Monday evening I found myself at Bonnie Brae Tavern for a vegan pizza buffet fundraiser. First time I’d ever been there and it was for this private event. I think I’ll have to go back to try their regular fare. The restaurant is small but comfortable with robin’s blue seats. It was a very cozy vibe. Elisabeth and Gene joined me and we met up with Josh and Brittany, since they’re the ones that told us about the event. I was a bit iffy on vegan pizza, as I tend to not like vegan cheese, but Josh and Brittany had said it was good and if I say I’m open to trying new things, I gotta put that into practice.
Dinner wasn’t bad – I think non-vegan pizza is probably better (I do love my cheese) but with that said I was still able to eat five slices. The chefs did a great job of not putting too much cheese on the pizza – that was a good move. There was a pepperoni olive pizza that I liked the best but I also tried their hamburger pizza complete with giant dill pickle slices and their buffalo cauliflower pizza (too spicy for me and the dough was a bit too mushy). Whatever fake pepperoni they used for the pizza I quite liked, it was flavorful and had a decent texture. There was a also a veggie pizza that was good with spinach and artichoke.
The tavern was pretty full of people so the staff kept cranking out the pizza. It was impressive how much food everyone was putting down. We relaxed there for a bit before making our way across the street to get ice cream. Spring is in the air if we were willing to eat ice cream outside. None of the flavors spoke to me so I hopped around in the cold while the others consumed their treats. Gene did let me have the last of his waffle cone though which was extremely sweet of him and definitely delicious.
It was nice to get out and spend some time with our friends.