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 Post subject: Fare on Fairmount.
PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 12:04 pm 
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For anyone wondering when/if that restaurant space next to the pet store and across from L'Oca is ever going to open, and if it'd be worth checking out: http://farerestaurant.com

A (vegan-ish) friend of mine just took a server job there, and says she is excited about the menu, despite the fish-on-a-fork on their homepage. That is one damn yuppie neighborhood now, eh?


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 Post subject: Re: Fare on Fairmount.
PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:25 am 
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Looking forward to this place and also Pure Fare which opens Monday - the menu looks delicious:

http://purefare.com/


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 Post subject: Re: Fare on Fairmount.
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That's a really innovative experience - the whole calorie-counting website thing. Not a very veganesque menu and not easy on the wallet, but otherwise it does look yummy. I'm already jonesing some carrot ginger soup.


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 Post subject: Re: Fare on Fairmount.
PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:17 pm 
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Not sure what the final menu will look like, but the one on the website keeps changing. It used to have a Sushi Bowl with Tempeh and a Farro & Kale Salad. So who knows...I am checking it out next week and will report back. The soups sound really good, as do the juices and smoothies, and I love Blue Bottle Coffee.


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 Post subject: Re: Fare on Fairmount.
PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:40 pm 
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Oh I haven't heard of Fare. Kind of confusing with both coming out at the same time. I was looking forward to Pure Fare since I'm so close, but the only vegan or veganizable items seem like things I make or can make wonderful versions of at home. :/ Hope the menu gets more creative. Makes me sad that the kale salad (my faaave food) has turkey and cheese. Weird to me.

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 Post subject: Re: Fare on Fairmount.
PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 3:35 pm 
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Went here for dinner a few days ago. I believe there were 2 vegan entrees, but they also said they could sub vegan cheese in anything. I got the raw cashew cheese appetizer which was mild, but pretty tasty. It comes with a small salad (unexciting) and little toast pieces (good for cheese-spreading). For an entree, I had spicy bbq seitan with polenta and broccoli raab. It was ok, but pretty unexciting. The polenta & raab had zero seasoning or flavor or anything. Raab can be simple and amazing with a bit of garlic, but theirs was simple and boring.

Overall, I enjoyed the experience because of the nice atmosphere (it was an anniversary thing, so we wanted something fancier) and variety of choice, but probably wouldn't go back. Besides the cashew cheese, I am not impressed with their ability to make tasty vegan things.


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 Post subject: Re: Fare on Fairmount.
PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 3:44 pm 
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I want to go to PureFare for lunch one day. Just don't really have the time to walk over there. These days I'm lucky if I can take a lunch break.

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 Post subject: Re: Fare on Fairmount.
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Dynahmite wrote:
Went here for dinner a few days ago. I believe there were 2 vegan entrees, but they also said they could sub vegan cheese in anything. I got the raw cashew cheese appetizer which was mild, but pretty tasty. It comes with a small salad (unexciting) and little toast pieces (good for cheese-spreading). For an entree, I had spicy bbq seitan with polenta and broccoli raab. It was ok, but pretty unexciting. The polenta & raab had zero seasoning or flavor or anything. Raab can be simple and amazing with a bit of garlic, but theirs was simple and boring.

Overall, I enjoyed the experience because of the nice atmosphere (it was an anniversary thing, so we wanted something fancier) and variety of choice, but probably wouldn't go back. Besides the cashew cheese, I am not impressed with their ability to make tasty vegan things.



I agree with everything you said. nice place but wouldnt go out of my way to go back.

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 Post subject: Re: Fare on Fairmount.
PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:19 pm 
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Eric. wrote:
Dynahmite wrote:
Went here for dinner a few days ago. I believe there were 2 vegan entrees, but they also said they could sub vegan cheese in anything. I got the raw cashew cheese appetizer which was mild, but pretty tasty. It comes with a small salad (unexciting) and little toast pieces (good for cheese-spreading). For an entree, I had spicy bbq seitan with polenta and broccoli raab. It was ok, but pretty unexciting. The polenta & raab had zero seasoning or flavor or anything. Raab can be simple and amazing with a bit of garlic, but theirs was simple and boring.

Overall, I enjoyed the experience because of the nice atmosphere (it was an anniversary thing, so we wanted something fancier) and variety of choice, but probably wouldn't go back. Besides the cashew cheese, I am not impressed with their ability to make tasty vegan things.



I agree with everything you said. nice place but wouldnt go out of my way to go back.


And the waitress told us all the desserts could be veganized and I got really excited and then she came back and told me they couldn't. I thought I was going to get me some chocolate cake!

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 Post subject: Re: Fare on Fairmount.
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Dynahmite wrote:
Went here for dinner a few days ago.

This is really random - my husband and I almost went on Nov 2 (same day as you?) for a slightly belated "engagement anniversary" celebration! We decided to go to Dos Segundos instead though, because there were so few options on the Fare menu and we weren't really excited about them. Dos Segundos was great!


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 Post subject: Re: Fare on Fairmount.
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Dynahmite wrote:
Went here for dinner a few days ago.

This is really random - my husband and I almost went on Nov 2 (same day as you?) for a slightly belated "engagement anniversary" celebration! We decided to go to Dos Segundos instead though, because there were so few options on the Fare menu and we weren't really excited about them. Dos Segundos was great!

Yep, the 2nd! Our anniversary is Halloween and we had planned to go out Saturday but it snowed, and Wed. was the next time I could make it out. Dos Segundos is a good idea. I bet you had much tastier celebration food than I did!


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