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Tucker Duke's in Boca Raton Goes Vegan!!!

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Tucker Duke's in Boca Raton Goes Vegan Menu

If there is something I love it is seeing the vegan movement make its way into mainstream cuisine and restaurants!  The worst thing in the world for a vegan is showing up to a restaurant with zip, zero, zilch available to eat on the me, its happened to me πŸ˜’ Recently, I had the opportunity to try out the new vegan menu options at a die hard burger joint πŸ” 

Tucker Duke's is a Southern style burger joint that prides itself on bringing craft burgers, beers, and snacks to South Florida.  Chef Christopher Cartenuto has outdone himself!  Now, they are bringing the vegan movement to their menu and it couldn't be more delicious!  Keep reading to check out the new menu items, and what it was like to dig in to their Toothless Impossible Burger!!!

Strawberry Lemonade Cider from Broski Ciderworks

First off, I would like to thank Take A Bite Out of Boca for the invite to experience Tucker Duke's!  Thanks Shaina!!!  I also had the opportunity to meet a bunch of new foodie friends...who can say no?!?!  Cheers to that! 🍷 We kicked off our meal with a Strawberry Lemonade Cider from Broski Ciderworks πŸ“πŸ‹

Along with the cider, which was totally delicious, we snacked on some Portobello Mushroom Fries.  These were a win for me...panko breaded, they were so crispy and savory πŸ„πŸŸ Honestly, if you didn't know they were made from mushrooms you probably wouldn't be able to guess it.  They paired up great with the vegan horseradish aioli.  I would totally want these as a side to the Toothless.  Just keep reading to learn about the new burger!


Next up were the Cauliflower Tots.  These reminded me less of tots and more like arancini balls or savory fritters.  The outside, also nice and crispy, and the inside creamy and delicious.  They totally melted in my mouth, and the sweet chili Dijon dipping sauce was yeah an awesome sauce LOL! 😜


The star of the show!  The Toothless!  Thanks to Loren over at Tucker Duke's for spearheading our vegan cause and getting this burger on the menu!  Named after her very own pup, Toothless, this burger was created using Impossible Foods  meat, vegan cheddar, spring mix, hummus, Veganaise, and pickled veggies.  I was a little wary when they told me it would be served on a gluten free bun, BUT, this bun was awesome!  No complaints from me!  By the way, did you know that all the burgers on the menu were named after the dogs of their staff??? 🐢

This burger was outrageous!  As everyone at the table took their first bite, that is of course, after taking all their pictures for their social media (you know what I'm talking about if you've ever shared a meal with a blogger or influencer πŸ“Έ), everyone's eyes all pretty much communicated the same thing.  How in the heck did they do this???  Meat eaters were dumbfounded, vegans rejoiced, and I swear I could hear what sounded like a stadium cheering.  Hands down, one of the BEST burgers I have ever had...vegan or otherwise!  All the flavors and textures worked so well together πŸ”

The Toothless was served with a side of vegan Dirty Rice.  I'm not a huge fan of dirty rice, it is just a personal preference, but wow this was tasty!  Impossible meat, peppers, onions, garlic, carrots, rice and Cajun seasoning.  I must admit that I ate it all!  The rice was cooked perfectly, and the vegan meat really made all the difference.


And of course, one of the biggest pet peeves of a vegan is dessert options!  At a mainstream restaurant, the choices are usually none, just sit back and watch everyone else dig into something that, let's be honest, totally completes the dining experience 🍨  Well Tucker Duke's and Chef Chris took all of this into consideration and as a vegan, I truly THANK them!!!  

