At breakfast this morning, I was reviewing with a friend the pros of being on a vegetarian regime. Aside from the fact that it has aided my hatha yoga practice in terms of "connecting"; it has also served as one the best forms of structure & discipline in daily life.
I have to think several times before I eat out as to the options provided. Places like Clyde Common in Portland , adjacent to the groovy Ace Hotel , are one of the best alternatives . With gastropub small plate offerings & vegetarian daily specials , there are a lot of appetizing & reasonably priced choices. The vibe of the space is organic / industrial with a post grunge , creative clientele. It was great to relax at one of the communal tables with my associate & imbibe the chill scene.
I had a bit of a Rio flashback at a party Thursday evening hosted by a Brazilian company. They sure know how to host, as the caipirinhas and pao de queijo were in abundance. Didn't know if the bottled water I was drinking ( sem gas , heh heh ) had been purchased at a Zona Sul supermarket.
Will be in Houston & Dallas next week & hope to find places to hang like Clyde Common then.