Black Rock’s new organic, vegetarian takeout place, GreenGourmetToGo, which is environmentally conscious right down to their soy-based takeout containers, is proving to be a nurturing environment for artists, too.
Ridgefield artist Noelle Carr is the first to be featured on the gallery wall there. Her vivid up-close flowers, conveying the power of the delicate beauty found in nature, seems to support the aesthetic of Fairfield Avenue’s newest addition.
“Eat food,” instructs a flier GreenGourmetToGo offers its customers. The next bits of advice are a little more challenging. “Don’t eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food.” I’m not sure my great-grandmother ever ate edamame potato salad or quinoa and chard pie, delicious as they were. But she would certainly have recognized it as food.
“Avoid food products containing ingredients that no ordinary human would keep in the pantry.”
“Avoid food products containing ingredients that a third-grader cannot pronounce.”
“If it came from a plant, eat it. If it was made in a plant, don’t.”
As someone who is a dedicated vegetarian during those hours between steak dinners, I took home the quinoa salad as well as the container of rice noodles with bok choy, two of my favorite foods. I’ve become big on rice noodles lately, and bok choy is one of those under-rated dishes that always pleases. The flavors were so bright, and the ingredients combined for a meal much more satisfying than most omnivores would suspect.
I’m also happy that Linda is upholding the tradition set by Port Coffeehouse (currently featuring Sean Corbett), Harborview Market, Home on the Range and many other local entities, in devoting a wall to the works or local artists. This is one of the better trends to be emerging on the avenue.
Here’s more on Linda and her new venture.