Vegetarian Food and Cooking

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2014

    Thirty Days of Eggs, Tears, Jack and Farts: The Diary of a Temporary Vegetarian

    In this week's cover story, Cheap Bastard Alice Laussade tries on vegetarianism for a month. Here, a day-by-day diary of her experience. Day 1: I tell my husband I'm going vegetarian for a month. He replies, "You do whatever the hell you want -- the boy and I are eating meat for every single meal. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2014

    Dallas' Meat Queen Wants to Know: Where Can I Find the Best Vegetarian Food In Dallas?

    Alice Laussade is a longtime Dallas writer and the founder of Meat Fight. I decided to go vegetarian for a month, just to see how the meatless live. After a week and a half, I can tell you that the vegetarian people of Dallas are offered a lot of cheese enchiladas, hummus, and, "Well, you could jus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2014

    Sundown at Granada Has a New, More Organic Menu with Fewer GMOs

    For the past year Sundown at Granada has been making a name for itself as a restaurant that serves vegan and vegetarian food that's damn good -- and not just damn good for vegan and vegetarian food. As executive Chef Patrick Stark told Lauren Smart last week, he's also been interested in pursuing a ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 22, 2013
  • Blogs

    June 4, 2013

    New Study Says Vegetarians Live Longer, But at What Cost?

    We thought we'd take a break from writing about fried meats to mention that a new study just came out about the health benefits of a vegetarian diet. Spoiler: Vegetarian diets are good for you, which is probably not a surprise. What is surprising is that there are numbers to back it up now: over a s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012

    Vegetarian Awareness Month: Ten Ways to Celebrate in 2012

    Last year, October was Vegetarian Awareness Month. This year, it is once again. Because clearly, the fight to recognize that Vegetarians are among us is still not over. We must be aware. We must make others aware. We will prevail! Celebrating Vegetarian Awareness Month is easy! Just be aware that V ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2012

    Meatless Monday at In-N-Out? Why? Why? For Crap's Sake Why?

    Let's get hypothetical. You've subscribed to Meatless Monday and have been trucking along just fine for a few weeks. Given the somewhat limited culinary scope of vegetarian dining in the mass market, your Mondays have been subject to quite a few sandwiches featuring grilled zucchini. And probably a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2012

    Get Thee to the Grill on Meatless Monday

    Summertime is in full swing and along with it come cookouts, not to mention drunk people on boats, Ed Hardy swim trunks, entirely too many children everywhere, the need for those stinky citronella candles and sky-high utility bills from all that damned air conditioning. I relish the opportunity to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2012

    Spend Meatless Monday at the Farmer's Market While You Still Can

    In the coming months, I'll spend most of my time hidden away indoors in the air-conditioned igloo also known as my apartment. So what better way to spend a Meatless Monday than at the farmers market? Rumor has it the Dallas Farmers Market may not be long for this world; I only live about a mile a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2012

    At El Padrino, Meatless Monday Means Meatless Tortas, and That, Oddly Enough, is a Good Thing

    After last week's vegan pho fiasco, I wasn't too jazzed about another meatless meal, but reading Scott's V-Spot review inspired me, and I was encouraged to seek out tasty vegetarian options once again. El Padrino means "godfather", and that awesome name was enough to get me to stop here rather than ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2012

    Is Meatless Monday Working? Maybe.

    Back in January, Mark Bittman penned a little number highlighting various reports that indicated reduced meat consumption in America. He said we were all eating less meat, and I thought that was pretty great. I even tweeted about it. "Is Meatless Monday working?" I asked, and added a link to the ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    Meatless Monday at Bijoux: This Ain't Your Poor Hippie Yoga-Instructor Friend's Veggie Meal

    The gnocchi.​A suited staffer circled the room, his tray laden with warm slices of olive, rosemary and raisin breads, crusty and fragrant. He bestowed each of our plates with a different variety, and placed between us a ramekin of butter so pristine and smooth it looked like you could ice skat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2012

    Mumtaz's Indian Lunch Buffet Was Built for Meatless Monday

    Weary of soy protein and veggie burgers from Meatless Mondays gone by, I had set my sights this go around on exotic flavors and spices. My search for bargain vegetarian nirvana took me to Mumtaz, an Indian restaurant located in a generic Richardson strip mall at Campbell and Central. I'm typically ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    Dinner at Spiral Diner: Let's Take This Meat-Free Business Right into the Lion's Den

    The Facebook​Booze correspondent Whitney Filloon is experiment with going meat-free once a week. Here's her latest animal-fat-less dispatch. "How can you hate on a joint whose tagline is 'We Love You'?" This is what I thought to myself as I walked through the door at Oak Cliff vegan destinat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    Cosmic Cafe: Willing to Mix and Match to Please You

    ​When Wes Anderson and the Wilson brothers used to frequent the Cosmic Café (then called the Cosmic Cup), they could be found taking in the restaurants eclectic, Zen-inducing ambience, and maybe even conjuring up a plot or two. Former owner of the café Kumar Pallana can be seen in several of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    D'Vegan: Making Meatless Choices Easier

    ​For weeks, my newly born-again vegan friend had been badgering me to try a new restaurant called D'Vegan. Catering to the Vietnamese Buddhist vegetarian community, the restaurant is only six weeks old. The self-proclaimed "green" eatery sits in the food court space between Hong Kong Supermark ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2010

    Sneaky Meat: Survey Finds Chefs Sometimes Sabotage Vegan Dishes

    Careful, chefs. You might find yourself against this wall.​Food Network magazine this week released the no doubt intentionally provocative results of an anonymous chef survey, in which chefs copped to stealing ideas, showing up for work sick, recycling bread and sabotaging orders that were sen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2010

    Mmm, Fried Soy Products; Who Needs Funnel Cake?

    Chicken-fried bacon or fried imitation cheese...hmm, which to choose, which to choose?​Figuring omnivores shouldn't have all the greasy fun, is hosting its own fried food contest at The Phoenix Project, 406 S. Haskell Ave. "I would expect some of the same, off-the-wall type of ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 7, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 7, 2009

    Veggie Girl: Kereje

    Behind a beaded curtain at one of Kereje's secluded booths this Sunday, my dinner companion for this week's culinary adventure equated our situation--my situation, really, since he's Taiwanese--to entry #71 on the blog Stuff White People Like: "Being the only white person around." In other words, e ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 18, 2008

    Full Moon Loony

    Probable Stevie Nicks fans gather at White Rock

  • Dining

    April 17, 2008

    Review: Spiral Diner & Bakery

    Spiral Diner & Bakery lets you avoid sins of the flesh

  • Dining

    November 30, 1995