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Where’s The…Uh, Vegetables?! Baltimore Restaurants Are Leaning More to Meat Based Entrees.
May 7, 2009, 10:49 am
Filed under: Bmore Veg, News | Tags: , , ,
USDA Food Pyramid - Baltimore  Restauranteurs Please Take Notice.

USDA Food Pyramid - Baltimore Restauranteurs Please Take Notice.

Has anyone noticed that Baltimore restaurants are reducing the amount of vegetarian entrees on their menu?  I eat out A LOT and, as someone who cannot full out claim the title of vegetarian (I’m about 90%), but prefers vegetables to meat, I am very disappointed by what appears to be going on in many of our city’s eateries.  The Dogwood Restaurant, who touts sustainable practices has reduced its veggie offerings, the refurbished Wharf Rat, now the Pratt Street Ale House, eliminated it’s delicious vegetarian chili nachos and most other vegetarian entrees previously on the Wharf Rat menu and The Charleston, claimed by many as“Baltimore’s Best Restaurant”, had not a single vegetarian selection on the menu when I last ate there.  These are just a few examples, so what gives?  Are vegetarians no longer welcomed diners?

Yes, I know Baltimore has a bunch of great restaurants that do cater to vegetarians (For a list, check out VegBaltimore.com), but none of my friends and family members are vegetarian, hence the 90%, so it has been easier to meld more to their world than to bring them to mine.  -But I have had enough!  This trend is especially disturbing as most Americans are becoming sensitive to climate change and it is widely reported that meat farming is more environmental damaging than vegetable farming.

So, I challenge the fine restaurants of Baltimore to be more inclusive and environmentally-friendly.  In the coming weeks I will be seeking out Baltimore’s best vegetarian meals at our not-vegetarian specific restaurants and posting them here.  Look for future postings under the Bmore Veg category.

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