We had the good fortune of connecting with Tabreya Register and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Tabreya, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
I have always had a passion for the arts. I found that I felt more alive when I was using parts of myself that I often can’t tap into when working in a field that is not creative. I think I really just got tired of going through the motions and feeling stagnant. Everything felt really routine. I wanted a career where I could share passion with other people but also grow; something that does not make me feel like working because I enjoy it so much. A lot of people had asked when I was going to actually pursue a career that was creative and I realized life is way to0 short. That probably sounds really common but it is the truth life is short and what better person to invest time into then myself. So I took a chance and now I’m here.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am a food blogger in Atlanta. There is a plethora of bloggers especially in the age of social media. I think what sets me apart is how passionate I am about food and how I don’t just cater my site to one type of person. I want everyone to be able to come to me and say I would definitely try that. I am constantly searching for more ways to involve my audience. Whether its with polls or videos. Constantly trying to grow. I think really the challenge of working for myself has been more mental then anything. I think it is human nature to second guess yourself. I’m twenty-five and I know it is easy to look around at others around you and think I should be there or why am I not thriving at the pace I want to. I just had to realize that when your doing what you love the rest will come into play. Your only competition is really yourself. I want the world to know I’m a young entrepreneur who just wants to share different cultures through food. I truly think food breaks boundaries. It brings joy to anyone at anytime. My brand is BresBitess, because I’m sharing pieces of what I tried through images and words. I just want people to find new eats. If I can help one person with a date or even with stopping at a place they have driven past a thousand times then I’m doing my job.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
This is definitely my speed. Most of my friends like to be in the mix. If they were visiting Atlanta the first place I’d take them to drink would be Loca Luna. It is like a mini vacation in the city and the drinks are strong and priced for the budget of a college student. Not only do you get to dance with the live band or dj, it changes depending on the day but you also get flavorful small bites from empanadas to chicken skewers. Being African American I can’t be in the city without going to a black owned restaurant for brunch. A few of my favorites are Gochas Breakfast Bar, Ms. Icey,s Kitchen, Nanas Kitchen or Milk & Honey. We would probably end up on Edgewood to bar hop and attend Bonfire to hang. Have a picnic at Piedmont Park after day drinking at Zocalo or maybe spend time riding bikes on the beltline after grabbing a bite from Hawkers. We would have to go to my favorite Jamaican spot in Scottsdale, Carribean Chicken and fish to get a Jerk chicken sandwich. I know we would end up playing games on the Top of Ponce City Market. We would also go skating because I don’t think you can come to Atlanta and not go to Cascade or Golden Glide. We would relax at JeJu spa. Atlanta really is a city full of options. There is something for everyone you can grab lemon pepper wings from Magic city while getting a show or you can chill at Hodgepodge coffee shop while drinking a vanilla chai latte and write a novel. Whatever you want to get into you will be sure to find.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
The person who really got me into the idea of becoming a blogger was Anthony Bourdain. My mom would sit and watch him on tv and I would often join her. Watch him travel the world while becoming invested in learning the cultures and food and I would think to myself that looks like such a dope job to have. My mom really got me into food. She put me on to opening my pallet. Not being afraid to try different cuisines and to learn what the food means to people. As, I got older my friends and family started realizing how much I enjoyed finding places to eat and they started coming to me for most of their nights out. They started pushing me to share them more often and that is how the idea of BresBitess came along. I could really make a list of people who have supported me in this endeavor. I have family and friends who are solid. I’m blessed to have as many people in my corner as I do.

Website: BresBitess.com

Instagram: Brereggie

Other: TikTok: Brereggie1

Image Credits
Julian Roberts @Jutomars

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