Finding Great Local Vegetarian Restaurants: Marrakech P Street in Washington, DC

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FG Rating:  92

We score in 5 of 6 categories:  What, Where, When, Who, Why and How (usually, How Much).  The max score for each category is 20.  The highest possible score is 100 (5 categories X 20 = 100).

What:  Marrakech Restaurant is a very vegetarian friendly Moroccan restaurant offering a wide variety of full flavored dishes to wow your palette.  There’s nothing like Moroccan done right and this is the real thing!  Here’s a link to their website:

LLAG What Score:  19 out of 20.

Where:  2147 P St NW, Washington, DC 20037

(202) 775-1882

LLAG Where Score:  17 out of 20.

When:  Open Tuesday through Sunday, 11:30 am to 11:00 pm…extra points for staying open late!  Closed on Mondays.

LLAG When Score:  20 out of 20.

Why:  Wide variety on the menu AND they DELIVER!

LLAG Why Score:  18 out of 20.

How Much:  Moderately priced…you can leave with your hunger satisfied and $ left in your wallet.

LLAG How Much Score:  18 out of 20.


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Finding Great Local Vegetarian Friendly Restaurants: DejaVu in Memphis, Tennessee












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Our GREAT Vegetarian Lunch               Owner & Chef, Gary…this guy gets it!

FG Rating:  99

What:  DejaVu Restaurant…billed as a New Orleans Creole Soul Food & Vegetarian Restaurant, this happy place is a vegetarian’s gold mine!  We dined at the Mardi Gras themed downtown location for lunch and liked it so much we came back the next day.  We LOVE that all the veggies are prepared in vegetarian friendly ways (no meat, no chicken stock, etc)…even the Red Beans and Rice.  We chose the Veggie plate (your choice of 4 items)…you’ll see my picks in the photo above:  Fresh okra with tomatoes and a nice spicy kick, real New Orleans red beans and rice, steamed veggies (squash, broccoli, carrots and red pepper) and extra crispy sweet potato fries accompanied by not-too-sweet cornbread…in a word…YUMMMMM!

Here’s a link:

Where:  51 South Main Street, Memphis, TN 38104

Phone (901) 505-0212

When:   Mon – Thu: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Fri – Sat: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Who:   Chef Gary Williams gets it!  We met the welcoming Chef Gary on our first visit to DejaVu.  Thank you for understanding and cooking for all the vegetarians…GREAT FOOD!

Why:  Worry free ordering for excellent vegetarian food!

How much:  Moderately (affordably) priced…we met one diner who had been there five times that week…WOW!


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Finding Great Local Vegetarian Friendly Restaurants: Uncle Paul’s Pizza in New York City



Above:  Uncle Paul’s welcoming dining room (usually FULL during peak dining hours) and the savory Veggie Wrap


FG Rating:  97

What:  Uncle Paul’s Pizza…yes, it’s great New York Pizza…AND we LOVE the savory Veggie Wrap, shown above, filled with eggplant, mushrooms, peppers and tomatoes…yummmmm!

Where:  70 Vanderbilt Ave, New York, NY 10017
(212) 922-1200

Here’s a link:

Who:  We talked with Vinnie, the chef who created our delicious wraps

Why:  Okay, yes, we’re picky pescetarians…fantastic tasting food is a MUST with us!   Uncle Paul’s is up there with the best around the country and was undaunted with our special requests.  That earns points from us!

How much:  Thankfully…fairly priced.

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Finding Great Local Florists: Floral Impressions in New York City


Kenneth Kleinert, Owner of Floral Impressions


A view from the shop, with gorgeous orchids in the foreground,

to Park Avenue

FG Rating:  98

What:  Floral Impressions, a fabulous NYC floral shop, recommended to us by the locals, in the know

Where:  250 Park Avenue, New York, New York 10017

(212) 986.6195

Easy access from Grand Central Station

Who:  The friendly, knowledgeable owner of Floral Impressions is Kenneth Kleinert…see him in the top image.

When:  Open Monday through Saturday

How much:  Affordable (what?  Yes!), beautiful, FRESH flowers in the city.  The price will, of course, depend on your choices.  The selection on any given day will vary…take a look at the fab orchid in the image above…we chose colorful roses!

