Take me to Plum right now! »
Grub Street SF got lots of pretty pictures of the dishes on Plum’s menu, and oh happy day!, even without our beloved vegetable chef, there are a number of vegetable-friendly items. For example, this beautiful soup!
Mushroom Dashi with yuba, tofu, and greens
Doesn’t it look lovely? Oh PLUM. Oh Daniel Patterson, you wonderful man with your wonderful vegetables. Look at this menu! I count about nine other dishes with vegan potential.
A proper review with your Vegansaurus’ signature underlit photos and totally relevant digressions coming up soon! Please excuse us today, we are having “technical issues.”
[photo by Brian Smeets/Grub Street]
∞ posted at 09:05 by seriousmeaveness
OK, Grub Street, you like Ike’s veg sandwiches, though you “couldn’t stomach any fake meats.” Kauffman isn’t better than meat substitutes, but you are, we get it.
The thing is, if you’re going to get all sniffy about vegetarian sandwiches, you might want to be savvier about the concept of “vegetarian.” Animals have to die to supply you with bacon, for example.
A lot of restaurants get multiple entries, and that’s all right, but two sandwiches from the same place with the same meat? That’s a bit repetitive. Also repetitive: three sandwiches from a restaurant that makes only six sandwiches total. Are they that good? Really?
It may be cynical of us, but the addition of a sandwich from a restaurant that hasn’t opened yet seems like showing off. You’re very special, getting to try the food early, yes. Now we know you’re a respected internet publication. Was that the actual point of this exercise? Congratulations, you’ve eaten sandwiches priced at $24! And $15! And I always felt a little guilty eating at Ike’s, where I’ve never bought anything over $9 and each sandwich is a solid meal-and-a-half.
But it’s cool, Grub Street. Were I presented with the opportunity to rate the 50 best—fuck it, the 25 best vegan sandwiches in the city, on a real-live magazine’s expense account, I’d live it up too. Of course, I’d have included at least one falafel creation, as our little city does them really well, but our priorities are different: mine include finding and documenting amazing vegan sandwiches; yours are eating foie gras.
Still! I’m encouraging all our Vegansaurus readers to enter your Sandwich Sweepstakes. Primarily to vote for Ike’s Peg Bundy as the city’s best sandwich, and secondarily because all of us deserve a year’s worth of our choice of fucking delicious sandwiches; we’re hungry vegans, goddamn it.
∞ posted at 12:07 by time-for-naps
Check out these photos from one of our beloved chef’s “vegetable dinners” at Animal in Los Angeles last week. Look good, yeah?
Better news: we won’t have to ogle such feasts from afar for long, as Jeremy Fox is returning to the Bay Area! He’ll be working at Plum, Daniel Patterson’s new “casual” restaurant in Oakland, which is set to open in July. You guys, that is basically one month away. One month until more amazing vegetable creations, significantly closer to Vegansaurus HQ than Napa! This means two wonderful things: One, we’ll be able to take bart instead of drive, thus helping the planet; and two, the money we’ll save on gas we can spend on more food. The environment wants you to gorge yourself on vegetable haute cuisine, this is clearly a sign.
∞ posted at 08:06 by time-for-naps
Preview Gracias Madre! Right now! »
OK, more like “pre-taste,” but the prefix is the key here because oh boy: They’re serving Gracias Madre tamales at Café Gratitude right now! Oh I cannot wait for this place to open, one of everything to stay, please.
The tamales are described as follows:”Stoneground heirloom masa steamed in the husk filled with seasonal vegetables. Served with pumpkin seed salsa and black beans. Rajas – roasted poblano chile strips sautéed with onion. Calabaza – roasted butternut squash.” ¡Muy delicioso!
[thanks for the tip, Grub Street San Francisco!]
∞ posted at 08:02 by time-for-naps