Little hole in the wall that could!
Posted on 09 / 18 / 2010
Read the full review with pics at Marty's Flying Vegan Review at www.martysnycveggiereview.blogspot.com
Website link just says "Coming Soon" as of this writing.
Well, if the name isn't the most generic sounding name of any restaurant I don't know what is.
After a GPS navigational error I found the unobtrusive place at the corner of a strip mall. It's not a a *corner* just the corner of this group of stores. There are more things to the left.
Looks easy but traffic is oncoming just at your right. There were some obstructions, (trees), that blocked the unassuming non eye catching signage.
The place had both a too small cramped feeling about it to the left, where the counter was with a (really?) massage chair stuffed into the corner, (Not for waiting, only for massage customers), and an open airy stay as long as you want zen mediation health food items on shelves for sale kitchen chairs on tables sort of feel to it.
Yeah, this is to the right.
This is to the left but you can't see the massage chair way to the left. Just a bit in front of the plants is the line of demarcation between functional and zen.
I sort of had a need for a true Jamaican Veggie Pattie. They homemake 4: Soya, chicken, spinach and I can't remember. (Served only to us pre alzheimers folks).
There was no chicken, (of course), so I had a soy. It was soooooo good. Little bits of soy protein that gave the patty a nice chewy mouthfeel and the corn just popped with sweet explosions and mixed with all the other veggie flavor. The crust was a tad on the crumbly/dry side but it was whole wheat and there was more than enough moist filling to go around.
I scarfed that one down in the store.
The dark brown on the outside is a paper bag.
I had to be in Miami to take care of some stuff and did manage to wait to eat the ... of course you know what it is, the Philly Cheeze Steak sandwich.
Man, I think this was one of the best I ate ever. The whole wheat bread had that perfect crust and chewy middle with a great combination of sweet and yeasty.
The seitan was definitely home made and was combined with the cheese to form this mushy yet textured meaty filling. And, and, and, there was enough of it to nicely fill the bread. (You really can't tell from the angle and the way the top half of the sandwich is splayed open. ...
Great food, cheap-ish, Easy on off I 95