All Reviews by wilderness
6490 Bird Rd, Miami, USA
I'm not sure if something has changed...
17 Feb 2008
Based on the good reviews, I went to Beehive. I'm not sure if I'm missing something...my only option to eat was a veggie burger. It was homemade and served in a pita with fresh veggies. It was good, about $5, but nothing too special. I guess I expected more than one item on the menu? I went on Saturday, is that a down day? I wanted empanadas!!
709 S 3rd St, Smithfield, USA
08 Jan 2008
On our way up 95, I happened to check for the off-chance that I might find a vegetarian restaurant on the way. I was surprised to learn of Eden's as I had never heard of Smithfield before. Luckily, it's right off of exit 90 or 93 on I-95. It was actually pretty easy to find. Alex (who along with his wife seems to run everything and wait on tables) greeted us when we walked in and explained a bit of what food they had and his philosophy. I guess during the week they have a menu but on Sunday there were a couple specials, of which we were informed. I ordered the BBQ "ribs" and my husband had the curry "chicken", which came with rice and beans, mixed greens, a delicious salad and fresh-baked foccia bread. The BBQ Ribs are out-of-this-world and the portions are generous, and the prices are very reasonable. We were completely stuffed and satisfied all the way home to Delaware. The house raspberry vinaigrette is very light and fresh, and everything was perfectly prepared. The herbal iced tea is also delicious. I couldn't find one fault with the restaurant. It's worth a little out of the way trip or advanced planning if you're heading through on 95 to stop at Eden's, and it's nice to help support wonderful people making delicious veggie food in the heart of pork country. Also, the restaurant is housed in a very elegant restored Victorian house--nice atmosphere.
215 N Cayuga St, Ithaca, USA
08 Sep 2009
I had heard of Moosewood through its cookbooks, and had thoroughly checked out their website before my visit. I guess I had a slightly different idea of what to expect. Given their prices and reputation, I thought the restaurant would be a little more upscale, but it was fairly casual. There were several hungry children with pasta bowls hovering around. I think maybe I was overdressed.
The food was tasty; just nothing special given the reputation and the price. We ended up with the roti and the lasagna. The roti was comprised of a whole wheat burrito wrapper with indian spiced sweet potatoes and veggies. It gave me a good idea for leftover indian food, but at $15 seemed pricey. It was severed with brown rice and a salad, which was fairly standard, but I did appreciate the homemade dressings. The lasagna was tasty, but it seems kind of pathetic that a vegetarian restaurant couldn't have something a bit more creative. As a vegetarian, it seems like lasagna and Portobello are the default safe choices at standard restaurants. Without the expectations and maybe slightly lower prices, I would definitely have been more impressed. Ideally, I'd give 3.5 stars, but without that option, I'm going with 3. I think we had much better luck in Ithaca ordering vegetarian items from ethnic restaurants, especially Sticky Rice.