Today’s Brooklyn Paper heralded that “Vegetarianism is Dead – Long Live Meat”. I would venture to say that most would agree that this is a rather nefarious way to begin an article highlighting the Brooklyn Vegetarian Restaurant Week (ceremoniously titled Brooklyn Goes Veg!). Needless to say, the article does more damage than it does good.
This year finds a total of eight restaurants taking part in the event; last year, nine. Of those participating, only four can count themselves as full-fare vegetarian restaurants. The SuperVegan Resturaunt guide lists Thirty in Brooklyn alone. So this begs the question: Where are all the rest?
Perhaps, the point is to induce non-vegetarian restaurants to serve a veggie menu for the week; I’m unsure.
So. I put the question to you dear readers: From the look of things is Brooklyn Goes Veg! a viable event for the borough? Your comments are appreciated.
Oh, and, if vegetarianism is dead, hopefully it’s because veganism killed it.
Full disclosure: I live in Queens where veg*n options are far from plentiful and SuperVegan has written on this topic before.