For years I’ve thought that a newspaper in some large metro area should hire a vegetarian restaurant reviewer, and I fantasized about doing this as a freelancer in a smaller city. Unfortunately, the newspaper industry is dying; fortunately, the internet is thriving, so reality meets fantasy in the form of a blog. I’m a cranky 40-something who’s been a vegetarian for 25 years, loves to eat, used to love to cook, and enjoys reading good food writing. When I was in my 20s, I worked part-time at a small vegetarian deli and natural foods bakery and volunteered at the local food co-op for six years, learning quite a bit about the industry, cooking, ingredients, and health. I don’t claim to be an expert, but I do know tahini from tamari from tabouli.
I plan to review both veg places and those for omnivores, beginning in the Connecticut River Valley north of the Tofu Curtain, and branching out when I travel. Expect to see at least brief reviews of a few places in Vermont; Colorado; Rochester, New York; and Buenos Aires, Argentina.
If you’re traveling and looking for vegetarian and vegan eateries, Happy Cow is a good resource: http://www.happycow.net/