|Welcome back to Dayton. This is the top of "Jain Shrine" at the Dayton Art Institute.|
Every time I return to my roots, Butter Cafe and Thai 9 are the best vegan friendly local restaurants, but I was in for an astonishing venture at Leo Bistro, Dayton Art Institute's newly renovated contemporary lunch/brunch cafe.
|The black bean wrap, ordered sans wrap, came with zesty corn and black beans with cilantro, onions, and lettuce. I had French fries, shoestring style and quite crisp, were a side choice.|
|After Grandma Moses, we traveled through Dayton Art Institute's prestigious Africa and Asia acquired collections. A kind gallery docent offered to take our picture in India.|
On Saturday morning, I wanted to have breakfast at Butter Cafe and urged my brothers to try it out-- especially the delicious seasoned potatoes, a certain brother's favorite food. I was delighted that they enjoyed the little popular bunch spot-- more so when they expressed desires to return. Yes!!!!
|The Tofu Scramble is my go-to choice with a side of vegan sausage, seasoned potatoes, and whole wheat toast with vegan butter.|
|Tasty, light, pliant powdered sugar sprinkled vegan pancakes with a side of vegan butter and oh so sweet maple syrup. I could only eat one pancake, but thankfully I split the other one.|
|Family bonding love: Bengals clad little bro, Pelle Pelle older bro, and I post breakfast. I pray that we all get together like this again someday. That was excellent!|
Thai 9 Part I
On that same Saturday, I had a congenial evening get together with good long-time friends at Thai 9, one of the finest Asian cuisine joints in Dayton.
|The delicious Mango Salad. Remember when I invented a version called Almost Raw Mango Side Salad?|
|Tofu Fried Rice with basil and tomatoes.|
|Dearest pals John, Nikki, and Kelli. I've known them for almost 18 years now. I'm honored to have such special, supportive people in my life. I love my other family.|
On the sad departure day, my high school art teacher, having missed the Saturday get together wanted to eat at Thai 9 too. I can never deny eating Thai 9 twice. I love that place! Always excellent food and pleasant service! Definitely the perfect place to laugh, have wonderful conversation, and say goodbye-- temporarily.
|Avocado rolls are always a splendid choice for a huge avocado aficionado!|
|Tofu Fried Rice with broccoli and a side of crunchy, irresistible peanuts-- no egg of course. Just yummy!|