I’m absolutely awful at navigating the big city I live near: Detroit. I drive in, go to class, and leave. So in the spirit of MoFo, I’ll begin walking around near the WSU campus looking for places to eat or interesting things to see. On the advice of dakini on the PPK I took a stroll down Cass Ave.
I picked up a Garden Works sandwich and an apple bar from Avalon International Breads on Willis. All four café tables were occupied and it was raining outside, so I headed next door to Goodwells Natural Foods and got the mock salmon salad. Pleasant place to sit and watch the students walk by. The area vaguely reminds me of Depot Town in Ypsilanti.
Forgive the poor light: it was a drizzly day. Not sure I would have this again. The pesto was a little on the oily side, even if the walnuts worked well with the sprouts and avocado. In a way it reminds me of a time R’s sister and her boyfriend came over for dinner. I had worked hard putting together a nice vegetable sauté, but it turned out what they really wanted was a tofu-mustard sandwich—which is exactly what it sounds like: plain slices of tofu with mustard and a little sea salt between two slices of bread. It’s difficult to find a substantial veg*n sandwich because of this almost apologetic desire to class things up to cover for a supposed lack of substance. The vegetarian ones substitute cheese for the meat and the vegan ones amount to little more than hummus or pesto with avocado and/or red onion. *sigh*