I guess you could say that R. Thomas Deluxe Grill is becoming a favorite spot here in the ATL. Bob and I stopped in for brunch recently. Here's what was cooking.
Bob started out with this gargantuan smoothie--the PomaCherry Bomb On Me. With a name like that, it had to be good, right? Right. With coconut milk, pomegranate, cherry, and agave nectar, how could it have gone wrong? As for me, though, I took a few sips and then stuck to my steaming coffee. It was, in fact, a cool morning (something I thought we would never get to experience this year down south), and all the seating at R. Thomas is on an outdoor patio. Organic fair trade beans, roasted locally... I wouldn't say I missed out.
For his meal, Bob went for R's veggie burger--such an excellent choice that I had a hard time sticking to my own plate. Truly one of the best veggie burgers either of us has had, with an amazingly smoky flavor and a satisfyingly chewy texture. On the side, an order of collard greens. Spiced wonderfully with a hint of cumin, and not cooked into oblivion.
I took a more breakfast-like approach with R's Hearty Breakfast Stew. The restaurant takes their red potato corn chowder and loads it up with quinoa, dulse flakes, nori strips, and an assortment of chopped veggies. As I was ordering, I asked skeptically if it was vegan. A resounding YES from the waitress! I'm glad it was, too. Being the southern girl that I am, it reminded me of grits--only better, and more loaded up with nutrients.
No room for their raw apple pie this time. But we have a dessert date sometime this week, for just that purpose. What a great way to chill out after work--I'm looking forward to it!