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June 15, 2015

Farmer’s Table, Boca

by jem614

To end my girl’s weekend a little early, we headed over to Farmer’s Table in Boca for lunch with the birthday girl.  I can’t explain how amazing this place is so I’ll show you with an overwhelming number of pictures:

I actually found this place online a few months back and have been itching to check it out.  What a great place for Vegans and Vegetarians ALIKE.  Your omnivore friends will also be happy with their cage free and grass fed options (I won’t mention the actual animals here).

Farmer’s Table sources from local farms, they don’t cook in butter and their staff is incredibly friendly.  Just be warned ahead of time if you come in a big group BRING CASH!!!  They only let you split the check 4 ways per table so some people will be left paying more if you’re not careful.

The birthday girl ordered some hummus for the table and it was a very tasty garlicky option for hors devours.  My other friend, who is a vegetarian, decided she wanted breakfast so she opted for the pancakes:

Sadly, I was still a little full from breakfast and couldn’t eat much of my out-of-this-world, vegetarian, Reuben but my husband made sure to polish it off when I brought the other half home.  When I asked the waiter what he recommended, he mentioned the vegetarian/vegan lasagna (to make it vegetarian, just add the mozzarella for $2 extra).  It’s made up of layers and layers of vegetables and he said it was divine.  I was feeling like I needed something a little less veggie-intensive so I opted for the Vegetarian Reuben.  I am so happy I did because I’ve never had a Reuben sandwich and it will forever stay in my brain as the best Reuben I’ve ever had. Full of sauerkraut and mushrooms on whole grain bread it was just the right amount of saucy and meaty (the mushrooms were the perfect combo for the sauerkraut).

Our table was this huge rustic wooden number that would have fit 16 people comfortably.  I am so in love with this place, I can’t say enough good things. What a perfect weekend, don’t you just love that quality time you can spend with your friends?

And…. the birthday girl (who, by the way, writes a honest and touching “mom” blog called “Just Another Day With Kids” http://www.justanotherdaywithkids.com/)

To visit them or learn more, go to: http://www.farmerstableboca.com/

July 9, 2011

Sublime Restaurant, Ft. Lauderdale- Every Bite Was Sublime

by jem614

By Jessica Michael

In February Ashley took me to a restaurant called Sublime.  It’s a great friend who researches to find a totally vegan restaurant for you when they aren’t even vegetarian.  The concept of being able to order and eat anything on the menu overwhelmed me.

Complimentary Appetizer

At the end of our meal they brought us “to share” a Chocolate Nirvana Ganache cake that could make your heart melt.

The owner of the restaurant stopped by to greet us then and to wish me a happy birthday.  Tonight, as we walked in she recognized me.  Five months later!  I’m no

Alec Baldwin (who recently tweeted about his dinner at Sublime) but I felt like a celebrity.

In my dinner party was my husband, who straight out refuses to eat anything starting with Tofu, and my mother who is a weekday vegetarian.  After much hesitation from the man of our group, my husband finally decided on the barbeque pizza with Daiya cheese (a colossal tribute to Daiya that he never realized it wasn’t real cheese) .  He ate the entire pizza like it was his last meal: thin crust, just enough BBQ sauce and a bit of onions.

My mother ate the Portabello Stack with Purple! sweet potatoes.  I have to get my hands on those someday, I have never seen purple sweet potatoes.

Portobello Stack With Purple SweetPotatoes

Southern Dining With A Vegan Twist

I chose the “chikin”, mashed potatoes and green beans which were fantastic.  I think my husband actually thought the green beans would taste different in a vegan restaurant.  Nope, they’re still green beans but not slathered in unhealthy butter, they’re still crisp and tasty like they should be.  The mashed potatoes weren’t boxed potatoes either, you could tell someone had taken the time to peel and mash them.  It was a southern entree with a healthy twist.

The presentation of the food is beautiful, the staff are understanding of all appetites, and the owners actually care about their guests.

And… lest we forget about that sublime chocolate cake, we ordered that as well.  The doubtful meat eater gave it his seal of approval.

Sublime Chocolate Cake

Prices are reasonable, about $11-$22 for each entree.  Vegan, organic and natural fare.

This is a five carrot meal all around.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
http://www.sublimerestaurant. com  1431 N. Federal Hwy., Ft Lauderdale
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