"Who dis?!" you ask. It's actually one of the few pics in circulation of The Unknown Vegan. I'm posting it because she gave me a gift certificate to Fratelli's Restaurant in Alexandria. So, if you see her, be nice and she might give you a gift certificate too!
Neither Mr. SVegetarian nor myself had been to nor heard of this restaurant before. It is in a cute free-standing building off Van Dorn Street. Upon sitting down, we each enjoyed an Iced Cold Peroni $5.25 while we perused the menu. Our first ever Italian beer. Great firsts abounded.
The hot crusty Italian Bread was excellent...
as was the Side Salad that comes with the Entree..
A piping hot plate of Angel Hair Pasta with Fresh Basil and Light Tomato Sauce $13.45 was my entree. All great. Thank you so much, Unknown! And after lunch, Mr. SVegetarian took me by the apartment where he lived during his depressed teen-age years, so that was informative.
A Starbucks Hazelnut Soy Frappucino (melting in the passenger seat) for breakfast.
I greatly enjoyed sipping my frozen drink whilst browsing a near empty Sharp Shopper. Below is my haul. For .50 a package, I will find something to do with the Frozen Spinach and Veggie Chips. .99/bag for Hash Browns, plus some TVP, Snack Bags, Tomatoes and Potatoes.
A Fruit Bar from The Randy Radish for breakfast. It may have gotten a little dried out since Wednesday when I bought it....
Lunch was at Sushi Damo, where I enjoyed a Lychee Martini $10 Soho Lychee Liqueur, Stoli Vanilla, Lychee Puree and Creme De Cassis. The main reason I bought this Groupon was to get this cocktail. It was fun.
My very photogenic Vegetable Plate $15. No clue what some of the stuff was but it was all very beautiful.
I needed my brown foods by dinner time: Chili Tofu from Dawson's Market and Baked Potatoes
So after picking the only Morel we found this season and soaking overnight, it was ready for eating...
In preparation, I gently dabbed a little Vegenaisse all over the aforementioned fungi, rolled it in some Cornmeal and baked it in the oven for a few minutes. Mr. SVegetarian let me devour the whole thing since I found it, but I must admit, it wasn't that great. Not sure why. Guess it had been through a lot before my ingesting it.
A piece of a Rice Crispy Type Treat from The Randy Radish for dessert. Really nice and chewy.
A Groupon lunch out with Mom tomorrow. It's at a Sushi place we've never been to before so hopefully things will go smoothly.
Breakfast was at Mellow Moods in Shepherdstown. I originally ordered a Vegan Burrito, but while I was waiting (and waiting, hey, it's mellow) for it, I grew concerned that it wouldn't be tasty or filling.
So I then ordered a Hummus on a Toasted Everything Bagel. All the food arrived at once. Turned out the Vegan Burrito was more than enough in terms of taste and portion. Mr. SVegetarian ate half the Burrito to help me out.
A third of a piece of Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake from Dawson's Market for dessert.
It was a really big piece. Really awesome too.
This morning while pulling out of the driveway en route to breakfast, Mr. SVegetarian told me to keep an eye out for Morels. Lo and behold! I instantly saw this one by the side of the driveway!
Usually, Mr. SVegetarian has the keen eye for the Morels, so I was excited to spot one myself.
After breakfast, I brought Poley out to help me hunt for more shrooms. It was to no avail, so we left the one I found in the morning unpicked in hopes that it will continue to grow and more Morels will pop up over night.