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Bmore Vegetarian
July 22, 2010, 10:29 am
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Would you like to spread the virtues of vegetarianism to others?

VegBaltimore is a great online resource for those who, not only eat vegetarian, but wish to spread it’s benefits to others. The site promotes Baltimore restaurants who support a vegetarian diet, advertises events for networking and lets you know about upcoming demonstration and protest events.

The next Baltimore activism event:

Saturday July 24:
Vegan Outreach after American Idol Live! Tour at First Mariner Arena

Please join Open The Cages Alliance to educate patrons and passers-by, and empower them to help animals by choosing veganism!

When: Saturday July 24, 10pm (approximate end time; show may let out later)
Where: First Mariner Arena, 201 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD
RSVP: Please RSVP for leafleting. Email Erin –
or call 443-802-9330.
*In case of inclement weather, please call to confirm. Thanks!*

For more information about the event, CLICK HERE.

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!

Where’s The…Uh, Vegetables?! Baltimore Restaurants Are Leaning More to Meat Based Entrees.
May 7, 2009, 10:49 am
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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, 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.