Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Philadelphia Runner & Mi Lah

on monday we headed into center city to get a few things done. one of the things on the agenda was to go get lauren some running shoes. i had read up that philadelphia runner was the place to go in philly.

philadelphia runner

i wanted to get her some running shoes for her birthday in january but wanted her to get fitted. since we have been getting so much snow/been so busy, we didn’t make it to the running store until the other day. anyways happy belated birthday lauren.

new running shoes

i had been wanted to start running so i figured why not, and picked up a pair as well. we'll see how this goes…

eric got running shoes

since we made food at home for valentines dinner, we wanted to go out monday. one of our favorite vegan restaurant in philadelphia is Mi Lah Vegetarian. we have only been for lunch since we really like that menu compared to the dinner, and they only have brunch on the weekend so monday was a perfect opportunity to go.

we started out with sweet potato fries. they are fried and crisp but still fairly large and topped with cilantro to give them an asian feel I guess. they are really good but I think if they had a sriracha type of dipping sauce they would be amazing.

lunch at mi lah

i never can make up my mind at restaurants when there are multiple vegan items on the menu, especially here. I gave our waitress a choice between a few and ended up with the vietnameese tofu hoagie, a great choice. i usually am not a fan of tofu anything but, this is an exception. the tofu is cooked in strips, and topped with carrots, cucumber, jalapeƱos, cilantro and a spicy chili mayonnaise atop a fresh hoagie roll. i think they used a spiral cutter this time for the carrots (or maybe I am not remembering the past times correctly) which I thought took some of the crunch away that was needed in the sandwich, but other than that it was good. my goal later on next week is to replicate the hoagie…. its just that good.

lunch at mi lah

lauren got the stir fried brown rice with vegetables, tempeh, and cashews. the portions are big especially if you share an appetizer between two people. and therefore i was luckily able to take some of the stir fry home and had it for lunch the next day. it was yummy.

lunch at mi lah

over all im a big fan.. we have never been for dinner/brunch so i can't say about that, but during the day the staff is always very friendly and attentive. the portions are large and i've never had anything i didn't like so far. so if your ever in philly and looking for a good asian-fusion meal, i would definitely recommend Mi Lah.