WaterCourse Foods goes all vegan as of today

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Danielle Lirette
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WaterCourse Foods, Denver's landmark vegetarian restaurant, is losing the "vegetarian" part of its menu and going all vegan as of today.

See also: After nearly six years as exec chef at WaterCourse Foods, Rachel Kesley gets the boot

With the brand-new menu introduced today, Watercourse Foods will now be offering only plant-based food.

The menu isn't the only recent change at WaterCourse: Executive chef Rachel Kesley was let go last month and replaced by Sean Jacob Kendrick. There is also a new chef de cuisine in the kitchen, Melanie Lynn Minard.

In a blog post announcing the new menu, owner Dan Landes said this: "From this day forward, 100% of the WaterCourse Foods menu will be sourced from plants. We celebrate the way we always have at WaterCourse, with a plate of comfort food and a cold pint of beer."

So as part of the celebration, WaterCourse is featuring an all-day happy hour today with drink specials and $5 appetizers.


Location Info

WaterCourse Foods

837 E. 17th Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

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dontmattah
dontmattah

This is a good enough reason for me to travel to Denver then... 

whiskysunshine
whiskysunshine

Awesome news! I wish I could be there to experience the venue and support the joyful new change.

whiskysunshine
whiskysunshine

@Denver Dave If you want to support the dairy industry then man-up and learn the truth about it. Start here with this quick vid:

The Dairy Industry in 60 Seconds Flat

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZcUrWAK-8Q


Veganism is not a trend; vegetarianism has been around for thousands of years. It's roots are based in compassion—one of the virtues all us human beings should be practicing. If you can honestly say you agree with animal slavery and torture such as this—you are one heartless human being and should work on becoming a compassionate person.


And if you think it's okay to support corporations and industries that kill 10 billion land animals every year for food in the United States, and 58 billion worldwide—in the name of money—you need to do some serious soul searching.


@Denver Dave, you have no right to an opinion if you don't know the truth about how all that food gets on your plate. You should bow down in humblism and be open to learning.


Your comments show that you are a drone; a prime example of a person who has been eating up the deceit that industries, corporations, government, and most of all corporate marketing campaigns have dictated to you. And that's ok—because this is the world we all live in. However, you now have no excuse. Go forth and learn the truth.

Veganism is not about being an angry, unhappy, can't eat anything folk! It's about compassion and practicing loving kindness values every day. It's about not supporting greedy, deceitful, hateful corporations with your hard-earned money. It's about saving lives.

There is so much amazing plant-based foods on our planet that provide all the nutrients we need! Meat-eaters have no clue how to cook awesome vegetarian foods, let alone vegan foods. Be grateful that this company is being a positive leader and be open to eating amazing, nutrient-dense food!

jc00
jc00

Yay!!!

Clinical studies have found that casein, a protein in all dairy products, blocks the absorption of antioxidants and renders them useless to our body. http://nutritionfacts.org/video/nutrient-blocking-effects-of-dairy/

Eight great reasons to eliminate dairy products from your diet; osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, lactose intolerance, vitamin D toxicity, contaminants and health concerns of infants and children. http://www.nutritionmd.org/nutrition_tips/nutrition_tips_understand_foods/dairy.html

Eggs vs. Cigarettes in Atherosclerosis - One egg a day (whether standard, free-range or backyard) equals smoking 25,000 cigarettes.
http://nutritionfacts.org/video/eggs-vs-cigarettes-in-atherosclerosis/

Eggs Linked to Cancer Progression
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=x3yp0oTd1YA#at=66

Eggs Harmful to Health
http://www.pcrm.org/health/medNews/eggs-harmful-to-health

Get healthier (and kinder) by going vegan!
21-Day Vegan Kickstart http://www.pcrm.org/health/diets/kickstart/kickstart-programs
 

csolisr
csolisr

Any chance that they go full fruitarian someday (as in "no roots, stems, or microorganisms were harmed in the production of your dish")? Because that would be the ultimate healthy food, for the environment that is.

Denver Dave
Denver Dave topcommenter

Now I really have no reason to go there.  I can deal with a vegetarian menu, maybe even enjoy it, but vegan is just self-flagellation.  Life is too short for that level of self-denial IMO.  Seems like the early stages of an eating disorder.  But, hey, whatever floats your boat.  Some people need "control" in their lives and diet is an easy way to achieve it while attracting the maximum attention possible in public. "I'm gluten free, vegan, lactose intolerant, kosher, allergic to ________, (insert the food denial trend du jour).  Why don't you have more on your menu for MEEEEEE????"  Watercourse should be Nirvana.  Rant over.

TheFabulousMarkT
TheFabulousMarkT topcommenter

Oh, that's interesting.

My favorite thing there is probably the Juan Wrap. When I order it, I tend to inadvertently emphasize the first syllable, so it ends up sounding more like "HHHHHHHHHHWWWWWWWAN wrap".

Then, I smile sweetly at the server. :D

Denver Dave
Denver Dave topcommenter

@whiskysunshine  WOW - you raise being a self-righteous know-it-all to a real art form.  You should take that show on the road (far far away).

Denver Dave
Denver Dave topcommenter

@csolisr  Or, 100% raw and save on energy by not having to actually cook.

zignatz
zignatz

@Denver Dave  There is a greater range of vegan foods than non vegan. Educate yourself.

Gggg
Gggg

@Denver Dave What about you? You can go to 99 percent of the other restaurants in the area if you want your meat and dairy. Also it never hurts to try something different. You might like it.

Denver Dave
Denver Dave topcommenter

@zignatz - Thus disproving that old saying "variety is the spice of life" .

canoby
canoby

@Gggg @Denver Dave What hasn't been linked to some sort of issue?  Eat too much spinach and it may give you kidney stones. 

Gggg
Gggg

@Denver Dave The reason is so they can prove that these foods can be made without the exploitation and cruelty to animals. Also, meat and dairy is terrible for your body and has been linked to inflammatory diseases, diabetes, heart disease and a plethora of other maladies. Quit keeping yourself in the dark and read a book.

Denver Dave
Denver Dave topcommenter

@Gggg  What makes you think I've never tried it?  I eat at a vegetarian restaurant in Puerto Vallarta (Planeta Vegetariano) pretty often when I'm down there.  They have quite a few vegan options some are OK a lot are pretty bad.  Luckily the vegetarian options are tastier. 


The thing I find most interesting about vegan purists is how much time and effort they spend trying to make their vegan food taste as much as possible liks non-vegan versions of the same dish.  Vegan cheese - really?  If vegan food is so fabulous why all the effort to make it taste like something that isn't vegan.

Gggg
Gggg

@Denver Dave says the person who is not open to trying vegan food.

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