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Dallas and the Spiral Diner

January 21, 2011

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I didn’t know it could get this cold in Texas. It’s in the 30s and I’m helpless without my parka. The weather is much worse in Pittsburgh where a snow storm is ruining everything. We left on January 9th and are set to return tomorrow, but the snow may have other plans for us. I just want to go home and see my handsome boyfriend.  Please, please, please just let me go home.

If you thought I was going to post without talking about and showing you things I’ve eaten, YOU WERE SO WRONG.

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There aren’t a lot of vegan restaurants in Dallas, Texas. Spiral Diner is one of the few and is definitely the best. The Nachos Supremo were excellent, a very close second place to Real Food Daily‘s Not-Chos and possibly better for not having the punny name. This is where I had the best sandwich of my life. Called “The Mitch” Tofu Club, it is sandwich perfection made of two slices of toasted bread, a perfectly thin layer of lightly breaded tofu, Bacun bits, chipotle mayo, lettuce, and a nice thick slice of bread in the middle. I added Daiya cheese and said no to the tomato.

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I’m embarrassed to mention that we went on Wednesday and returned tonight (Thursday) for another go. This time we skipped the nachos so our entrees would have a fair chance. I ordered the perfect sandwich again and, driven by pure determination and bliss, finished nearly the whole thing. Marne’s eyes sparkled with pride. What you see above is a Hot Cookie Sundae, completely delicious, and proof that I’m a monster.

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