We have a new vegan restaurant in Memphis called Zaka Bowl. It's a build-your-own bowl place. I stopped by last week when I was out east running errands and got this bowl with wild rice, baked tofu, roasted broccoli, portabella slices, charred corn, edamame, cherry tomato, sriracha bbq, and creamy avocado sauce.
I made the trip to Jonesboro, Arkansas last weekend to grab an item from my parents' house to complete my Halloween costume. I didn't stay long, but I was there long enough to have dinner. My mama made the best Southern meal — Beans and Cornbread, Fried Okra, and Fried Potatoes with Chow Chow.
We had Vegan Drinks at Sekisui Midtown on Tuesday night. I started with the Tofu Tempura appetizer. One dip into that brown sauce, and I noticed that it tasted fishy. Probably dashi. So I set that aside and used soy sauce instead.
For my main, I went with the Project Green Fork Roll and Tofu Inari. The Green Fork roll has tempura veggies and rice noodles inside, and it's drizzled with a sweet soy sauce. Super yummy!
Stephanie brought me one of her famous Pumpkin Insanity Bars — crunchy cookie layer, pumpkin spice oreo layer, soft blondie layer. These are the best thing about fall.
Yesterday, I visited the Wilson Cafe in Wilson, Arkansas on a work trip. They had a homemade Black Bean Burger with a vegan patty! Y'all this was in the middle-of-nowhere, cotton-fields-everywhere-Arkansas. Impressive. It was served with guacamole and a side salad.