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Best Veggie Burger

Dougherty's Irish Pub

223 W. Chase St., (410) 752-4059

Posted 9/17/1997

The problem with ordering a veggie burger in so many restaurants is that the people in charge of preparing it just don't seem to care. Maybe they're heartless carnivores, maybe they have more important things on their minds, or maybe they're just mystified as to why anyone would order a burger minus the meat. And, yes, alternapatties can be weird things, made up of all variety of exotic ingredients from textured soy protein to lentils. (Picture a low-paid burger flipper skeptically examining a sizzling veggie burger a safe distance from the grill: "How can you tell if it's done-I mean, it's always brown.") Prepared with a little attention and care, however, veggie burgers can be really, really good-and Dougherty's takes the job seriously. Their vegetarian version of the classic pub burger is substantial and tender, with a pleasantly nutty flavor and meaty texture. Add an order of Dougherty's admirable fresh-cut French fries and we're talking a meal that will make you forget all about missing the "ham" in hamburger.

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Other Awards for Best Veggie Burger:

Carolyn's Café, 9/19/2001

All Awards for Dougherty''s Irish Pub:

Best Free Pool Where You Can't Play, 9/20/2006

Best Bar Where White and Black Baltimore Drink Together, 9/21/2005

Best Bar, Mount Vernon/Midtown, 9/17/2003

Best Pool Hall, 9/13/2000

Best Bread Pudding, 9/13/2000

Best Bar, Mount Vernon, 9/17/1997

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