A happening Nigerian restaurant in the heart of Brooklyn. I heard so much about this place, I made sure that I went to experience Buka for myself. A cozy restaurant that immediately reminded me about my roots. Once inside you can hear the afrobeat Rhythms in the background, i felt Nigeria . I immediately spotted the “Danfo” bus, and mimicked bus drivers from back at home lol. “Oshodi, next stop!!” I ordered the fish and Jollof. Honestly the Jollof lacked key ingredients and the fish was just a fish ready to be eaten. It was a slight downfall to my expectation, but you can’t judge a whole restaurant off of one plate. I was able to sneak a couple bites of my boyfriends ogbono soup and pounded yam, pretty yummy. The staff and waiters were pretty nice. Overall my score for this restaurant is a 6/10. If your looking for a Nigerian food spot with the perfect Nigerian Vibes, visit Buka, you won’t be disappointed.
Looking for a new Brunch spot in Houston, then you definitely need to give Bernadine’s a try. Thanks to my friends over at the @thrillist, for the recommendation. Bernadine’s has a very modern look . My God daughter, Savannah was my date, she kept busy looking the scenery. Nothing better than having brunch in a soothing environment. For appetizers, I ordered some fresh oysters from Canada and a Oyster shooter. The oyster shooter was pretty interesting, it’s a shot made of Tabasco, vodka, and an oyster. It was amazing, if you love oysters, you should definitely try this Sizzling shot. After doing some research on what to order I chose to order the Black pepper biscuit Rockefeller, lumped crab, fried oysters, and eggs. Needless to say I made the right choice. From the fresh-layered biscuit to the crunchy fried oysters, it had my taste buds dancing for more. For drinks I had a classic mimosa which was pretty strong ( just the way I like it ) and a strawberry margarita with jalapeños. Yes, jalapeños!, Lol the sweet and spicy combination made this drink so good. Some other perks about Bernadine’s is that there is a free valet and the all the staff were quiet welcoming. I give Bernadine’s a 9/10. Also, guess what ? I’m an official member of the Houston Heights drinking and social club. Yipee! I hope this brunch review helps. Keep on brunching foodies!