Virgil’s Gullah Kitchen and Bar Review

Hey students, it’s your favorite teacher, Adriena, here in Downtown College Park, Georgia at Virgil’s Gullah Kitchen and Bar. Today I’m trying some “Geechee” inspired small plates! Click the link for more goodness 🙂

Hey students, it’s your favorite teacher, Adriena, here in Downtown College Park, Georgia at Virgil’s Gullah Kitchen and Bar. Today, I’m trying some “Geechee” inspired small plates!

Classroom: Virgil’s Gullah Kitchen & Bar

3721 Main St, College Park, GA 30337 (Link to Google Map)

⭐The Lesson Plan [Full Review of Experience]

⭐Materials Needed:

1. Patience: Very small restaurant causing long waits.

2. Hand Fan: The air was not working.

3. Comfortable Shoes: You may have to walk some blocks depending on where you find a space to park.

4. Guest: With a guest, you can choose multiple plates to share, which is much better.

⭐Observation: [The Best of the Day]

The “Get Tight Up” Cocktail at Virgil’s Gullah Kitchen

Opening (Appetizers)

-I had a cocktail called “Get Tight Up” that contained pureed fruit with vodka, gin, rum, whiskey, triple sec, fruit liqueur, and sour. The drink is available in peach, blackberry, or strawberry. I chose peach, and it was just okay.

I will try the “Geechee Rita” next time, which is also a popular drink according to the bartender. 

During (Entrees)

-Jam Up Fried Wings: Three seasoned and marinated whole wings drizzled with Gulla gal sauce. The wings were tasty, and the sauce seemed ketchup-based but much sweeter.

-Fried Poke Chop (Pork Chop): One small pork chop that is lightly battered and fried to a golden color. This was a disappointment. The meat was well cooked, but not seasoned well. Additionally, the pork chop was very small and not nearly the size of a standard pork chop.

-Seafood Pasta (cold dish): A combination of crab meat, white shrimp, and pasta mixed with a seafood salad dressing. This dish was one of my favorites, and a must-have.

-Fried Cabbage: Fresh cabbage fried in a skillet with onions and bacon. This was the biggest disappointment. It was very salty, and the cabbage was so overcooked that it was brown and soggy. Cabbage, even fried, shouldn’t be that mushy.

-Macaroni & Cheese: Classic cheddar cheese and elbow macaroni baked til golden. This was just cheese and noodles. The noodles were overcooked and unseasoned.

-Fried Shrimp: White shrimp that are seasoned, lightly battered, and golden fried. These were cooked perfectly.

-Sauteed Shrimp: White shrimp that are seasoned and sauteed in a Gullah butter sauce. These were seasoned nicely and yummy.

-Gullah Fries (Potato Wedges): Fried potato wedges dusted with Virgil’s Gullah seasoning. These were very good and came out hot. They are also a must-have.

-Shrimp & Crab Gravy: White shrimp cooked in crab gravy over Jasmine rice (contains bacon). This was the STAR of the night. It is better than New Orleans jambalaya. The rice was slightly undercooked, but the shrimp and gravy made up for it. I wanted to sop it up with a biscuit. You can’t come to Virgil’s and not have this dish!

Closing (Desserts)

-Chucktown Chewie Sundae: This dessert was a warm chewie blonde (vanilla) brownie topped with caramel ice-cream, candied pecans, chocolate fudge, and powdered sugar. It was delicious and I hardly ever eat a dessert at a restaurant. It was heaven on a spoon! I would go back just for dessert and try a new cocktail. Just thinking about this dessert makes me want to make the drive to College Park right now!

