Restaurant review: Brunch on me!


    “Chicken and Waffles.”

I had the pleasure of visiting the most collaborative restaurant in all of Prince George’s County. Maryland’s finest, Kitchen Cray Cafe, was a beyond a delightful experience.

I was greeted with smiles from the second my big toe kissed the floor. Before I could even start a conversation with my friend, I was promptly seated within 5 seconds on a steady visit. I admired the dripping artwork from the walls, the furniture styles, the perfect window seat, and spotted out where all the magic happens, the kitchen. On each spotless table, there were prepared silverware and fresh condiments. I love to eat in comfort and cleanliness, doesn’t you?  With a full staff, more employees than expected were sure to assist us punctually for our order. I was not rushed to order, I was given enough time to choose while sitting comfortable. I felt like a Queen that day being waited on hand and foot blessing the staff with small conversations passing by.

While waiting, employees who were not serving customers were buffing tables, eagerly awaiting for the eaters to come crawling through the doors of paradise. Thirty minutes later, my dish was embellished with diced strawberries covered in homemade vanilla-bean syrup and powered sugar over seasoned chicken and waffles. Even after I waited for a few minutes to digest my food, my waffles did not harden, but kept its soft form. I graced my food then gobbled pounds of carbs. Completely intrigued with what I had tasted for the first time of my life, a conversation was not open.

The manager gracefully walked over to ask about our food and was kindly enough to share upcoming events. I enjoyed speaking with her. What a beautiful and fun staff! They all were uniformed in their black-chic. I was invited to visit their social media page and tag them in the photo. I adored the pleasant customer service, phenomenal menu choice, convenient location, and timeliness.

I was welcomed by their pure taste of cooking and serving people. I love eating food when it’s made with love. Ever hear the saying, “Cooking from the heart?” I remember catching the itis because the food was satisfying. I will be back for another plate of the infamous, Chicken and Waffles

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Photo Cred: Me





I had to kill that part in me that held me back
It was only the beginning of the end
Clouds grew 50 shades of grey
Audacious dreams filled the wanderlust air shoves
This unpublished duty led me to your reigns
Across oceans of you, there was a drop of me
I just needed you to save my fragile beauty
From myself

Photo Cred: Me
©A-Jjahlov Powell, 2019

Don’t Shoot


Momma told me to come down for dinner
I was laying on the moon
Give me two seconds Momma for I am not ready to rest
“Baby girl, it’s time to come in, I will not ask you again”
Just once, I disobeyed
I sat on the moon while the world stood at my foot
Aching in sorrow of today’s generation
Momma, I’m not ready to come down, I like it up here
For I no longer wore poker faces
Feared attractive lies
I was free of enslavement
I bathed in orchids of the sun
I was free of enslavement
I played with the children of Venus
Ate ice cream with the Martians
I was free of enslavement
Momma, I like it here, no one disappears from bullets
I just want to live on the moon
“I promise to let you go back up after dinner”
I’ll come down, Momma
I’ll come down
But, only if they don’t shoot.

Photo Cred: Me
©A-Jjahlov Powell, 2019