A lemony experience
Posted on 08 / 02 / 2013
We ordered 9 dishes for the 4 of us (2 teenagers), it was too much food. The small plates weren't as small as we expected.
Grilled tomato and black bean soup with fresh tomatoes and vegan sour cream. This was pretty nice, we would order it again. Flavorful.
Corn succotash, the kids liked this a lot. With some salt, it was interesting. (small plate)
Vegan mac n' cheese with broccoli. At first the cook made us cow cheese mac n' cheese by mistake, but we caught it before trying it, so be sure to make sure what kind you get. The kids liked this pretty well, and I kind of liked it myself--it was tossed with bread crumbs and the broccoli was cooked just right. But I did not detect that much "cheese" in the dish, which maybe is just fine given that vegan cheese really can't be used in the same quantities as cow cheese. (large plate)
Crispy chick peas, highlight of the meal, really interesting and the one dish I thought about trying to make at home. (small plate)
Black bean veggie burger--too lemony and lacked other interesting flavor. Way too soft to stand up to the extremely tough super duty roll that had a diameter 1 1/2 times bigger than the burger (they call it "pillow bread" seemed stronger than a Kaiser roll, our kids, one with a chipped (and repaired) front tooth and the other with braces could not begin to eat this and it was impossible to cut with a knife).
Summer Greens (kale, collard greens, spinach) sautéed in onions and garlic, it lacked salt and interesting taste, maybe it wasn't cooked long enough or had too much lemon, but it wasn't as satisfying as a dish full of greens usually is. (small plate)
Roasted green beans (lemony) with fresh tomatoes. Pretty lemony, beans undercooked and a bit chewy. (small plate)
Roasted Tofu sautéed with shitake mushrroms, bok choy peppers… and rice. Lemony, not much salt. Not really very interesting. (big dish)
Red pepper hummus with pita bread. The pita bread char-broiled nicely, served warm. But the hummus was more lemony than I found appealing. (medium plate)
Locally sourced, Large portions, even for small plates, Large number of vegan options
Connected to a performing arts space, Not so kid-friendly, Smoking at outdoor seating