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SC-Aptos dining with solid veggie options

toodie jane Apr 13, 2012 11:29 AM

we three college roomies get together once a year for a reunion. Two of us are omnivores, (one adventurous, one not) one is a vegetarian leaning towards raw foods. We are looking for some new ideas for dinner on a Thurs nite, after a day on the road. Would like to find a nice comfy place, mid price range, quiet, no interminable wait lines, with solid and adventurous veggie options.

Can someone point us to some choices? We'll be there onthe 26th.

Thanks so much!

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    caldance Apr 13, 2012 10:06 PM

    How about Bittersweet Bistro, they have a wide variety, and it's a nice atmosphere.

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    1. re: caldance
      toodie jane Apr 14, 2012 08:07 PM

      Do you know if they have inspired veg daily specials? The menu actually looks very meat-centric. Only interesting veg dish I saw was a $20 mushroom risotto, other than a veg pizza and plain veg sides.

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        caldance Apr 14, 2012 09:08 PM

        Don't know about their specials, but when I've gone there with vegetarians, they never seem to have trouble selecting something yummy. We also love their desserts.
        For another restaurant with a quiet atmosphere, you could try Leili, in downtown Santa Cruz; also enough things for a vegetarian, and very nice surroundings.

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          caldance Apr 17, 2012 10:18 PM

          And I forgot about Au Midi- I'm going there next week, and I was checking the menu out. A couple really nice sounding vegetarian entrees. The food is great there, and the atmosphere peaceful.

          1. re: caldance
            toodie jane Apr 19, 2012 05:28 PM

            you didn't say; is this is SC or elsewhere?

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              caldance Apr 19, 2012 08:21 PM

              Aptos

    2. PolarBear Apr 21, 2012 06:40 AM

      Not sure if it may help, TJ, but just ran across this from Michael Bauer in last Sunday's Chron.

      http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article...

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      1. re: PolarBear
        toodie jane Apr 21, 2012 09:30 PM

        muy fab PB! --MG

      2. Melanie Wong May 8, 2012 06:11 PM

        Where'd you wind up?

        1. PolarBear Jan 13, 2013 10:00 AM

          Adding to this thread from last year to report on our lunch last week at Au Midi in Aptos.

          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/886051

          Au Midi
          http://aumidi.com/
          7960 Soquel Dr.
          831-685-2600

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