Before leaving for my audition yesterday, I packed a few Foods Alive Organic Flax Crackers:
This is their “Italian Zest” flavor, filled with all kinds of seasonings:
I ate them in my car, after I finished auditioning. They were good, but really seed-y and had me wishing for some dental floss while I drove back. Back in my neighborhood, I spotted a dog wandering around without a leash/owner – by the time I parked and ran out (with a piece of rawhide from Julius’ crate in hand) it was gone. I blame my high heeled boots for slowing me down, and so does Julius:
Sorry, buddy. I tried to rescue your four-legged friend!
Since I was still all dressed up, I wanted to go out for dinner. Abe had recently read that Hugo’s Restaurant had a vegan mac ‘n cheese special this month so we decided to go there.
Usually I go with one of their hearty salads but last night I was craving something heavy on protein. I almost never eat red meat, since I don’t cook it at home, but when I saw that they had hormone and antibiotic-free beef I decided to go with a burger, ordered medium well with a side salad:
I find it pretty hilarious that their beef burger comes with Vegan Mayo on it. I also added some organic ketchup and mustard. It was super juicy, flavorful, and totally hit the spot.
I snuck a bite of Abe’s Poboy Portobello Sandwich and Fries, which WAS vegan and pretty darn good:
Notice how neither of us wound up ordering the mac ‘n cheese that got us through the door?
I think if Hugo’s was closer to us and had easier parking we would go all the time, but it’s not a place we frequent, despite the fact that we’ve enjoyed our meals there. Even though they renovated a few years ago, the space is kind of…I dunno…cold? I felt like we were bad kids, sequestered to a separate dining area:
They are friendly, though, and how can I not give a big thumbs up to a place that gives out free Ginger Candy?
You still have a few more days to enter our Crofter’s Organic Superfruit Spread Giveaway!