Break out the Lipitor. Doomie's does not proffer vegan as health food but the results are a guilty pleasure and the place is really amiable. The server was sweet and helpful and managed the big room by herself cheerfully and efficiently. She recommended the fried chicken. It came with a nice salad with Italian dressing although I'm vaguely curious about their vegan take on 1000 Island and ranch. There were two pieces of chicken and the one resembling a leg actually had a little stick in it. I suspect ethical vegetarians would find this revolting but I thought it sort of cute. The accompanying mashed potatoes were very good but the roll was of the airy commercial variety. I think they're striving for Colonel Sanders more than Wolfgang Puck so I get the point. My husband's Philly cheese steak also came on a mushy boring roll but the beef strips didn't have that gnarly taste like most beef substitutes and the accompanying sauteed onions and peppers were terrific. The fries were excellent.
Everyone in our party said I was too hard on the desserts but to me the chocolate cake was gritty with a weird aftertaste. The other dessert had some fancy schmancy name I don't remember but it was essentially strips of puff pastry layered with bananas and raspberries and some cream stuff. Great pains were taken with the presentation of the desserts but I just wasn't blown away. Next time I'll try one of several different cupcakes which looked good.
We brought our own beer and that was fine. Be warned that on weekend there is a $6.50 charge to park at the Doomie's mini mall. At around 7 p.m. we had little difficulty finding street parking. The dog in front of Doomie's apparently belongs to the owner and is very angry, perhaps not an aficionado of vegan cuisine.
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