Where can you find the best vegetarian restaurant in New York? In one sense, it’s not surprising that Mexican restaurant is vegetarian-friendly — you can get pretty much anything with beans instead of meat. But Toloache, which got one star from the New York Times‘s Sam Sifton, is a step above the rest. This theater district outpost of Chef Julian Medina has some great vegetarian food, and it’s not the same tortilla-beans-cheese formula that is all-too-common at other restaurants. Continue reading
I was in Austin, Texas this past weekend for a friend’s wedding. After the wedding and before my flight back to New York, I had a little time to explore the city. I visited the LBJ Library and Museum and then had lunch at El Chile Cafe & Cantina, which was recommended to me by my friend.
I didn’t have high hopes for vegetarian food in Texas, and I hadn’t checked El Chile’s menu ahead of time. (I just knew it was between the LBJ Library and the airport.) I was pleasantly surprised. Continue reading