November 11th, 2007 at 12:00 pm (Vegetarian Lifestyle)
How do you feel about appetizers? I’m conflicted, personally. On one hand, appetizers are the most solid source of vegetarian food at many restaurants. If it wasn’t for baked potatoes (hold the bacon), salad, and such I would have gone hungry many times.
At the same time, ordering all appetizers opens you up to the obvious questions, turning a nice dinner into an inquisition. It’s hard to disguise your diet when ordering a half-dozen sides instead of a fillet mignon!
For this reason, I put appetizer-only restaurants into a separate category, even if they do offer veggie food.
But consider the Cracker Barrel. They have an on-menu appetizer plate! How the heck do you categorize that? Well, I guess if you’re eating at the Barrel, you’re probably with family, so no one cares. Besides, I love fried okra!Overheard:Appetizers, baked potato, Cracker Barrel, fried okra, side dishes