In late 2013, Hannah Roland of Cedar Teeth (based in the Bay View neighborhood of Milwaukee) started providing hand-made gourmet sandwiches to the Anodyne cafes. The daily menu usually includes two meat sandwiches and one vegan variety. Hannah noted that "vegan cooking especially interests me, as I feel that it teaches how to bring more flavor and texture out of real, whoesome food." Her first menu included a vegan muffaletta sandwich (one of my favorite kind of sandwiches) and I was determined to get my hands on one. When I finally made it there for lunch one day, they were sold out. Luckily, Hannah is a friend of a coworker of mine and got in touch with me directly to tell me about her vegan offerings. She was kind enough to let me try all four varieties of her vegan sandwiches over the course of a few days and I was very impressed! (Note--these four were provided at no charge to me, but I would have gladly paid double now that I know how tasty they are!)
The following pictures do not do them justice since you can't see all the ingredients within each sandwich, but let me tell you--they were outstanding!
Here's round one's menu:
A friend of mine and I split these two at the Walker's Point Anodyne cafe (which, by the way, is new and awesome). The first thing we both noticed was how the tofu was thinly sliced--neither one of us had ever had a sandwich with tofu prepared that way. The texture was fantastic and the flavors were amazing. Also, Hannah makes all of the sourdough rosemary focaccia bread fresh each day by hand (yum). All of the sandwiches are served cold (I believe) and I think all of them would be delicious either cold or heated, if you prefer that.
The Hawaiian almost had a ham-type flavor because of the smokey vegan bacon bits and the way the tofu was prepared. Combine that with fresh pineapple and a little spice in the chili aoli and you have one tasty sandwich!
In the Caprese sandwich, the tofu took the place of the cheese that normally exists in this type of sandwich (no fake cheese here). That, along with the fresh tomatoes, basil and that creamy balsamic aoli, it created some amazing flavors.
On day two, I picked up the sandwiches and brought them home for dinner--it was so hard to wait to eat them! They kept well in the freezing temperatures of my car. Because they were so cold when I arrived home with them, my boyfriend and I decided to put them in the toaster oven just briefly and this worked out great.
First up was the muffaletta I've been meaning to try for so long. Look at the close up of that smokey oven roasted organic tofu and all those tasty olives! Also hiding in there are some roasted red peppers and sun dried tomatoes. Best vegan or vegetarian muffaletta I've ever had!
Last, but definitely not least, was the Thai Tofu sandwich. Here the sliced and roasted tofu is complimented by a delicious peanut sauce and surrounded by fresh cilantro, scallions and carrots. Scrumptious!
Not only can you pick these up at Anodyne cafes, but Cedar Teeth does small event catering as well. Does your place of business need a catered lunch? Cedar Teeth has a variety of meat and vegan options so that everyone is happy! Contact Hannah directly to get a full menu.
Here's the scoop:
Sandwiches available daily at Anodyne cafe locations in Bay View and Walker's Point.
They cost $7.95 each at Anodyne.
The sandwiches usually arrive after 11am each day and although the cafes are open until 9pm, I wouldn't count on any being left later in the day. Although, maybe we can increase demand!
Catering available for groups up to 60. She is also happy to put together smaller lunches for as few as 5 people if the delivery distance isn't too far (she is based on the south side of Milwaukee in Bay View). Contact Hannah at Cedar Teeth for pricing.
Cedar Teeth Contact info:
Facebook - /thecedarteeth
Email - email@example.com
Phone - 414-737-8953
Now, get out there and eat some delicious sandwiches!!
The Ste Martaen Vegan Food Truck from Chicago will be making a visit to Milwaukee this Saturday, November 23rd. If you've never had their food before, I totally recommend it! To the left is their delicious mac and cheese (with a little Franks hot sauce added by me) and the Buffalo Chik'n Pita--my favorite. Their wings are very realistic, for those of you looking for a meat replacement or hoping to win over a meat-loving friend. And their cheese is tasty too--I like the Smoked Gouda on crackers :)
They take pre-orders only - so make sure you contact them via email. Here are the directions:
Submit all pre-orders to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put MKE in the subject line. Cut off for orders is 1PM Friday. If no confirmation is received by end of day, resubmit order. All deliveries are via minivan. They take cash, credit cards or LevelUp.
Watch their Facebook or Twitter accounts for updates during the day in case they are running late.
