The Chef: Elizabeth and Gracias Madre
The Menu: GM's signature lunch special, featuring a fully loaded torta (the sandwich) with black beans, sauteed chiles, cashew cheese, avocado, pickles, and romaine on a delicious roll, a side Caesar salad, and house-made pickles. Yes, you get that all for $10. Yes, the green juice is also delicious!
The Goods: Today I had the pleasure of dining with VN columnist, vegansaur, and all-around human extradorinaire, Laura Hooper Beck. Though I've often (read: nearly every day since we moved offices) enjoyed the lunch special at GM, Laura had never had it and I was thrilled to have the excuse of introducing it to someone new to feast upon it again. You know what else is good enough to eat again and again? Wasabi & Soy Sauce Almonds. Once this torta settles, I'm hoping for a handful—or 10—of these.