As I told you in my last post, there were a lot of reasons why I didn’t post for the second half of 2012. But I *did* eat and had always intended to share these meals out with you. Since I don’t see myself going back and doing in-depth posts about each of them, here are some highlights. (This makes me feel better and lets me, with clear conscious, move on to 2013 posts!)
On a trip to Ocean City MD I shared a great night with my family and some close friends, and found a new place that wants to accommodate vegans. My friends were staying at the beach and had emailed the owner of Crazy 8′s to ask if they could handle feeding a vegan. They were very honest about not knowing exactly what that would entail but made it clear they wanted to accommodate. There were several choices but I went with a veggie wrap without cheese and with homemade guac added. Wow.
My daughter and I took a vacation to Connecticut to see some friends and they introduced me to all sorts of wonderful food! Soups by The Soup Girl and Wendy’s Bites from Shayna B’s. Not to mention the fresh Sun Gold tomatoes eaten right out of their garden and the amazing take-out they got for me. I don’t even know where these pictures came from, but I know they were wonderful!
We also ate at 2 vegetarian/vegan restaurants while in CT. The Red Lentil in New Haven was a fabulous upscale place with lots of choices. Vegetarian with vegan options and some gluten free options. Unfortunately it looks like the New Haven location has closed. Bummer, but it was a great meal!
(Can you tell I really liked the desserts??)
After a trip to visit the Mark Twain House in Hartford CT we had lunch at Fire and Spice Vegan restaurant. It was a small place with an even smaller staff and, unfortunately, we entered right after a huge party who didn’t have a clue what they wanted. This meant it took a long time to get our food, but it was quite good and the staff were really apologetic.
Fall found me mostly at home, so no restaurant meals to speak of. But winter break found us on a few outings. This was my second visit to the Great Sage restaurant in Clarksville MD, but the first for my family. I’m the only vegan, but my son is gluten-free so I was happy to see that they could easily accommodate that. (A funny story: I told the waitress that my son is gluten free but that he’s ‘not adventurous’ because I was looking for things that were not spicy. She thought I said ‘he doesn’t eat vegetables’ and was a little concerned that I had brought him to a vegan restaurant!)
These photos are pretty rough but I don’t like using my flash in restaurants and it was nighttime, but you can see the yummy goodness! (Obviously I made a mistake and used my flash for the ‘chicken wings’ – best picture though!)
And we’ll end with a restaurant we found in Tom’s River NJ through Happy Cow on my phone. Via Roma is a small Italian place with an extensive menu that includes a full gluten free menu, a full vegan menu, and a gluten-free & vegan menu!
This calzone was amazing. And this is the small; I still had to take half home!
Ok. I feel better now. I’ve shared all the restaurant meals I had intended to share and now I feel better! I can move on to 2013 with no guilt. :)
Where have you had amazing meals out? Especially vegan meals!