Dangerous Compassions

Greens Restaurant

greens restaurant

Hello, how are you doing?  Ming and I went to Greens Restaurant in San Francisco.  Wow, I had wanted to go for more than 20 years.  Since I was a young person, before I even knew Ming.  It was an old dream.  So it was a fun and moving visit.

visiting Greens Restaurant

Greens Restaurant started in 1979.  Wow, it’s around my age!  How did that happen?  It’s a vegetarian place with vegan and gluten-free options.  The food used to be super expensive in my opinion, like Chez Panisse.

Then prices went up everywhere, but less raised at Greens?  Now the prices at Greens seem high-normal.

Side complaint: The other night, I was desperate for protein.  Ming and I went to a random Thai restaurant in Bakersfield while traveling.  I had the blandest soup I’d ever tasted, just for the tofu protein.  It was Napa cabbage, tofu, tiny mushroom bits, and green onions in a weak-ass salty bland broth.  That was $18!  Can you believe it?

Trying to be responsible and care for my health is expensive.  I can’t have fruit for dinner.  Adding some nuts is nice.  But I need more protein than that.


Ok, back to the subject at hand.  We drove to San Francisco and parked in a pay lot.

Greens Restaurant looked fancy inside.  There was a huge wooden sculpture.  The host was dressed up, and the eaters were almost all dressed up white people.  Ming and I sat outside on the patio.

I ordered the roasted potatoes small plate vegan style, and the cauliflower cakes also vegan style.


Ming got something with couscous and veggies on skewers.  We loved our food.

Also I got honey mint tea.  Wow, it was delicious.  The best honey mint tea I had even sipped.  Ming liked it too.  Mint is so common, and honey is around too.

greens restaurant

then art

Then we went for a small walk by the water.  It was good to move, see the places where boats get tied up, and get a glimpse of this small piece of San Francisco that I had never visited.

We found public art that excited me.  I thought it was a fox dragon.

fox dragon

My friend said the spots look like turtles–definitely some kind of magical multi-beast, like me.


By Laura-Marie

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