I am a hard core foodie. I love the experience of eating a good meal (especially when someone else makes it!) and satisfying my cravings. I’m not a good cook by any stretch of the imagination but I also don’t enjoy cooking so the majority of my meals are spent at restaurants. Expensive and unhealthy =sometimes, delicious and easy =yes. As a (picky) vegetarian I am limited to which restaurants I can eat at so when I find a new joint with yummy food and a nice ambience I am hooked. Yesterday I ate lunch at a new restaurant in my neck of the woods called Alpha Soul Café. Judging by the restaurant’s name, I assumed it was going to serve soul food but I was pleasantly surprised by the chic atmosphere (bright purple exterior façade and fresh flowers, personable photographs and elegant furniture on the interior) and the food was perfect- simple yet delicious. I had a grilled eggplant sandwich with chickpea couscous; the boy had a ham & gruyere sandwich with greek orzo salad and we both had homemade lemon zest iced tea to drink (I gobbled the food up so quickly I forgot to take pictures!) It was a wonderful culinary experience and we will definitely be back, especially considering it is the only restaurant in our neighborhood that is open past 10 p.m. (perfect for those late night munchies and wine cravings!)
This is a fashion blog after all, so I present to you my outfit of choice while dining at the Alpha Soul Café. My bright clothing matched the restaurants’ décor and it was warm enough to wear this striped blouse I got while thrifting for under $2. These photos were taken by a mural outside one of my favourite local gift boutiques, Heavens to Betsey but I’ll save that rambling for another day...
|Pants- H&M (worn here); Blouse- Thrifted (worn here); Heels- Suzy Shier; Sunglasses- Aldo; Belt- Thrifted; Ring- Zellers|
Are you a foodie? Do you prefer to cook or eat out?