As promised, Prasad's Karen Pride and Brittney Galloway have opened the doors at their all-gluten-free, mostly vegan restaurant Harlow, in the prominent SE Hawthorne space that long housed the BridgePort Ale House. In addition to Prasad's familiar smoothie and juice bar, the new counter-service restaurant serves breakfast through dinner in a vintage-inspired dining room.
Harlow breaks from the vegan mold (though remains vegetarian) mostly during breakfast, with a menu offering scrambles alongside rice or quinoa; huevos rancheros with housemade tortillas; and lemon poppy quinoa pancakes with a choice of vegan or dairy butter. (Also available for breakfast: granola, classic oatmeal, and maple-roasted veggies served with polenta and eggs.) Lunch expands Prasad's cafe menu of hot and raw soups, salads, and bowls (including the "Mighty Bowl," which is offered on a donation basis) with dishes like a vegan mac and cheese; dinner includes three raw dishes, including a raw veggie burger, and barbecue tempeh. In an attempt to make drinking a healthier pursuit, the bar will serve fresh juice-based cocktails, like the "Dorian's Tonic" (featuring gin, cucumber, apple, basil, and cilantro), as well as a bourbon-heavy spirits menu.
Harlow is open now. Hours of operation: 8a.m. to 9p.m., Monday through Saturday; 8a.m. to 3p.m., Sunday.
· Harlow [Official site]