Reader: It's easy to be a vegetarian and not a jerk

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What Bree Davies used to eat....
Are vegetarians jerks? Or are the people serving vegetarians jerks? While Gretchen Kurtz liked many of the dishes at Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant, which she reviews this week, she found the service less than attentive. And on our arts blog, Bree Davies pondered the possibility of becoming a vegetarian -- but also worried that she might turn into a jerk.

See also: Learning how to be a vegetarian without being a jerk about it

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What Bree Davies eats now.
Says Christy:
It's easy to be a vegetarian and not a jerk. Just be the vegetarian but not the jerk. Seriously, though, vegetarianism is a choice and a sometimes-difficult one (meat is delicious and smells terrific) so just work on being at peace with that choice for yourself and don't think of it as your job to "spread the gospel". I don't offer my reasons to anyone unless they ask and then I say "for environmental and animal cruelty reasons" and I don't go into more detail unless interest is expressed in knowing more (never happened). Especially in Colorado, it's easier than you think. There are literally BBQ restaurants with vegetarian menus. I've never encountered a server or friend or party hostess who even blinked when I declined meat. It's a bit tougher in the south and midwest, where I travel for work, but it's mostly ok as long as you're in a city. I'm a pescatarian myself, and try to reserve fish for now-and-then, but it does make a nice fall-back in a dining situation where my only other option would be a baked potato and a limp salad.
Where do you go for vegetarian food in this town? Post your suggestions below, and read Bree Davies's original piece here.




Location Info

L & L Hawaiian Barbecue

14221 E. Cedar Ave., Aurora, CO

Category: Restaurant


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Jedediah North
Jedediah North

at what point do we forget to MIND YER OWN FU€KING BUSINESS? just saying.....

Yuke Toofte
Yuke Toofte

The setan carnitas at sprouts make amazing vegetarian fajitas

David Montalvo
David Montalvo

Can we just eat what we want and not be rude about it??? Silly monkeys...

Zach Carsel
Zach Carsel

What fun is it being better than everyone if they don't know it?

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Stan Salazar
Stan Salazar

A pescatarian who's against animal cruelty... Interesting.

Julian Aguirre
Julian Aguirre

veggies aren't nearly as bad as gluten free people.

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