REVIEW: THAI ISLAND RESTAURANT

RATING: B+ WHAT: Thai Island Restaurant WHERE: 210 E Davis Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606 PRICE: $56.00 for two, including tip. We had the Corn Fritter, Thai Spring Roll, Tom Yum Soup with vegetables, Red Curry with vegetables and tofu, and Pad Pak with tofu.       ATMOSPHERE: We sat on the patio and did not go inside so it is hard to give

REVIEW: LOTUS VEGAN RESTAURANT

RATING: B+ WHAT: Lotus Vegan Restaurant is a 100% Vegan Restaurant, mostly Vietnamese dishes with some American ones WHERE: 6575 Park Boulevard, Pinellas Park, FL 33781 PRICE: $40.00 for two, including tip. We had the Crispy Cha-Cha appetizer, Curry Rice with BBQ, Lemongrass Tofu, and a Cheesecake. Cheesecake is Michael's favorite and he started eating it before I could get

REVIEW: SQUARE 1 BURGERS (RESTAURANT)

RATING: B- WHAT: Square 1 Burger Bar WHERE: Square 1 Burgers & Bar approximately ten locations throughout Florida.  This review was based on our experience at 3701 Henderson Boulevard, Tampa, Florida 33609. PRICE: $44 for 2 burgers with fries, 1 Pepsi, 1 craft beer, and a cup of coffee ATMOSPHERE: Casual, animal-centric (cow print couches, antler horn chandeliers, etc., but the patio

REVIEW: QUEEN OF SHEBA (RESTAURANT)

RATING: A- WHAT: Ethiopian Restaurant WHERE: 3636 Henderson Blvd, Tampa, FL 33609 PRICE: $48.66 for two, including tip. We had the Vegetarian Combo #2 (6 sample items, $13 per person), a tomato salad appetizer (highly recommend), and 2 hot teas. ATMOSPHERE: Traditional Ethiopian themed. The interior is dark brown, dimly lit (romantically lit, maybe?), and the decor is simple,

Support Local, but also Support National

Don't buy your vegan products from Target because you can find better quality products for just a couple dollars more at your local market or store. Don't support big chains like Starbucks or Chipotle because there are local farmers and restaurants offering great vegan food right here in town! Except when there isn't. Except when you

REVIEW: FALAFEL INN MEDITERRANEAN GRILL (RESTAURANT)

RATING: B+ WHAT: Falafel Inn Mediterranean Grill WHERE: 777 N. Ashley Dr., Suite B, Downtown Tampa PRICE: Under $30 for a large taboule, two falafel sandwiches, a Pepsi and a bottle of water. Just enough for a lite-ish meal before a little Yoga in the Park. HOW VEGAN IS IT? As with most Mediterranean restaurants, there are several vegan options.

REVIEW: COMMUNITY CAFE (RESTAURANT)

RATING: A WHAT: Community Cafe WHERE: 2444 Central Ave, St. Petersburg PRICE: About $50 for two, including tip. We had a big meal that included french toast, two tofu scramble burritos, beer, kombucha, and a milkshake. You could definitely get away with ordering less and leave full, but we wanted to indulge a little. HOW VEGAN IS IT? Community Cafe