Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Under the Umbrellas


Made you smile, didn't it!  Welcome to Zoës Kitchen in Homewood.  Zoë's very first place was just down the street and it was hardly big enough to turn around in,  much less handle the mobs of patrons that lined up for lunch every day.  Now you can dine at Zoës all over town,  and you can find  franchises in AZ, TN, LA, TX, FL, NC, and SC !   Their  motto is "Eat Smart, Eat Healthy" and they mean it, but with  Zoë's great Greek twist.  I eat there a lot and it's always fresh and healthy just like they advertise,  but I have a little secret.......the homemade chocolate sheet cake is the absolute best thing you ever put in your mouth!

36 comments:

Olivier said...

cela rend très bien, on dirait une peinture réaliste. belle composition.
it is very well productive, they would say a realistic painting. nice composition.

alice said...

I didn't know you like chocolate ;-))... Love the photo, color power!

Tash said...

My gosh, these are so flamboyant (in a very, very good way)!
I still remember on of my faves - the red umbrellas you posted when you were just a little novice blogger. :)

Judy - So Calfironia said...

Hey V - That's a new description for chocolate sheet cake - "Smart and Healthy". Darned - I didn't know I'd been eating so smart and healty all these years..sounds like a franchise we need out here. Oh yeah - I like the picture too. Great colors. Does make you look twice.

Laurie said...

I want to go there!

Bibi said...

Love the colors and would be happy to eat (chocolate cake...) there.

Babzy said...

beautiful umbrellas , growing like flowers !Chocolate cake , yummy ;)

Marie Reed said...

What a cheery shot!

Hilda said...

It sure did! Such fun, bright colors! The food sounds like something my husband and I would like too. Including the cake!

Julie said...

Chocolate sheet cake ... huh? As we say down-here: Please explain ...

Anonymous said...

Hi Mumsie,

Love the poppies from my herb garden, beautiful. Also, loves Zoe's, one of my favorites!

xo,
M

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

excellent capture. very eye-catching and it looks like a piece of art. Thanks for your comments about the Frank Lloyd Wright Series. I was hoping it would be of interest to people. I have a few more days and then I will move on to different Chihuly, cactus and desert photos. I was in Morocco for the past two weeks so I wanted to make sure there was a series of something that would be informative and different for people to enjoy while I was away. Morocco was very interesting and, surprisingly, very French. A very different experience than Egypt or Jordan. It was a quite enjoyable trip. I will spend the next week catching up on everyone's websites and enjoying their photos. Thanks for your comments on my site. I have read them all.

Rambling Round said...

I love the bright colors...looks like a cheerful place.

Dusty Lens said...

Imagine the size of the drinks to house these drink umbrellas! Well the word is out with Zoe's chocolate sheet cake. Next time, please include a photo of said chocolaty goodness!

Halcyon said...

I love the colorful umbrellas. I hope to try Zoe's when I'm there.

What kind of flowers are those in your new header pic? Love them!

Juergen Kuehn said...

Effect and angle is outstanding and very artistic.

Harriet said...

What a fun photo. Now I need to locate the Zoes Kitchen in SC!

James said...

Zoe's looks great and so does your blog title/photo. There are two Zoe's in Dallas I'll have to give it a try.
Thanks for the tip!

JM said...

What a great composition this is! So colourful and eye-catching! Great work, V., love it!

altadenahiker said...

Wheeee! Does she have grape leaves?

Thérèse said...

Great poster!
It should be easy to spot it in Phoenix even under the bright bright blue sky...

cieldequimper said...

The colour and movement (yes, movement) are wonderful!

B Squared said...

Never heard of it. Will keep an eye out for one.

Bath Daily Photo Blog said...

Colourful and interesting shot. Unusual colours too, I like this!

PJ said...

Smarty pants.

Hyde DP said...

chocolate sheet cake!

keep me away you temptress!

Mary said...

Well hell, I need to come back!!!
Get my room ready Virg...
xx,
M

Bob Crowe said...

Well, the photography teachers all tell you to look for patterns.You get an A for that assignment!

marley said...

Very colourful, obviously!

steviewren said...

Love Zoe's! Their coleslaw with feta cheese is my favorite. But the cake is delicious too.

Babooshka said...

You need to look at Marley's post right now1 All I'll say. Love these zinging colours. Very sharp not bleeding into each other at all which is not easy for such hotties(colour dear colour.) Re yesterday. I knew you'd get the Burd bit. Very gifted young thoughtful youngster. I think he'd get this too.

Virginia said...

Steviewren, Girl you know that's right. The slaw is good but oh my the sheet cake.

Julie,
Sheet cake is just a cake baked in a 9/13" pan or larger and frosted on the top. This one is very moist chocolate with homemade fudge icing. I'm drooling.

Hyde DP, I'll elbow you away if you come after my piece of cake!HA

Tash,
I was going to send you that red umbrella photo but couldn't find an email. I was a novice and probably you and just a few others ever saw that one!

Professor Crowe, Merci for the A! i'm such a brown noser!

AH, No grape leaves but plenty of other good stuff. Check their great website!

Alice,
It's almost as good as the "neverending chocolate mousse"!

Thank you all for stopping by today with your comments. I'm glad you liked this one so much. Who knew!???

Jacob said...

Love the photo...but you said there were Zoes in Florida. Where? You've whetted my appetite and I can't find one....help!

Marie-Noyale said...

I didn't see Ny state on the list...
Will have to wait for this veryhealthy chocolate layers cake!!!
Very Summery and cheerful umbrellas.

Maya said...

I think we'll have to eat there next time we visit!

valeria said...

Zoe should buy your photo. They could use it for cards and advertising!