This Earth Day Sunday, grab a bike, go for a run or leisurely stroll, or show proof of your hybrid/electrical vehicle registration, and you'll receive 25% off your meal at True Food Kitchen.
I've been to both the LA and OC locations, but sorry Santa Monica, nothin' holds a candle to Newport Beach's grandiose lot with luxe outdoor retractable roof patio and modern rock firepit.
There's no need to feel guilty gulping down fresh fruit & herb cocktails whilst taking in a kale salad, gluten free pizza, or grass fed burger. Dr. Andrew Weil's "Anti-Inflammatory" Food Pyramid centered menu is meant to satisfy with healthy choices.
- while more and more restaurants are adopting kale salads, this light 'n refreshing version is simply delicious, Tuscan Kale with Lemon, Parmesan & Bread Crumbs $8
- warm, fluffy, bursting with four flavors that sing like a symphony in your mouth, Banana Espresso Pistachio & Date Muffin $3
- wish they were bigger, a tad watery, but tasty 'n fresh Fish Tacos with Avocado, Cotija Cheese, Tomatillo Salsa, Sour Cream & Pickled Onion $16
- plump Wild Mushroom Pizza with sweet Roasted Garlic and tangy Tallegio Cheese that gives it a kick $13 (not pictured)
- the hand model and I fought tooth and nail over it, hearty and slightly sticky in a good way Red Chile Shrimp with Sesame Noodles, Gai Lan, Spinach & Shiitake Mushroom $18 (not pictured)
So far, my two trips to True Food Kitchen have been great successes. But this place isn't for everyone. For example, if you're lookin' to get tipsy off 1 or 2 cocktails, this is not the place – they're meant to be enjoyed down to every last natural fruit sugar drop. And don't even think about ordering the ridiculously overdone, might as well be a farmers market basket Local Vegetable Crudites – this thing can feed a party of 14, and a set of chef knives should be included.
Instead, stick to the above grub, and you'll be set. Happy Earth Day!