Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Ruggles Green Review

Ruggles Green is The Greenest Restaurant in Texas and the 3rd Greenest Restaurant in the United States.  Ruggles Green is the 3rd most reviewed restaurants in the city out of over 13,000 restaurants in the Houston Area.

I got to learn from "THE GREEN GUY", Federico Marques, what makes them Green and why their food tastes soooo good.

Here is what we sampled:

Homemade Organic Chickpea Hummus~

Served with green manzanilla olives, sun dried tomatoes and wood-fired flat

bread – (can be made Gluten-free )

Hi-Protein Hempanadas~

Delicate empanadas made with high-protein hemp flour, wheat flour, raisins, cilantro, blended cheddar and mozzarella cheeses, and all natural beef; served with roasted garlic cilantro sauce and peach chipotle sauce

Fresh Vegetable Pizza~

Roasted tomatoes, eggplant,zucchini, mushrooms, red onion, garlic, mozzarella, fontina and feta cheeses and pesto sauce; topped with baby arugula and balsamic vinegar

Dale's Pizza~

All-natural bacon, all-natural ham, crème fraiche, basil, fresh thyme, roasted garlic, fontina

and mozzarella cheese; topped with sea salt and cracked black pepper

Ruggles Green Margherita Pizza~
Fresh roma tomatoes, organic tomato sauce, roasted garlic, thyme, oregano, basil, fresh

mozzarella, shredded mozzarella, and fontina cheeses; topped with extra virgin olive oil

High Protein Hemp Brownie

Our famous chocolate, high-protein hemp brownie served warm with chocolate trellis,

chocolate sauce and vanilla bean ice cream (can be made Gluten-free)

My thoughts-I like that all their food is natural.  It is free from dyes, chemicals, etc...  They have a color coding system on the menu; blue is gluten free,  yellow is dairy free, green is vegetarian, and red is kids live well.  And I like that most items can be made Gluten-free.  All you have to do is ask.  (I recently went to a restaurant which I will not say the name, but it took 3 hours for them to find something I could eat because of my allergies.)  And the food tastes really good.  It is really flavorful.  But what I really like the most is that there are 2 coming soon near me, one is Sugarland opening Aug 27 and one in the Heights in November.
The Sugarland location will be the greenest in the world.  From the water, to the lights, it will all be green, green, green, that's Ruggles Green!!

***Disclosure-No compensation was received.  I was invited to attend this event.  I received a swag bag with samples.  These are my honest opinions. 

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