Reader: I love beets, but give it a rest already

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Did you vow to eat more veggies in 2013? You can't beat the roasted beets and arugula salad that Lori Midson recently found.

Unless you hate beets, of course. Or are just over them.

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- Guess where I'm eating an arugula and beet salad?
- Guess where I'm drinking this beet cocktail?

Says Denver Dave:

Frankly, who knows or cares? If there is one single dish that is completely ubiquitous on Denver menus these days it's beet salads. It would be easier to name a restaurant that doesn't have one on their menu. This makes me sad because I love beets but give it a rest already.

But as it turns out, there is no rest for this beet salad discussion.Read the ongoing conversation here.




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Mantonat
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I don't understand a single point about this comment. First, it's a contest to guess where the picture is taken. If beet salads are ubiquitous, it just makes the contest harder - which is kind of the point. Second, if you love beets so much, seeing them on more menus should do the opposite of making you sad. Third, if you don't care, why do you bother commenting? Taking the time to comment is the exact opposite of not caring. Finally, "Who knows?" Well, apparently several people did. 

Plenty of food items are ubiquitous in restaurants. Nobody complains when every Mexican restaurant has tacos or enchiladas. Nobody complains when every bar and grill serves burgers and fries. I've never heard anyone complain about the prevalence of other types of salads - like spinach or iceberg. A beet salad's just a good way to throw in some seasonal vegetables. Beets are cheap and add a ton of flavor, so why wouldn't restaurants use them? If you're sick of beet salads or find their presence exasperating, just keep your eyes moving past the word "beet" on the menu. That iceberg lettuce with ranch dressing will do just fine.

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