Sunday, January 31, 2010
Tampa is what it is, and after returning home from a year in Dallas, I appreciate the "is". I've never doubted my seemingly lacking city in the food quality department. And even if you gave me a choice between a Tampa and Dallas restaurant, I'd probably choose Tampa 95% of the time. Yes, really. But the other 5%? My heart aches for Spiral Diner, Cosmic Cafe, and Bliss Raw Cafe.
The only place here that compares in fashion forwardness is Grass Roots. And it's not just good because of it's lone soldierism, it ranks nicely in my theoretical Tampa vs. Dallas game.
I ordered "Sabrina's Favorite Sandwich" for lunch - raw onion "bread" with raw hummus, avocado, sprouts, lettuce and sheeze. It seems as though faux cheese and I have a special relationship these days. Interesting. But back to the dish, 100% raw and 150% delicious! The raw onion bread even sparked an interest in adding a food dehydrator to my extensively unnecessary food appliance collection.