Updated: Thursday, 09 Aug 2012, 3:12 PM EDT
Published : Thursday, 09 Aug 2012, 3:12 PM EDT
Grand Rapids, Mich. (WOTV) - When I decide to go out to eat sometimes it can be a bit of a drama deciding where to go. I like to go places where they use fresh ingredients, to me that means they have a sous chef, or are chopping their own vegetables. I also like creativity, or exotic flavors and surprising combinations. The problem is sometimes I tend to get stuck in a rut of going to the same few places and ordering the same items. Zzzzzz.
So last night, venturing out of my comfort zone we drove to the North end of Grand Rapids to try Graydons Crossing on Plainfield. They have a sister restaurant near me called Derby Station and we eat there too so it seemed reasonable to check Graydons out.
I read the menu before sitting down and was happy to see it littered with "meatless monday" suggestions. I am meatless 7 days so this looked pretty good to me. Chef Michael Santos had some truly delightful surprises on this menu, I had the Bangladesh Burrito which was available to be made vegetarian and also the Risotto which was Kale and Pistachio and made creamy with coconut milk. Both servings were delicious! (Although the portions were so large I could not finish either). My husband had the Moroccan Barley Burger and at 7.75 was inexpensive and tasty.
I wanted to blog about this because sometimes we just don't know whats out there until we check it out and see. I have been meatless for about 20 years now and remember having a hard time finding yummy food when going out or even an establishment offering to "make" a dish vegetarian for you. Maybe a trend is starting here as more and more people seek to take charge of their own health.
“ The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.” Dr. Ann Wigmore
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