Hello fellow veggies and/or food lovers!
Sorry I have been M.I.A. for a while, but with the holidays I was forced to go to a lot of crappy restaurants with family that weren’t worth blogging about.
This post is about Good Dog Bar located on 15th Street downtown. I actually went here in December, but didn’t have time to post until now. http://www.gooddogbar.com/
If you’ve never been to Good Dog it is a cool spot. Kind of like a dive bar, but not too dirty/divey if that makes sense. The place has three floors. The first floor is the main bar and there are a few booths as well. Second floor has tables for dining. Third floor has a pool table, a couple of arcade games and a dart board. The third floor is a cool spot to hang out and have a drink or wait for your table. All three floors are decorated with black and white photos of you guessed it…dogs.
They have a decent amount of vegetarian options here and at least two items that are vegan or can be made vegan. Good Dog is famous for their burgers (mainly the meat ones though) so I opted to try the Grilled Veggie Burger. Below is the description from the menu and a picture of the meal:
roasted eggplant, mushrooms, lentils, brown rice, cumin, cilantro & scallions topped with curried mayo, lettuce, tomato & beet chips, served on a whole wheat roll *vegan w/o mayo.
So how did it taste? Well if I was working on a five star scale I would give it about a three to three and a half. The taste was great. It had a good mix of flavors. I really liked the mayo, and the addition of beet chips was an interesting and tasty idea. However, the texture was weird, everything seemed VERY CHEWY. The beet chips and the fries were both super rubbery, and the bun was so thick that I wished I had shark teeth to tear through it. I would say that maybe things had been sitting out for a while, but I went on a Saturday night at prime dinner time and there was a wait, so I don’t think that was the case.
Overall I liked the atmosphere and the burger had promise so I definitely think it is worth another try. Maybe they were just having an off night or something. Our waiter said the vegan sloppy joe was also really good, so I think I will try that next time.