Lunch with Lynette the Cowgirl

John, Bethany and I went to Fort Worth today to see my mom who had surgery yesterday. Afterwards, we picked up Lynette-the-Cowgirl for lunch since she was in town visiting her mom after a medical drama in their family earlier in the week. Of course for me, the choice of restaurants was easy.

It just so happens that the best vegan restaurant (possibly only vegan restaurant) in the Metroplex is in Fort Worth. The Spiral Diner has the most amazing food. Located on Magnolia in the hosptial district the menu is varied and delicious. Usually, when I go to a restaurant, I'm limited to finding the one thing on the menu I can eat (and typically, I have to ask for edits). But at the Spiral Diner, I have CHOICES!!!!

As you might imagine, Spiral Diner is rarely the rest of my family's first choice. Sadly, today, the service was super slow--giving them less incentive to want to go the next time we are in town. We were there for a little over an hour before we got our food.

With all of the waiting, there was a lot of time for conversation--which was great for me because it has been awhile since I've seen Lynette in person. John wasn't left out. The political statements on the walls of the Spiral Diner, sparked conversations about ranching. I often forget what a rural upbringing John had, but all the anti-ranching sentiments sent both of them into discussions of days spent bailing hay, then branding and castrating and....well, it wasn't long before the eeeew-factor was pretty high.

Fortunately, the food finally came, and I was saved!

Not only that, but I'm inspired. During the travel time, I planned our meals for the week. Most of them vegan. But don't feel sorry for Beth and John. You can bet that John will be grilling supplemental steaks to go with the tofu.
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Maira Gall