Saturday, May 15, 2010

Mother's Day at Liquid Earth

Jason, Antonette, and Rudy from Liquid Earth

Rom took me to a restaurant called Liquid Earth on Mother’s Day. It’s an awesome vegetarian/vegan restaurant in the Fells Point area of Baltimore. We had the most wonderful time. I’d wanted to go there ever since a few of their sandwiches landed on Baltimore Magazine’s 50 Best Sandwiches list.

Drinks on the wall :-)

Jona, the pickiest eater on the planet, only ate the bread and oil. I ordered him black beans and rice, but he wouldn’t eat it. (Good stuff!)

I ordered the Reuben sandwich for Raymond, who will eat anything at least once. The Reuben was on that 50 Best list. I had to take a bite. WOW. I would never take food out of my child’s mouth, but I was tempted. It was hot, silky, with just the right amount of the sauerkraut, thousand island dressing, swiss cheese, and “corned beef brisket” taste. I’m still thinking about it….

I ordered a raw burger, the first time I’ve eaten one. I was impressed. The seasonings, the consistency, even the collard wrap worked perfectly. I kept saying, “This is good. This is really good.” I ate the whole thing and wanted to order another one. It inspired me to try to make a raw burger at home.

Now to my husband, who cracked me up with his enthusiasm. Rom is not easily impressed, by anyone or anything. He ordered the Earth Burger, a veggie burger, with a side of macaroni salad (awesome!). I didn’t get to taste the Earth Burger because I was too busy taking pictures, which is too bad because Rom went on, and on, and on, and on, and on some more about his burger. This is what happened:

Thirty minutes into our drive home: “That was a good burger.”
Thirty-five minutes into the drive: “That was the best veggie burger I ever had.”
Forty-five minutes into the drive: “That was a good ass burger.”

Me: “You sound like Gayle King. When Oprah did a “Best Sandwiches in America” show, Gayle went around the country tasting and rating sandwiches. Five stars was the highest rating possible. She went to one place and gave the sandwich four stars. But on the drive home she kept raving about the sandwich to her daughter. Her daughter said, “Mom, if you’re still talking about the sandwich, then it deserved five stars.”

Rom: “Then my Earth Burger was a five star sandwich. I may need to go up there once a week. That was a good ass sandwich.”

I think “good ass sandwich” makes it ten stars. Perhaps I’ll get a bite next time.

I cannot wait to get back to Liquid Earth to try the raw pizza and some of their juices. We had a wonderful time. Jason, Antonette, and Rudy were very cool people. The vibe was easy-going and smooth. I loved it.


1 comment:

Rom said...

That really was a good burger. We need to move closer to Liquid Earth.


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