Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Cafe Flora & Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope everybody that celebrates it has a happy Thanksgiving tomorrow! I'll be at a vegan potluck, so you know I'll be having a good time :).
Earlier this week, we went to Cafe Flora for lunch. If you ever go there, which you should, ask to be seated in the sun room. It is a glassed in room that has a fountain in the middle and lots of plants. The day we went, it was really warm in there, almost steamy - all due to sun power. Very surprising for a November day.
Cafe Flora is a place perfect for special occasions or a really nice dinner. It's a vegetarian restaurant that has a lot of vegan dishes/options.

I had the black bean burger, which was really good, but sort of overly sweet because of the carmelized onions. Andy had the sloppy joe that was really spicy. I think the sweetness and spiciness should have switched places. That said, they were really good. The buns were perfect. They were served with yam fries, which are good, but not as good as french fries - I'm conditioned to love potato fries.

For dessert we split the carrot cake. It was ok. The yellow stuff on the plate is a cardamom sauce. Andy thought it looked like mustard. The frosting had almost no flavor, but the walnuts made up for it. For some reason, all of their frostings taste like that. It's almost best to get an appetizer, salad or soup rather than dessert at this restaurant. Their non dessert food is amazing. You can always go home and eat some cupcakes :).
December: Tubs, Peepa, The Judge, and Chippy. This is the most perfect worm pile that I have ever captured on film.

Back of the Calendar: a zoomed in part of each month. Well that is it for the 2008 Calendar. Guess I better get motivated on making the 2009 calendars now.


Anonymous said...

Happy thanksgiving to Andy and yourself! Enjoy your potluck!
How nice to have a good veggie place to eat nearby~ and what a shame the desserts are not great!
Cats, lovely cats.... >:o)

Jeni Treehugger said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!
Perfect worm pile indeed!!
I wanna join them.
That calendar is awesome too!
I hardly ever order dessert when I go out but I always order a starter (got more of a savoury tooth than a sweet one!)

Joanna said...

Carrot Cake. Carrot Cake. Carrot Cake. Carrot Cake. (singing in a high pitched voice).

i love your cat/one dog calendar!! your dog looks like a cross between a grizzly bear and a black bear. very scary haha

River said...

It's not a sin to love potato fries. Embrace the potato! :P

I love the worm pile and the calendar!

I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving!

VeggieGirl said...

I want that carrot cake!! :-D

Happy belated Thanksgiving!!

HangryPants said...

That black bean burger looks wonderful! WHenever I get a bean burger out it's always nasto nasto!

Felicity said...

Happy happy thanksgiving. Love the worm pile! I know you've already been given the butterfly award, but you came up on my list as well :)

For the Love of Guava said...

Hey Lady! I LOVE carmelized onions on my burger... oddly enough (and I haven't gone there since I've started transitioning to vegan) Lucille's (which is a BBQ joint-def not veg friendly) does an amazing veggie burger!! They load it up with onions but also other veggies and pickles to balance the sweetness. And I know what you mean about sweet potato fries.. they always sound good but halfway through I wish they were regular people should serve a half and half (I'm toying with sweet potato swirl mashed potatoes for second thanksgiving today!).

Anyhoot, as always jealous of your surroundings!! And love YOUR calendar and excel sheet idea! I really need to get organized!

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Wow, thanks for so many wonderful comments on my blog!

And oh my goodness, if that sleeping-kitties' picture isn't the cutest thing I've ever seen...

Eric said...

Ooh that black bean burger looks excellent!

I loved that turkey article you sent. Turkeys are so affectionate and wonderful, it really makes me sad to see people eating them. They really have great personalities.