Sunday, August 5, 2012

Bringing The Ruckus With Rambling Rose

Raw Pad Thai
Featuring Locally Grown Rainbow Carrots!
     Well, I know I'm way behind, I promised this post a while okay, but I've been behind the stove instead of a computer screen. I'm so far behind, I haven't posted about the awesome food in Vegas, think Wynn, Ronald's and Pure Vida, so stay tuned and like or follow, depending on your social media allegiance, on facebook or twitter to get the latest posts!   
          Anyway, it's no secret that I love the farmer's market, I love sleeping in late, grabbing my puppy and heading out to Pioneer Park, depending on my level of preparedness I might even have a cup of cold brewed coffee in my hands. If not, I can always visit Jack Mormon Roasters for a cup of me. Since this is an early morning/afternoon adventure and I cook like a snail, I tend to leave brunch in the hands of the vendors. There's a whole slew of vegan friendly vendors, like Tiffin Bus's dosas, Tankinz Noodles, bike powered smoothies, and some more that I'm forgetting. Most days, I head to the Rambling Rose Cafe, which is just two spots away from Jack Mormon Roasters. Convenient, I know. 

Meet Rose

She's Stationary For The Moment...
     She's quite the looker, right? So many people stop and gawk and admire her 1967 Camper Frame, further proof that with age comes beauty. Inside, you'll find two sisters cooking up a storm. The best part everything is 100 percent plant based so no guessing games, if something is or isn't vegan!  Much like Rose, the menu roves week to week with  3-4 made-to-order items dished up each day, usually one raw item as well as a thirst quenching beverage is featured. On this sunny Saturday day, the menu was Avocado Toast, Raw Pad Thai, and a Mint Julep, using fresh local mint. Other days, I've had veggie gumbo, fresh pina colda served inside a young coconut, apricot and cherry raw tart & watermelon agua frescas.Unfortunately, I did not have a camera to document this all, so you'll have to take my word, especially on that apricot and cherry raw tart, that was delicious and even came slathered in a cashew cream. Okay, I guess a picture is really worth 1,000 words, but I'm not that ambitious so I'll stop trying to compensate.


Mint Julep
Getting Minty With It! Nah, Nah, Nah!
     Each week, I buy some fresh mojito minty at the farmer's market to perfect my mojito recipe, but I keep falling short. It could be that I made the mistake of buying dark rum, but I'm not sure. As long as the sun is shining and summer is here, I'll keep trying. Though, I could learn a lot from the gals at the Rambling Rose. This was alcohol free, of course, but was perfect to sip as I sauntered around the park perusing the various vendors. 
Moonrise Kingdom Menu
It's Not An Easel, But A Menu!
    Okay, so that's not the best shot of it, but the menu chalkboard was inspired by Wes Anderson's latest and awesome movie, Moonrise Kingdom. You'll just have to see the movie to understand it, so head to SL Film Society's Broadway Theater, grab some amazing Rosemary Truffle Popcorn from Salt Lake's PopArt, and you'll understand. Or, you could just head to The Rambling Rose's facebook page, where they posted a photo comparison. You should like them on facebook anyway, to get a heads up on what's on the menu and find out where she'll be since Rose is known to wander. I'm not sure if she wants to be found or not, but I caught her leaving a crumb trail so this is my best guess at her current whereabouts. Confirmed sightings at  SLC's downtown Farmer's Market inside Pioneer Park, in the middle of the park at the food village from 8 am until 1 p.m. on Saturdays. On Sunday's, she prefers the cool crisp mountain air at the Park Silly Market from 10 am until 5 p.m, and Thursday's she needs the city life and heads back to her stomping grounds of Pioneer Park for the Twilight Concert Series from 5 pm until 10ish. Hopefully, you can track her down, cause it's worth the visit, and bring cash she's old fashioned! Good luck! 



Rose In Action
Taking Orders And Names!




1 comment:

Vic Robinson said...

Rose offers Raw Pad Thai?! That is hard to pass up!

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