Monday, December 14, 2009

We Be Clubbin' : Opera Nightclub

I know, I'm really behind in posting here.. I'm also a cheater and posting some of my reviews from Yelp on this blog, but it's my blog so I can be late :)

1150 B Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 874-3006

Rating: 3/5

Since I've been in ATL, I've heard a zillion commercials for this place on the radio.  I went with my cousin, Monica, housemate Malika on Thanksgiving night.Ms. Bomchell met us there. The Orlando Magic
was hosting & was in the building was hosting.

My review may be biased because I arrived there with a few drinks in me :)

Parking kinda sucks they have their own lot which was $20.... The lots around the area were $10..... Not bad for mid-town if you split the parking cost with your group.
I printed passes (I hate the standard ATL $20 club cover) to get in free before 11:30 for me and a bunch of my friends.  We got there kinda late and the line was around the door.. The line guy said not to worry, he'd make sure we'd get in with the passes even if it was a little after 11:30pm.. I'm convinced that some of these clubs hold their line to force you to pay $20... The line guy said that if we each paid $20 (we were a group of 6) that we could cut the line and go right in.  I was against it because it took me like and hour to find the right place to print the passes and I'm not made of money and rather spend $20 on drinks inside.
It was kinda disappointing that the coat check was $4!!  It was too cold out to not wear some type of jacket. I'm from NY and have gone to lots of clubs in NYC and coat check is usually $1 or $2. So that was $4 out of my drink budget :(
Most drinks there cost between $7-$12 depending on what you order.  I only needed one refresher drink since I "pre-gamed" before we left. 
Inside is nice.  When you walk in there's a backdrop with the clubs logo and the photographer takes "red carpet style" pics. I believe the club has 4 levels.  The top levels over look the main floor and are VIP.
Main Dance Floor 

 Another view showing levels 1 & 2

Overall it was a good time, good mix of music, nice crowd.  No "thugs in the club". Did run into a few scrubs! lol
It was a good time, but I also went with GOOD company!

You can print passes for Opera here Day IV Entertainment.  The pass is only good on THURSDAY NIGHTS! Each night is hosted by a different entertainment company.  Try to listen to the radio to see who's hosting the night then get passes or RSVP accordingly. 


Sunday, December 13, 2009

Restaurant/Food Review: Formosa Chinese Buffet Restaurant

Formosa Chinese Buffet Restaurant 

5134 Old National Hwy
College Park, GA 30349
(404) 763-9030

I was in the area and was craving Chinese.. I wanted to sit down and read my book and I wasn't in the mood for 'fast food' or ordering and then bringing take out home. So I decided to check this place out...As it was the closest place on my GPS.. I wanted to turn around and run as soon as I opened the door, but it was to late....  The staff was really excited to have a customer no one was in the place. During DINNER time!
Since I'm too nice to turn around and run out.  I was seated.....  The food selection was HORRIBLE for a Chinese Buffet.  They had like 15 food items and a small salad bar with generic salad dressing bottles....
The set up looked like a pack & go operation. Like when they set up a buffet for an event.....  I figured I'd have a bowl of wonton soup, read my book and leave.
The soup was soooo salty and had some a lot of cabbage or lettuce stuff floating around in it.  I saw the meat inside the wonton and it was a no go.  It just looked nasty. It didn't look like the inside of any other wonton I've eatin in my entire life.  The soup was so salty it made my lips burn.......
The owner kept coming to my table telling me that the chicken wings would be ready very soon.  I don't know if he was 'stereotyping' me because I'm African American, but I was NOT waiting for them to bring out the chicken wings!
I tried to make the best of it and try a few other things.  The food just looked gross and everything I tasted was soo salty  and nasty. I spit food in my napkin.....
The weird part was that some people came in and the staff and owner knew them.  Like they were regulars....  I rarely bash a place... I kinda feel bad for doing so but.  I will never go there again...  The only thing that was good was my Diet Coke (which came out of a can so I knew it was safe).... I'm not even a Coke fan......


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