DeJaVu has been open for quite awhile but I haven't had a chance to check out the new location on S. Main. Since the weather was super nice Sunday Keithon and I parked the car and took a stroll downtown instead of parking super close. The second DeJaVu is AMAZEBALLS. It is bigger and the outside brightly colored, in true New Orleans colors. I love it. The second wonderful thing about them is they have a half and half menu. To my knowledge there are only 2 half and half sit down restaurants in Memphis and by half and half I mean there is a meaty side as well as a vegan side and the vegan side has just as many options as the meaty side. I love this because it makes dating sooo much easier. (yeah I've decided I'm going to continue to date)
Sunday's Brunch did not disappoint. I was in heaven. Check out the spread. There was a HUGE salad. I fell in love with the bowl, I need one of these in my life. There was also cabbage, collard greens, roasted potatoes and sweet potatoes.
There were also two proteins to choose from, a mock chicken salad and mini veggie burgers with rolls. I feel in love with the mock chicken salad. If my vegan senses serve me correct it is a tempeh based salad. Once I am off this spending freeze I will crack that recipe. It was creamy with just the right amount of spices there wasn't a heavy "mayo" taste to it. ( I have always hated eggs and anything egg based it stinks and tastes gross) Now as far as the veggie burger go I can't quite place what it was mainly because I was super focused on the mock chicken salad but it was tasty none the less.
I behaved myself calorie wise but I did go back and make myself a mock chicken salad salad. It was just that good. I even indulged and ordered the New Orleans Big Shot. I had no clue what it was and it turned out to be a pineapple soda that was 130 calories a serving and the bottle held 3 servings so needless to say I shared with Keithon and spread the rest out during the day.
I can't wait until I break my freeze and am able to go back. I went a little too early because I was really hoping to hear Tonya Dyson perform during the brunch but it turns out that her set doesn't start until 2pm and Keithon and I arrived a little after 12 noon. If you haven't heard Tonya perform and you are in the Memphis area PLEASE go check her out she is AMAZEBALLS and fits right in with the DeJaVu vibe.
Now please excuse me while I mentally prepare for this undertaking that is about to happen. One the drive home from work I kept seeing billboards and street signs for all types of things I want to do and I started to think about all the things I have to let go of until at least April but this trip will be so worth it. I broke the news to Keithon that we ( I ) were not spending any extra money and we ( I ) would only be spending $20 every two weeks on groceries so no eating just to be eating. His response "so that means we can't eat out?" What can I say the boy is spoiled. Until this freeze is over I will be a slightly deprived diva so if you love me send me wine, blocks of extra firm tofu, or gift cards to Diva Nails or at least go check out DeJaVu and think about me as you eat.