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Vacation Eats

Some of what and where we ate on our recent fall vacation. There were others that weren’t noteworthy or I didn’t get photos of.

img_3548Our first night in New Albany, MS we ate at veggie burgers at Burger King which was within walking distance of our hotel. The 2nd night after a long day of riding on the Tanglefoot Trail we had veggie fajitas at El Agave Mexican Grill.


img_3565img_3566Our first night in Abingdon, VA we ate at Jack’s 128 Pecan, where I had a black bean burger. Nova had Hot Thai Sesame Peanut Noodles which I liked even better than my burger. 128 Pecan is a small converted wood house off the main street. We didn’t get to see inside as we ate on the patio.


p1120704img_3612Our 2nd night in Abingdon, VA following our 1st day riding the Virginia Creeper we both had Asian stir fry at the Peppermill. The Peppermill is a converted large old brick house on the main street. Bedrooms have become dining rooms. Sorta schmancy.


p1120733img_3622Midway on our 2nd day riding the Virginia Creeper we had veggie burritos at Hey Joe’s in Damascus, VA. Probably the best veggie burrito I’ve had.


img_3632Garden omelette for me and a waffle for Nova at Huddle House in Abingdon, VA after our 2nd day on the Virginia Creeper. First time eating at a Huddle House and it was exactly like I’d expect it to be. This was within walking distance of our hotel which was nice.


img_3644img_3642Grilled cheese sandwich with mushroom and onion (if I recall corectly) for me and a salad for Nova at the Bearded Moose in Richlands, VA. It was a rainy day we couldn’t ride so we just drove around in the hills and came across this town and restaurant.


img_3670Shoney’s salad bar in Hillsville, VA. There wasn’t a large selection of restaurants in town. There was Mexican and Asian but we’d pretty much burned ourselves out on those earlier in the trip so we ate here 3 nights in a row while we rode the New River trail. Really good.


dsc_3646img_3701Black bean burger at Boondocks Brewing in West Jefferson, NC. We just stumbled on to the town and restaurant on one of our travel days. Really good beer and burger.


img_3728Normally we eat breakfast at the hotel but where we were staying didn’t offer a continental breakfast so it was the Wild Egg in Nashville where I had eggs benedict florentine and Nova a waffle. It was good but way more food and richness than I need first thing in the morning.


img_3774C-store dinner at the hotel in Nashville after a day and evening on the town. Would have preferred to eat elsewhere but it just didn’t work out.

We went several years avoiding dairy and eggs but as you can see we now occasionally include them in our diet mostly out of convenience when eating on the road.

Picasso’s Pizzeria

Picasso’s Pizzeria 621 W Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS

This past weekend we tried Picasso’s Pizzeria for the first time. Normally we avoid dairy and hold the cheese when we eat out but we wanted to try this just once as they intended it to be. We both thought it was really good. The menu also included a veggie sandwich sans cheese which we’ll probably try next time.

I had The Veg which included Black Olives, Green Peppers, Mushrooms, Spinach and Onions. I assume the cheese was mozzarella although they do offer other cheese choices.

The Veg pizza.

Nova had The Kansan which was topped with Sunflower Seeds, Spinach, Bleu Cheese and Red Onion.

The Kansan.

Update: I’ve since had their veggie sandwich which is veggies and a basil pesto which is really good.

District Taqueria

District Taqueria 917 E Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS. We both had the mushroom taco which we thought were good but a little pricey for such a small “street taco”. We didn’t like the guacamole as it didn’t have much flavor. The salsa was ok. The vessel they serve the salsa and guacamole in looks cool but doesn’t work well for dipping chips.

Chili’s Grill & Bar

We had been steering clear of Chili’s thinking they didn’t have anything near vegan but then I heard otherwise so we stopped in today. We both got the guacamole burger with a black bean burger and sans the dairy. We both thought it was really good.

Fall Vacation Eats

Some of the good food from our Fall vacation to the Northeast.

Basil stir-fried veggies at Mekong – Sandusky Ohio. “Number 1 Best Beer Bar In America”

Salad and veggie wrap at the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland Ohio.

Pasta with broccoli, mushrooms, garlic and olive oil at Leonardo’s in Franklin Pennsylvania.

Potato gnocchi at Leonardo’s in Franklin Pennsylvania.

Mushroom risotto at Yellow Dog Lantern in Oil City Pennsylvania.

Veggie fajitas at a Mexican place I think was in Breezewood Pennsylvania.

Tempura avocado tacos at Kaya in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.

Not that you see by the photo but it’s a Black bean burger at OTB Bicycle Cafe in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.