We brake for cupcakes

If anyone says the words “vegan cupcakes” they will have my immediate attention. I love cake but being a vegetarian who doesn’t eat eggs leaves few options when ordering desserts out. So I get excited when anyone offers a vegan dessert option. (I do need to give a...
Vic’s Pizza

Vic’s Pizza

We tried Vic’s Pizza at their Westside location and all we can say is yum! Always good when you can add another pizza to the dining out options. We bought the Nina Pizza vegan style with pesto, spinach, tomatoes and Texmex sauce, which is their vegan cheese...
Coffee and More Coffee

Coffee and More Coffee

We visited the Cafe Au Lait Oly coffee stand near Target In Olympia and ordered our standard order, Americano for me and Chai Latte for my better half. Let me say first of all that the baristas working at Cafe Au Lait Oly are SUPER NICE. Wow. So friendly. They even...
I heart coffee

I heart coffee

There are a number of coffee shops and stands around Olympia and I have resolved to try as many as possible on my 365-day discovery of Olympia. I decided to start my coffee stand exploration with the neighborhood coffee stand, Steamboat Island Coffee. I was not...
Yummy food ahead

Yummy food ahead

I love Vietnamese food. When I was a student at ASU, there was a great little place near campus. I could have eaten there every day. So I was happy to try Da Nang Restaurant on 4th Avenue in downtown Olympia. They have an extensive vegetarian menu and can make things...
Get thee to the Farmers Market!

Get thee to the Farmers Market!

It’s Groundhog Day (Marmota monax) and you may be wondering if there are any groundhogs in Washington. From this range map it looks like we might have some in the upper northeast corner of the state but none in the Olympia area. And yes, Punxsutawney Phil saw his...