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 →

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Lunch at El Nopal: Cheap, fast, and good

Vegetarians can cobble together a good meal at almost any Mexican restaurant. The traditional ingredients in Mexican American cuisine: corn, tomatoes, avocado, onions, beans, and rice, come together a lot of different ways to provide balanced protein and other essential nutrients. Our go to Mexican diner is El Nopal, a regional chain which is expanding... Continue Reading →

Vegan’s delight at Dragon King’s Daughter

Crazy Mexican-Japanese fusion with vegan overtones It was Valentine's Day. How to celebrate the love of two old hippies, whose affection remains unsullied by having children? We headed straight to Dragon King's Daughter, the best Mexican-Japanese restaurant we know of. Also the only Mexican-Japanese fusion restaurant we know of. Dragon King's Daughter has not marketed... Continue Reading →

Going nearly vegan at Wild Rita’s

I've always loved Rita's. The stained glass lamps, alone, are enough to keep me coming back. But the excellent guacamole and the bourbon barrel margarita clinch the deal. So, approaching Rita's as a wide-eyed, new vegetarian was not that scary. I already knew they'd have guacamole and corn chips on the menu. Somewhere, there would... Continue Reading →

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