Here's the Menu:
Buffalo Wings $10 (GF) (Nut Free)
Vegan chik’n (soy protein) on sugar cane “bone” smothered in fresh made buffalo sauce
Milwaukee Wings $10 (GF) (Nut Free)
Maple glazed bbq vegan chik’n (soy protein) wings on a sugar cane “bone”
“Rib Tips” Pita $7 (Nut Free)
Vegan BBQ’d “rib tips” (seitan) served on pita with a creamy jalapeno spread
Buffalo Chik’n Pita $7 (Nut Free)
Spicy vegan chik’n (soy protein) served with a creamy dill sauce
BBQ Chik’n Pita $7
Vegan BBQ chik’n (soy protein) topped with shredded Ste Martaen cheese
Mac and Cheese $5 (Nut Free)
Pecan Pie $5
Ste Martaen Cheese $5 each
Olive, Smoked Gouda, Pepper Jack, Muenster & Colby (GF)(Soy Free)
This is their schedule:
1:30PM – 1:45PM
S Kinnickinnic Ave & S California St
Bay View Milwaukee, WI 53207
2:00PM – 2:15PM
4500 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53208
2:30PM – 2:45PM
E Capitol Dr & N Oakland Ave
Shorewood, WI 53211
2:55PM – 3:10PM
2305 N. Prospect Ave
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53211
3:15PM – 3:30PM
1221 E Brady Street
East Side – Brady Milwaukee, WI 53202
3:35PM – 3:50PM
E Center St & N Fratney St
Riverwest Milwaukee, WI 53212
At the end of August 2013, my boyfriend and I had the absolute pleasure of visiting Puerto Rico. He had been searching the internet for somewhere tropical we could vacation that offered vegan food. I thought I knew of all the vegan B&Bs and resorts, but I was wrong! He discovered Maravilla Mountain - two properties near the west coast of Puerto Rico. Margo and Mark own a beachfront property, as well as a cottage and cabin in the mountains. We studied the website and emailed Margo (who is so kind and helpful) and decided we wanted to split our time between the beach and the mountains. This worked out great! We planned 4 nights at each and one night in San Juan where we flew into.
I apologize in advance for the length of the post--I didn't want to leave out any of the good stuff!
Let's start with San Juan! We stayed at a Hotel Cervantes in Old San Juan, which is the older part of the city and very walkable. I would recommend staying in this area if you don't plan on renting a car. We were really happy with the hotel, the service and the location. There are lots of historical sites, as well as several vegan-friendly restaurants and bars nearby. Here are just a few photo highlights of that area.
Before I talk about the food we enjoyed our first few days, I need to add a story about the best restaurant at which I never ate. After dinner on our first night, we found a place called Marmalade that looked really modern and colorful (and fancy!). We stopped in and took a seat at the bar and ordered a few expensive mixed drinks. We asked to see the menu just out of curiosity since my boyfriend had heard they have vegetarian options. The woman behind the bar perked up and began sharing her story about being vegan and vegetarian over many years and how challenging it can be anywhere in Puerto Rico outside of the big cities. She was excited to discuss how the vegan food options (at Marmalade) were fantastic. We looked at the menu and she pointed out some options that could be made vegan (or already were) and discussed how they use only fresh ingredients. Then, to my surprise, she said, "Let me introduce you to the chef!" I have to admit I was nervous...not only because I'm normally shy by nature, but I thought most chefs must be unapproachable (based only on what I've seen on TV). That stereotype couldn't have been more wrong for Peter Schintler. He was such a down-to-earth and kind person, but also very excited to discuss his restaurant and approach to cooking. He is raising his daughter on a vegan diet, and both she and his wife are his main inspiration in cooking. He is so intent on keeping only fresh ingredients that they don't even keep a can opener in their kitchen! Chef Peter's interests also include raw foods, non-GMOs, sustainable farming and managing alkaline levels in food. We spoke for what seemed like nearly an hour about so many aspects of food - it was such a pleasure. It was with deep regret that we were only in San Juan that one night and never got to enjoy dinner at his restaurant. I guess this is a reason for us to visit again!
Below you can see our meals starting at Milwaukee's Mitchell International Airport. Concourse C has a French Meadow Bakery with vegan chili and several bakery options. While in San Juan, we had a very limited time to accomplish all our touristy goals, so we ended up eating twice at Cafe Berlin. We were really pleased with the food and service we got there--the waiters absolutely understood what vegan meant and were happy to point out our options. See the individual images below for details on our food.
