Posts Tagged ‘vegetarian’

Nationals Park Ranked Among the Best Ballparks for Vegetarians

Buy me some peanuts and cauliflower sandwiches? People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has named Nationals Park the No. 5 most vegetarian-friendly Major League ballpark in the country. Among the reasons cited in the decidedly unscientific ranking: the roasted cauliflower sandwich from Mike’s Isabella’s G, the vegan crab cake and vegan cheesesteak from […]

Can Del Campo’s Vegetarian Tasting Menu Convert a Meat Fanatic?

Victor Albisu is an accomplished chef and I am not, but we do have one thing in common: Most people believe they have us pegged as bearded, smoke-shrouded cavemen who sit around fires all day eating charred hunks of meat. Albisu takes some responsibility for the stereotype, although he doesn’t love the fact that he’s […]

Huh? Quinoa at a Barbecue Joint

Quinoa is about the last thing you'd expect to find on a menu otherwise filled with pastrami, burgers, and "smokey joe" sandwiches. But at Kangaroo Boxing Club in Columbia Heights, the "Veg 'n' Egg" entree with quinoa, roasted beets, carrots, mushrooms, garlic, spinach, sliced almonds, and a fried duck egg is the most popular menu item […]

It’s Meat-Free Week in D.C.

Those of you looking to cleanse your arteries after last week's big barbecue bash known as D.C. Meat Week now have the perfect opportunity to do so: D.C. Meat-Free Week starts Monday.  “Ideally, it’s a chance for non-vegans to come out and try really great vegan food and a chance for the restaurant community to […]

Going Out With A Black Bean Bang: The Getaway’s Top-Selling Veggie Burger

Is meatless eating finally gaining some ground in this long-reputed steak and lobster town? Or does it just seem that way in the heralded hipster hub of Columbia Heights? Either way, I'm downright delighted with the veggie burger at The Getaway, a tasty and tender but, most importantly, firmly constructed blend of black beans and […]

Chefs Veg Out: Clementina Russo of Big Bear Cafe

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: Clementina Russo Title: Chef Restaurant: Big Bear Cafe Twitter: @bigbearcafe Cooking Since: […]

‘Shroom for Improvement: The Politics of the Vegetarian Entree

Michael Landrum has been getting some flak lately over his portobello mushroom caps. Landrum’s Arlington eatery, Ray’s the Steaks, offers a slew of entrées for diners to choose from, including 21 different plates of beef and four kinds of seafood dishes. But, if you happen to be vegetarian, the ’shrooms, marinated in balsamic vinegar, grilled […]

Comments Come True: The Greek Spot’s Vegetarian Gyro

Eating my way through your advice, an ambitious list of vegetarian sandwiches from 24 different restaurants.  More Comments Come True. Healthy it is not. But that's not what vegetarianism is all about. Not all of the time, anyway. (Hello, cheesy tortillas!). Sometimes you've got to stuff chunks of fake meat into a just-grilled pita and smother […]

Break Out The Granola: A Look Inside the Food Tent at Occupy DC

"Food Not Bombs," the sign says inside the free food tent at Freedom Plaza during the recent Occupy D.C. protests. Here, a filmmaker interviews one of the volunteers. What are the demonstrators eating? Pretty much what you'd expect. "We keep it pretty much vegetarian—vegan, if we can," the guy says. One item featured in the […]

Mixed Veggies: Ask Subway for Tofurky, Food Network Promotes Meatless Monday

Quick hits on the meatless beat The Campaign Continues: Meatless Mondays receives another bump in coverage as Kelly DiNardo asks local chefs for meatless recipes on the new Food Network based, City Eats, a combination blog, reservation and deals site launched in D.C. last week. Tofurkey Delight: Via Twitter, Subway encouraged its meatless eaters to tell […]

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