Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Noodle House and Etc.

I've gotta start being more careful about picking up 2-go menus because I really liked this restaurant I ate at yesterday and don't have the exact address.

But if you are a St. Louisan you'll know where it is when I tell you some landmarks. It is on Delmar just east of Skinker almost directly across from the Pageant.

I enjoyed a tofu/veggie dish and my friend had a broccoli in garlic sauce. The price was right, the taste was yummy and the service was quick and friendly. That about does it. Perfect lunch place for a vegetarian. So go there, OK?

By the way, my column in The Healthy Planet is going to be just a brief mention of three of the restaurants I've eaten at in the last couple of months. Give the March issue a look-see.

I just visited this amazing blog called Vegan Lunchbox. Wow! What a lovely job this person is doing in presenting vegan lunches for her little one. Great blog!

I will be telling you a bit about my new job pretty soon. Yes, still in the world of food.

Monday, February 13, 2006

MoMo...nice place, huh.

I met with a few friends on Friday night at Momos. Momos is a very sweet place to eat and meet just off Delmar on North and South.
When I walked in, the place was explosive with energy. You don't often see that in smallish restaurants. But what energy was happening there. Wow!

There are several areas to sit and wait for your table. There are several areas to dine in...private rooms with sexy curtains, tables, the bar. Nice!

Then there's the food. It is a little like Spanish Tapas but only Greekish. They are called Mezze plates and they are both hot and cold. Oh, and delicious.

There are lots of stuff for veggies. I had the roasted potatoes with lemon and herbs and I so-o-o enjoyed the spinach salad with walnuts and believe it or not, figs. Oh was it good.

I liked their wine list and enjoyed some very nice wine.

Then there is the belly dancer. She was not only gorgeous but was very personable and tried hard to get people to join in with their own version of belly dancing...I declined.

The fireplace, the ambiance and the energy made this wonderful place a "must come again" find.

Thanks to my friends for turning me on to this lovely place.

If you go, let me know what you think, OK?

Monday, February 06, 2006

Wine, Port and Beer

So...it's been over two weeks since any alcohol has passed my lips. Tonight is the first night that I am finished with my cleanse and I decided to have a glass of wine. Oh, how I've missed the taste of wine. When I finished that, I went on to a bottle of port that I got as a gift.

Ah...the taste of port, the gluey, warm, sweet, lovely taste of port. It was all so good. I guess I'm am saying that I loved being without all those vices during my cleanse AND I love having warm, sensuous tea and lovely wine and sweet, luscious port after the cleanse.

It's all about balance, I guess, isn't it? Too much tea and you are jittery. Too much wine and you're tipsy. Too much port and you are inundated with sweetness.

Don't let that happen. Have just enough that you can keep a perspective balance. All those vices are great...But only in small doses.

Ciao, bella e bello