Usually the restaurants I visit are in Maine, but sometimes I go other places. Maybe you will go to some of the same places, and then get hungry. To assist you in finding vegan-friendly restaurants, I have devised a sophisticated legume-based rating system. Here are the guidelines:
Vegan options are pitiful or non-existent. There is nothing for you but a side salad and french fries.
Example: Bugaboo Creek Steakhouse. The one time I was unfortunate enough to have to eat here I had a dry baked potato with salt and ketchup.
Vegan options are limited and show no imagination. You can choose between a soggy veggie burger and spaghetti.
Example: Gritty McDuff's. How about a wet mushroom sandwich?
A creative selection of vegan entrees that goes beyond the standards and allows you think about what you would actually like to eat, not just what's vegan.
Example: the defunct Barking Cat Cafe. "You mean I can have a tofu scramble, or oatmeal, or vegan pancakes?"
The menu is almost entirely vegan. Your mind is blown. You hyperventilate because you're not used to having so many choices.
Example: Green Elephant. Amazing. Can I move in?
Restaurant reviews to follow!