Nice! Empañadas, yum
Posted on 06 / 24 / 2013
I was in town last weekend for the Mermaid Parade with some friends and we went to V-spot for dinner on Saturday (June 22, 2013) and we enjoyed it. My friends got the Bandeja Paisa, which they said was excellent and we split 2 of the empañadas (Columbian and Jamaican Jerk), which we liked (the Jamaican Jerk especially had nice spices; the Columbian was good, but less spicey). I wanted greens for entree to get my energy up after a long day of walking around, so I got the Quinoa & Curried Kale and it delivered. The spices were subtle but nice; kale and chickpeas were cooked just right (the tofu was a little bland, but nice texture and went well with the rest); the quinoa was dry and spiced, maybe a little overly salty but good. I also got the Maduro (cooked plaintains w/ sauce) as a side dish which was a nice blend of sweet & savory.
I liked the vibe of the place - it's a bit small, but relaxing - we were out on the back patio and got to see some lightning bugs. The waitress did forget to bring our napkins/silverware and my juice until we asked (after our appetizers arrived), but other than that I thought the service was OK. They do not have beer or wine here, but you can bring your own (and shops nearby carry it), so that's nice. All our food arrived at the expected temperature (warm or hot) and was tasty.
I saw some other people called this "expensive" but I guess I have different expectations - their entrees range from 12-16$ and I know that running a vegan restaurant is expensive (I have some friends who had one), especially as ingredients are not heavily subsidized like meat and dairy are. You can check their website for options/prices here: www.spreadvegan.com (menu is a little hard to read in my browser, but with good eyesight you can make it out)
delicious food, nice atmosphere