The Chef: Java Beach
The Menu: Bagels sandwiches galore! Onion, sesame, poppyseed, and everything bagels provided the hearty bases for our sandwiches today. Most of us went for the hummus sandwich, which featured—you guessed it—hummus, lettuce, tomato, and onion. Our side servings of Fritos also made their way into the sandwiches themselves, which we highly recommend for those who like a crunchy sandwich. In the background you can see Elizabeth's Italian soda, though not pictured are Aurelia's espresso, Jenny's latte, Colleen's lemonade, and Joseph's salad and peasant pie.
The Goods: As you probably already noticed, today was not a typical lunch day here at the VNHQ. To celebrate the grand opening of Java Beach's second location—which is just a couple blocks from our office—we enjoyed a lovely lunch at two of their outdoor tables. While it would have been nice to see a few more completely vegan options on the menu, we didn't want to miss the opportunity to support an independant, local café. Here's the VN gang with owner Pat Maguire: