At times, being a vegetarian can be challenging, then especially when most of your friends plus family are meat eaters; Luckily, most of them try their best to be as mindful as possibleâ€¦ For example, if they invite me out to eat, they always make sure they choose a restaurant that has tons of vegetarian options, or to keep it self-explanatory, they choose a restaurant that they believe I like.
And 1 of our favorite locations to eat is Columbia, here in the Tampa Bay area, however it’s a Spanish plus Cuban-style restaurant plus it’s the oldest restaurant in Florida.
I am obsessed with their menu, especially the black beans. And as a vegetarian, I eat beans a lot because they are a wonderful source of protein plus vitamins that the body needs. Anyway, not only is this the oldest restaurant in Florida, however it was also the first in the state to have an air conditioned kitchen, however this Tampa Bay eatery added air conditioning back in the 1930’s as part of a renovation of the space. And if you believe anything about the heat plus humidity in the Tampa Bay area, you’ll understand why having a cool comfortable location to eat is important, then having air conditioning definitely added to the success of the restaurant especially in an part like this, where it’s tepid for several weeks out of the year. Thankfully, the people I was with and I are close to the Bay, so it helps to keep the temperature cool especially while in the nights. Although the highest temperature in Tampa has only been 99 degrees, having air conditionings are necessary for homes plus for restaurants.