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A Vegan Surprise at Buca di Beppo

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July 26, 2013

How in the world do two vegans wind up in a place like Buca di Beppo? For those that aren’t familiar with Buca di Beppo, it’s an American chain restaurant serving “fresh, authentic Italian food – family style.” Of course, it’s really only America’s idea of “authentic Italian food” – if everyone in Italy really… Read More ›

2013 VegCharlotte Awards – Best Italian, Part II – Restaurants!

In my last post, I gave you tips on dining out, veggie-style, at Italian restaurants. Today, I’m sharing what veggie voters said were the best Italian restaurants in Charlotte, NC! First Place:  Portofino’s.  I was glad to see vegans and vegetarians voting for this one!  Portofino’s is a Charlotte institution that’s been around a long,… Read More ›

2013 VegCharlotte Awards – Best Italian Part 1 – Dining Out Tips

When I proposed the category of Best Italian Restaurant for the 2013 VegCharlotte Awards, I had some unusual responses. One person wrote, “The sound you hear is that of crickets chirping.” Another person was even more blunt.  “There is no such thing as vegan Italian food.” That’s a common attitude among Charlotte, NC vegans, which… Read More ›

Restaurant Review – Olive Garden

Olive Garden is probably not the first choice restaurant for most vegetarians/vegans, but let’s face it – we all wind up there sometime.  Someone from your office will throw a birthday party there.  Or you’re shopping at Carolina Place Mall with friends and they decide they’d rather eat at Olive Garden than the Food Court. … Read More ›

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