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Best Restaurant for Vegetarians

The Helmand

806 N. Charles St., (410) 752-0311

Posted 9/13/2000

It's inevitable. Sure, your pals act understanding about you being a vegetarian and all. But then the time comes to decide where to go to dinner, and suddenly everyone wants to go to Ruth's Chris or some other dead-animal-graveyard of a restaurant. When you very gently remind them that you don't eat steak/burgers/fried chicken/fill in the carnivorous blank, the unvarying response is, "Oh, you can order a baked potato." Listen, pal: Fuck the baked potato, OK? Just because some of us are vegetarians doesn't mean we want to eat substandard, boring food. Just leave the driving to us, and we'll point the tires straight toward the Helmand. Your friends will be happy because all the food there is just plain outrageously good, and you'll be happy because half of it is meat-free. Many dishes come either way--flesh-based or vegetarian--and are great either way. So you say tomato, we say tomahto, you order the lamb lawand and we'll order the mushroom lawand. You order aushak, leek-filled ravioli with a meat sauce; we ask for aushak with the meatless sauce, and Carnivores and vegetarians can sign a peace accord over the heavenly kaddo borawni (baby pumpkin with yogurt).

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Other Awards for Best Restaurant for Vegetarians:

Mr. Chan's, 9/16/2009

Golden West Café, 9/17/2008

One World Café, 9/19/2007

The Yabba Pot, 9/20/2006

The Yabba Pot, 9/21/2005

The Helmand, 9/22/2004

Mango Grove, 9/17/2003

Mr. Chan Szechuan Restaurant, 9/18/2002

The Helmand, 9/15/1999

The Helmand, 9/18/1996

All Awards for The Helmand:

Best First-Date Restaurant, 9/16/2009

Best Middle Eastern Restaurant, 9/20/2006

Best Middle Eastern Restaurant, 9/21/2005

Best Restaurant for Vegetarians, 9/22/2004

Best Restaurant, 9/19/2001

Best Restaurant for Special Occasions, 9/13/2000

Best Restaurant for Vegetarians, 9/15/1999

Best Restaurant, 9/17/1997

Best Restaurant for Vegetarians, 9/18/1996

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