Cracked Freekeh Bowl
750 S. Rampart Blvd. #15, 702-684-5562, facebook.com/panacealvWhether you completely eschew meat or are looking to up your veggie-to-viand ratio, Panacea in Boca Park is your new meatless hotspot. Consider the cracked freekeh bowl. Protein-rich green wheat — something akin to a pilaf — forms a base for roasted red peppers, tahini, chickpeas, grilled eggplant, carrot ribbons, radish slices, pickled cucumbers, jalapeños, and locally made vegan feta cheese. And arugula, cilantro, and mint. Tomato water and Kalamata olive tapenade bring it all together. Whew! It’s a dramatic collection of flavors. Dig into one while gazing at the distinctive owl mural and other attractive West Coasty décor all about. Bonus tidbit: The eatery’s lovely, rustic crockery was imported from London.