If you recall, the last visit to Spiral Diner ended up with a hurried conversion from leisurely sit down lunch to mad scramble out the door with take out in hand because some passengers decided to leave a few hours earlier than planned.
This time we had been at work since 4 AM to do a trip down to Dallas and upon arrival were "put into rest" for our legally required 10 hours off. We still had a few hours after crashing in the hotel to enjoy a foray into one of my favorite places in the country. I love, and don't use that word lightly, but love a place that combines good food and affordability in a casual atmosphere.
Since lunch was eaten in a very non vegan friendly place ... non veggie friendly come to think of it ... Grandpa Tony's Mexican on Mockingbird might be the name of it, my omnivore pilot friend enthusiastically joined me for dinner. More about lunch in a moment.
I always have a bone chill when I walk into a place that is empty. One that I like and think of ... hope is ... successful. It was about 5:30 and the waitress said she didn't understand it because they had a packed lunch. (whew!). Not to worry, the place was half filled by the time we left.
|Without a crowd of diners the place can be downright echo-y.|
I needed a smoothie and this was with apple juice, almond, berries and bananas. I asked the waiter to have them throw in a handful of greens, kale or spinach but apparently that couldn't be found. This was still a cold, rich, fruity, thick refreshing drink.
|Oh look, the flash worked.|
|I can't seem to remember, with the camera sitting right in front of me, to take the picture before I start scarfing down food.|
|Corn, scallions, tofu, cheese, onions and pepper. This was a great tortilla by any measure.|
seasoned seitan grilled with red bell pepper, black olives, tomato, corn, carrot, and avocado wrapped up in a grilled tortilla with chipotle mayo. $7.95
multi-grain tempeh marinated in our homemade jerk sauce, blackened and topped with grilled pineapple, lettuce, red onion, pickles, and mayo. served on grilled multi-grain bread. $7.95
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