Last week I wrote about my experience with Revitalive Cafe in Newburyport, MA, and it was written in my typical snarky and honest-to-a-fault fashion. For the first time in my life, I had a bad experience at a vegan restaurant and I personally wasn’t a huge fan of the food, so I wrote about my impressions and didn’t hold back – mainly because I write without a censor. When it comes to this blog, I don’t hold back at all because this is my one outlet, the place where I write about my passion: road tripping, animal rights, and vegan eats. I always like to say that I’ll be blatantly honest with you all, even if you don’t like it.
What I didn’t consider is that I now have readers of this blog, stretching far and wide, and the internet’s reach is much farther than we’d care to admit. So when I wrote about my personal opinion of Revitalive, it seems that my less-than-positive experience and the way I handled it weren’t positively received. In fact, somehow my experience with Revitalive got onto to the computers of readers who have had great experiences there, many of whom are quite upset with me and the way I handled what I just considered to be an honest and 100% personal opinion of the one lunch I had at the Cafe in mid-July.
I can assure you it wasn’t my intention to hurt anyone or offend, and I certainly didn’t mean to imply that I was judging any of Revitalive’s employees. In fact, I just thought that the staff seemed overwhelmed by the crowds, and I felt bad for the way the employees had to run up and down stairs to check on whether certain menu items were in stock. When I talk about raw foodies, I do so in a joking manner, mainly because I sometimes find the raw food movement to be sort of amusing, with the talk of raw food “glow” and other such things that are supposed to come with a raw food diet. If it didn’t come across as a joke, obviously I need to self-edit more! I write about this stuff in a cheeky manner because I’m totally a believer in raw food, hence the talk about the raw food religion from the original post, but also because I sort of have one eye towards the skeptical. I always take every cure all with a grain of salt. These are my own personal beliefs and issues if you will. They are not in any way a reflection of Revitalive or a judgement towards people who eat raw food. If this went too far and it upset you, it was never my intention.