You will also find that you don't need to know Spanish to get around Old San Juan. Most everyone there speaks English. The only time I needed to use my mediocre Spanish skills was on the cab ride from the airport, but I'm sure that's something that could have been worked out in English, depending on the driver.
After a day in San Juan, Margo (from Maravilla Mountain) arranged to have us picked up from San Juan and driven to the beach house near Rincon on the west coast. Ben, a traveling volunteer was our driver as we set out on our 3+ hour drive. We met up with Margo and another volunteer, Laine, at the beach house and got the tour. It was literally 20 feet from the Caribbean Sea and right on the beach--stunning! We had rented the upper level Penthouse, which is like a large studio apartment with a really big balcony facing the sea. No one was staying on the first floor, so we got to use their huge porch as well, complete with hammock, table and chairs. On the beach level floor, there were two kayaks and all kinds of snorkeling and swimming accessories. We got a ton of use out of those kayaks--the water was completely still and no one was around. It was easy paddling to get a great view of the sunset or check out all the other properties and parks on the coast.
Since Margo's place was about 30 minutes away, she prepared all our meals for the next several days ahead of time and stocked the fridge for us. The penthouse had a full-size oven/stove, microwave, sink and refrigerator as well as dishes, pots/pans and utensils. In addition to each of the meals you see below (note each photo has a meal number on it since each of them were several courses), Margo gave us lots of fresh fruit, soy milk and orange juice. Everything was outstanding and easy to prepare. It was a great variety of foods and flavors.
We planned to have one full day and two half-day excursions that Margo arranged, along with her awesome volunteers Ben and Laine. I don't want to make this post too long, so I only included the highlights in the photos below. On our full day excursion, we traveled to Arecibo, where we saw the Camuy Caves, Arecibo Observatory and La Cueva Del Indio (some caves on a private property). Then, on one of our half-day excursions we explored the city of San German. This is the second oldest city in Puerto Rico and has some beautiful churches, buildings and museums. Finally, on our last excursion, we visited Gozalandia waterfall in San Sebastian, also referred to as La Cascada del Guama--beautiful views, great swimming and my boyfriend was daring enough to jump off the waterfall a few times!
When we arrived in the mountains, we were excited to have Margo prepare the food for us. I knew it would be beautiful and delicious, plus we wouldn't have to do the prep work or dishes :) Every meal was a work of art. With appetizers, soups, salads, entrees and desserts, I don't think I've ever eaten better in my life. With so many fresh fruits and veggies incorporated into the meals, I really felt good too! Take a look at the details of our meals below--you'll see the meals are numbered again so you can see what all goes together. All of our dinners were served in the dining room by Margo, plus one breakfast buffet. Our other small breakfasts and lunches were prepared ahead of time by Margo and heated up in our mini-kitchen in our cottage which had a full-size refrigerator, microwave and sink.
Here are some photos of the cottage where we stayed, and also the cabin, which is on the same property and offers more rustic lodging.
We really had an amazing time! Margo and Mark were great hosts and their assistants were so much fun and excellent at driving those winding roads! I highly recommend Maravilla Mountain--we really got to enjoy a variety of activities all packed into one great vacation with amazing vegan food! Plus, I felt the rates were very reasonable considering so much was included. If you're interested in possibly vacationing there, take a look at the website and contact them for more information and pricing. It's a trip of a lifetime! :)
There's a new food truck in town and it's offering all vegan food! Headed up by chef Anah Lesure, The Next Level Vegans is starting to offer a variety of foods each week as they make stops on the East Side, Riverwest, Bay View and the Humane Society. (Yep--these are similar stops made by the Ste Martaen Vegan Food Truck that used to visit from Chicago occasionally.)
They are currently working on a web site, but you can request to be a friend to their Facebook profile page here. I haven't caught up with them yet, so I'm hoping I can find a way to get to them this week. If you get an opportunity to try their food, feel free to share feedback in the comments!!
