Author Archive for Stefanie Gans

Mixed Veggies: Free Meatless Mini Burgers, Tomato Politics, Seasons Changes

Quick hits on the meatless beat Yes, We Said Free: Oct. 1 is World Vegetarian Day and to honor the holiday, The Counter, a burger place in Reston, is offering a free mini veggie burger with the purchase of any burger. The Fruits of Our Labor: Tomato season is over, but that doesn't mean the […]

Sabor’a Street, R.I.P. Latin-Inspired Food Truck Turns The Motor Off

Though only on the mobile eats scene for a short six months, Sabor'a Street is calling it quits. The Latin-inspired food truck put forth a lovely, airy casing for its Dos Equis beer-battered fish and a daringly sweet chili-glazed tofu (pictured above). Tuesday morning, the operators released a short announcement on Facebook and Twitter announcing the retirement […]

Chefs Veg Out: Chris Jakubiec of Plume

Short ribs and baby octopus may dominate many menus in the city, but that doesn't mean local chefs can't find love in an acorn squash. In our ongoing series, Chefs Veg Out, we'll prove D.C.’s chefs can play with more than just meat. Name: Chris Jakubiec Title: Executive Chef Restaurant: Plume and The Greenhouse, Jefferson Hotel […]

Mixed Veggies: VegFest This Weekend, ShopHouse’s Fish Sauce Admission

Quick hits on the meatless beat Nice Detective Work: Props to WaPo food editor Joe Yonan (and his tipster on Twitter) about ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen's fish sauced curries. What is seemingly a meatless option has been outed as otherwise, as Yonan confirms that fish sauce flavors both the red and green curries at Chipotle's entry into […]

Graffiato’s Mike Isabella Is Plotting A New Pizza Place [UPDATED]

Chef Mike Isabella is shopping around for space to open a new pizza joint. The owner of the popular three-month-old Italian-inspired Chinatown eatery Graffiato, home of the fried calamari-topped "Jersey Shore" pie (pictured), has a slightly different concept in mind for his next venture and mentioned Northeast D.C.'s bustling H Street corridor as a possible […]

Meatless Monday: Chickpea Crab Cakes at Bread and Brew

Most book signings leave a big mess in their wake: stale crackers, stale cheese, even stale wine. Bread and Brew, however, credits one such literary event for adding a new dish to its constantly rotating menu. Last year, when former Washington Post food blogger and current USA Today contributor Kim O'Donnel toured the country to […]

Not Lovin’ It: McDonald’s New Happy Meals Won’t Make Vegetarians Very Happy

As part of McDonald's effort to create healthier choices, the fast food chain releases a new version of its iconic Happy Meal on Friday. The D.C. area has been chosen as one of the first markets to promote its new offerings, including "apple slices – as part of every order," a smaller sized french fry and […]

Mixed Veggies: Is The Nation’s Capital A Meatless Mecca? Also, Throwing Tomatoes at Graffiato

Quick hits on the meatless beat We're Number One! LivingSocial, the D.C.-based daily deals site, surveyed 20 major cities and concluded that D.C.'s "preference" for vegetarian and vegan restaurants ranks number one.  Although a closer look at the data reveals that our "high" veg-status remains low overall compared to other tastes: eight percent described their […]

Comments Come True: Jimmy John’s Gourmet Veggie Club

Eating my way through your advice, an ambitious list of vegetarian sandwiches from 24 different restaurants.  More Comments Come True. As a partial vegetarian, I don't find the need to incorporate soy-based products into my diet. If I want cheese, I eat cheese, not a soy substitute. If I want bacon, which probably happens about six […]

Organizers Aim To Convert The Veg-Curious At D.C. VegFest

As local vegans and vegetarians converge upon the George Washington University campus for this year's VegFest, Erica Meier will be focusing her attention on folks who are still reluctant to join the rabbit food scene. Meier, the executive director of festival sponsor Compassion Over Killing, wants to attract the veg-curious. The meatless event has successfully […]