Vegan MOFO, Take 18
Dave and I spent Saturday in Miami hanging out with one of his Peace Corps’ friends, her husband and their new baby.
After a day of baby playing, we were starving.
We stopped in the design district at a restaurant Dave’s friends recommended, but after looking at the menu we decided it wasn’t really our type of joint. So I could pull the ‘vegan card’ and gracefully exited the premises. Our waiter happened to be vegan as well, so he pointed us in the direction of GiGi’s. We searched high and low for GiGi’s but it apparently was a figment of his imagination.
So on to Berries in the Grove where I had been a few times when I was in Miami for work. They offer a wide variety of food that both meat eaters and vegans will like, plus they have wood fire pizza which Dave loves.
I got the Berries House Salad which with a few substitutions was an excellent choice. After all the Thanksgiving fixings, a big ole salad really hit the spot.
Here is the description from the menu:
BERRIES HOUSE SALAD
Baby mixed greens tossed with our home made balsamic vinaigrette with grilled chicken breast, (subbed) tofu, tomatoes, avocado, portabella mushrooms & Manchego cheese.
Here is how I ordered it:
BERRIES HOUSE SALAD – A la Carolyn Style
Baby mixed greens with grilled tofu, tomatoes, avocado, & portabella mushrooms. Oil and Vinegar on the side.
I must say I’m really a fan of Berries. The salad was fresh and filling. The service was quick, and our waitress was very attentive and accommodating to changes. The atmosphere while dining outside was peaceful yet hip.
I’m glad we ditched the over-priced, stuffy joint for Berries.