Thursday, February 28, 2013

Caught Our Eye ... Vegetarian Restaurant Week

Posted By on Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 2:35 PM

With nearly 400 different dishes on the collective Spokane Restaurant Week menu, it would take larger stomach (and budget) than we’ve got to try every dish. But here are a few that caught our eye for vegetarians, and we’ve got more lists — including one for “meat,” you carnivores — right here.

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click to enlarge Quinsotto from MAX at Mirabeau
  • Quinsotto from MAX at Mirabeau

1. Grill Eggplant Parmesan at Maggie’s South Hill

Menu says: Just that, “eggplant parmesan.”

We say: Maggie’s is a South Hill gem and a place that knows how to treat vegetarians right.

2. Gnocchi at Saranac Public House

Menu says: House made vegan potato gnocchi tossed in warm thyme vinaigrette with a lemon cashew cream sauce.

We say: Not only is this creative take on pasta vegetarian, it’s also one of the only vegan options on the collective Restaurant Week menu.

3. Quinsotto at MAX at Mirabeau

Menu says: Vegan Butternut Squash & Red Quinoa shitake mushrooms, lentils, coconut milk, candied pepitas.

We say: This is the kind of flavorful vegan concoction that makes a lump of meat look positively drab.

4. Roasted vegetables stuffed manicotti at Charley’s Grill and Spirits

Menu says: Oven candied carrots, celery, onions, peppers, folded with garlic ricotta stuffed in a pasta shell. Topped with house marinara and Italian cheese.

We say: Sounds tasty, but the biggest plus is getting to follow it up with peanut butter pie. Counts toward your daily protein, right?

5. Baked Vegetable Phillo at Hills’ Restaurant

Menu says: Baked Vegetable Phillo with cheeses, mushrooms, herbs and more, served with jasmine rice.

We say: You might not have noticed this one since it’s not listed in the print guide. So, take notice.

Also, vegetarians getting discouraged by the abundance of steak, chicken and salmon should note that both Clover and Thai Bamboo specifically offer tofu as an option in at least one entreé.


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