Friday, October 31, 2008

Hurricane Wings and Grill - Eco-friendly Surprise

We weren't planning to find a very environmentally-friendly restaurant when we went to Hurricane Wings and Grill in Indian Harbour Beach, FL, but were plesantly surprised when we read the menu.

"We use all natural chicken, premium fresh beef that is certified Angus and our produce is sourced directly from premium growers. We are also very proud of the fact that our beverage cups are made from 100% corn, environmentally sustainable and 100% compostable. In addition, we continue to strive to use packaging supplies and paper products that are made from renewable resources and are recyclable. Our cooking oils contain no trans fats and a percentage of the oil is recycled into the making of bio-diesel fuel."

Now I realize that doesn't make it the best "green" restaurant out there, but at least they're making a serious effort, and that's all I ask, especially from a major Florida restaurant chain.

We ordered the wing sampler, which is 20 wings with your choice of 4 different sauces. Since they have 36 sauces to choose from, ranging from "Mild & Sweet" to "Seek Shelter". View all their sauces >>>

Overall, we had a good eating experience. The sauces were great with the large-sized wings, and we felt good about supporting a chain restaurant that is headed in the right direction.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Organic Pizza and LEED certified buildings at Pizza Fusion

Pizza Fusion could be simply stated as the most environmentally-friendly restaurant you could choose. From organic ingredients, LEED certified buildings and hybrid delivery vehicles, you can't go wrong. The best part: the pizza tastes great, and its good for you!

We decided to visit the Wellington (FL) location, which had just opened 10 days prior. We decided to order a couple pizzas to try out as many options as possible. You can select the type of crust, sauce, cheese, and of course, toppings.

We selected an organic white crust, red sauce, pineapple and ham for one of the pizzas. We also selected a multigrain crust, with pesto sauce, caramelized onions and spinach for the toppings. To start things off, we ordered breadsticks, which came in both white crust and multigrain crust, along with side toppings of olive oil, olive and marinara sauce.

Everything tasted great! No complaints about the food. What made it even better was the surrounding environment. The restaurant was clean, the staff was friendly, and the location was decked out every way possible in environmentally-friendly decor, such as: bamboo flooring, reclaimed wood tables, recycled countertops, water-saving toilets, low VOC paint, bamboo menus on recycled paper.

Since we didn't get our pizza delivered to us, we only saw the hybrid cars in the parking lot, but investing in them is a large step for any pizza company. They apperared to spare no expense to send the right message about their mission and dedication to minimizing their carbon footprint.

Overall, we were very pleased with Pizza Fusion. They clearly send a message that they "practice what they preach".

We rated them a 9 out of 10 stars!

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