Christy – Ammo and Cookies

March 12, 2010

in product review, restaurant, vegan

Tonight Jeff and I had a date night and decided to try out the restaurant Ammo that is up the street from our place. We got an early reservation and decided to walk up to the restaurant in the warm weather.

Ammo uses mostly local, sustainable ingredients and they change their menu to reflect the seasons. I had heard great things about the restaurant but hadn’t been there before.

It is a cozy environment with booths and candles. We ordered two drinks – I got a sage martini. Sounds weird but it was really good. The sage was offset by lemon juice.

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For dinner, we got a buckwheat fettucini with fig and pine nuts. It was flavored with something spicy too, but I am not sure what

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And we got a spring vegetable ragout which had all kinds of vegetables and some ricotta cheese.

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Both dishes had so much flavor. They felt almost like comfort food really because they were so rich.

I can’t believe we didn’t go to Ammo earlier. Definitely worth checking out if you live here in LA.

And when we got home, we had the perfect dessert – Michelle’s Cookies!!! Have you tried these?? They are my favorite cookies. Jeff and I discovered them about 6 months ago at Whole Foods. They are vegan and naturally sweetened. And if you get them on the day of the delivery, they are soft. These are by far my favorite cookies. I often recommend them to clients; in fact, they are the only cookies allowed for the Sky Fit Challengers.

My personal favorite flavor is the Chocolate Chip. They come in a bag of six. They are not inexpensive (about a dollar for each cookie). But in my opinion they are totally worth it.

At Erewhon, they have big cookies by Michelle and there is an oatmeal chocolate chip that is awesome too. This time, we are so lucky because Michelle sent us other flavors to review!! This one is Almond Poppyseed.

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I could eat a few in one sitting but I grabbed one to eat as we watched our Tivo’d episode of Lost.

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This flavor has a very strong almond flavor. And it was super soft and chewy. Mmm-mmm good!!

All around, my night for food was awesome. I am very pleased. Thanks Ammo and Michelle!!

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{ 9 comments }

1 Simply Life March 13, 2010 at 3:51 am

YUM! Those meals sound amazing!

2 Evan Thomas March 13, 2010 at 5:52 am

Ammo sounds really fun and focused! I don’t even know that I could imagine buckwheat fettucinne. Is it just like regular?

3 Jaclyn@todayslady March 13, 2010 at 6:54 am

Your dinner looks so good!!! I love all of the little peas in the ragout. I love that they use local ingredients!!

4 fitandfortysomething March 13, 2010 at 8:13 am

oh the buckwheat pasta looks delicious! hope you had a great date night :)

5 Stef @ moretolifethanlettuce March 13, 2010 at 9:08 am

i love veggie ragouts! that cookie sounds awesome, i’m sure i could down several in one sitting lol

6 Kat March 13, 2010 at 10:48 am

Those cookies sound amazing! I love that you can have a sweet treat without the guilt. Thanks for such a great tip.

7 whydeprive March 13, 2010 at 2:06 pm

That cookie sounds SO good!!

8 luvtoeat March 13, 2010 at 3:50 pm

Oooh luv soft chewy cookies. Glad you had a nice date night with the hubby.

9 SinoSoul March 16, 2010 at 3:48 pm

you gotta try the ice cream cookie sandwiches at ammo next time. They’re childhood throwback, but all house made at the same time.

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