As I was saying, nothing says relaxing lazy Saturday better than linner at Casa. Casa is another Bellingham institution, known for inexpensive yet good food and a really mellow vibe, not to mention their tequila selection. When they were gone, many people mourned, and when they returned people celebrated and ate and drank happily. They are very vegan-friendly and they even have a vegan burrito on the menu. While I admit I miss the tofu burrito from the Casa of days-gone-by, I am glad that there are still some stand-bys, like the spicy carrots and the "light lunch," (which is actually huge in terms of portion size.)
My favorite item on the menu as-of-late is a vegan version of the pinto bean tostada with extra salsa, as seen above. Casa is a great place for conversation with friends, and for me has always had the association of "comfort food, " or rather a "comfort" hang-out; it's a place where I used to eat as a poor college student that I return to now some years and more money later, where I can still unwind and de-stress over good food and drinks with old friends. It's nice when a place still holds its personal appeal through the years and changes of a person's life; it's a place I can't "outgrow," like a little piece of home. So yes, I am sentimentally attached to Casa, even though the tofu burrito is long gone. Some things are consistent in their appeal even though there are changes... I recommend checking them out some time if you haven't already.