The first round of nominations is closed, and The Nature Conservancy is now calling all foodies to vote for the best green restaurant in the Los Angeles area. EMA is especially proud to promote this contest because three of the five semi-finalist restaurants (Border Grill, Pace, and Real Food Daily) are our good friends and sponsors!
Bite sized actions make a big difference. Share your passion to help raise awareness for delicious food that’s good for you and for the planet. Vote and you’ll be entered to win a gourmet salsa and avocado basket donated by Petty Ranch and The Best of VC Marketplace.
“Food is one of the most personal ways we connect with nature. Support your local restaurants that offer sustainably caught seafood and locally harvested fruits and vegetables,” said Wendy Pulling, California Director of Conservation Programs, The Nature Conservancy. “You can boost the local economy, enjoy a great meal and help the planet.”
The 5 semifinalists are:Andrei’s – Irvine, CA
A non-profit built from love and a strong commitment to support local farms, community and personal well-being using inventive cuisine, a well-crafted bar and warm hospitality.
Border Grill – Los Angeles, CA
This hip, urban cantina from Chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger features upscale and modern Mexican fare using sustainable seafood and locally grown ingredients. “As a mother, it is important to me to provide nourishing, wholesome food for my family. I see my customers as an extension of my family and strive to uphold my high standards for them,” said Border Grill Chef/Owner Mary Sue Milliken. “We attract like-minded people and with such a dedicated team at Border Grill I am proud to say we are serving delicious food while helping our planet.”
Hugo’s – Los Angeles, CA
Delicious stealthy and healthy omnivore carnivore, vegan and vegetarian cuisine in Los Angeles featuring sustainable and organic ingredients.
Pace Restaurant – Los Angeles, CA
Serving Los Angeles organic, sustainable food for more than a decade in the heart of Laurel Canyon.
Real Food Daily – Los Angeles, CA
An organic vegan restaurant in Southern California serving a quality, authentic, creative and nutritionally balanced menu featuring seasonal ingredients. “I am honored to have my restaurants, Real Food Daily nominated for the 2012 Nature’s Plate Award. In 1993, I made the commitment to serving an exclusively plant-based cuisine to benefit people’s personal health and that of the planet we share,” says Ann Gentry Founder of Real Food Daily.
Click here to vote for your favorite green restaurant!
The Semifinals round takes place from June 4 – June 21. The winner will be announced on June 26, 2012.
Nature’s Plate is brought to you by The Nature Conservancy and supported by OpenTable.