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Holy Sh*t That's Vegetarian?!

Restaurant: Jake and Tellys Greek Taverna

City: Colorado Springs

State: Colorado


When someone suggested I try the vegetarian mixed plate (Hortofágos Mezéthes) at Jake and Telly's, I was appalled. Of all my meat-eating years, why would today be the day that I ventured out of my comfort zone and into the unknown territory of vegetables. Boy, was I wrong.

The Vegetarian Mezéthes is a generous platter of grilled eggplant, onions, zucchini, hummus, olives, feta cheese, dolmadakia, roasted red pepper, tomato, gigantes beans, pita bread, and tzatziki sauce.

As I write this review today I find myself humbled, and forced to admit that I have failed to give vegetarian cuisine enough credit. Not only was this dish packed with flavor, but the natural proteins also lulled my carnivorous desires to sleep in a cool bath of house made tzatziki sauce. The flavor and care placed into the preparation and presentation of this dish was nearly immaculate. To the chef, I salute you.

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