Convert a meat and potatoes dude into a salad eater in five sneaky steps

First, it's essential that you gain the dude's trust. Cook him a steak, exactly the way he likes it, and serve the exact type of potatoes he likes, even if that's french fries. The next time you make this meal, serve a potato salad. Make it traditional with, you know, parsley or pickles. Mayonnaise if... Continue Reading →

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Little Jerusalem is a little oasis

If you don't live in Okolona, Kentucky, Little Jerusalem might be a little pilgrimage. But it is well worth it. Located in what was once a single family home off the Outer Loop, this gem of a restaurant offers many delicious options for Louisville's vegetarians and vegans. The lentil soup, laced with lemon juice, was... Continue Reading →

Shreeji, the White Castle of Indian Restaurants

I had high expectations of Shreeji, the newest vegetarian restaurant in Louisville. Hindus and other Indians have developed a great vegetarian cuisine. After all, they've had centuries of religious strictures against meat eating to work on their recipes. But Shreeji was a disappointment on a number of levels.

Blissfully vegetarian at Havana Rumba

Just because I'm going vegetarian doesn't mean I'm going to live like a monk. So Havana Rumba is the ticket when I want a good vegetarian meal without the deprivation. It had been one of those days that screams for the immediate sedation of a margarita. And, luckily, it was happy hour, so I scored... Continue Reading →

Dinner by the fire at Gordon Biersch Brewery

Gordon Biersch Brewery and Restaurant turned out to be the answer. The wind was kicking up and the evening was turning cool. But I still wanted to have dinner outside on a beautiful sunny day in Louisville. And, as usual, I wanted to eat mostly vegetables. So we ended up at Gordon Biersch Brewery, prominently located... Continue Reading →

Salad for breakfast

  Flying El Al to Israel a few years ago, I was a little surprised when I saw a green salad on the breakfast menu. I thought it must be a mistake. But faced with the alternative of rubber eggs and bread made from library paste, or some god-awful pastry made entirely of sugar, white... Continue Reading →

Vegetarians at Sarino

  We were the first people on the patio at the newly opened Sarino on Goss Ave., Louisville, KY. But, by the time we left, the patio was full. After all, it was seventy degrees in February. And, even in Louisville, separated from the bitter mid-western winters only by the Ohio River, a seventy degree... 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 →

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