It's not often I find myself in Dallas, so it's become sort of a vacation city for me, a place to get away to for the weekend when I just need to be somewhere unfamiliar, need to stimulate the creative juices. I first tried the Cosmic Cafe out of curiosity. I'm vegetarian and when I travel I love to try local vegetarian / vegan restaurants. The first time I ate here I had ordered take-out and when I arrived to pick it up I was so upset I hadn't decided to dine in. The atmosphere was so unique and interesting, I could have sat there for hours just people watching.
On my next trip up, last weekend when I shot these photos, I knew I'd be stopping to dine in and would be taking my time. The weather was perfect and I was able to sit on the outside porch for dinner. This visit I tried the Fold in Thyme with a Kirin Ichiban, (they have a selection of world wide beers), and for dessert I inhaled the Sweet Awareness. The food was delicious. The atmosphere was peaceful. This is the kind of place you fall in love with.
These images were shot with my Canon A1, a 35mm film camera, using expired Portra 160VC film developed by the Digital Pro Lab in San Antonio.