One of those is Sleepy Bee – it’s right across the street from my office – so I can walk there and they’re all about locally-sourced and fairly healthy options – so it seemed like a great place to meet up with friends.
Local Pasture-Raised Beef Burger – 6 oz grass-fed beef with lettuce, tomato, onion and house-made special nectar sauce on a local brioche bun – plus herbed goat cheese – $12.50
One friend tried the burger and seemed happy enough with it. I have some history with Certified Angus Beef – so I’m not a big proponent of grass-fed beef. All cows eat grass – some just get fed grain at the end because grain adds flavor. But hey – to each his own.
I couldn’t decide between breakfast and lunch and ended up with breakfast. Were the ingredients fresh? Yes for sure. That said – I just didn’t love it. It was a very flat dish – it was crying out for acidity or a sauce. I guess it’s their most popular omelet but I didn’t love it.
Vegan Portobello Panini – vegan garlic aioli, sourdough bread, chimichurri marinated portobello mushrooms, pickled golden raisins, vegan special sauce, two slices of tomato and romaine lettuce – $11.50 (side: roasted sweet potatoes)
On a return visit – I decided to go for the lunch menu. I think that was part of the problem with it for me – nothing really jumped out at me. Everything sounded fine – but nothing was like OMG I GOTTA HAVE THAT!
The sandwich was fine – I didn’t think of it as a panini – it wasn’t pressed. And again – it was underseasoned and plain. All in all – just not much flavor. The side of sweet potatoes was screaming for anything- they literally were just plain roasted – I swear – there wasn’t even salt on them.
Why Should You Go? Well – I know people rave about it – I mean RAVE – but I just didn’t love it. Maybe I haven’t tried the right thing yet. I’ve been twice and it’s not cheap – so I’m not rushing to go back anytime soon.
Am I missing something? What’s your favorite dish?