And what will they be serving you? If you're looking for vegetarian grub, some very decent choices -- many of which can be ordered vegan.
When it opens for dinner at 4 p.m. (Vine Street is also open for lunch on Fridays and weekends), the pub fills quickly with large groups of families, couples dining together and businesspeople taking an early happy hour -- so you'll want to get there early if you want a choice, dining-room spot. The appetizer menu is very veggie-friendly, with French fries, chips and salsa, hummus, and a gigantic plate of nachos, $9, pictured above. The chips come covered with melted jack and cheddar cheese, black beans, salsa, sour cream and diced jalapenos. You can add chicken for $1.25, and half-orders are also available -- which you should consider if you're not that hungry, because this is a beast of a plate.Besides the usual salads and veggie burgers (two options: garden or black bean burger), Vine Street offers vegetarian green chili, vegetarian black bean chili, burritos, quesadillas, a portobello mushroom sandwich and this tasty tempeh Reuben, $6.95, normally served with chips -- but we substituted a spinach salad for an additional $2.95. Vegans can take the chips or ask for the salad without the blue cheese crumbles, and the Reuben without the Swiss cheese. Otherwise, this plate is very vegan-friendly, with sauerkraut, tomato and perfectly prepared tempeh. Sometimes the Reubens come out a smidge dry, but an extra order of vegan Thousand Island dressing will remedy that quickly.
Vine Street Pub's sister locations in Boulder offer similar vegetarian fare; you can view the whole menu for each location by visiting www.mountainsunpub.com.