|Monday's Vegan Night Menu.|
If you haven't checked out TownHall in Ohio City yet, their Monday Night Vegan menu is another reason to go. First, TownHall is a hipstery place - in the best possible way. Great beer and cocktail selection and tasty food in a warm environment. The staff is not pretentious or a pain in the hiney.
Let's be clear for a second and I need to make sure that you know and understand that I am *not* a vegan. I'm not a vegetarian. I tried to eat like a vegetarian for a week and I think I made it to day three. I am about as much as a carnivore that you can get with out being a cave woman. I only add this because my vegan speak is not so good.
The first things my friend and I tried off of the menu were both delicious. We snagged the black bean hummus and corn cakes. The black bean hummus was so good that I wanted to make a little sign and march around that said "Down with garbanzo beans" or chick peas or whatever you want to call them. I would have liked some crispy tortilla chips, but I get it...it is hummus. The flat bread worked just as well.
The corn cakes were served on a more then generous helping of quinoa. The cakes were a little spicy, but with a bite of quinoa, it was perfect. As a barometer, you should know that I do not use any hot sauce and I don't get the excitement of sriracha. Any tinge of heat in my food makes me cringe and weep a little. So, there you go.
I would without a doubt order the black bean hummus every day, all day, any time. I have no idea why it took so long for someone to create this bowl of tastiness. The staff said they recently changed the recipe, and friends, it worked.
It was tasty, but I didn't eat too much because I think I ate too much quinoa. Eating my sandwich, all I could picture was a little bird that ate too much wedding rice and her stomach exploding. I decided to hedge my bets and save room for dessert.
My friend thought it was great, so on to the next.
The second dessert was a creme pie that I am going to tell you out right was so good, I contemplated not sharing. Now for the ingredients - zucchini (whhaaatttt?), banana, paw paw, strawberry sauce and the most fantastical crust that they need to sell on its own. The crust was some nutty, cacao base of heaven. I'm very serious that they need to sell that crust by itself.
It was that good.
I appreciated the attentive service and a server that really knew what she was talking about. There are few things I hate more in the world than trying to order something new and your server is as lost as you are.
If you go in on a Monday, you have to ask to meet her. I'm telling you, if you are at all interested in gluten free, raw food, vegan, etc, you would be doing yourself a disservice if you didn't meet her.
After this meal, I realized that TownHall isn't some flash in the pan restaurant. When you have fresh ingredients and put out a quality product, you can't lose.
Their patio is spacious and a great way to spend what nice days we have left. I hope that they enclose it or put heaters out there for the chilly weather.
TownHall is a great addition to Ohio City, and I look forward to seeing you kids there.
Have you been to TownHall?
Disclaimer: The folks at TownHall invited me to try their Vegan menu. All of the words here are my own, let's face it the vegan kids are probably squirming at my descriptions.