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 Post subject: Re: what the fizzle Clintons?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:55 am 
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Last year, we had a work luncheon that was supposed to be at Bonefish Grill, I grumbled but went and read they'd do pasta with grilled veggies for vegans. That would've been my first opportunity to be served pasta as the vegan option but I get there and they told me they had recently phased that out. I was annoyed but I made my own salad with grilled veggies and what not based on the menu options.

Then our group was going to go to lunch again as an end of the year celebration, someone suggested Bonefish again and I put my foot down and said no. The person actually whined because they really really liked some stupid shrimp appetizer. Oh, I'm sorry, your desire for a shrimp appetizer trumps my desire for a real meal and you just joined our group, I think not. So we ended up going to our usual omni restaurant that actual has a good veggie sandwich with hummus if I ask for it.

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 Post subject: Re: what the fizzle Clintons?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:46 am 
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I'm not familiar with Bonefish (there is nothing worse than a seafood place for vegans, amiright? Shitty food and high prices!), but my [OL-veg] husband worked next to Dama, my favorite Ethiopian restaurant in the area. Needless to say we met for a lot of lunches there, but his coworkers would NEVER go to the place. They would drive out to Crystal City and go to one of the mediocre faux-ethnic restaurants there, but never just try the amazing, authentic one next door with seitan tibs on the menu. Because Ethiopian food is scary or something.


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 Post subject: Re: what the fizzle Clintons?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:14 am 
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My husband's coworkers were open to Ethiopian but mine weren't. He took his old boss and coworkers there as well as his new boss and coworkers there and the liked it. Mine only went to Dogfish (Bar & Grill type place which is where you can get a grilled veggie with hummus on the side) or Red Robin but then we hired someone new who is obsessed with Bonefish. I only got my coworkers to go to Tara Thai (which is a very Americanized Thai restaurant) once and that was it, too ethnic for them.

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 Post subject: Re: what the fizzle Clintons?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 12:34 pm 
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seitanicverses wrote:
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It's just funny to think that we could go through years of this, become the president of the damn country, and still, we'd be eating pasta with veggies at every. damn. function.

This is what amuses me more than anything. Bill deals with what we do when omnis are at a loss as to what to do about vegans and go to the default.

Although...I am serving pasta to my guests this weekend...pastistio, greek salad with cashew feta, baguette with garlic butter, tarte tatin with vanilla soy dream. And they have eaten, seitan, tempeh and I'm making them tofu scramble for breakfast. And they have loved it all!


Cashew feta? Do tell!


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 Post subject: Re: what the fizzle Clintons?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:50 pm 
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I'm not familiar with Bonefish (there is nothing worse than a seafood place for vegans, amiright? Shitty food and high prices!), but my [OL-veg] husband worked next to Dama, my favorite Ethiopian restaurant in the area. Needless to say we met for a lot of lunches there, but his coworkers would NEVER go to the place. They would drive out to Crystal City and go to one of the mediocre faux-ethnic restaurants there, but never just try the amazing, authentic one next door with seitan tibs on the menu. Because Ethiopian food is scary or something.


I've planted the seed with my husband to go to Dama but it is a bit out of our way and we never go to Arlington. I went once, accidentally drove into the Pentagon parking lot then kindly got escorted out by a security guard.

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 Post subject: Re: what the fizzle Clintons?
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celyn wrote:
seitanicverses wrote:
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It's just funny to think that we could go through years of this, become the president of the damn country, and still, we'd be eating pasta with veggies at every. damn. function.

This is what amuses me more than anything. Bill deals with what we do when omnis are at a loss as to what to do about vegans and go to the default.

Although...I am serving pasta to my guests this weekend...pastistio, greek salad with cashew feta, baguette with garlic butter, tarte tatin with vanilla soy dream. And they have eaten, seitan, tempeh and I'm making them tofu scramble for breakfast. And they have loved it all!


Cashew feta? Do tell!

It's in the recipe from the Greek Salad (Horitzaki? Something like that?) from Vegan Eats World. The salad is divine, my guests lapped it up and I really loved that version of cashew feta. It flavored the whole salad.

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 Post subject: Re: what the fizzle Clintons?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:17 am 
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The default vegan meal around here is always French fries with a plain iceberg salad. A chunk of tomato if you're lucky. I always consider it a full on win if we get a vegetable of any kind.

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 Post subject: Re: what the fizzle Clintons?
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i would totally take a plate of french fries!
i mean that is totally not a meal but i would be temporarily placated into thinking it was ok at the sight of a plate full of fries!

give me lots of ketchup too please!

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 Post subject: Re: what the fizzle Clintons?
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I just bought tickets to my MEDICAL SCHOOL graduation banquet. $90 a pop. Veg entree: mushroom risotto. WHAT GIVES!? $90 for a protein-less side dish (that is prob full of dairy?!) boo. BOO!


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 Post subject: Re: what the fizzle Clintons?
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There is a fancy restaurant in my town that proudly touts its mushroom risotto as its vegan option. They offered it to me ten years ago and seven years later it was still the only vegan option. But at least it's vegan, so I should be grateful, right? Uh, NO! Worse, it's not even listed on the menu, you have to beg for it. UGH. Plus, this town worships locally-raised animal products, even though we have some of the best produce in the state.

Usually traditional risotto recipes call for chicken broth (but veg broth works really well) and parmesan cheese, so your school's veg risotto dish is probably not vegan. BOO!


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