We went to Porque No for lunch, where the guacamole was fresh and the beans and rice bowl was everything I could want. My favorite part was the variety of fresh salsas. It's not a vegan mexican place, but they know exactly what you mean if you say "no dairy."
Rachael pointed us in the direction of the Lan Su Chinese Garden. It was having a free day, and since adult admission is regularly $9.50, that's quite a deal. The lines were long, but moved quickly enough.
The brochure claims this garden is considered the most authentic Chinese garden outside of China. I have no idea who the Chinese garden authenticators are, but it's pretty cool I guess. Much of the materials were imported from China as well.
It's supposed to be a nature-focused respite from the city, but on a free day I think that was a little lost, it was a little too crowded to be restful. Very beautiful though. You can feel these rock mosaics under your feet - it's supposed to help you engage all your senses.
There's also a tea house. You can order it tea-ceremony style, or just an individual pot. I got the Wild Black, and it was a very smooth classic black tea.
I had a great day, and then sat down and learned some things as well.
Yesterday was the first day in a new clinic, and it was interesting, but today's my day off. I'm about to go run, and then food truck for lunch?
Have you ever been to a Chinese Garden?