(Sour grapes alert, if you didn’t pick it up from the headline.) Brooklyn Vegetarian Restaurant Week is coming up soon, October 21-27, 2007. The week is sponsored by Brooklyn Goes Veg!, which seems to be a one person organization, but at least she’s doing something.
As of now, the participating restaurants are 4 Course Vegan, Jill’s, Imhotep, Elaa Juice Bar, Red Bamboo Brooklyn, Scoops, the online mail-order-only Veggie Brothers, and the V-Spot. I’m a cheap bastard careful with money, so I hoped that at the very least there’d be some good bargains happening. But all we’ve got are two prix-fix meals: $40 at 4 Course Vegan and $28 at the V-Spot. The “deals” for the other places haven’t been announced yet.
The launch party will be held at the V-Spot a few days before the week itself, on the evening of Thursday October 18th. There will be a a couple of raffles happening there. But where does your $10 ticket money go? “Towards logistical expenses and a portion of the proceeds will go to Brooklyn organizations who promote healthy eating/lifestyles.” Uh-huh. Like Brooklyn Goes Veg!, maybe?
I hope this Brooklyn Vegetarian Restaurant Week goes well. It’s still a week away, so maybe it will all come together and be amazing. And I guess it’s not too late for any of Brooklyn’s other dozen or so vegetarian restaurants to sign on. But for now it seems half-baked and unexciting. Brooklyn deserves better, right?