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Vegetarianism

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2014

    Reader: Burgers without meat have a broader potential for culinary experience

    Our list of the ten best burgers in metro Denver included Park Burger -- which won bonus points for its veggie burger, a repeat winner for Best Veggie Burger in the Best of Denver. Some readers quibble with the idea of a meat-free burger qualifying as a real burger. But another reader wonders if bur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2014

    Reader: It's easy to be a vegetarian and not a jerk

    Are vegetarians jerks? Or are the people serving vegetarians jerks? While Gretchen Kurtz liked many of the dishes at Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant, which she reviews this week, she found the service less than attentive. And on our arts blog, Bree Davies pondered the possibility of becoming a vegetarian ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2014

    Learning how to be vegetarian without being a jerk about it

    Many times in my life, others have assumed I was a vegetarian. At a work function or a family dinner, someone would attempt to pass me some kind of animal product, only to pull back the offering abruptly and say, "Oh, I forgot. You're vegetarian." But I'm not a vegetarian -- never have been -- and u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2014

    After nearly six years as exec chef of WaterCourse Foods, Rachel Kesley gets the boot

    "I like a good impromptu dance party," Rachel Kesley acknowledged last year, when I asked her to reveal something about herself that most people weren't aware of. And after getting the boot last week from WaterCourse Foods, the venerable vegetarian restaurant in Uptown, whose kitchen Kesley spearhea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2014

    Why Native Foods Cafe is the Best Vegetarian Restaurant in Denver

    As the longtime author of Veggie Girl, I ate a lot of green on my way to helping choose the winner of Best Vegetarian Restaurant for the Best of Denver 2014. And there was a lot of discussion over our ultimate choice: Native Foods Cafe, which came to Glendale last year. Denver is lucky to have some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2014

    Reader: With Denver strangely lacking in vegetarian spots, Lotus is a welcome addition

    As Gretchen Kurtz concluded her review of Lotus Vegetarian Restaurant, "if you order carefully at Lotus, you'll likely go home happy." In response, a couple of readers offered their own must-order dishes, including the banh xeo "omelette" Kurtz mentioned, and the stuffed tofu in tomato sauce. And if ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 20, 2014
  • Blogs

    February 20, 2014

    Five best vegetarian restaurants in Denver

    Denver's vegetarian food scene is getting stronger all the time. All but the most vehemently meat-centric establishments in town have something besides salad to offer veggie-lovers, and ambitious, exclusively vegetarian eateries are opening all the time -- including Lotus Vegetarian Restaurant, whic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2014

    Park Burger's veggie burger remains a top choice

    If you've had a burger at Park Burger -- whether the spot in Highland or in Uptown or the original restaurant on South Pearl Street, then you know this an unpretentious eatery does burgers right. The menu isn't vast -- shakes, alcoholic beverages, burgers and fries, and that's about it -- but when a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2013

    New Saigon Bakery & Deli offers sweet and savory treats for veggie-eaters

    Federal Boulevard is a great adventure if you love ethnic food -- but it's not always easy to tell what's vegetarian-friendly. And if you're a vegan, you'll have an even more difficult time separating the fish cakes from tofu. At New Saigon Bakery & Deli, though, you can enjoy a vegan banh mi. And i ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 3, 2013
  • Blogs

    October 1, 2013

    Bid farewell to summer with vegetarian goodness at Steve's Snappin' Dogs

    We last visited Steve's Snappin' Dogs almost three years ago, but on one recent, rainy day we decided to swing by the the hot-dog stand to get one last taste of summer. And despite the weather, we found plenty of other patrons patrons following our lead -- proof that you don't need a warm summery da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2013

    Test-tube burgers: Do they pass the vegetarian test?

