Wednesday, June 10, 2009

How About a Vegetarian Restaurant?

One of the things we talked about at the Sierra Club meeting is the need for a good vegetarian restaurant, preferably emphasizing local, organic produce. Right now, that would be a tough sell as it is not easy (perhaps impossible) to find locally grown, organic produce.

There is very little in the way of vegetarian fare in the local restaurants, and certainly nothing organic. Sunshine Foods has a small lunch selection. The food is okay, but nothing to write home about.

I could see an argument for having a portion of the menu with grass fed, organic beef and other meat items, to encourage more people to try the restaurant and sample vegetarian fare.

Please, one of you restaurant owners or restaurant owner wannabe's, how about giving this a try? (Or if you don't want to go too far out on the proverbial limb, how about adding more vegetarian choices to your current menu? Of course, the dishes would have to be more orginal than a side dinner salad with iceberg lettuce.)


  1. Penny, you hit on what may be THE major obstacle..."it is not easy (perhaps impossible) to find locally grown, organic produce."
    Red River Valley farms in Clay county are a good start for seasonal produce, but a full blown restaurant probably would need more suppliers and wider variety. Judith McGinnis earlier this year pointed out that there are no community gardens in the Wichita Falls area. It just seems to me that the place to start is at the source. Get the farms and gardens growing more, build up the local farmers' markets and generally support and spread the locally-grown movement.

  2. I am glad to see that the community garden idea seems to be catching on. How about some small organic farms?? Anyone?