vis versa.

 

  • preparation : the presentation of the food was set up very nicely. Due to the fact it was a chilli dog I was expecting something a little more all over the place.

 

  • Taste: The hot dog was more than what I expected. The fact that hot dogs are so simple this dog in particular was beyond simple. I wont to also talk about the fries, even though they were not as seasoned the still had to freshest taste to them.IT WAS WEARID.

 

  • atmosphere: This was not my favorite atmosphere only because the tables were fairly close and I like to be personable with the person I came out to eat with, not the random person next to me.

ANGRY DOGS is located in Deep Ellum , Dallas Tx

Hot Dog 1 – Fiesta 0

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October 15

CHECK ME OUT…

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Shirt: Walmart  / Shoes: Ego / Choker: local beauty supply / Jacket: Goodwell (customized by ME)

 

I  am so excited to be 21 for the 2nd time! (Because I do what I want) I am very grateful that I have friends that made my vision come alive ! I would like to give a special thank you to my MUA, Sydnii Joi &  photographer  Christina Weening !

Birthday Queen!

This shoot started as a fun idea ,  just so I can have  memories of my 21st birthday but like I said  with the help of these two ladies my vision came alive and came to slay.  The work was very professional and quick !  Just like I like it!

You can reach these ladies via Instagram or Twitter

MUA: ig @ Flawlessglambysydniij

FB @ Sydnii Joi

Photographer: Twitter @ christinaweening

Once again thank you girls ! I love you so much ! Very blessed for you two! 

Fall Semester Room Decor!

Back to school!

I know personally getting decorations for my new apartment has been stressful and expensive. Especially looking for pillows that aren’t to expensive for my budget.

While shopping in Hobby Lobby I ran across these pillow covers! They allow you to pick any style you want and they’re so much cheaper. I paid only $9.99 for my pillow case but they do have cheaper ones.

 

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The pillow cases has zippers on it so you can just put the pillow inside.

imageMy pillow is a 18×18 so it is a medium size pillow.

I love how the pillow case looks in my room and on my bed! Here are so pics ! I hope you like it too.

 

 

#TheRemixer

Maddie & Milan

Starting with a little background on Maddie & Milan. They are two ladies that have collaborated with each other to provide people with the total makeover. Maddie is the makeup artist which means she is in charge of the face. Milan is the stylist, she provides the look and will help you find what looks and suits you best.

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Having a chance to work with Maddie & Milan was an experience worth having.
The Remixer was a Networking event to bring people from Dallas that has a trade or talent together to socialize and have a chance to gain connections.
The Remixer was held at A Friends Closet Boutique which was the perfect setting for this event.

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Milan. Maddie. Fiesta

Everything was professionally prepared from contour cocktails to personalized cookies & treats.

This event was full of laughs, games, food & most of all good conversation. Being a Host or Co-Host there is always that fear of not knowing if your event is going to do will. But believe me this was one for the books!

 

To Maddie & Milan

I have seen how you guys work and one thing I will say, being young ladies y’all sure do handle yourself accordingly and professionally. You both know how to talk to people and conduct business in the proper manner. I wish you two the best and will always pray for your growth and journey .

Remember ladies! Stay Gracious, BEST REVENGE IS YOUR PAPER!

Love Fiesta

The Gallery Experience

The Rj Collection

I am proud to say Rj has been my friend for a while now, so I’ve had a chance to watch him grow over the years. I’m going to be honest due to the fact it was his first fashion show I was not expecting much. I was looking forward to the usually runway for the models and that’s it. To my dismay it was far from that, I was truly blown away on how unique and original the show was. Personally knowing Rj the theme fit him perfect.

The Blank Canvas

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The show was outside under a moon light setting and modern yard lights. Which was perfect because it was not hot out during this night. The show opened up with professional dancers, the dancers had so much passion upon belief!


Next the models arrived! Most of all the pieces I would personally wear, the pieces had basic colors which gave it a classy but fit sexy look. Rj’s collection is for the grown and sexy. I can see these pieces worn at upscale clubs or casual lunches or dinner.

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After the show everyone was lead inside to view art , to social & of coarse to take pictures !


To Rj,
I wish you the best and will continue to pray for your journey. I can not wait to see you grow and see what the future has in store for you. Stay positive never forget God and remain humble.
,From FIESTA

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