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Let us have a Cook-out for Veggie Burgers
  • novasteve May 28, 2013 - 9:59 am #74721 Reply

    I got personal business that takes me to t hat area, but I wouldn’t make the hike without that. I was really impressed by that place. Decent beer selection too, though I would think the Olney one is the one with beer, as Moco only allows one chain store per chain to seel beer/wine in the county. I got this weird wisconsin beer in shortys, tastes pretty good.

    novasteve May 28, 2013 - 12:55 pm #74781 Reply

    Did yuo get/try any of the premade stuff. I saw huge varieties, like curried fake chicken, etc. Was tempted, but I’ve tended to not like fake meat when it’s designed to be like meat. If it’s just a bean burger or whatever, It hink they tend to be good, but mock meat, not so much.

    Sunshine May 28, 2013 - 1:20 pm #74790 Reply

    I have tried the veggie and cheese sandwich, tamales and tofu curry. They were all good. They have something called a rice burger but I did not try that. Maybe next time. My vegan friend is really into the faux meat dishes. She has declared them delicious. I tend to avoid faux meat myself.  It’s just not my thing.

    AKB May 28, 2013 - 8:51 pm #74877 Reply

    Sunshine: You said it. The thing is that this area (Virginia Square-Ballston) has no good vegetarian/vegan store. The Ballston Mall is really taking up vital space with bars and food court that does not serve healthy food. Wanted:  A super progressive/conservative with health bent to take cover the business plans in this area.

    Will head to the Roots Market once our car gets back from the shop. Thanks for the tip, novasteve

    Will also head to Gordon Biersch, if we can in coming weeks. Thanks for the tip, bpmba.

    okfuskee June 1, 2013 - 10:01 am #75196 Reply

    Busboys and Poets has one that seems very homemade. Pretty tasty. But the real party is the tempeh sandwich – freakin amazing.

    P. Brennans has a chickpea burger that is pretty good.

    ballstoncmyk June 3, 2013 - 10:19 am #75224 Reply

    seconded and thirded on the busboys and poets tempeh sandwich.

    just recently tried the new Silver Diner veggie burger — which is supposedly made in-house — and that was damned delightful. very pleased.

     

     

    newty25 June 3, 2013 - 12:57 pm #75259 Reply

    The busboys tempeh sammy is quite easy to make at home. I make it from time to time and it’s spot on but still enjoy getting the original there. I even bought some spiced sweet potato fries to eat on the side.

    The vegan egg wrap there is purdy darn good too.

    BPMBA June 10, 2013 - 10:14 am #76100 Reply

    Thank you, AKB, for that cookbook reco! I’ve made the cashew-leek burger and the tuscan bean burger and thought both were ** really** fantastic.

    AKB June 13, 2013 - 10:05 pm #76707 Reply

    Glad you like the book, BPMBA. I gave it as a gift to a chef (assistant). The photos are the best, are they not?

    Sunshine June 14, 2013 - 1:05 pm #76794 Reply

    I had the Veggie Burger #1 minus the cheese at Elevation Burger yesterday and it was meh. It was too mushy for me. But I certainly appreciate that they have it on the menu. I went with a bunch of coworkers who got regular burgers and it was nice to be included in the outing instead of me looking at the menu, not seeing anything to eat and staying back in the office instead.

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