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Friday, October 17, 2008

It’s Vegetarian Awareness Month

posted by on October 17 at 17:13 PM

Vegetarians, consider us aware of you. (Mr. Schmader, our resident vegetarian, has been seen joining the celebration; he even took a celebratory tour of the Field Roast killing floor.) Have you been to Sutra? It’s supposed to be good if somewhat expensive; if you like gongs, apparently they sound one to commence dinner. It is not yet in The Stranger’s restaurant guide; we apologize for this, and someone will be beaten severely. Here are some other vegetarian restaurants (including the Australian Meat Pie Company, listed as both “out of town” and in Seattle, with “Meat” right in the name: more severe beatings).

Meanwhile, new in meat:

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Revolutionary Meat Flakes from Japan. (Here you can click through to a BORNFREE RECIPE.)

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1

Oh, JUST what we needed. As if they can never shut up about it, I had nooo idea.

Posted by Kill | October 17, 2008 5:27 PM
2

Please don't eat me!

Please eat the daisies instead!

Posted by Whales in Japan | October 17, 2008 5:29 PM
3

I'll have a tater and a pig.

Posted by flamingbanjo | October 17, 2008 5:59 PM
4

The fact that you would provide an illustration of "meat flakes" on a slog post titled "Itís Vegetarian Awareness Month" robs any credibility from you, Bethany... or do you just like pissing off us vegetarians? Can I pick the Stranger staff member that gets this severe beating??

Posted by flipped normal | October 17, 2008 6:26 PM
5

Mmmmm - meat flakes! Top it with Ipecac!

Posted by E | October 17, 2008 6:50 PM
6

I love pissing off vegetarians. It's almost as fun as pissing off Christians!

Those meat flakes look great, but something tells me I wouldn't like 'em.

Posted by Mr. Poe | October 17, 2008 6:51 PM
7

The Australian Meat Pie Company is on the cute little downtown strip of Burien. Highly recommended for their -- wait for it -- meat pies. I didn't know they had vegetarian options. In fact, I'm a little skeptical. Maybe they mean "well, there's no meat in the Pepsi".

Posted by Fnarf | October 17, 2008 7:16 PM
8

Thumbs up for "Vegetarian Awareness Month".

Never turn your back on a Vegetarian ... in October or any other scary month.

Posted by RonK, Seattle | October 17, 2008 7:24 PM
9

It reminds me of soylent green...

Posted by RainMan | October 17, 2008 7:33 PM
10

I'm writing down the names of everyone who mocks Vegetarians. So go ahead. Laugh it up. Oh, yes. Laugh it up...

Posted by elenchos | October 17, 2008 7:54 PM
11

I too laughed, and laughed, until I found out that my name was written on Elenchos's list. Oh no! The fear is in me. I have reformed my ways, and from now on will eat only whisky.

Posted by Fnarf | October 17, 2008 7:59 PM
12

Really? End a post about Vegetarian Awareness month with a big closeup of meat? That's a hugely dickish move. Most vegetarians (this vegan included) don't bother omnivores about what they eat. We veg*ns try to live our lives in a way we feel makes sense, and we get giant pictures of meat shoved at our eyes. WTF.

Posted by Emily | October 17, 2008 8:42 PM
13

Fact: even girls can beat up vegetarian men.

Posted by This train is taking forever. | October 17, 2008 8:46 PM
14

Why are meatitarians so damn defensive? Honestly! I have never, ever, in the 18 years I've been a vegetarian, tried to proselytize over dinner. Yet every time I am forced by circumstance to explain why I'm not taking a helping of Steaming Hot Dead Thing - it's not that your cooking is bad, Aunt Edna, really - meat eaters have the same, exact response:

"I don't eat much meat."

As if I give a fuck. Why are you meat eaters all so universally knee-jerk defensive? Honestly! Let's make a deal: you shut the fuck up about what I (don't) eat, and I'll keep shutting the fuck up about what you eat. Like I have for the past eighteen. Long. Years.

Posted by TVDinner | October 17, 2008 9:02 PM
15

I should amend my comments above:

I never proselytize. Not over dinner, not with a sinner, not in a house, not with a mouse, not in a car, not in a bar, nor in a hat with a cat. I never, ever proselytize.

Posted by TVDinner | October 17, 2008 9:06 PM
16

Sutra is tasty business. It's $33 for price fixe menu. Considering that I had a lovely salad, really great soup, an entree and incredible desert all for $33, I felt like it was a bargain for local/organic/etc. food of that quality. Definitely worth checking out.

Posted by Dod | October 17, 2008 10:09 PM
17

@12: Well Emily, everyone can't be you, can they? Some vegetarians like to "bother" us about what we eat every chance they get. I hate getting a big cunty vegetarian bitch shoved in MY face, telling me how to live my life and making judgments about my choices. I hate getting something delicious to eat and hearing "oh my god, are you really going to eat that!? I couldn't eat that because I'm a vegetarian". Yes bitch, I am. Shut the motherfuck up and get out of my goddamn life.

Posted by Mikki | October 17, 2008 11:02 PM
18

The meat flakes look gross though. I couldn't eat that because I'm against meat flakes.

Posted by Mikki | October 17, 2008 11:06 PM
19

Vegetarians are a great source of vitamins and minerals.

Posted by undead mad cow | October 18, 2008 12:32 AM
20

I hate getting a big cunty vegetarian bitch shoved in MY face, telling me how to live my life and making judgments about my choices.

Sounds like your insecurities go way beyond someone else's ethical perspective.

Posted by AW | October 18, 2008 5:58 AM
21

Great, another herbivores vs. omnivores debate.

Vegetarians: eat what you wanna eat.
Vegans: eat what you wanna eat.
Omnivores: eat what you wanna eat.
Everybody: SHUT THE FUCK UP.

Posted by Greg | October 18, 2008 12:00 PM
22

Hitler was a vegetarian. Ahmadinejad is the new Hitler. Therefore, vegetarianism is a liberal plot to destroy Israel and bring on a new Holocaust. Q.E.D., bitches!

Posted by John Bailo | October 18, 2008 2:52 PM
23

@20: It sounds like you took that personally. Just let me eat in peace, seriously.

Posted by Mikki | October 18, 2008 9:17 PM

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