Veggies worth a fight at Uptown cafe

"Are you ready for me to take your plate," the waiter asked when I had three bites of vegetables left. "Dude, live to see another day! You never take a woman's food away from her!" exclaimed the carnivore. Okay, I wouldn't actually kill anyone over vegetables. But the vegetables at Uptown Cafe were so good,... Continue Reading →

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Vegetarian at Jack Fry’s? Why not?

I've lived in Kentucky over six years without ever going to Jack Fry's even though it's within walking distance of my house. I think I was intimidated. By Jack Fry's reputation, the understated store front, the lack of advertising, all bespeaking a restaurant that has such a well established clientele, it will never need new... Continue Reading →

Escape to Asia

"Give me a Chinese restaurant with a full bar any day of the week," said the crime partner. as we approached August Moon Chinese Bistro, passing some well groomed shrubbery and elegant signage. August Moon Chinese Bistro on Lexington Road Inside, August Moon has an impressive, high ceiling decor, rich in natural light. This is... Continue Reading →

Return to El Nopal: Nopal Siempre!

Blessed are the vegans for they shall inherit the earth. Even more blessed are those who can create a culinary masterpiece out of a weed. Louisvillians take the regional El Nopal chain for granted. El Nopals seem to be everywhere. They're cheap, good, and seemingly always open. But where else, I ask you, are you... Continue Reading →

Lunch at Eiderdown

Traditional German cuisine doesn't offer a lot to vegetarians. When a girl in a dirndl is coming your way with a plate of food, it is usually brat or wurst. Luckily, Eiderdown, on Goss Street in Louisville's Germantown neighborhood, is not entirely traditional. Eiderdown is, in fact, very friendly to its vegetarian customers. A modest... Continue Reading →

Veggies at Monnik

You might not think of Monnik Beer Company as an obvious choice for vegetarians. But we found quite a few options on the menu. All of them delicious. We started with the war fries and roasted carrot salad. The war fries are modeled on the Dutch tradition of serving French fries with peanut sauce, mayonnaise,... Continue Reading →

Fabulously faux at Red Yeti

Arguably, Louisville's best veggie burger is in Indiana. I'm talking about the Red Yeti on Spring Street in Jeffersonville. Yes, Google maps, it's easy to locate in normal traffic. The owner's sense of whimsy extends to clever dish naming. The vegetarian burger, for instance, is called a fauxhawk. Served with macaroni and cheese, this is... Continue Reading →

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