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Posted by anonymous on 03/19/2011
The food we had: the "bacon" avocado and "cheese" burger- this was the best thing, it had great flavours, was very filling and savory and it was worth the 8 dollars it costed. It came with fries but even though they have different salts and dipping sauces listed on the menu, they didn't mention them when we ordered and we had to ask our server for some aioli which they didn't have but we got a tasty chipotle mayo. They never mentioned the additional salt choices. The Shepard's pie was far more disappointing. In a word it was really really bland in taste and the portion was a bit small for 13 dollars. It did have the heartiness I was expecting and the veggies under the potato layer were too soft. I would not order it again. It was also served way too hot. While the solid food ranges from around 6-15 dollars, the beverages are all pretty pricing and can quickly raise your bill. I got the chocolate smoothie which was made with raw almond milk and cocoa and I actually found it too sweet and too cold. Yes I know it's a shake but it was really cold. The spouse got the fresh veggie juice which she liked and said tasted like dirt (that's a good thing). A 12 ounce was around 7 dollars. We finished with a vegan chocolate "twinkie" that was ok but not great. They state on their website they want to create a space that is a sanctuary and inviting and yet it was a very cold space literally and figuratively. Basically it is the worst possible material and design to minimize sounds and so we could hear almost every word that the table all the way across the restaurant was saying. Awkward. Maybe with more people the sound with be less distinct and absorb some of the sounds. Another thing that disturbed me is they couldn't tell me what was in their desserts which it turned out was because they aren't made in house. They claim all the food is locally sourced and made with love but all the desserts are from Sacramento which isn't what I would call local and the soy meat they use are from Taiwan. How can they know it's organic if they don't know the ingredient and if like many vegan you have food allergies how can you eat here if you don't know what's in the food. This review may seem harsh but if you are billing yourself as a "multi-dimensional dining experience" then you need to actually deliver that. Honestly if it wasn't a vegan place and it didn't have such lofty goals it would be 2 stars but I want it to be a better place.
Posted by anoymous on 03/11/2011
If you haven't been there yet run because this place is phenominal. The pizza is to die for. Everything is don't fresh as you watch from the open kitchen.