A tale of two meals

A nice benefit of being a Work-at-Home Wife is that I can meet friends for lunch. Today was one such day. I met Jeannette for lunch in El Segundo. The tricky part is that Jeannette and her husband Matt have decided to adopt a Vegan lifestyle. Although I am an omnivore, I thought it would be great to try a Vegetarian/Vegan Restaurant. Google is our friend. Through it, Jeannette found the oh-so-good Veggie Grill.

Papa’s Portobello

Grilled portobello mushroom, chopped
tomato, basil & garlic pomodoro,
caramelized onion, pesto, chipotle ranch.

I have to say that I was impressed. I ordered the Portobello Mushroom Sandwich (pictured above) with Sweet Potato Fries. Sadly, I did not bring my camera and all I had was my sad little camera phone. The food was delicious and not just delicious for Vegetarian cuisine. My favorite part of the meal was the Carrot Cake. It was so good that it disappeared before I could even snap a photo. The only downside to the place is that it’s soooooo far from my house. 25 miles far to be exact. Otherwise, I’d be there quite frequently.

S Allied Way
El Segundo, CA 90245
(310) 535-0025

After lunch, we walked over to Sur La Table and ogled over the beautiful kitchen goods. I don’t cook, but I can still admire the craftsmanship and dream about the culinary magic Rob could create with all those tools. We followed that up with a walk-thru of the nearby Whole Foods. It’s at this point that I’m glad Jeannette is such a good and understanding friend. I did an politically incorrect thing. I dragged my newly Vegan friend to the butcher department and requested bones for Dottie – Not just any bones, but big Flintstone-sized bones. I couldn’t resist. I know for a fact that Whole Foods has the best quality and best priced bones. I’m lucky that Jeannette has a sense of humor and isn’t a Veggie Nazi.

Just for her, I documented Dottie’s reaction to my purchase. Here it is for everyone’s viewing enjoyment and entertainment.

A surprise for Dottie from Anne K. on Vimeo.

I am super embarrassed that I sound like one of those crazy dog ladies, but oh well! This is me.

This is the contents of the wrapped package

Dottie anxiously waits for her bone to cook

The anxiety had overwhelmed her and she’s resting up for her BIG treat.

She waits for the signal to start chomping on her treat.

Last shot before the carnage.

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