Why yes im a little night owl tonight, thank you very much! 🙂
And thank you all so much for all of your compliments on my graduation.
I was so happy that I was able to share it with you all. I still can’t believe that I finally did it, and I can now call myself a college freshman! Hehe! I have been enjoying my summer and just working like a busy bee. Plus I have been doing MAJOR dorm shopping and I am happy to say that I almost have gotten all of my stuff. Pics to come.
Alrighty so the other day my good friend Sarah and I were doing some shopping and we decided to stop and check out this little vegan to-go restaurant called Ely’s to Go which is located inside the little bakery called The Bread Chef.
The really cool thing about Ely’s to Go is that since they are such a small (yet strong and popular) business is that they have a changing menu everyday, which they share with their clientele through daily emails which I have been receiving forever. On the particular day that they went we had so much to pick from…
Our smorgasbord of food.
We were lucky to try a little bit of everything thanks to a little sharing between friends. 🙂
As my main meal I chose the Fresh House Salad.
Organic spring greens, watermelon, grape tomatoes, grapes, shredded carrots, edamame, zucchini, raisins, corn and a roasted garlic vinaigrette.
The vinaigrette was definitely the best part, and I loved the way how the combined it with the watermelon and the edamame. It make me think about why I don’t eat it more often.
Sweet Potato and Edamame salad.
Philly “Steak” Sandwich
This had to be the crowning jewel of the meal. Sarah chose this and I was experiencing an extreme case of sandwich envy. Good friends are kind enough to share though 😉 and I was able to have a couple bites.
It was on this warm and crusty italian bread, with roasted peppers and onions, and then of course the “steak.” I’m still wondering what kind of “steak” that they used. Anyone out there recognize it?
No meal would be complete without a few tasty morsels for dessert, right?
We both decided to get scones.
Cherry Almond Scone
Sarah chose to get the cherry almond scone, and it was scrumptious.
Lemon Blueberry Scone
I however opted to get the lemon blueberry scone, and it was amazing. The texture was just out of this world and I loved the tartness of the lemon with the sweetness of the blueberries.
Me mid meal. 🙂
They bake loaves and loaves of fresh breads everyday varying from whole grain to crusty baguettes.
Did I mention that they hand make batches of granola too?
Now that’s a message that I can get behind.
Overall I really enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. It is such a great business that uses all local and organic produce and products and I will proudly support that with my dollars. Even though the meal was a little pricy I will definitely be going back once I get the chance to.
Thats all for me tonight I have got an early start at the gym in the morning, then right to work at the best job in the world, then back to the gym for a second lifting session. (Did I mention that I have been getting into that lately? :))
I cant wait to share pictures of my dorm finds!
Question of the day – Where is your favorite place to dine out? Are you a local restaurant kind of person or a big chainer all the way?