Anyone who knows me personally knows that I’m obsessed with chicken. And, if you are too, you have to check out Fabe’s Charcoal Roasting Co. in Fayetteville, N.C.
I always want to look up the business to see if it is a chain, and I couldn’t really find any evidence that it is, but there are a few restaurants like it. One that comes to mind is Viva Chicken, which specializes in Peruvian chicken and side dishes.
Fabe’s hallmark item is certainly their slow-roasted chicken. It is marinated on and under the skin, so each and every bite is packed with flavor. I’m a fan of white-meat chicken, but you can also order dark-meat.
My husband usually gets the rice tipped with black beans and the sweet plantains. I’m not a huge fan of sweet plantains myself, but I tried a bite of his, and they were pretty good!
Lastly are the drinks, which I unfortunately didn’t get to try. However, they look delicious! There is the Jamaica and Horchata alongside specialty drinks. They look amazing, and I’ll definitely be trying them next time. And no, in all my years of life and in my love of Latin culture, I still haven’t tried horchata! I’m hoping to soon.
FINAL FOODIE THOUGHTS
I'm excited to bring you all another review from a restaurant pretty much everyone I know raves about. After living near this restaurant for years, we finally took the leap and tried it for the first time last Sunday. Enjoy this picture of me on the waiting bench that looked like a vintage car seat.
APPETIZER: QUESO CHORIZO DIP
JONATHAN'S MEAL: HOT AND SPICY BUFFALO SANDWICH
GABBIE'S MEAL: BUFFALO CHICKEN SANDWICH
FINAL FOODIE THOUGHTS
Jonathan: "It was fairly priced for what we had. The food was good and a great atmosphere. If you're looking for a good time to watch a game outside of your house, Bubba's 33 is the place to go."
As for me, I agree that the prices were fair. I was particularly happy to see that they had brunch specials on Saturday and Sunday. Here I was thinking that there weren't many brunch places in my area! I am certainly looking forward to going back for some different food and possibly staying for a game. We forgot to mention that there is both inside and outside seating as well as a set of cornhole boards for entertainment while you wait for your food.
Have you tried Bubba's 33? If so, what do you think? Tell us in the comments.
Welcome to a new "series" of sorts here on the blog. Jonathan and I will be going to new restaurants and reviewing them. This was a short-lived cooking series on our channel a few years ago. Who knows, maybe it will come back. For now, let me give you your foodie fix with Fayetteville's newest breakfast/brunch/lunch hot spot: First Watch.
Jonathan and I were served complementary meals. The VIP Friends and Family Weekend Sneak Peek worked as a training exercise for the employees and doubled for us as a means of review of the restaurant for the blog. I was in no way compensated for my opinions or review.
We were one of the first groups of the day on the restaurants special friends and family weekend. The staff were super sweet, which made the modern southern decor even sweeter. We were seated almost immediately. Our server was amazing. What was even better was that other staff who were there for the training were always making sure to clear the table of dishes and always asked us how our food was or how our experience was going.
The seating was super comfortable, as well. Overall, the atmosphere was perfect for Saturday breakfast or brunch. I'm so excited to have a brunch place in our city that is so close to us!
I really enjoyed everything about this restaurant. We left with our plates cleaned and our bellies full. We are super excited to come by at brunch on Sundays after we get out of our church's early service.
Both of us would recommend that you check out First Watch as soon as possible, because we're sure that it's going to be busy for quite a while. It is open to the public. Go check it out for your own foodie fix! We hope these photos made you hungry. Tell them Gabbie and Jonathan sent you!
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