⭐ Small Plate Ranking 

[0 to 5-star scale, 5 being the highest]

5⭐ Shrimp & Crab Gravy (over rice), Chucktown Brownie, Seafood Pasta (cold)

4⭐ Gullah Fries (Potato Wedges), Jam Up Wings

3⭐ Sauteed Shrimp, Fried Shrimp

2⭐ Poke Chop, Get Tight Up cocktail

1⭐ Mac ‘n Cheese

0⭐ The Fried Cabbage

Evaluation: [The Score]
Grade A

⭐Teacher’s Notes

1. This restaurant is not family-friendly. No high chairs or car seat slings.

2. Our waiter was William, who was excellent.

3. The host, Curtis, was accommodating with getting me a larger table.

4. The restaurant sits between Soul Crab and Milk & Honey.

5. They do not take gift cards. (VISA)

6. They do have lots of free street parking and lots in the area if you follow the signs. Not sure if the lots are free or not.

7. Your party should be from 1 to 4 people. The restaurant is not designed for groups.

8. Police circle the area often for a sense of safety.

9. Be careful crossing the street. I was almost hit in the crosswalk because everyone doesn’t abide by the law about pedestrians in the crosswalk, especially when there is no flashing light.

10. I met both owners, and they were very kind to my family and me. Search Food Is My Classroom on YouTube to see the video with Gee, co-owner of Virgil’s Gullah Kitchen & Bar, A “Geechee” Cultural Experience.

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Smash Burger-Stockbridge

Hey Students! Do you live in the Stockbridge area? Do you like to build your hamburgers the way you want? Do you like handspun milkshakes? Well, stop by Smashburger for over 1.3 Billion possibilities. You can even enjoy this crafted experience in the drive-thru!

Hey students! Do you live in the Stockbridge area? Do you like customized hamburgers? Do you like handspun milkshakes? Well, stop by Smashburger for over 1.3 Billion possibilities. You can even enjoy this crafted experience in the drive-thru! #smashburger #foodismyclassroom #atlfoodie #atlblogger #burgers #milkshakes #Stockbridge

The Original Hot Dog Factory!

Hey Students! It’s your favorite teacher, Adriena, of Food is My Classroom here with today’s mini-lesson for National Hot Dog Day! Click on the link for more goodness 🙂

Hey Students! It’s your favorite teacher, Adriena, of @foodismyclassroom here with today’s mini-lesson for National Hot Dog Day. My Marketing Director and I had lunch today at The Original Hot Dog Factory, a black-owned eatery with 18 choices of franks. It was soooo delicious!

See my RECOMMENDATIONS below:
⭐Corn Dog
⭐BLT Dog
⭐Taco Dog
⭐Onion Rings
⭐The Deep Fried Oreos (eat hot)

Background Knowledge:

You may be familiar with the owner Dennis McKinley, because he has been seen on the 11th Season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. He is the fiancé of Porsha Williams and the father to her daughter. This is the first baby for both parents. McKinley, a native of Detroit, opened a second corporate Hot Dog Factory on Piedmont Avenue (formerly Slice) in Midtown Atlanta. McKinley is a college-educated serial entrepreneur as he also owns Cru Hookah Lounge here in Atlanta as well. The Hot Dog Factory does also offer Catering/Food Truck and Franchise opportunities.

Alternative Options:

  1. Beef hot dogs are 100% beef.
  2. All turkey, chicken, and veggie dogs are gluten-free.
  3. All factory dogs can be substituted for polish, chicken or veggie at an upcharge.
Food is My Classroom at Hot Dog Factory

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Ann’s Snack Bar Gallery

Sometimes you just have a taste for a big ol’ Ghetto Burger. Well, whenever you do, head on down to Ann’s Snack Bar located in Kirkwood and order “The Best Burger in America” as said by Time Magazine. Click the link for more goodness!

Food is My Classroom at Ann's Snack Bar

Sometimes you just have a taste for a big ol’ Ghetto Burger (2 patties, bacon, grilled onions, chili, & cheese with lettuce and tomato). Well, whenever you do, head on down to Ann’s Snack Bar located in Kirkwood and order “The Best Burger in America” as said by Time Magazine.

Tell James I sent ya!

Ann’s Snack Bar Ghetto Burger

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