For our media dinner, partnered up with Tartastic Bakery to provide two dessert options,  Carrot Cake with a raspberry sauce and Banana Chocolate Chip Cake with a dark chocolate sauce 🍰 These were also very impressive.  I have had the misfortune of trying vegan baked goods that were just awful...almost as if no thought was put into the process, their final product, or how it tasted.  These two were both worth only eating half of and packing the other half to enjoy for breakfast the next day with my coffee ☕😍  


Overall, I am very impressed with Tucker Duke's taking their vegan patrons into consideration and really running with it.  They have created some super tasty dishes to keep everyone at the  table satisfied, vegans and non~vegans alike!  Everything I dined on that evening was delicious and I will definitely be back to enjoy them again!  Thanks again to Shaina from Take A Bite Out of Boca, Chef Chris, and Tucker Duke's for having me to try their new vegan menu items! 

Trust me & visit Tucker Duke's in Boca, located at 1658 N Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL 33432 or their Deerfield location, at 1101 S Powerline Road, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 🌎

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Have A Beautiful Day, Love, Lucy~~*

Disclosure: Services were provided to me for editorial consideration by Tucker Duke's. 
All opinions are 100% my own.

Osea Malibu Vegan & Cruelty Free Morning Skincare Unboxing

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Osea Malibu Morning Skincare Routine and Unboxing

If there is anything I am a complete and utter proponent of, it is DEFINITELY skincare!  I am always trying different products and brands for my blog to review and share with you, my awesome readers.  I must say that I really love discovering new formulas and finding a hidden gem that becomes an OG favorite 😍

One of those discovered brands is Osea Malibu 🌊 Once I tried my first Osea product, the Ocean Cleanser, a daily seaweed gel cleanser...I was hooked!  Since then I have had the opportunity to try out many of their products, and there isn't one I haven't loved πŸ’š Keep reading to learn about my morning skincare routine and some of my new faves from this vegan, cruelty free, and non~toxic beauty brand!

Fusion Naturals Self Care & Skincare Unboxing

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Fusion Naturals Vegan Collagen Booster and Facial Elixir Mask First Impressions

I have been a fan of inner beauty care, just as much as outer beauty care, especially as I have noticed my skin's texture and elasticity "evolve" a bit with ageπŸ’› I will say though, for 43 I think I look pretty damn good LOL 😏 I really think making my skincare and self care a priority has played a huge part in that, plus there are some really great genes in my family.  

So, when I was given the opportunity to try some new goodies from Fusion Naturals I just couldn't say no!  They were kind enough to send over their Vegan Collagen Booster and Elixir Facial Masks.  This Glow Beauty Duo is packed with plant~based ingredients meant to provide hydration and boost internal collagen 🌿 Keep reading to check out my first experience and learn a little more about Fusion Naturals.

Woman Owned Indie Brand Spotlight + Get to Know the CEO: Chantal Azamian, MOTD Cosmetics

Thursday, August 1, 2019

MOTD Cosmetics Vegan and Cruelty Free Brand Spotlight

As soon as I saw this brand popping up on my feed, I know it was going to be a force to be reckoned with πŸ–€ So just imagine how excited I was when the brand actually reached out to me to try out a few of their makeup brushes?!?! Since then, I have been a devout user of MOTD Cosmetics. I love their brushes, the quality is AMAZING and their are vegan and cruelty free.

I go into a lot of detail about the brushes themselves in my original blog post here, but I really wanted to focus this post on getting to know the #ladyboss behind the brand. Keep reading to learn more about Chantal Azamian, CEO of MOTD Cosmetics, as well as, her vision for this kick ass beauty brand!

Decocrated Summer 2019 Curated Home Decor Unboxing

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

My husband just can't sit still...there are multiple projects going on at our house on a regular basis.  Most recently, we have a boat parking roof, our floors, and all the window treatments.  Not too long ago, I also re~did my whole vanity space with a new desk space and vanity seat, all DIY'd.  Along with that, we really wanted to focus on a beachy vibe and we picked out new decor to get our new look going 🌊

The Decocrated Summer 2019 Curated Home box has really helped bring our look together with key pieces that are functional and fun throughout the house 🏑 I think that there is also a ton of opportunity to #decohack a lot of the items in each box to really take that home decor personalization to the next level!  Keep reading to learn about everything that came in the newest Summer box and how to save $10 off your own seasonal subscription to Decocrated πŸ’Ÿ