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REVIEW: Falafel Cafe (Restaurant)

RATING: B WHAT: Falafel Cafe WHERE: Clearwater, just off US 19 PRICE: $26 for 2 people, including tip. 2 Falafel Platters (sandwich with 2 sides), including 2 cups of lentil soup, fries, soup, and salad. 1 canned Pepsi and 1 bottled water. ATMOSPHERE: Falafel Cafe is a small restaurant in a strip mall. It has outdoor seating but we don't recommend

REVIEW: Ethos Vegan Kitchen (Restaurant)

RATING: A WHAT: Ethos Vegan Kitchen WHERE: 601-B South New York Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789 - This is in the Orlando area, but totally worth the drive.  We have done it often just for this restaurant. PRICE: About $65 for two cups of Tomato Basil Soup, Garlic Knots, a strawberry milkshake, a beer, two sandwiches (Meatball Sub and Samson Burger) with mashed potatoes

REVIEW: Mellow Mushroom (Restaurant)

RATING: B WHAT: Mellow Mushroom WHERE: There are three locations in the area; 11955 Sheldon Rd, Tampa; 10959 Causeway Blvd, Brandon; and 2630 Gulf Bay Blvd, Clearwater. We have been to all three and as with most chain restaurants, the food is identical. PRICE: About $50 for a 14-inch medium pizza with 5 toppings, a side of 3 pretzels

Give Up The Sponge (but not the bath)!

In my mission to live with less (and have more), I came across an unexpected pleasure... me. ********* Okay, bring your mind out of the gutter for a minute and follow me down this path; it's actually a LOT cleaner than you might expect. I (this is Michael, by the way) used to use a washcloth, loofah,

REVIEW: Love Food Central (Restaurant)

RATING: A WHAT: Love Food Central restaurant WHERE: St. Pete, FL (right down the road from two of our faves... Taco Bus and Community Cafe!) PRICE: $45 for two (including tip, water to drink) We had a Pulled Barbecue Sandwich, Love Burger with mushrooms (the mushrooms were +$2), a cheese plate appetizer, and a Caramel Sundae. They also

REVIEW: Mangia Gourmet (Restaurant)

RATING: A WHAT: Mangia Gourmet restaurant WHERE: Gulfport, FL (2930 Beach Boulevard S.) PRICE: About $63 for two people (including tip and dessert) ATMOSPHERE: Urban hippie. Cozy, small interior with generous, quiet outdoor seating with nice landscaping. This is a great place to meet with friends or have a pleasant meal. HOW VEGAN IS IT?: Mangia is very vegan-friendly

REVIEW: Kite Hill Vegan Cheesecake

RATING: B- WHAT: Kite Hill Vegan Cheesecake WHERE: Available only at Whole Foods (Ours was purchased at the Walter's Crossing location on Dale Mabry). PRICE: $6 for a small 4 oz. pie HOW VEGAN IS IT? 100%! THE GOOD: Having been spoiled by amazing vegan cheesecake at places like Native Foods, the Chicago Diner, and home-made, it is exciting to have