Tuesday, October 30, 2007

R. Thomas... again

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!

Cheers!

11 comments:

The Little Vegan said...

I can see why that's your new favorite restaurant!

PS: my dad would probably love to adopt you ;o). He doesn't know how I can be related to him and not like alcohol!

VeggieGirl said...

R. Thomas certainly looks like a restaurant worth returning to - between your Breakfast Stew and that Smoothie, I'd definitely keep dining there! :0) Too bad that you didn't have room for that raw apple pie this time - as you said, you have something to look forward to when you go back there!

aTxVegn said...

That's such an interesting breakfast stew. It sounds delicious. Your dessert date will be fun!

Johanna3 said...

yum, i will love to eat there!

maybepigscanfly said...

I'm glad you guys have found somewhere local that you really like and can go back to. Those collards looked cooked to perfection.

I love that they have fair trade coffee! Fair Trade makes the world a better place (check out reverse trick or treating).

Kati said...

Oh wow - your brunch looks amazing! I really love cherry smoothies, and that one looks delightful. Can't wait to see your review of the dessert date! ;-)

Veg-a-Nut said...

Wow! The burger looks great, but your brunch sounds like it would hit the spot with me. Yea, collard greens not turned to mush. :o)

Melody Polakow said...

What a great restaurant.. the food looks fabulous.

Thanks for testing my turkey... judging from the pics you guys have posted, it is different from mine, so I really need to revise the recipe. I've been so busy I haven't had the time.

I hope that everything in your personal life is sorting itself out.

Kate said...

R. Thomas looks like a great find.

Monika K said...

I want that smoothie! Looks like a great restaurant, and because I'm behind in your posts - it looks like you have a great new kitty, too!

vko said...

OMG- that hearty breakfast stew looks so good. Reminds me of soupy rice stew that I make- definitely sounds like something I want to make. yum.