Saturday, August 20, 2011

Highland Grill - special vegan dinner event

Mark your calendars. On Monday, August 29th, The Highland Grill in St. Paul is going experiment with a one-night vegan dinner. If it proves to be popular, it could lead to the restaurant--and other Twin Cities restaurants owned by the same company--adding vegan options on a permanent basis.

Highland Grill
Monday, August 29th, 5-9 p.m.
Tomato and Grilled Tofu Salad, followed by Farro Risotto with
Grilled Mushrooms, Snap Peas & Eggplant
The two courses will be paired with two different vegan wines.
The price for the dinner and wine is $15.95

Pizza Luce

The vegan Lil' Gracie at Pizza Luce on Franklin Avenue.
The Lil' Gracie, Pizza Luce

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Pizza a Whole Foods

I stopped by the Minneapolis Whole Foods for a slice of vegan pizza, which has a nice mix of spinach, artichokes, onions, mushrooms, peppers, and olives.  
Vegan pizza at Whole Foods

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Mill City Vegan Visits Chicago

I absolutely love making regular trips to Chicago. Here are the vegan highlights from our recent trip to this wonderful city.

The Chicago Diner. A long-time favorite. No trip to Chicago is complete without a trip to this place. This time, I had the Majestic Burrito and my wife had the Country Fried Steak. The burrito was honestly one of the best I've ever had. The steak was a super seitan goodness.
Majestic Burrito - Chicago Diner
Country Fried "Steak" - Chicago Diner
Our kids couldn't wait to go to iCream after seeing a feature on some cable tv food channel a year or two ago. Using liquid nitrogen, this place makes your ice cream creation--including soy ice cream--right before your eyes. They have a great variety of flavors.
Raspberry Lime Soy Ice Cream - iCream - Chicago
We were fortunate enough to be in Chicago on the day that Native Foods opened their Wicker Park location. I had read about this California-based chain. Now I'm REALLY hoping that they consider expanding to Minneapolis. Fast, creative, and healthy food. Just fantastic! We had the Baja Surf Tacos (with a side of steamed kale) and the Ensalada Azteca Salad. I also ordered the strawberry parfait. I can't wait to return. They're opening other Chicago locations shortly.
Ensalada Azteca Salad - Native Foods - Chicago

Baja Surf Tacos - Native Foods - Chicago 

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Wedge Natural Foods Co-op - August/September Newsletter

Here is a link to an article in the current (Aug./Sept 2011) newsletter published by the Wedge Natural Foods Co-op. The article, Vegan Diets: Sorting Through the Myths, was written by By Virginia Messina, MPH, RD