II. black bean deli

Food in DC isn’t that good; of course we have restaurant week and we have great happy hours and brunches, but the restaurants with the numerous accolades and high Zagat ratings leave much to be desired on my sensitive palate. That is why I’m always excited to visit home. While Orlando can bore me, this city has amazing food locations.

I fancy myself to be a “foodie” of some sort, but normally when I come home to Florida, I only go to my usual haunts. Usual haunts being chain restaurants such as Steak n’Shake, Zaxby’s, Pollo Tropical, Publix, and other businesses that are unavailable in the North. I decided to be adventurous and try a new local spot, without the recommendation from anyone. Enter Black Bean Deli.

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I. ‘allow me to reintroduce myself’

I’ve wanted to have a “slice of life” blog for quite a bit; 2014 was punctuated with familiar experiences that caused catastrophic changes and resulted into dramatic perspective shifts. 2015 is going to be a “final frontier” of some sort; I will officially be finished with school, I will be starting a new career, and I am extremely determined to implement new regimens to control my contribution of what happens to me.

So here I am; this blog is going to document my natural hair journey, my workout regimen, my ruminations about life, my obsession with lipstick/new makeup I buy, food/restaurants I love, food that I cook, music and books that stimulate me, just document the growth of a young woman coming into her own.

Welcome, I’m Renee and this is my blog.