Here's this week's info:
Dates: Tues 11/12, Thurs 11/14, Friday 11/15
Mac&Cheese $6.00 (Nut Free)
Vegan Eggplant Parmesan $ 6.50
Vegan steak Wrap $ 10.00
Vegan steak and cheese $ 10.00
Vegan Chicken Basil Salad $ 7.50
Buffalo Wings $ 10.00
Lunch plate $ 8.00 will change everyday
Schedule & Location:
Outpost on E Capitol Dr
E Capitol Dr & Oakland Ave
2305 N Prospect Ave
1221 E Brady St
E Center St & Fratney St
4500 W Wisconsin Ave
S Kinnickinnic Ave. and S California St
This year Citizens United for Animals (CUFA) is organizing the Milwaukee Vegan Thanksgiving in coordination with Milwaukee Area Resources for Vegetarianism (MARV). The set-up is essentially the same with them providing the tofurkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, and beverages and then the attendees bring all the other dishes pot-luck style.
I love this event--I've been going every year since I've been vegan (that's since 2004)! I like to bring my mom along and I've seen other people bring their non-vegan friends and family. This is a great opportunity to share vegan food with people who may not have tried it. My mom loves to try making a new vegan dish each year to share (and so do I)!
OK--here are the details...
Date: Sunday November 24, 2013
Time: 5:00pm, with dinner served at 5:30 (first come, first served)
Place: Wil-o-Way Underwood - 10602 Underwood Parkway, Wauwatosa.
It's a little tricky to find it--here's a map.
Donation: $7 (adults & teens) and $3 (children 5-12) with a dish to pass or $13 (adults & teens) and $6 (children) without bringing a dish.
You must RSVP! You can do this via snail mail (download the PDF of the sign-up form below) or online at the CUFA website.
Hope to see you there! :-)
In September, it was the first anniversary of the Vegan Cuts snack box--yay!! For those of you not familiar, Vegan Cuts offers a monthly snack box filled with all-vegan goodies delivered to your door for $19.95. Every month is different, but you can always count on discovering a new favorite!
To give you an example of what to expect, let me introduce you to the contents of my September Vegan Cuts snack box.
First, let's take a look at that full size bag of tasty vegetable chips! These Kiwa chips are new to me and they contain a variety of chips including beet, cassava, parsnip, plantain and sweet potato. I don't even like beets and the beet chips were great! I loved these and my dog approves them as well.
Next up, another new product--Meatless Select Fishless Tuna! I was one of those people who loved "Tuno" when it was still on the market, but with that leaving years ago, it left a void in the faux tuna market. I haven't tried this yet, but I'm looking forward to a faux tuna salad sandwich with veganaise, celery, onions and a little dill relish. This might be a great alternative to using chickpeas (which I also love)!
These "home free" mini double chocolate chip cookies were the first to be eaten. They were super-tasty and what? They are also gluten and nut free! This is great for people with those types of allergies. Plus, it's whole-grain, so you can tell yourself it's health food!
In my house, we like to fight off any colds at the first sign with any natural method we can get our hands on. I'm looking forward to trying this Herbal Zap! and hopefully adding it to my short list of immune boosters and cold-fighters.
If you like bananas, I bet these are awesome. I, on the other hand, am totally grossed out by bananas. This raw, organic banana snack was gifted to my mom to snack on!
It's hard to find a decent sunscreen that's vegan and doesn't contain all those awful chemicals. I'm excited to give Sunology sunscreen a try. Hey, even though it's not summer, it's still sunny out!
Another great gluten-free option is this savory nutrition bar by JourneyBar. When you're not in the mood for something sweet, this might be the way to go for some quick nutrition and energy.
Time for a healthy breakfast! Gluten and sugar free with blueberries and dates and all those power seeds!
Oooh, another healthy, raw, organic snack bar! I can't wait to try it...so many good things to snack on this month!
That's just a taste of what you're in for each month when you subscribe to the Vegan Cuts Snack Box. You get to try all these awesome vegan products that you might have never known existed. You can also buy individual products in their Marketplace from lots of great vegan companies. And, if you're into make-up and other beauty products, they also have a monthly Beauty Box that will introduce you to all kinds of fun new products.
