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Kandi Burruss thanked Whoopi Goldberg for stopping by her Old Lady Gang restaurant in Atlanta on Wednesday.

Kandi shared Instagram photos of her mom, Momma Joyce, and Aunt Nora posing with the 65-year-old actress, comedienne and TV co-host.

She captioned the image:

"Thank you @whoopigoldberg for coming by to @oldladygang! Being able to sit, eat, laugh, & talk with you, friends, & family made my whole day today!"

Whoopi walks with a cane due to sciatica and other medical conditions associated with age.

In March 2019, Goldberg revealed that she was diagnosed with pneumonia and sepsis, which caused her to take an extended leave of absence from ABC's The View.

The "Sister Act" star reportedly dined on fried green tomatoes, deep fried whipped deviled eggs and seared crabcakes.

Old Lady Gang restaurants has 2 locations in the Castleberry Hill and Camp Creek neighborhoods in southwest Atlanta.

Old Lady Gang is co-owned and operated by (L-R) Aunt Nora, Mama Sharon and Momma Joyce.
 

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A customer put restaurateur Kandi Burruss on blast after he was charged for ice at one of her establishments.

Ryan Williams, a criminal defense lawyer who dined at The Real Housewives of Atlanta star's Blaze Steakhouse, accused the restaurant of charging him $4 for 2 ice cubes.

Williams took to social media claiming he was overcharged for cheese, a margarita and 2 ice cubes which were listed on the receipt as "rocks."
 
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Williams said he was very upset that he had to pay an extra $4 for 2 ice cubes in his drink.

He budgets $300 a month for business dinners and that he counts every penny because he doesn't like to overspend.

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Williams reached out to the restaurant on social media to give them a chance to fix the overcharge.

Blaze Steakhouse contacted Williams and apologized profusely for the misunderstanding. They refunded his $4 and he shared an update on Instagram.

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Kandi also took to social media to explain the ice overcharge.

In a video posted on her Instagram stories, Kandi said larger drinks require more ice. And, despite the "rocks" charge on the receipt, she charges customers for the extra liquor.

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Another one of Kandi Burruss' restaurants has failed a health inspection. Luckily for Kandi, fans still dine at her establishments after her poor history of failed health inspections.

Last month The Real Housewives of Atlanta star and her husband Todd Tucker's Blaze Steak House on Cascade Road received a second failing score and was forced to shut down.

RhymeswithSnitch reports that Kandi and Todd's Old Lady Gang soul food restaurant has received a second failing score.

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The Old Lady Gang Southern Cuisine restaurant, located at 177 Peters Street in Alanta's warehouse district, received a 78 (Grade C) score from the Fulton County Health Inspector on August 24, 2017. The restaurant scored a subsequent 100 on reinspection in 2017.

According to the Georgia Dept. of Health website, Old Lady Gang Southern Eatery scored a dismal 75 after a third inspection on July 14 found several violations at the establishment.

The health official noted that the manager was not taking steps to "prevent foodborne illness by having repeated risk factors and good retail practice violations."

Atlanta restaurants that fail health inspections are given one chance to clean up their act before they are forced to close down permanently.

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Kandi Burruss' restaurant, Blaze -- named after her firstborn son -- was forced to shut down after failing a second health inspection.

Blaze closed its doors for good on May 20 after failing a second health inspection on May 19, according to Radar Online. The restaurant, which opened to the public in November, received a failing score of 55.

The issues cited in the May 19 report included a cook handling raw seafood without first washing hands, a Chick-fil-A cup in the food supplies area, and pink mold in both ice makers.

The restaurant was also forced to shut down in 2020 after it was cited for health and food safety violations.

Kandi, 45, is no stranger to the health inspector's office. The Real Housewives of Atlanta star's Old Lady Gang eatery just barely passed a second surprise health inspection in 2017 after failing in 2015.

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The Old Lady Gang Southern Cuisine restaurant, located at 177 Peters Street in Alanta's warehouse district, received a 78 (Grade C) score from the Fulton County Health Inspector on August 24, 2017.

The restaurant's menu is based on soul food recipes from Kandi's mom, Mama Joyce (pictured right), and her two aunts, Nora and Bertha Jones.

The inspector found a laundry list of violations including inadequate hand washing facilities, unsanitary food contact surfaces and improper cooking time and temperatures.

Atlanta restaurants that fail health inspections are given one chance to clean up their act before they are forced to close down permanently.

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NBA legend Dominique Wilkins called out one of Atlanta's best restaurants for turning him away at the door. Wilkins was apparently out of compliance with the dress code.

Wilkins posted a photo of French restaurant Le Bilboquet and claimed the restaurant was racist racist for denying him entry.

Wilkins tweeted:

"In my many years in the world, I've eaten at some of the greatest restaurants in the world, but never have I felt prejudice or been turned away because of the color of my skin, until today in #atlanta."

Rapper Killer Mike lashed out at the restaurant's management for not allowing Wilkins to break the rules.

"@lebilboquetatlanta ya'll better make this lame s**t right. How ya'll mistreat 'NIQUE' @dominiquewilkins21! Ya'll lame AF for that shawty!"

In reality, Wilkins objected to the fact that Le Bilboquet refused to make an exception for him.

Le Bilboquet is a classy, fine dining restaurant that caters to a well-heeled clientele. The restaurant's rules apply to everyone.

Your auntie eats there regularly. As you know, I am Black and I have never been turned away at the door. I've seen numerous Black celebrities dining at Le Bilboquet and enjoying drinks at the bar/lounge after hours.

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Fellow blogger Tami Reed, of Talking With Tami, reviewed the restaurant after we dined there in 2018.

