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4 carnivores and a vegetarian

whythreecats Oct 1, 2013 03:01 PM

looking for a good place to eat in Calgary. I have a vegetarian daughter but the rest of the family is meatatarian.
I want everyone to be happy....any suggestions?

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  1. cellophane_star RE: whythreecats Oct 2, 2013 09:25 AM

    Does she eat fish? Many restaurants will have at least one vegetarian, non-fish option. Usually it's a pasta dish though.

    Perhaps an upscale pizza place would be good, like Without Papers, Pulcinella or Una. Or an Italian restaurant like Bonterra, where you could order with or without meat.

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      cancowboy RE: whythreecats Oct 2, 2013 10:36 AM

      How about Blink?
      A couple of vegetarian main options.
      Presumably enough dead animal options for the rest of your family.

      As an aside, many restaurants would be happy to make an off-menu vegetarian offering given enough notice.

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      1. re: cancowboy
        whythreecats RE: cancowboy Oct 4, 2013 05:50 PM

        sounds lovely, thank you! can't wait to check it out.

      2. TSAW RE: whythreecats Oct 2, 2013 05:25 PM

        My vegetarian friends always enjoy Boxwood. Plenty of selection for all. But they don't take reservations. Also they close during the winter, but I'm not sure exactly what date.


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          plateofshrimp RE: TSAW Oct 4, 2013 02:58 PM

          January like River Café? Regardless I never noticed that Boxwood closed, ever. And they certainly aren't closed for ALL the winter so please don't imply that.

        2. maplesugar RE: whythreecats Oct 3, 2013 08:21 PM

          I second Blink, or in the same neighbourhood, Divino. For something a little more casual, I like Blue Star Diner.

          1. plateofshrimp RE: whythreecats Oct 4, 2013 02:57 PM

            Every decent resto will have something for vegetarians- a better q is places to avoid.

            I just saw that Muse is going to offer a vegetarian tasting menu, which I'd like to try- because anybody can eat vegetarian.

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              whythreecats RE: whythreecats Oct 4, 2013 06:01 PM

              thanks everyone. looks like I've made a list of places to try!

              she doesn't each fish..vegetarian..but not vegan (oh.. and did I mention a fussy teenager) lol. She does want to go into culinary though so she needs to expand her horizons.

              Most places are really good to us..but it does get tiresome if most of your options are always pasta!

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              1. re: whythreecats
                Scary Bill RE: whythreecats Oct 4, 2013 08:30 PM

                My niece was a fussy teenage vegetarian years ago, but funny thing, chicken wings were a vegetable.

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