Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Ethos Vegan Kitchen

On October 22nd, I planned to go to Rollins College to sketch a concert. I got to Winter Park several hours early and decided to get dinner at Ethos Vegan Kitchen (601 S New York Ave, Winter Park, FL). I hadn't eaten at Ethos since it moved from it's previous location in Ivanhoe Village. The new restaurant location is cavernous with a long bar set up against one wall. The interior easily had to be more than twice as large.

I sat at a table for one and asked advice on ordering a drink with caffeine.  The waitress suggested a sweet, organic iced tea which was quite good. I ordered a lasagna which was just as good as any meat filled lasagna I've ever had. If vegan food is this good, then I can seriously consider changing my diet.

I really didn't have time to sketch if I was going to get to the concert on time, but I couldn't resist drawing the bar which vaguely reminded me of Edward Hopper's "Nighthawks" painting. The people at the bar were Ethos employees who were eating dinner before starting their shift for the night. My waitress checked up on me periodically. I don't think she was used to having someone linger as long as I did. Pumpkin pie was written on the chalk board and I couldn't resist kicking off the fall season with a slice. I deserve a small treat.

Sure enough, as I finished up the sketch, I realized that I was late to the concert. I decided to bag the concert and I walked back to my car instead. Sometimes my sketch plans change on a whim. I need to pay attention to that inner voice, especially when it whispers "pumpkin pie..."

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