Vegan Cuts is sort of one of our sponsors too--we belong to their ambassador program, so any new purchases through these links helps raise a little money to keep the site going. Thanks a bunch!! :)
A guest blog in all lowercase by Lindsay--visit her at the vegan chai blog too!
last weekend, our lovely neighbors to south held their fifth chicago vegan mania event, and i was lucky enough to visit. this was my third time, and i'm happy to report that it just keeps getting better and better! the venue was moved last year into the broadway armory building, which is a great space (and much bigger than the previous venue, which is a good thing!):
if you've never been, vegan mania can be a little overwhelming: there is a lot going on, a lot to take in, and you will be tempted to try doing everything at once. it's best if you can create somewhat of a game plan, so check out the speakers and cooking demos ahead of time; it will help you come up with some semblance of a schedule. at this year's event they had five scheduled events going on at any given time: a speaker in a large room upstairs (the presentation stage); a workshop or panel at the discussion stage; a series of vegan experts at a table on the main expo floor; a chef demo in a dedicated area on the main expo floor, but slightly away from the hubbub; and live music in the culture cafe. basically, tons to choose from, and a great lineup over the course of the day! beyond all of that excitement, there was a giant food court filled with plenty of (totally vegan) options, AND a veritable cornucopia of vendors and exhibitors.
we were only there for a couple of hours or so, but we still managed to sample a bunch of vegan delights, see some old friends, and do a bit of shopping. i took some pictures when i could, so i'll hit a few highlights below.
up top we have desserty snacks: temptation chocolate soft-serve (complete with vegan sprinkles!) and a sampler dandies marshmallow. yum! on the bottom are two of the greatest things about chicago: the diner (their food court booth) and vegan chicago. <3
here's an example of some of the tables out on the main floor: the ask a vegan table... at this moment, featuring two great bakers, natalie slater of bake & destroy (left) and our dear friend kelly peloza with her upcoming book cheers to vegan sweets (right); the chicago vegan foods extravaganza (nachos! dandies! teese!), and the SASHA table. SASHA farm is the largest farm animal sanctuary in the midwest, located in manchester MI, and i was really excited to see them at vegan mania because i have several friends who volunteer there! it was a nice little six degrees of separation moment, and it was also great to see SASHA getting some publicity.
we tried not to eat too too much while we were at the event, because we were also planning to hit up the chicago diner on our way out of town... but i will admit, i did a fair amount of sampling. when we first arrived we each bought a samosa, and then we followed that up with a temptation soft-serve cone. after that, all bets were off as i browsed the sampling area... i had a marshmallow (pictured previously), several different kinds of beanfield's chips, some tofurky chorizo, and a variety of new-to-me cheeses. in the picture on the left you can see some of the absolute chaos at the treeline cheese table; it was a little difficult to elbow my way in there for a taste! i'm glad i persevered, though. they had one hard cheese (smoked) and two soft cheeses (herb-garlic, and scallion), served up on crackers. i'm not much for smoke-y flavors (although it was good if you like that sort of thing), so i preferred the soft cheeses. both flavors were great, but i think the herb-garlic was my favorite. a little while later we came upon the punk rawk labs table, which is a company i hadn't heard of before, and they had three soft cheeses up for sampling: plain, herb, and smoked. i skipped the smoked this time around, but i really enjoyed the other two. as with treeline, i think the herb flavor was my favorite. i'll be keeping an eye out for both of these brands!
all in all, we had a great time at chicago vegan mania. it's such a nice event, and well worth the trip. were any of you also there this year? what was your favorite part? please feel free to fill in anything i missed!
Once a resident of Milwaukee (and lover of Beans & Barley), Gretchen Primack now lives in New York and publishes poetry on a variety of subjects including animal rights. She also co-wrote The Lucky Ones: My Passionate Fight for Farm Animals. Her new book, Kind, is a collection of poems on our relationship with animals. See an excellent review on the Ecorazzi site and the Our Hen House blog. Even if you're not normally a poetry fan, you owe it to yourself to check it out.
Gretchen will be doing a reading from Kind at Boswell Book Company in Milwaukee on September 30, 2013 at 7:00pm and would love to meet more vegans in the area! It's often challenging for vegan authors to get reading gigs in smaller cities, so let's rally the vegan troops and show Boswell Books that Milwaukee supports vegan and animal rights literature and authors!
I was lucky enough to get a copy of Kind and I couldn't put it down. The poems were so touching and I must admit I shed a few tears. Here is one of my favorite poems from the book:
Maybe someday you will trick
Maybe I will find value in you
on one foot.
