Pizza Face-Five Points

Five Points Pizza, 1012 Woodland St, Nashville, TN

(Visited Feb. 2017)

I’ve been to Five Points Pizza a few times before and I’ve loved it every time. I wandered into Five Points last week (after I had ordered Papa John’s the night before at midnight, then got a call from the delivery guy at 2am asking if I still wanted my pizza that had yet to be delivered…uh, well, I guess not…). One of the things I love about Five Points is that they have a different specialty slice that changes every day (one veggie special & 1 meat special). I opted to try a slice of each of their specialties for that day.

The meat special for the day was the Meatball Pie, consisting of thin sliced meatballs, red onion and garlic. I added shredded basil because, why not? This combination was absolutely delicious! The Meatball Pie is actually offered as a whole pizza on the menu, and I was informed that it is offered by the slice every Monday, Wednesday and Friday as well. FTW!!!!

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The veggie special for the day was a slice consisting of tomato, spinach, mushroom and a balsamic glaze. The balsamic glaze saved this pizza; without it, this slice fell flat. In hindsight, I probably should’ve added some basil to this one too. That may have punched it up a notch.

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Shout out to Cody (the bartender/server/my lighting guy for this shot–LOL). He was great!

 

The Verdict:

Price: $ (weekday lunch special gets you either 2 slices & a drink OR 1 slice, salad & a drink for under $10)

 

Taste: YUMMY(yummy in my tummy)

 

Recommendation: GREEN (definitely must try)

Come Chat with Me

Last Monday we aired the season finale of Monologue Monday (if you missed it, check it out below).

 

Today, in lieu of a monologue, I’ll be hosting a live Facebook chat to discuss the future of Monologue Monday and answer YOUR questions about the series. Come join me! I’d love to hear your thoughts on the series, what you’d like to see next, and any questions you were wondering about the series.

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Head on over to my Facebook page (Latrisha Talley) as I go LIVE….TONIGHT!

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New Year

Happy New Year!

Yeah, I know, I’m a little over a week late, but it has taken me that long to get back into the swing of things. I’m really excited about this year. 2016 was the year for facing my fears and stepping out in faith, and in 2017, I want to delve even deeper into that. I’ve already got some exciting opportunities that are pending (As Lin Manuel Miranda says as Alexander Hamilton, “Just you wait…”), but in the meantime, catch up on these two episodes of Monologue Monday (below). There are only two more episodes left until the season finale!

What are your goals for this year? What do you want to accomplish? When setting goals, make sure they are:

  1. Specific (“I want to lose weight”= general vs. “I want to lose 10 pounds”=specific)
  2. Time Sensitive (have a firm date/time to have the goal completed)
  3. Measurable (how do you know that the goal has been completed?)

Once you’ve created a goal that meets those 3 criteria, then make an action plan with specific steps that you’ll take in order to achieve the goal. Surround yourself with people who will encourage you and help keep you accountable. Take your time, and don’t overwhelm yourself by trying to accomplish too much. Just take it one goal at a time, one step at a time.

Wishing you a successful, prosperous, goal-achieving year. You can do it!

 

‘Tis the Season

Happy Holidays!!! In the spirit of the holiday season, Monologue Monday presents it’s Christmas episode, featuring a monologue from the classic holiday film, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. This is our 21st episode; let the countdown begin! Only 5 more episodes left until the end of Season 1 of Monologue Monday. Time really does fly when you’re having fun and pursuing your passion.

I wish you all a safe, fun, warm and Merry Christmas!

 

Monologue Monday

Hey y’all!! Once again, it’s been a while since I’ve posted. But to catch you up, in the past few months, I’ve quit my 9-5 (aw shucks!!!) and am acting full time. Last month,  I launched my new web series, Monologue Monday (www.monologuemonday.com). Monologue Monday is a weekly web series featuring tips about the entertainment industry, and a monologue performance (by yours truly). New episodes are released EVERY MONDAY!!! Episode 7 was released today. Check it out below, and subscribe to the series, to stay updated when new episodes are posted.

