Yesterday my hunny turned 51 years old. Since he is a sailor and loves all things pirate, his birthdays always have the same theme.
|Beer & Birthday Cake? Why not?|
We started the celebration on Saturday afternoon, had a small party at our local sports bar. Cocktails, cake, and a lot of laughs! Since I didn't have time to bake, the cake was (unfortunately) purchased from a conventional bakery and therefore not vegan. I didn't partake, which led to an interesting conversation about why vegans don't eat eggs, so perhaps some good came out of the situation.
To make up for my transgression, I bought Carrot Cake Cupcakes from Whole Foods on Saturday, topped one with a candle and had Chip make another birthday wish.
Last but certainly not least, on his real birthday we went to dinner at Scarlett O'Hara's, a popular historic restaurant in St Augustine.
While the menu consists mostly of "pub food" and some traditional Southern dishes, they do offer both a veg burger and veggie wrap. I opted for the latter. Crisp cool salad greens rolled in a soft tortilla with hot salty fries on the side, yummy!
All vegetarian and mostly raw, everything on the menu sounded fantastic! The decor was cozy & inviting, absolutely lovely. We will definitely be coming back for lunch or dinner another time. The Chocolate Ganache Pie was downright heavenly, so chocolatey without being too sweet..bordering on bittersweet, I would say. Cashew Vanilla ice cream was the perfect cool accompaniment.
|Chocolate Ganache Pie with Cashew Vanilla Ice Cream|
Today it's back to the regular grind, him working and me relaxing in St Augustine. I hope to do some home cooking; too many restaurant meals are not good for my waistline!
Have a wonderful day..