Saturday, July 14, 2012

Sandwich Queen

As you know, this is what my trip to Wisconsin largely looked like:

I had many delightful sandwiches during my Two Sandwiches a Day Makes Your Diet Go Away tour of WI. Reuben Sandwiches. A Breakfast Sandwich (because sandwiches aren't just for lunch and dinner anymore!). The old stand by, Hummus Sandwiches. About 3/4 of the way through our vacation, we spent the day in Milwaukee. Before we arrived at the Palamino Bar and Restaurant, I promised my husband that I was going to get something besides a sandwich for my meal. I had seen the menu. I knew they had a Vegan Chicken Fried Steak, as well as Vegan Mac and Cheese, both of which would normally be very high on my List of Foods To Eat When I am Eating Like An Unhealthy Pig. But I had to break my promise when I dared glance at the sandwich menu. Because, lo and behold, there was a "Faux Boy" sandwich which boasted blackened seitan. And my desire to get over blackened food trumped my promise to eat something besides a sandwich! And besides, how often do I get to eat a Po' Boy? Not often enough, I'd say!

Faux Boy with Tater Tots and Vegan Ranch. Life doesn't get much better than this!
 Anyway, you won't be surprised to hear that I enjoyed this sandwich, blackened or not! And it's sad to imagine that, in the past, I wouldn't have even tried it, based on it's claims of "blackened" seitan. I would have missed out on what was perhaps the Best Sandwich of my vacation. It was either that one or the "Heathen Vegan Shoplifter's Delight" that I ate the next day.
More vegan food porn
So, there you go. I think I'm over blackened, but I do want to try some of the blackened tempeh when next I go to the Veggie Grill. And then, I will have fully alleviated my fears of blackened foods! Well, except for the fact that 99% of all blackened foods are actual meat. I'll still be afraid of those! :-)

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