 

Pizza Face: Slice-Atlanta, GA

(visited: April 2016)

Well hello there! It’s been a while since I’ve posted a pizza face review (or anything at all for that matter lol). I recently traveled to Atlanta and found myself at a pizza place trying something interesting on their menu, so I figured why not resurrect pizza face?! So here goes…

Note: There are two Slice locations in Atlanta. This review refers to the Poplar St. location.

I stumbled upon Slice while wandering around after an unexpectedly short audition left me with an hour of time on my parking meter.

Located in the midst of Georgia State University’s campus, Slice is just a short walk away from Centennial Olympic Park and the SkyView Ferris Wheel. It’s fairly inconspicuous but for the bright orange chairs outside screaming “Hey! Look over here!” Admittedly, without those chairs I would’ve probably kept walking and Slice’s existence would have remained unknown to me. But I was drawn in and ended up perusing the menu that was posted in the window for passersby.

The menu contained the usual suspects…supreme, margherita, etc., but then….LOADED BAKED POTATO? Yes, that’s right. A loaded baked potato pizza. I was skeptical, but intrigued enough to give it a shot.

My slice arrived with a very thin layer of marinara sauce (enough to remind me that this was in fact a pizza, yet not so much as to clash with the fact that this was also a loaded baked potato, to my taste buds at least), potato slices, onions, huge crisp bacon strips and cheddar cheese, along with a side of sour cream.

IMAG0565Well…the sour cream was probably the most exciting thing about this dish. Granted, it wasn’t just “a dollop of Daisy”; it was seasoned with oregano and possibly a squeeze of lime. The pizza itself wasn’t bad, but it was nothing to call home about either.

The good points:

-the size of the slice (good “bang for your buck”)

-crisp buttery crust

-bacon (not fatty/wimpy) I don’t like chewy bacon

 

The Verdict:

Price: $

Taste: OKAY (Eh, it’s okay)

Recommendation: YELLOW (Worth a try)

 

 

 

 

Doubts

too old/waited too late

not talented enough/not enough skill/training

too lazy

too big/curvy/out of shape

bad at networking

too quiet

too boring

just another pretty face

not enough money

paralyzed by fear

Discipline

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Aw Shucks! Today is my last day on the (modified) Green Smoothie Cleanse. I have spent the last 10 days drinking 2 green smoothies a day (one for breakfast, one for lunch) and a salad for dinner. Snacking in between meals has consisted of fruits and veggies (celery, apples, carrots, cucumbers) and for my protein fix, hard boiled eggs and natural unsweetened peanut butter (on my celery). I have been drinking nothing but water all day, with the exception of a cup of detox tea in the mornings.

For 10 days, I have not had sweets, bread, pasta, rice, meat (I take that back—the last 2 days I added lean chicken to my dinner salads), dairy, fries, pizza…basically all the things I usually eat on a regular basis. Needless to say, this was DIFFICULT! Especially for me, the person who has something sweet to eat EVERYDAY! The person who thinks pizza should be added as a level on the food pyramid.

Although I can’t wait to sink my teeth into some pizza, this cleanse has made me become aware of the health choices that I make on a daily basis. It has made me aware of my daily temptations and cravings. It has made me focus on distinguishing between wants vs. needs. It has defined discipline for me. It has made me proud of myself. It has made me believe in myself.

I couldn’t have done it without the support of my honeybun (lol) and my sister, as well as prayer and positive self-talk.

Moving forward, I’m still gonna eat my pizza, but maybe not as much as I normally do. I know there are better choices out there, I just always made excuses as to why I wasn’t choosing those better choices. Instead of believing that I HAVE to have something sweet, I know that that’s a choice, and I don’t HAVE to have it; I can choose something else, and still feel just as fulfilled.

Cheers to a healthier life!

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