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Red Star Bar and Grill Has Suprising Selection of Vegetarian Dishes
October 8, 2009, 10:30 am
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As promised in an earlier post (on Baltimore Restaurants reducing their vegetarian options), this post is part of a new Baltidome blog category, called “Bmore Veg”, an effort to promote restaurants who do not exclude non-meat eating patrons.

Vegetable Panini at Red Star Bar and Grill

Vegetable Panini at Red Star Bar and Grill

It is Sunday evening and I am out at a bar watching football.  Half-time comes and my stomach starts to growl.  I prefer vegetables to meat, but again, I’m out at a bar watching football, so chances are good there’s no veg-friendly fare where I am, right?  Well, not so since I am at Red Star Bar & Grill!

Red_StarOfferings Include:

Hand Cut Yam Fries
Roasted Garlic Hummus
Grilled Veggie Panini
Grilled Cheese
Margherita Pizza
Bianco Pizza
Asparagus & Goat Cheese Risotto
Veggie Burger
…and Salads + Specials

I opted for the vegetable panini, which suited me just fine!

Red Star Bar and Grill is a little off the beaten path.  Just follow Thames Street (Fells Point main drag along the water) to the east and just before it ends, turn right on Wolf Street.  Red Star is the third building on the right.  As you can see, it has a very cool interior and, another bonus, free parking across the street -not an easy find in Fells Point!

New Restaurant At The Inner Harbor Offers Organic, Vegan and Raw Food

I admit that I have not had a chance to try Pizzazz Tuscan Grille, but the “crispy panko crusted asparagus fries with smoked tomato aioli” and the salad with “organic kale, diced green apple, celery, cucumber, raw pistachios and chopped parsley…marinated in organic cold pressed olive oil, sea salt and freshly squeezed lemon” on their menu certainly caught my eye.  The restaurant is not strictly vegetarian, but they have a slew of veggie options on the menu.  Their website explains that “We are a health conscious restaurant, providing gluten free foods and desserts. Although we pride ourselves on being organic, vegan and vegetarian friendly, we serve a large variety of dishes that are sure to please no matter what your diet of choice may be. look for our ‘raw living food menu’ coming soon.”  The Pizzazz Tuscan Grille offers plates at small and large sizes with the average small plate at $10 and a large at $16.  They also offer pizza and calzones.

The down side, of course, is that it is located at the Inner Harbor at the Pier 5 Hotel:
711 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: 410.528.7772

For a link to their site, CLICK HERE.  For a more in depth description of the restaurant visit the Baltimore Sun.

Baltimore’s Lemongrass Restaurant Offers Solid Vegetarian Takes on Thai Dishes
June 2, 2009, 12:54 am
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As promised in an earlier post (on Baltimore Restaurants who are limiting vegetarian options), I am starting a new category called “Bmore Veg”, where I aim to promote restaurants who do not exclude non-meat eating patrons.  Lemongrass Restaurant in upper fells point receives my latest commendation.

Lemongrass Pad Thai Tofu

Lemongrass Pad Thai Tofu, $9.95

Hip, elegant, modern, and fresh are just some of the common descriptors that can be found in a quick search for Lemongrass Restaurant in Baltimore, but I’d like to offer another one: vegetarian-friendly.  Herbivores will quickly find themselves at home amongst the slew of vegetarian appetizers, soups, salads, entrees and desserts.  I certainly wouldn’t call it authentic Thai, but overall the food is tasty, the portions are fair and the prices are reasonable.

My vegetarian Pad Thai, pictured here, was a little heavy on the Tofu and it could have used an extra vegetable or two, but the dish was enough for multiple meals  and I would definitely have it again.  Lemongrass can get crowded on weekends, so I recommend going during the week and sitting at the bar for personal service.  My only complaint is that they do not have eco-friendly take out containers.

For a link to Lemongrass, CLICK HERE.

For information about how incorporating vegetarian meals into your diet is better for the environment and your health, find out more at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Heath: CLICK HERE.