Tuesday, September 8, 2015

365 True Things: 163/Restaurants

A nice thing about living in a tourist destination is an abundance of good restaurants. I've definitely got my favorites: Passionfish and the Fishwife for, you guessed it, fish; Gusto and Il Vecchio for Italian; Harumi and Robata for Japanese, especially sushi; Baan Thai (now that our two favorite Thai restaurants have either relocated or simply, sadly, closed); Rio Grill and Tarpy's for eclectic Americana.

But sometimes, you want something different. So tonight, we decided to try a new (to us) restaurant. For a change of pace.

Julia's in Pacific Grove: "exposing vegetables to deliciousness," as they put it. That's right: a vegetarian restaurant. It's tucked away in a little shopping center that I never visit, but a while back a friend of a FB friend suggested that I give it a try. So it's been simmering in the back of my mind. Until tonight.

The small, cheerfully decorated place—maybe eight or ten tables—was packed. I had tamale pie, David had yellow curry. Both were delicious. The service was a bit casual (my dish came out more than five minutes before David's did), but oh well. We both left full and happy.

Indeed, I am so full right now that this is all I've got for my daily blog post. Now: to go veg with a book and digest.

There are dozens of restaurants on the Monterey Peninsula that we haven't set foot in. Maybe we'll try to start sampling them. One new one a month? I can think of worse projects . . .

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