Taste buds can easily turn into viciously passive-aggressive taste frenemies without proper attention. Keep your tongue from gossiping behind your back with today's Groupon for the Positive Vibe Café in the Stratford Hills Shopping Center off Forest Hill Avenue. In addition to serving hearty and healthy fare prepared by talented local chefs, the Positive Vibe Café also serves up opportunity for individuals with physical and developmental disabilities. As a non-profit organization, Positive Vibe Café has supplied more than 360 students with invaluable, confidence-building employment experience. The well-stocked lunch and dinner menus are packed with flavorful treats like buffalo chili ($4/cup, $6/bowl), buffalo meatloaf ($15.95), and more conventional home cooked fare such as steaks and seafood. Warm your belly and your heart without welding a space heater to your torso thanks to a meal at the Positive Vibe Café.
Positive Vibe Café
The team behind Positive Vibe Café cooks toward a better tomorrow in more ways than one. Not only does the organization train individuals with disabilities for jobs in the food-service industry, but it also helps to clean up customers' lifestyles with healthy, flavorful fare. The crew—which includes professional chefs, volunteers, and trainees—steams and grills local, organic produce and meats, which go on to star in gourmet baguette sandwiches, nutritious salads, and refined dinner entrees of buffalo meatloaf and balsamic-kissed grilled salmon, served after 5 p.m or full-service catering.
Formerly the Get Lost MD Foundation, the nonprofit Positive Vibe Foundation preserves Get Lost's mission to help those with developmental and physical disabilities achieve the satisfaction of gainful employment. Helmed by Garth and Max Larcen, who shared a vision to operate a full-service restaurant that would provide both education and employment opportunities for its graduates, the foundation has patient and knowledgeable instructors who have trained more than 700 students in the skills of basic food service, cleaning, food safety, and commercial dishwashing. The instructors further each graduate's employability through lessons on communication in the workplace, interviewing, and proper job-searching techniques.