Pictured: The Fall Harvest Squash Casserole and Marinated Brussel Sprout Salad Photo by Eriyah Flynn
If you are looking for some “paleo-vegan” comfort food (yes, Paleovegans exist!), the Crest Gastropub on Indianola has some of the best variety of vegan and gluten-free fare found in a non-vegan restaurant (although they don’t have a house-made decadent vegan dessert option, yet). The fall harvest squash casserole really hits the spot on a cold winter evening. Beyond delicious food, the Crest Gastropub has made considerable efforts to vanguard the way of socially just businesses; from community focused, on-site gardening or locally sourced produce for better nutrition and less oil consumption, and other sustainability practices such as re-salvaged and deconstructed architectural materials, reusing, recycling or composting what they can. Their water conservation and pollution prevention strategies include the installation of rain barrels. They source heirloom vegetables to help preserve their viability continues after centuries of cultivation. Their efforts include showing concern for the diversity of local pollinators. I am positively impressed with their efforts at connecting community and forging educational partnerships with several local organizations that empower those who care to embrace what they can do to be the change they wish to see in the world. March 16th from 9:00am to 11:00am will be the OEFFA Local Growers Breakfast and Workshop (Vegan and Vegetarian Brunch): The Crest Gastropub is located at 2855 Indianola Avenue, Clintonville. Open for lunch and dinner 11am to1am everyday. Special brunch and late night menus available. Eriyah’s Favorites: The Fall Harvest Squash Casserole