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<i>City Pages</i> "Best of the Twin Cities" issue hit the racks yesterday. I eagerly pawed my way through the issue to see "Best Vegetarian Restaraunt" and found ...<br><br><br><br>
that category has been eliminated <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> But not all is doom and gloom. I'm guessing the editors got sick of folks pointing out the winner of that category (often Cafe Brenda) was usually NOT a vegetarian place (don't know that it ever was). The category of Best Vegetarian Restaraunt was replaced by Best Vegetarian-<i>Friendly</i> Restaraunt. Now really, other than maybe Khan's Mongolian Barbaque nothing really vegetarian-<i>hostile</i> springs to mind, but I get the spirit of the category. Be nice to recognize a place where vegetarians don't have to "tolerate" corpses. But whatever.<br><br><br><br>
The winner: Spoonriver. Never been there. Sort of a descendant of Cafe Brenda, so not very much a surprising or illuminating choice. (No, I have nothing against Cafe Brenda or Spoonriver really ... but the 'hipsters' in the fan clubs annoy the heck outta me.) I still am uncomfortable with this choice ... are veggie options so limited in Minneapolis that CONTINUALLY non-vegetarian places are declared best? And I have to wonder why a place that serves duck liver pate gets best vegetarian ANYTHING.<br><br><br><br>
And there are VEGETARIAN restaraunts in this area that are deserving of 'best' awards. In this very Best Of, the award for Best Indian Restaraunt goes to <a href="http://www.nalapak.com" target="_blank">Nala Pak</a>, which trumpets that it is a vegetarian place. Haven't been there either. It is in the extreme northern suburbs and I pretty much live in the extreme southern 'burbs. But I think I'll pop by once I figure out the logistics.<br><br><br><br>
Because I l*o*v*e indian. And I appreciate vegetarian restaraunts. The kind that don't have to use hyphens or modifying adjectives.<br><br><br><br>
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A new (to me) category of interest: Best Vegetarian Diner Food. I like the name of this category quite a bit more than the previously discussed one. Puts the emphasis on the food, right where it should be. The winner: Highland Grill. Another place I've never been. Another place difficult for me to get to if I wanted to go. I'm noticing a pattern here.
 

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Hey, I <i>love</i> Khan's and always get mine vegetarian. The nice thing from a vegetarian perspective is that you have total control over what goes on your plate.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Frogger</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Hey, I <i>love</i> Khan's and always get mine vegetarian. The nice thing from a vegetarian perspective is that you have total control over what goes on your plate.</div>
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Khan's was the first place that popped to mind. Never tried to eat veggie there, but seems like it'd be a challenge.
 

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Thanks Dave, you got my mouth all watering for some delicious Indian food...Nalapak sounds awesome! I too love the foods from India, but it's hard to find here in central MN unless I make some myself which (almost) never happens. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hungry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hungry:">
 

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the ecopolitan is my absolute favorite, though im quite fond of nalapak as well. its impossible for me to say no to indian food.
 

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Ecopolitan is great.<br><br><br><br>
Have to love Hard Times Cafe as well.<br><br><br><br>
There's an Indian restaurant on central up in Fridley that is supposed to be all veg but I haven't tried it yet.<br><br><br><br>
Any other pure veg*n places?
 
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