    News broke this week that a professor at Maastricht University in the Netherlands had created the world's first test-tube burger. Tasters gave the burger -- which was mixed with salt, egg powder, bread crumbs, beetroot juice and saffron for taste and visual enhancement -- a big "meh, it's okay." But ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2013

    Five ways to really piss off vegetarians, starting with Red Robin's veggie burger ad

    That Red Robin commercial hawking veggie burgers really got some vegetarians' carrots in a boil. The ad starts with a mention of the meatless burger, followed by an actress saying, "We even have a garden burger just in case your teenage daughter is going through a phase." This was probably meant to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2013

    Tovar Cerulli on the ethics of eating and his journey from vegan to hunter

    Though they seem polar opposites, vegans and hunters have more in common than you might think, according to Tovar Cerulli. He would know; he's been both. In his new book, The Mindful Carnivore: A Vegetarian's Hunt for Sustenance, Cerulli traces his relationship with mindful eating through years of b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2012

    Reader: Veggie Girl needs to "beef" it up!

    Every week, Amber Taufen serves up a heaping helping of healthy food in Veggie Girl. Yesterday, she focused on the vegetarian fare at Crema. And while Crema's vegan lattes made with almond milk are certainly sweet, one reader thinks Veggie Girl needs to give spots serving vegan and veggie fare more ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2012

    PETA: Encourage nonviolence by putting James Holmes on vegetarian diet

    In the wake of the Aurora theater shooting, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals canceled a Denver protest in deference to the victims. But now, PETA has made the tragedy the centerpiece of a new PR blitz. The organization has written a letter to the Arapahoe County Sheriff Office (see it bel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    The veggie burger at My Brother's Bar is a slice of heaven

    My Brother's Bar is known for its burgers (and its history), and nothing about those burgers is known for being vegetarian-friendly: The words "juicy" and "mouthwatering" are generally thrown around. Also, "beef" and "bison." But the joint's Boulder Burger is vegan friendly -- and a fine option for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    Denver's ten best vegetarian dishes in non-vegetarian restaurants

    Picking the Best Vegetarian Dish in a Non-Vegetarian Restaurant for the Best of Denver 2012 was a tough task. The owners of omnivorous restaurants have really gone above and beyond lately to cater to lacto-ovo vegetarians and totally plant-based eaters alike. In no particular order (save for number ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    Freshcraft's vegetarian selection and beer list hits the spot

    Freshcraft, which opened in 2010 on Blake Street, has earned nods from us for having a fantastic bottled beer list, and we've been looking at the myriad vegetarian options on the menu for quite some time, but we only managed to make it to the craft-beer-and-fresh-food joint this past Monday night. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2011

    Thirteen hottest vegetarians, in honor of Hug a Vegetarian Day

    Flickr photo​As if vegetarians don't get enough kudos for being greener and more animal-friendly than their meat-eating counterparts, now they get rewarded with hugs. And who doesn't love a hug? Today is Hug a Vegetarian Day, according to PETA2. And since we've been slaving away in our cubic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2011

    Reader: Boulder has outgrown its granola label -- now it's time for Westword to grow up

    ​One reader welcomed the news that Tiffin's has opened in Boulder -- but didn't appreciate this start to Lori Midson's piece on the all-vegetarian Indian joint: Seems that the Boulder granola set may be finally tiring of tofu. At least that's what Justin Patel, co-owner of Tiffin's, an all-ve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    Meet at the Corner Office for the quinoa-and-garbanzo veggie burger

    ​Downtown Denver has its share of cute, modern eateries dishing up sandwiches and salads, but the Corner Office still stands out in the crowd. Its so-hip-it-hurts, yet still playful decor provides the perfect backdrop for beautiful people sipping martinis and nibbling on the food offerings. E ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    VegFest 2011: Top five lifestyle products

    Paintings by vegan artist Ken Voss.​On Saturday, VegFest 2011 took over the Exhibition Hall at Jefferson County Fairgrounds; among the lifestyle products available were these chaotic yet controlled abstract paintings by vegan artist Ken Voss. And more -- including aromatherapy for dogs and pap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    DelectablePlanet.com's Lester Karplus on globalism, plant-based eating and why the elitist argument is flawed

    Lester Karplus.​Lester Karplus, co-founder of DelectablePlanet.com, has eaten veggie for almost forty years; he'll be offering up cooking demonstrations at VegFest tomorrow, which runs from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. We talked to Karplus about his shift toward vegeta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    Are vegetarian standards different in New Mexico? Larry Gutierrez of Little Anita's thinks so

    Beef broth does not a vegetarian chile make.​Yesterday we finally got to chat with Larry Gutierrez, the president of Albuquerque-based Little Anita's, and he seemed confused as to what, exactly, constitutes vegetarian cuisine. Earlier this week, we reported that Little Anita's -- which veggie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2010

    Really, Mario Batali? Meatless Monday?

