A couple of weeks ago, I got the great opportunity to meet Angela, The Veracious Vegan, who happened to be traveling through Boulder from her home in Washington, D.C. Angela and I had gotten to know each other just through the blogger-sphere over the last few months and so when she mentioned she’d be in Boulder, I invited myself on her vacation! 😉
Being near the beautiful Flatirons, we decided to take advantage by going on a hike in the morning. We started at the trail head at Chautauqua, and spent a couple of hours enjoying the cloud cover and conversation. We were ready to nosh after that and drove the short distance to downtown Boulder where we scored a parking spot just outside Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant. As you may recall, The Husband and I were here in June and had their off-the-menu 3-course meal, so I was anxious to see their regular menu.
2010 16th Street, Boulder, CO
First, I went with their minty lemonade that was so refreshing, not too sweet, and just right. After much debating . . . I chose the beer-battered tofu sandwich for $8.50. It’s made with silken tofu, so we weren’t sure just how they were going to do that, but those Leaf folks must have some tricks up their sleeves, because Oh. My. Goodness, was it good! The vegan tartar sauce was outstanding, too. It was comprised of organic green lakes ale, silken tofu, cole slaw, tomatoes, onion, vegan tartar sauce, on bolillo bread.
For $12, Angela went with the Jamaican Jerk Tempeh made with forbidden black rice, sautéed greens, coconut plantain sauce, and fruit salsa. Look at that! It’s a piece of art!
Angela said she had had this dish before and it was so delicious, she went with it again. And look at how perfectly molded it is . . . which led us on a search for rice molds which we found at Peppercorn, a kitchen specialty shop on Pearl Street. We discovered that it is quite possible to mold rice into just about any shape of size you’d like. Have you tried them out yet, Angela? 🙂
It was wonderful getting a chance to meet Angela and talk shop. Be sure to visit her at The Veracious Vegan for great restaurant reviews, product reviews and giveaways!