i have had some very good meals at curly's, the very tiny vegetarian restaurant on 14th street between 2nd and 1st avenues. the veggie burger with soy cheese and either curly fries or sweet potato fries... delicious! the blue plate entrée that i was lucky enough to try: mashed potato croquettes filled with raisin-sweetened picadillo, served on top of delicious garlicky greens... amazing.
it happened again last night, when curly's served me one of the most amazing sandwiches i've ever had the pleasure of eating:
the santa barbarella sandwich. sprouts, onion, cucumber, avocado, tomato, jack cheese, mixed greens, and tofu bacon stuffed between two pieces of 8-grain bread, each piece somehow supporting all of that plus a thick layer of pumpkinseed pesto!
as i said in a text message to e last night, "curly's just took it to a whole new level."
on another positive note, p (who talks almost daily about how delicious steak is) ordered the fake buffalo chicken sandwich and loved it! also, i ordered a glass of blackberry ginger sangria and it was heavenly.