On Saturday night, my mom and I saw Jewel perform at an outdoor concert in the Memphis Botanic Gardens. But first, we stopped for the Vegan Pizza at Lou's Pizza Pie:
Piled high with spinach, eggplant, tomatoes, red onion, and artichoke hearts, this pie hit the spot. I'd been craving veggies all day, and I'm pretty sure this meal fulfilled my daily recommended allowance. Not to mention that we also had Lou's garden salad with garlic mustard vinaigrette.
It was the first time I'd tried the vegan pizza at Lou's. In fact, I just heard they had one a few weeks ago. Anytime I learn a restaurant owner has gone out of his or her way to create a vegan menu item, I get really excited. This is Memphis after all, and um, it's not exactly a vegan mecca.
As tasty as the pizza was, once we got to the Jewel show, we were wishing we'd brought picnic food. Since it was an outdoor performance, EVERYONE had coolers and picnic baskets. Some people even brought their own portable picnic tables and bouquets of flowers to decorate. Oh well, maybe next time. At least we had some good eatin' before the show. And Jewel was amazing, especially when she yodeled during the encore.