Have you ever walked up to a counter at a restaurant and felt as if the people behind the counter were reading your mind and knew exactly what you wanted? Of course it sounds impossible, but that was the way I felt when I arrived for brunch at Ethos Vegan Kitchen with Paul and my folks on Father's Day.
My father's favorite dish in the world is biscuits and gravy. This dish came with vegan sausage. One very happy father now! When Paul and I ordered our plain pancakes, the waiter asked if we wanted almond or walnuts. Paul and I looked at each other. "Can we have both?" My mother had the raspberry pancakes with almonds. It came with a side of grits. She didn't even offer to share any with us. Paul ate the yogurt from the fruit plate as I am still acquiring a taste for soy milk products. The fruit was at its peak of ripeness. I've never had such fluffy pancakes. My father didn't really need to add black pepper to his fake-sausage gravy, but he was missing the hot pepper my mother usually serves.
At the end, I was still just a tad hungry. Normally, Paul and I do very well sharing our meals. Paul ordered me a cinnamon bun that was light on the cinnamon and sugar, a bit heavier on the margarine but was so much better than what you get at the mall--and without icing! Kick those extra calories out the door.
In conclusion, I must say Ethos is fast becoming one of my favorite restaurants in Orlando. Possibly the best. Consistently, the food is almost perfection and the staff is always pleasant. We are pleased Ethos is a busy restaurant. That means that we are right about the quality of the food. I hope that means it will stay around for a while.