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June 23, 2015

  Black Bean Burger & Sweet Potato Fries at Smashburger

by jem614

Some days you see your friends struggling and unhappy and you just want to fix it for them but it’s impossible because it’s not your life, not your choices, not your battle.

Those are the days only a burger and fries will do.  That’s when Smashburger comes in- their black bean burger and sweet potato fries provide a healthier alternative to the trash offered at most fast-food restaurants.  Not that this is the most healthy and perfect meal, but it beats the greasy hamburger and white potato fries.  Plus, if you’re already feeling defeated, why add guilt to the equation?

There aren’t many fast food places that offer good meat-alternatives.  However, the Huffington Post just announced yesterday that Amy’s, the wonderful frozen food gurus that bring us veggie samosa wraps and cheese enchiladas, will be opening a fast-food joint in, where else, California.

In the meantime, we’ll enjoy the Black Bean Smashburger and stuff down the Burger King Veggie Burger till we have another option.

September 28, 2012

Pho 78 in Pembroke Pines

by jem614

Not far from the Green Papaya in Miami Lakes, we found Pho 78 in Pembroke Pines.  Pho 78 is a “cafeteria-like” restaurant in a small shopping center.  It lacks the charm of Green Papaya but still draws you in with its promise of delicate soups and vietnamese cuisine.

I tried the summer rolls filled with tofu and vegetables.  I wasn’t extremely impressed as the wraps were not exactly what I was expecting though the sauce was good.  My mother had the fried egg rolls  and she did enjoy them.

The Boba tea smoothie here is a little different.  They serve it with whipped cream which makes the smoothie quite decadent.  I would probably have preferred it without the whip cream.

All in all, I found it to be just on the “ok” side.  There aren’t many options for vegetarians but it will do the job if you’re in for a Boba smoothie fix (just ask for no whip).  Meat eaters may find this place fits them better as I’ve heard several of their “meat” dishes are quite good.  Maybe this is just not a place for veggies to roost.

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