A few weeks ago Rita purchased a Groupon for a restaurant called The Green Wave Cafe in Plantation and yesterday she took me on a lunch date there. All vegan and raw (except the soup) the place looked like it belonged in NYC, maybe the village, definitely atypical of anything one might find in suburban Broward County. There were only a few tables and a row of seats at the counter, and when we first got there, around noon, only one other table was occupied, but by the time we left at 1, the place was packed with happy diners.
The menu has about a half a dozen appetizers and about the same amount of entrees. There is also a big board listing specials, desserts, teas and drinks. Each entree comes with soup or salad and in an effort to taste as many things as possible, we decided to order 2 entrees, one with soup, one with salad and share everything. The staff (I am going to guess it was the owners but that’s just a guess) was very, very friendly and accommodating and they were nice enough to split everything for us. First we had the lima bean soup which was tasty, fresh and wholesome and then a beautifully fresh salad with some sort of apple dressing which was light and very good. We ordered the special of the day, the pesto pizza, and some Mexican lettuce wraps. They brought us each a piece of the pizza, which was more of a cracker crust than than a pizza dough. That said, I liked it a lot. They also brought us each a lettuce wrap (actually unwrapped romaine) filled with guacamole, sprouts and topped with cheese (made from nuts). The restaurant is open Tuesday-Saturday from 11-9. On Mondays the restaurant is closed to allow it to be a farmer’s market, selling organic produce at affordable prices, from 8am-2pm. They also sell some already prepared foods and desserts such as brownies and hearts of joy as well as soy candles and other assorted items. If you are a local (or visiting Broward County) and looking for a place to find some organic, vegan food, give The Green Wave a try. They are located at 5221 West Broward Blvd, Plantation, Fl. 33317. 954-581-8377 or emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org. Definitely a very different experience than anything I have had locally. Thanks Rita and thanks Green Wave.
So though the day was all about The Green Wave, the night was definitely about waves of red and white. What a wild and nail biting game but in the end it would be our Miami Heat that took the win, the trophy, the title and the chance to take it all against the Mavericks. The Heat is definitely ON! Thanks to a dream team. Love you Lebron.