My friend and fellow blogger Sandra Rose invited me out to lunch on Friday afternoon! I must say, she finds the nicest places to dine here in Atlanta. This time we met up at Le Bilboquet located at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta. It’s the hottest place to dine in Buckhead and I was so glad that she suggested it.

Please take the time to read more of Tami's excellent review of Le Bilboquet.

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Restaurants are shuttered in California and other blue states amid the Covid-19 outbreak, but business is booming in Atlanta.

Business is so good in Atlanta that music mogul Ne-Yo and his wife Crystal Renay Smith are opening a restaurant in College Park. The couple is partnering with reality TV personality Karlie Redd in the business venture.

The restaurant, named Johnny's Chicken & Waffles, is set to open in January 2021, according to the eatery's website.

"The 85-seat indoor dining space will provide full-menu service and will feature booths, tables, high tops and bar seating. A take-out counter will serve pies baked fresh daily and a selection of café goods."

Ne-Yo and his business partners are currently hiring managers, waiters and busboys.

The interior decor will feature platinum record plaques from Outkast, Ne-Yo, Ludacris and Usher, as well as a mural of the legendary Apollo Theater Harlem, NY.

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Karlie said in a statement:

"Ne-Yo and I aim to make everyone feel at home at Johnny’s Chicken & Waffles, and you never know who you'll see dining alongside you! Anyone who appreciates music will love the ambiance we created in our dining room, with awards and plaques from Ne-Yo, myself and some of our closest friends. Who doesn't love some amazing chicken and waffles, while listening to some amazing music! We hope to see you if you're in College Park."

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You are invited to attend a 10 Squared Social: the Grand Opening of Sauce Buckhead Italian restaurant in Atlanta's affluent Buckhead community.

Sauce Buckhead is opening its doors for a few hours on certain days to allow Buckhead residents to experience Sauce.

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10 Squared PR firm will host the 10 Squared Social at Sauce Buckhead Grand Opening On Oct. 2 - Oct. 4 from 6:00pm - Until.

Atlanta, GA, Sept. 29, 2020 -- There's a brand-new Italian restaurant and lounge coming to Atlanta, Sauce Buckhead, a premium Italian eatery nestled in the luxurious Buckhead neighborhood. Sauce Buckhead invites you to the official opening weekend, October 2 - 4, 2020. Join Sauce Buckhead family to get a first-look experience on their new menu and plush setting. From their traditional Tuscan thin crust pizzas to their cutting-edge Italian fusion selections including an Italian spicy jerk chicken taco, this restaurant is sure to keep customers craving a slice. Sauce Buckhead's pizza menu is the highlight, using an array of top-quality ingredients including - organic flour, imported Italian buffalo mozzarella and tomatoes with delicious authentic Italian toppings, American wine list, along with a top shelf liquor selection.

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When rapper 2 Chainz and his business partner, Mychel "Snoop" Dillard, first opened Escobar restaurant in Atlanta, they forgot to secure permission for the use of the name from the family of notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar.

The family filed a lawsuit against the rapper over use of the name, and now
Escobar Inc. bosses are demanding no less than $10 million, claiming the hitmaker's two Escobar Restaurants in Atlanta violate federal law by using the Escobar name and likeness without permission.

The restaurants are decorated with large B&W posters of the smiling drug lord taken from his mugshot. The restaurant also sells t-shirts and other merchandise featuring the image.

According to TMZ, the family insists they own the licensing and trademark to Escobar's name and likeness.

They are also demanding an injunction blocking the use of the name and likeness at the restaurants.

2 Chainz has yet to comment.
 

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2 Chainz's business partner Mychel "Snoop" Dillard called out white business owners for vandalizing Crave, the only Black-owned restaurant on Euclid Avenue in Atlanta's Little 5 Points.

In a post on Instagram.com, Dillard posted photos of the vandalism and issued a warning to her neighbors on Atlanta's East Side:

"Being a business owner during these times is super challenging. Every time I lay down and get up it’s SOMETHING but I can’t complain cause Im super blessed ?? Now I will say I KNOW no one BLACK did this to me I’m too respected in these streets. I know one of my white neighbors that don’t like my business being in LITTLE 5 POINTS did this shit especially since my business was the ONLY ONE ON THE BLOCK VANDALIZED. Just don’t let me find out Who You Are and if you think some broken glass gone stop me YOU GOT ME FUCKED UP!!!! We still open today ain't nobody tripping off no little glass......"

Dillard and rapper 2 Chainz own several establishments in Atlanta.
 


 

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Police shut down one of rapper 2 Chainz's Atlanta, Georgia restaurants on Monday, May 25, because it was packed with customers celebrating Memorial Day.

Police officers shut down Escobar Restaurant & Tapas on Monday night after noting too many patrons partying in the establishment.

Customers ignored all social distancing rules put in place by Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

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According to a police report obtained by TMZ, the cops "noticed that the location was rather loud, busy, and occupied to be operating as a restaurant at that time of night", and after speaking to Mychel "Snoop" Dillard, the restaurant's manager (pictured), the place was shut down for "violating executive orders regarding protocol issued due to COVID-19".

Escobar officials promoted the fun on Instagram prior to the police visit, posting video footage of people dancing, smoking hookahs, and ordering bottle service with no face masks.

The news comes a month after 2 Chainz and his business partner Snoop decided against re-opening the dining area at their Atlanta businesses after their friend, Mayor Keisha, pleaded with them not to reopen.

2 Chainz and Snoop wanted to take advantage of Georgia Governor Brian Kemp's relaxed coronavirus restrictions to kick-start the economy after a weeks-long shutdown, against the advice of Mayor Keisha and many medical experts.

The rapper eventually re-opened the restaurant in early May because they were losing revenue.

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