Friday, February 02, 2007

Mary's Of Course

A vegetarian-friendly restaurant that I've recently "rediscovered" is Mary's Of Course, a small cafe at the corner of Brookstown Avenue and Cherry Street. Vegetarians will find a lot to tempt them, with hearty entrees that are more than just a token meat-free vegetable dish. I mean, how many other restaurants in the area serve tofu AND tempeh?

Breakfast and brunch are available all day -- try the tofu scramble, the tofu burrito or an omelet made with tofu or vegetarian sausage. In the mood for lunch? You can get a vegan burger, tempeh rueben, tofu satay or a barbecue tofu (or tempeh) sandwich -- the latter is a bun overflowing with cheese, slaw and cubes of tofu or tempeh in a tasty barbecue sauce. It's definitely messy, but oh-so-good.

There's always a vegetarian soup of the day, and they also have interesting specialty grilled cheeses -- one day it included pears!

A bonus to going to Mary's is the ever-changing artwork exhibits on the walls -- as well as the standing collection of toys and geegaws sitting around the restaurant.

Mary's Of Course is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the weekends.



At 2/02/2007 2:01 PM, Blogger Andy said...

Love the bbq and slaw samich at Mary's. Makes me pine for the old Rainbow days too. Christopher's may be good, but hard to replace the old Rainbow News & Cafe!

At 2/02/2007 3:57 PM, Blogger Cassandra said...

I sorely miss the Rainbow, too. Winston-Salem just isn't the same without it.

I haven't tried Christopher's. Looking at its menu when it first opened, it didn't seem to have many vegetarian options. Do you find it veggie-friendly?


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