    Mario Batali endorses Meatless Mondays​"He's dead to me." That was a good friend's immediate response to the news that Mario Batali, patron saint of cured meat, is supporting Meatless Monday, a non-profit that's trying to convince Americans to go vegetarian one day a week in order to reduce t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    Tonight: Conscious Eating discussion at the Mercury Cafe

    Adam Brock and others speak out.​"You are what you eat" -- we've all heard that one before. But writers and activists such as Michael Pollan have brought the issue of conscious eating into the forefront. And tonight, the Mercury Cafe, 2199 California Street, will serve up "Conscious Eating: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2009

    Cook's Shelf: Eating Animals

    The cover is green for a reason​ Reading Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma fucked me up good. It changed the way I looked at food forever and seriously altered the way I actually ate. Considering that eating is my vocation, this was no small thing. I have never looked at an ear of corn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2009

    Old Town Littleton gets a little sweeter

    Rush down to Old Town Littleton this morning for the opening of Lola's Sugar Rush, a store that stocks old-time and nostalgic candy. Owner Lola Salazar will smash a giant lollipop to open her place at 10 a.m.; it's located at 2490 West Main Street, where the party will continue through the weekend. ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 9, 2009

    Hail Seitan!

    Vegetarians unite at the VegFest and Health Expo.

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2008

    Veggie Girl: Tocabe

    My roots go deep in New Mexico, so I'm fairly well-versed when it comes to Native American cuisine, and Indian fry bread and Navajo tacos are a few of my very favorite treats. So I was thrilled to hear that a new, fast-casual Native American place was opening at 3536 West 44th Avenue. Tocabe is mod ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 27, 2008
  • Blogs

    November 13, 2008

    Veggie Girl: Lucile's Creole Cafe

    I've been trying to get to New Orleans for years. The first time, my road trip across America was cut short by an early start date for a new job. The next time I wanted to go was for my honeymoon, and we seriously considered New Orleans before I decided that an August trip there was a bit risky. Two ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2008

    Veggie Girl: Osteria Marco

    I enjoy dining at nice restaurants as much as the next person. Two problems: not only am I usually broke, but it's also hard to find a satisfying vegetarian meal at many of this town's finer estbalishments. While I'd love to try Fruition, the idea of paying $21 for what the menu calls "Grazing Veget ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 3, 2008
  • Dining

    September 27, 2007

    Changing Seasons

    Fall sees new menus and the passing of Chi Bistro, and I feel fine.

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2006

    I PETA the Fool

    Just when you thought the JonBenet Ramsey murder case had everything -- a pint-sized beauty queen, a bogus Santa Claus, a ransom note right out of Matlock and, finally, a suspect with a yen for confessing and wearing eyeliner -- another player enters the picture. PETA. Yes, People for the Ethical ... More >>

  • News

    February 23, 2006

    Best Bitch

    It's a dog-eat-dog world at the Rocky Mountain Cluster.

  • News

    June 30, 2005

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of June 30, 2005

  • Dining

    June 23, 2005

    Changing Course

    How I learned to stop worrying and love seitan.

  • Food & Drink

    March 24, 2005

    Best Vegetarian Restaurant

    Sunflower Restaurant

  • Food & Drink

    March 25, 2004
  • Dining

    July 24, 2003

    Bite Me

    Green Achers

  • Dining

    July 24, 2003

    Good, and Good for You

    It's easy being green at Sunflower.

  • Dining

    February 14, 2002

    Check, Please!

    Readers give our food critic something to chew on.

  • Best of Denver

    June 29, 2000
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    June 29, 2000
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    May 21, 1998
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    December 18, 1997
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