(Note: This thread was split from the California board at: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/5871... -- The Chowhound Team).
The problem I have with vegetarian restaurants like Sipz that they a lot of dishes on the menu where they try to mimick meat dishes (e.g. meatballs, chicken, turkey etc.) In a good vegetarian restaurant I want to eat dishes where I don't miss meat but I am impressed with creative ideas around fresh produce. If I want to have spaghetti with meatballs I eat real meatballs not some tofu that presumably looks and tastes like it (and in reality often tastes lousy).