Hey healthy bunnies!
How are you and how is your week going? It’s Thursday so I think I’m finally safe from people asking “how was your Valentine’s Day??” Awwwkward. Anyway, I had fun last weekend and wanted to share, plus explain why sometimes I’m not the model plant-based bunny you may think I am.
I went to Willie Jane on Valentine’s Day with a very close college friend who I was dying to play catchup with. I chose the restaurant via Yelp. Many times my friends trust me to make the decision because I’m a foodie and also usually the one with more dietary restrictions.
Willie Jane is what I consider to be typical American-style hipster. Seriously, that should be a cuisine category! I don’t know why, but Southern food with a cool twist is just so hipster to me, and to prove my point further, it is nestled in the part of Venice which is like the hipster capital (hmm or maybe Silverlake is, I’ll have to fact check). In case you’re wondering, we weren’t given mason jars. haha
We started with biscuits and orange butter.
I had roasted fingerling potatoes, soft scrambled eggs, and grits. Here’s where I failed: I didn’t read the menu close enough and when they arrived, they turned out to be SHRIMP grits. There were no pieces of shrimp, but they were cooked with shrimp paste added.
At the point that I tasted them, I knew something was, well you know– fishy. That’s when I asked the waitress. I didn’t bother sending them back, though. This rarely happens to me so I went with the flow. Even though I told the waitress I was vegetarian, that means different things to different people. It was my job to ask the right questions. I’ve gotten maybe a bit too lax, I think. So for this meal, I ate what I could and made mental note to be more upfront and to ask better questions.
It was still a great meal! Don’t judge me. 🙂
Next, we went to Toms, the shoes brand which has a trendy looking little coffee shop set up as well. Coffee and shoes?! Yes.
If you plan to grab a pair, they run about 1/2 size too big.