Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Nature's Express

So a few weeks ago, I blogged about the reopening of Kung Food under the new name Nature's Express, and I've eaten there a few times since then! I am so happy they're back. Some things are the same and some are different. Here's a few examples:

You now serve yourself from the buffet. I love this because I like to try small amounts of many things without bugging anyone about it.

The price is determined by plate size rather than weight. I like this too. A small plate is $6.50 and a large plate is just under $10. A friend I was with didn't love this because sometimes she wants just one or two little things, but as for myself, I never got out of there with less than $6.50's worth anyway. Guess I'm a piggy!

There are many familiar food items and some new ones too. Some of my old favorites are the Chicken Parmesan (which tastes better this time around) and the Essential Greens. For new favorites, there was a Tempeh Chicken Salad and the Guacamole, which come to think of it, probably isn't new, but it's new to me! I didn't like the Sea Veggies Salad because it tasted too "fishy" to me, but I've always been picky about sea vegetables for that reason. I'm sure some people would like it.

The atmosphere is not quite as warm and inviting as before but I think this is the fault of the restaurant that took the space over beforehand. They've torn down all the lovely shrubs that used to hide the outdoor seating area from the street and it feels naked now. The interior also feels a little empty and plain, although we sat at a nice booth the one time we were there. Hopefully the look and feel is still in progress and will improve as time goes on.

The drive-thru is still there and the Spicy Chicken sandwich is as good as ever!

Alright, now it's your turn to go try it and tell me what you think. I'm all ears!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Fashion with Compassion

So, I was reading an email newsletter from one of my favorite fashion mags, Nylon, earlier this week, and, much to my delight, I noticed that they mentioned their turkey was vegan. I sent them an email complimenting them on their choice, and included a photo of our Thanksgiving tofurkey and guess what? They published it in their blog, which you can read here. Isn't it nice to know that the staff over at Nylon is as compassionate as they are stylish? Kudos to them for spreading the love!