20130726-081105.jpg On the tail of my post early this week about dinning out with regulars I stopped by The Bickford Flexitarian for lunch. What a brilliant concept! Seriously delicious, simple foods, with something for everyone. I had the raw, walnut tacos with a side of quinoa salad and my friend, who I've actually been lunching with for 29 years, had the fried egg sandwich and the roasted cauliflower side. Both were so yummy and filling. The space is sunny and comfortable, the staff all friendly and very knowledgeable about their food. They offered up details about using only Himalayan salt and even let me read the packaging for their chai teas. Just a great experience and a perfect spot for brunch, lunch or a snack and a chat.

20130510-155857.jpg Wow what a week, one of the ugliest in a while. Not typically my style to let a tough week get to me but sometimes it just does right! Anyway lots of good stuff too as always, including my lovely afternoon with Asil. We headed to the Junction and stumbled into Cool Hand of a Girl, having done zero research I wasn't hopeful there would be anything for me to eat. So after a long-winded request for something without eggs, dairy, meat or gluten the woman stopped me and described the most amazing avocado sandwich which she could make with gluten free bread, toasted almonds in place of cheese and a vegan lentil soup on the side. I am not kidding I think I heard angels sing. If you've seen Asil and me together you can imagine our over the top exuberance did not wind down for a good 30 minutes. The owners are beyond lovely as is the atmosphere and the food. Check them out!