I will take you from family,
so I can watch you
Will you bore me? I bore myself
to your conditions, cut off
from my life
and language. None of me
is left; still
you found something
Date: Monday, September 30, 2013
Location: Boswell Book Company 2559 N. Downer Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53211
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/605424309502821/
Vegan Meetup Link: http://www.meetup.com/vegan-401/events/137878232/
Please join us for this event! And, if you're looking for somewhere to get dinner before or after the event, it's just a short walk down the block to Via on Downer for vegan pizza (note: their website doesn't mention that they do offer Teese mozzerella cheese as an option).
Coming up on Thursday, September 12, 2013, Gene Baur (Co-Founder & President of Farm Sanctuary) and Dr. Kevin Fullin (Cardiologist and Advocate of Plant-Based Diets) will be speaking at the SC Johnson Golden Rondelle Theater at 6:30PM. Bring friends or family who want to learn more about plant-based diets!
Here's a brief summary of what to expect:
More Americans than ever are suffering from chronic illnesses.
It's an alarming trend that has people considering a healthier
diet as a possible solution. But what exactly is healthy eating?
Is it low-fat? Low-carb? Vegetarian? A Mediterranean
diet, perhaps? The program's presenters suggest a healthy diet is whole-foods and plant-based.They will look at the science
behind the standard American diet and help you understand
how the food choices you make aect your body. They'll
also show you the global consequences of your dietary choices.
When: Thursday, September 12, 2013
Time: 6:30PM - 8:00PM (Doors Open at 6PM, Late Seating until 6:40PM)
Location: SC JOHNSON GOLDEN RONDELLE THEATER 1525 Howe St. Racine, WI 53403
RSVP: Go to www.scjohnson.com/visit under "Schedule Your Tour" or call 262-260-2154
I finally made it to eat dinner at the "new" Palomino tonight. I had heard mixed reviews from vegans, probably split about 50/50. Here's my experience, but feel free to share yours in the comments below.
So, let's start with the menu...it's almost completely different and a lot smaller overall. Here are the small plates or appetizers.
Of course I had to try the wings, so I ordered that as an appetizer and one of my friends had it as a meal. It's a much smaller portion than it used to be and no fries. The tofu wings were similar to the old ones, but there were two others that were more like soy chick'n. They had a little stick in them (instead of a bone) and reminded me of the wings from the Ste Martaen vegan food truck, if you're familiar with that. The sauce wasn't very spicy and the tofu was a little bland, but one of my friends said it tasted different last time she ordered it, so they may still be working things out. The vegan ranch sauce is pretty much the same as before. Overall, they were alright, but nothing I'd go out of my way for.
I kind of skimmed over the salad section because none of them had a (v) by them--they all had meat. So, moving on to the sandwiches.... I had heard good things about the Po-Boy, so my boyfriend and I both ordered that and one other friend got the Hot Fried Chick'n.
I really enjoyed the Po-Boy. It was black-eyed pea based falafel balls covered in coleslaw with a remoulade sauce. The pickle chips were similar to Honeypie's, but a little more vinegary.
A friend got the Hot Fried Chick'n and it had faux chick'n similar to the couple wings that were in there. She said it was OK, but kind of bland since it was only the faux chick'n and mayo. Sorry for the photo half way through eating it, but I almost forgot to take one!
Next up were the sides....three of us ordered a small order of fries and one got hush puppies. I forgot to get a photo of those, but I felt they were better than they used to be. The hush puppies came with a weird horseradish type dipping sauce that seemed more like a salad dressing, but they would probably be better with ranch or pinky horseradish.
My favorite part of the meal was the fries. I actually did not like their fries before at all, but these new ones are thin and crispy, just how I prefer fries to be :)
I was excited to see vegan hand pies on the dessert menu, but unfortunately they didn't have any available tonight. :(
So, overall, I think I have mixed feelings. I went in with the idea that this was a whole new restaurant, so I didn't want to compare everything to the old Palomino. One thing we all agreed on is that the food was way less greasy and we left feeling full, but not uncomfortable. It's definitely more pricey than it used to be, but it's not ridiculous compared to most restaurants. I will probably check back in over the next few months to try some of the other dishes and I'm hoping the fried pickles come back (these were my absolute favorite), but nothing really stood out too much yet. Anytime a restaurant starts with a new menu it takes awhile for things to settle down, so I'll keep an open mind and see how things progress.
Again, please feel free to share your comments here and if you want to share photos of your meals, you can definitely do that on Facebook. Thanks!