Why:  We support LOCAL and FRIENDLY!

Be sure to tell Kenneth that we said “Hello!”  when you stop by.

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Finding Great Local Vegetarian Friendly Restaurants: Trattoria Trecolori in NYC

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Capellini Primavera and Eggplant Parm at Trecolori…MMMMM!

FG Rating:  98

What:  Yes, we love NYC and yes, we love Italian.  Combining the two?  Incredibly delicious!  Everything you’d expect on the menu and some genuine surprises, too.  The taste…WOW!

Where:  Trattoria Trecolori

254 W 47th Street (between Broadway & 8th Ave)


Phone:  212.997.4540


When:  Sunday through Thursday 12:00 pm-10:30 pm

Friday and Saturday  12:00 pm-11:15 pm

Who:  We’ve met two of the stellar host/co-owners, Phil and Marco and several of the helpful, friendly staff.

Why:  This bustling trattoria is our hands down fav when we are in the City.  We discovered it during the Blizzard of 2010 when our cancelled flight left us in New York for three additional days.  Friendly and accommodating service satisfies even our picky palates.  Now, we make sure to dine here at least once each time we’re here.

How Much:  For the two of us, appetizers and entrees around $60-$70 plus tip…and worth it!


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Are You on “Your Track”©? Page 1

Goals are great.  We all have had the experience and sense of accomplishment of setting and reaching a goal.  And, then what?  At some point, we realize that life is a continuing journey…a road that has a lot of curves, bridges and sometimes even dead ends. “Your Track”©, can help you navigate the way (creating “Your Track”©, staying on “Your Track”© and getting back on “Your Track”©) during this incredible experience called “life”.

What is “Your Track”©?  It’s the plan written by you about where you are, where you’re going, and how and when you’re going to get there.  It serves as a reference point to help you stay focused in the right direction for you.  Sound like goals?  Yes, it includes goals and, yes, it’s more than that.  It’s cohesively tying your goals together to make your experience here on earth what you want it to be.  It’s an ongoing guide for achieving your dreams…your life map.  It’s changeable…like life.  It’s simple to get started, so let’s go.

First, get a piece of paper (a what?) and a pen or pencil (yes, to actually write some things down).  Title the paper, “My Track”.  Then, divide the paper into three columns:  “Short Term-6 Months to 1 Year”, “Mid Term-1 Year to 3 Years” and “Long Term-Over 3 Years”.  Record at least two things you want to accomplish within the specified time frames under each heading.  Place the date at the top of the paper and tack it up somewhere you’ll see it (the fridge, by your desk, etc.).  This is your start.  Now, you’ll probably be thinking about your goals in an expansive way…the creation of “Your Track”©.  Next step coming soon…now, enjoy this beautiful day!

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Finding Great Local Vegetarian Friendly Restaurants: Marola’s Trattoria in Cooper City, FL

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Eggplant Parm with Angel Hair Pasta (top) and, yep, EIP (Eating In Progress); Marola’s inviting store front (above)

FG Rating:  98

What:  Marola’s Trattoria Italian Restaurant in Cooper City accommodated our picky palates with a few special requests like substituting angel hair pasta and tweaking an existing menu dish to our vegetarian preferences.  We had the Eggplant Parm and a version of Pasta Primavera, both with angel hair pasta and marinara…mmmmm…

Where:  5822 S Flamingo Rd
Cooper City, FL 33330
               (954) 434-3420
When:Mon-Fri 11:30 am – 3 pm

Mon-Thu 4:30 pm – 9 pm

Fri 4:30 pm – 10 pm

Sat 4 pm – 10 pm

Sun 4 pm – 9 pm

Who:  Our waiter was Tony…helpful and unobtrusive.  We also met one of the friendly proprietors, Omar.
Why:  We are pescetarians and LOVE it when we can order what we like at a restaurant with no hassle…Marola’s hits the mark.
How Much:  Not cheap…and not expected to be.  We think it was fairly priced
at around $60.00 for the two of us including appetizer and TRS’ two imported beers.  The tip was additional.
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