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  • sunny_outdoors
    Judith posted the latest news that they NO longer offer veggie buffet. Currently it s still all veg menu..... while meat eaters stomp out of restaurant on a
    Message 1 of 5 , Apr 24, 2013
      Judith posted the latest news that they NO longer offer veggie buffet.

      Currently it's still all veg menu.....
      while meat eaters stomp out of restaurant on a daily basis....

      --- In SFVeg@yahoogroups.com, "sunny_outdoors" <sunny_outdoors@...> wrote:
      > I went there last friday.. Sorry I didn't post this earlier
      > I hope it was a good experience to you...
      > My review doesn't really count if things changed a bit. A lot is my personal taste too... I had South Indian buffet many times at Udipi in South Bay
      > ==
      > Judith, I hope to receive your review soon..
      > ==
      > Lotus Chaat
      > http://www.yelp.com/biz/lotus-chaat-and-spices-san-rafael
      > review of their all veg $8.95 buffet
      > PRO
      > Fancy assortment of sauces for your meal/bread: coconut sauce, pickled plum,, (expensive variety)
      > eggplant
      > cauliflower
      > nice service the manager was good
      > almost all of the food was vegan, the only non vegan dish was the yogurt sauce
      > CON
      > not enough vegetables, I wouldn't mind inexpensive potatos
      > Too many breads,, which I don't like to eat them anyway
      > 2 of their soups, Sambar and Ramas were BLAND
      > Shocking cause usually it's usually fiery SPICY HOT
      > Lentils were bland
      > Overall I prefer more spicy food. Even if it's Southern Indian , they should have some sort of curry but there were none at the buffet
      > ==
      > Vegetarians BEG the restaurant to go veg, but then they don't come back to eat.
      > Meat eaters enter the restaurant and STOMP out as soon as they find out it's all veg.
      > When the restaurant originally opened it was all veg….then went to adding meat….
      > Now the restaurant is trying to go back to all veg again…
      > So they are trying to figure what's best. The owner has a total of 3 restaurants, one of them is more popular Lotus Cuisine of Indian on 4th St – l/2 mile away
      > ….. that restaurant the entire roofs opens up on a hot day. I plan to take my friends there just to check out the roof!
      > =======
      > This is my 4 out of 5 star YELP review , it's actually a 3 star since there were many bland dishes. I was generous giving 4 stars maybe it can stay veg. I won't be back cause this is not near my home.
      > =====
      > they are giving a 3 month trial on an all vegetarian buffet.
      > What I'm most impressed is the amount of fancy sauce you get to put in your idili and 2 other breads. If you like South Indian bread, you are in for a treat.
      > I will give 5 stars, if the entrees are more spicy. Most items were not spicy, including the two soups: Sambar and Raamas(sp)
      > My 2 favorite entrees were the califlower and eggplant.
      > The owner knows vegetables cost more than the meat. So give them a try. $8.95 for buffet... .
      > --- In SFVeg@yahoogroups.com, Judith Gottesman <judithrachelleg@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Chaat (Lotus Chaat and
      > > Spices)<http://maps.google.com/maps?q=1561+4th+St%2C+San+Rafael%2C+CA>
      > >
      > > 1561 4th St, San Rafael, CA
      > >
      > >
      > > They just became vegetarian (mostly vegan) this week and already lost a lot
      > > of money with people walking out when they found out it was all veggie. I
      > > just spoke to the owner and urged him not to give up on being a veggie
      > > establishment. Please support them and spread the word.
      > >
      > >
      > > They are no longer having the lunch buffet at Chaat, in general, but will
      > > have an all-vegan buffet just for our Marin Vegan Meet Up, Thursday, April
      > > 18th 12:30-2. We will be in the dog-friendly patio reserved for us. So join
      > > the Meet Up and RSVP! Www.meetup.com
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > --
      > > Judith Gottesman, MSW
      > > Matchmaker and Date Coach
      > > Soul Mates Unlimited®
      > > www.SoulMatesUnlimited.com
      > > 510.418.8813
      > >
    • Dr. Will Tuttle
      Hi everyone - just wanted to let you know about this event that starts tomorrow - Presented by the Sivananda Yoga Center in San Francisco This weekend –
      Message 2 of 5 , Apr 25, 2013
        Hi everyone - just wanted to let you know about this event that starts tomorrow -

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        April 26 Friday 6:00 - 8:30pm

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