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Why must all restaurant entrees have meat in them?

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Why must all restaurant entrees have meat in them?

Maxinella | Feb 25, 2011 10:34 AM

O.K. I realize that as a vegetarian I'm the odd ball at most dining establishments, but I find it amazing that most places just assume that every patron wants some sort of flesh in every entree. Yes, I know that you can find eggplant parm, or some other cheese encrusted dish on some menus, but why do so few restaurants have even one non-meant entree? Haven't chefs ever heard of beans.

I'm curious: if you eat meat, do you feel that you must have it as an entree whey you go out to eat? If not, what would you like to see more of on menus?

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