On the last day of August, I was lucky enough to attend the Jack Johnson concert at UCLA. I love his music and his dedication to the environment.
Before the show, I ate dinner at Native Foods, a great restaurant where I don't eat nearly enough! Although I've eaten there several times before (and own the cookbook), I've never reviewed it here. This time around, I ordered the Soul Bowl (from the menu: Red beans and "jazzman" rice, steamed veggies and greens drizzled with Ranch dressing with BBQ fried "save the chicken" and cornbread) and iced tea (it was a hibiscus, agave-sweetened, tea). Wow, "save the chicken" is delicious! There were two nice-sized pieces in the bowl, each with a tiny bit of barbecue sauce and ranch dressing. Under the faux chicken was a huge helping of broccoli and cauliflower with occasional pieces of kale and carrot and, under the veggies, were jasmine rice and red beans. I wish there had been a little more dressing because I ended up eating that last handful of veggies with organic ketchup. The cornbread had a distinct orange flavor and was very crumbly, but good. All in all, I really enjoyed this meal and I'm looking forward to the next time I get a chance to eat there.