Thursday, February 28, 2013
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.
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.