Monday, August 31, 2015

Phat Unicorn! Restaurant Review - Mellow Mushroom (St. Augustine, Florida)


Hello, Darlings. Today I bring you a review of the Mellow Mushroom in St. Augustine, Florida. Short version: "I wanted to like this more. Food pretty good, but prices a bit high (and inconsistent)."




Saturday, August 29, 2015

Phat Unicorn! Restaurant Review - Manatee Cafe (St. Augustine, Florida) - Meh.


I hate to write a negative review, especially because my initial review of this place was so darn good, but the second visit was so much worse that I felt it was only fair to mention it, to warn the unwary. We had a meetup here that went so well that I thought Partner and I should go back. We should've driven to Cafe Verde in New Smyrna beach instead - it would have been worth the extra drive. 

NOTE: I'm giving them the courtesy of a 'Meh!' rather than a vomiting unicorn because even though this visit was decidedly POOR, the previous visit was quite good and I'd like to give them the benefit of the doubt that usually they do provide better service and quality. Also, no one actually got sick, so it could conceivably have been worse...

Monday, August 3, 2015

Phat Unicorn! Restaurant Review: Cafe Verde (New Smyrna Beach, Florida) - Two Hooves WAY Up!



Oh, Darlings. Allow me to wax poetic here, and swoon about with my raptures over this divine little eatery in New Smyrna Beach. I'm torn - because on one hand, I want simply everyone to have the chance to experience this place! But on the other hand, I'd prefer that it remain relatively unknown except by locals, because I don't want to be crowded out by tourists and snowbirds. Greedy little Unicorn! ::chuckle::

Partner and I *ADORE* this place! This was our third visit since we discovered the place a month and a half ago - and we will be going back again and again and again. We live up north in Palm Coast, but it is SO worth the hour drive to New Smyrna Beach. The yucca fries alone are worth it! :) Definitely our #1 go-to-brunch or lunch place from now on. 

Everything Partner and I have ordered here so far has been wonderful. I'm vegetarian, and he's a gluten-free pescatarian, so we're kind of hard to feed. No worries here! They're super flexible with making changes if you have special dietary needs, which we really appreciate!

My favorites so far: The plantain bowl, yucca fries (the dipping aioli is to DIE FOR) street corn, vegetarian gyro, sweet and spicy hash... I can't wait to taste some of the other things on the menu, but I love the things I've tried already so much that it's hard not to order them again!

The only thing negative I can think of to say is only a little bit negative, and not a huge deal. There has been a performer playing a guitar and singing most of the times we've eaten here. The music itself is VERY GOOD - but the volume is a bit too high, and makes conversation a little difficult. KEEP the musician - but unplug them! The room is plenty intimate enough that we'll still be able to hear without the amp. :) Just an idea.

Summary: Go here! Often! Bring friends! Support this local business and keep them thriving! But - don't tell so many people that we can't get in anymore. ;) Phat Unicorn! rating: Two Hooves Up!



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