Yep, we tried again. We wanted Omar to have a second chance, since his first chance was just a piece of delicious pie made of gold. I had Matt order dinner and pick it up one nigh when I thought I couldn’t do another thing and still keep my hair attached to my head. [In review, Omar's is SLC's first and maybe only as of this post, fully raw and organic restaurant.]
Matt asked what the BEST items were and he was informed the Bean Burrito and the Nut Burger were two excellent choices. Or at least that’s sort of how he remembers the conversation going. Obviously we would have loved to try everything, but when they ask for my second child in payment, I have to draw the line somewhere. (I know, I know, organic and live foods are what they are and that’s expensive, and I TOTALLY respect that. I just can’t justify the expense most of the time. I even dream that I will one day fill this hippie role better in my own life…)
Nut Burger … $15
A wonderful brazil nut pattie put in cabbage or on greens
topped with nut mayo, ketchup, mustard sauce, onions, tomatoes, avocado, and lots of love.
Bean Burrito … $15
Beans consist of a purée of Tahini and sunflower seeds mixed with Mexican herbs, and spices. Topped with macadamia nut sour cream, sprouts, and served wrapped in collard greens, or with crackers, lettuce, cabbage, and love.
First, taste: The Nut Burger was fantastic, really and truly. It wasn’t as pretty as their picture, but I could definitely eat it again when I’m feeling spendy. The Bean Burrito was okay – not fantastic, and definitely not the flavors I was hoping for for the price.
I don’t mean to be hard on them, but when I order a “burrito” and intend to eat it with my hands, I have hope that it will be put together for me. Underneath that random piece of romaine, it looked like this (which is apparently an option on the menu and not at all burrito-like) :
The Nut Burger looked more like what I expected but still not quite as amazing:
Yes, mine looked much less appetizing (and the photography was part of it).
Obviously there was a communication breakdown. Clearly, the menu offered two options for how the burrito would be served and we didn’t clarify we wanted the first one listed. I probably sound awful and really mean, especially for a place with so much LOVE, but I just remember it being a day I wanted someone else to make my dinner and that I ended up being disappointed.
Third, satiety: Probably most important for me, was that after I finished, I felt like I hadn’t eaten anything. I was STARVING still. Yes, truly, the food “felt” good as all good raw meals do, but after going plant-based, my husband and I have found that we need more food than ever so skimpy vegetarian portions are troublesome. And it doesn’t help that I’m a nursing mom. So, after eating Omar’s, we scavenged through the house for a second dinner.