Archive for October, 2015

October 13, 2015

Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar

by jem614

Can I just say that I’m in love with my husband’s camera!  This (veggie) burger shot makes me hungry.

Sunday night we checked out Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar for a late dinner.  My husband’s coworker told him he absolutely HAD to try one of their burgers and of course the Cookie and I were hauled along for the ride.  My nasal congestion and this horrible sinus infection makes it difficult to be hungry for anything, I can’t smell anything and when you can’t smell, nothing tastes right!

Thank goodness it looked this good because I had no appetite and still finished over half the burger.  This veggie monster is made from scratch in-house! Can you believe that?  They don’t just throw a frozen patty on the grill, they actually take the time to craft a really well-made, flavor-packed, patty. The atmosphere is also very wine-bar-ish in the middle of Sawgrass Mall in Sunrise, FL.  I can definitely see coming here with some girlfriends or guy friends and having a nice glass of red while chatting for a few hours.

Check them out at www.zinburgereast.com or on Facebook.

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October 8, 2015

QBar Burgers & Blues

by jem614

This has been one of those months.  We moved, we had issues with schools and work and car problems, etc.  All together it meant that I haven’t been very adventurous with foods lately.  Ever feel like you’re in this food rut?  Like you don’t want to try anything new because it’s too hard to make decisions?  That’s where I’m at.

Even though I’m not being super adventurous food-wise, I’m at least trying some new places on the “other” side of town.  Today, while meeting with a group of other moms, I was able to check out this amazing little shopping center called “Union Planters”.  They have a Whole Foods and a yoga studio and some other cute little stores that are perfect for an afternoon out with the girls or guys.

They also have a burger place called QBar, it has this open atmosphere, you can sit outside or in.  They also have live music at night which sounds like a great chill evening to me.  Their portobello burger was a little different than I was expecting, it’s fresher and more sauteed veggies than portobello so it was a nice surprise to have something a little different.  They also have the option of switching out regular fries for sweet potato.  You know what they need to make?  Truffle sweet potato fries…. let that sink in for a second.  Doesn’t that sound amazing?  Great, now I want truffle fries.

So… if you’re on the east side of Fort Lauderdale near Wilton Manors, check out QBar and all the cute little stores in between.

Oh and give someone a high five if you see one of these floating around.  Do it, seriously, don’t ask questions, just do it.  Plus it’s fun to have random strangers give you high fives.

October 6, 2015

Wooden House, Dohuk, Kurdistan

by jem614

Mama Veg travels the world and brings you delicious foods from the far corners you’ve only heard about on TV.  This week, Mama Veg tried out The Wooden house in Dohuk, Kurdistan.  Here is what she found:

Fatoush and tabouleh at the Wooden House in Duhok (Dohuk) , Kurdistan, Iraq. As far as Fatoush goes, this is just about the best I have ever had! Extremely fresh, everything was crispy, and had a nice presentation. I wish I had taken better pictures because this was such a great experience.  We received excellent service, the waiters and staff were courteous and attentive.  As this is middle eastern food, there are some vegetarian choices for dinner but the majority of options are actually side dishes that can be made into a meal if you fancy that.

If you ever find yourself in Kurdistan, perhaps working with refugees or visiting the still-bustling city, go to Facebook.com/wooden.house.duhok and look them up!

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