Friday, February 28, 2014

"Drink Art Restaurant": The new home for Chef Shandon Anderson - CNN iReport

New Atlanta restaurant that I need to try. I think I know some fellow Thai food enthusiasts who will try it with me!

from Diigo


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Country Life Vegetarian Restaurant & Natural Food Store Review

Country Life Vegetarian Restaurant & Natural Food Store 

I have been going to Country Life for years and have always enjoyed their food and the store. You find the restaurant on a side street, in a two story old house. Country Life, according to their Facebook page, has been open since 1969! When I saw this date, I could not believe it. The restaurant, which is run by Seventh Day Adventist, has been open for 45 years. Oh, and even though it is run by a religious group, I have never felt uncomfortable or pressured. They do not sale coffee or chocolate, but otherwise I have not noticed any differences or been pressured to accept religious literature (not sure I've even seen any). 

I actually started going here long before I became vegan or even vegetarian.  It is a good vegan restaurant in an area that previously has had very limited veggie options; although, things are changing in Columbus for veggies as more restaurants with veggie options are being added all the time in Columbus. 

The restaurant has a small store in the front that sells both vegetarian and vegan items. The bulk bins have some of the best prices not only in town but when compared to online prices. I stock up on nutritional yeast anytime I am able to go to the restaurant. 

The only other downside to this restaurant is that it is only open Monday-Thursday 10 am - 6pm with the restaurant open for lunch from 11-2. On Friday it is open from 10 am- 2 pm, and the restaurant opens at 11. The store is also opened on Sunday from 12-5. Oh, and parking can be a pit of a pain. 

This was the entree special. Chili and spinach fettuccine Alfredo with a wheat roll. 

I really enjoy the cheesy nachos and veggie burger as well. If you get there early enough you may even be able to snag a slice of cheese cake. 

Over the last few months the restaurant has started to promote more on Facebook, which is great. Plus this weekend they are offering a vegan cooking class!

So if you live in the Columbus area then try to plan to attend the cooking class on Sunday, March 2nd, from 2-4pm. The cost for the class is only $10. Check out their Facebook page or call the restaurant (706-323-9194) for more information. Unfortunately, we will not be in Columbus this weekend and will miss this event. I hope that they have more in the future. 

Are you planning on attending the vegetarian cooking class? Have you been to Country Life before? Post in the comments below. 

Posted by: Alisha

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Cookies for the Cookie Monster

Clearly labeled Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies! Oh what I wouldn't give for a Whole Foods closer to us. Actually, it might be a good thing we don't live closer to Whole Foods. I would eat my weight in these cookies without thinking twice. They were absolutely delicious. If you are near a Whole Foods, swing by and pick up some of these cookies... you will not regret it even if you eat the entire package. ~Alisha