Food Glorious Food! by Ollie
March 27, 2009, 9:57 pm
Filed under: CHAFF

So we start our tour on sunday.  An important factor in having an enjoyable tour is food!  We like having nice dinners before shows, it makes us happy.

So we have a request.  Can people send us suggestions of where to eat.  It doesn’t matter what it is, as long as its good!  And if it serves vegan food as well, even better!  The close to the venue the better, we’re pretty lazy.

Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia

Higher Ground – Burlington

La Sala Rosa – Montreal

Opera House – Toronto

Magic Stick – Detroit

Turner Hall – Milwaukee

Fine Line Cafe – Minneapolis

Waiting Room – Omaha

Bluebird Theatre – Denver

Neumo’s – Seattle

Richard’s on Richards – Vancouver

Wonder Ballroom – Portland

Harlow’s – Sacremento

Slim’s – San Francisco

Detroit Bar – Costa Mesa

Thank you very much.  We’ll review the suggestions. x

P.S. If we had our own cooking show it would nearly be as good as this…


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I could give you a suggestion for Chicago, but you aren’t playing Chicago this time. 😦

Just trying to guilt trip you guys. Have a great tour.

Comment by Seitz

Queen of Sheba is pretty good Ethiopian right around the corner from the Wonder Ballroom in Portland. It’s cheap and vegan friendly!

Comment by Rob.

Near the Bluebird, you’ve got your Annies Diner:

Nothing vegany about the menu, but they’re lovely, lovely people and I’m sure they’d be happy to adapt…

Comment by simon hb

theres a fancy and tasty vegan restaurant in philly a few blocks away from where you’re playing:

Comment by rachel

There’s a chain of vegan restaurants called Native Foods, and there’s one in Costa Mesa about a mile away from where you’re playing:

Avanti Cafe’s also good, but a bit further away:

You’d have even more options if you came to San Diego, which I’m told is America’s Finest City. ahem.

Comment by Alison

this site has food suggestions for most of America with discussion boards for many different regions – look it up.

Comment by JaneinMA

Hey guys, there’s a vegan friendly restaurant called Fresh not too far away from the Opera House in Toronto that has delicious food. Have a great tour, see you at the show.

Comment by Matt

Hi,when you come to Montreal check out La Sala Rosa Restaurant. It’s in the same building as your venue La Sala Rosa (4848 boul. St-Laurent). It’s a Spanish restaurant offering tapas,paella, along with a changing weekly menu of divinely tasty specials and desserts.
Rock on….

Comment by Domenic

In philly there’s a place a few blocks towards the river called Maoz, I’m not a vegetarian, but it’s some of the best food I’ve ever had. Of course, you could also check out Jim’s Steaks, and say to hell with animal rights…

Comment by Brendan

ananda fuara is a veggie restaurant on market st. in sf, it’s probably a 10 or 15 minute walk from slim’s. they’re pretty good, if i remember correctly. but while you’re here, you should definitely get a burrito! don’t listen to san diego if san diego tells you they have the best burritos, because san diego is a LIAR. so, if you’re into that kind of thing, i can tell you that, too.

Comment by rp!

Depending on how far you want to go, Araya’s in seattle has great veggie/vegan food. Its a little ways from Neumo’s but Piecora’s pizza is pretty close and pretty tasty.

Comment by Brandon

In Minneapolis you’ll be down the block from Cafe Brenda and around the corner from Pizza Luce, both of which have great food, vegan options, and eponymous dot coms. You’ll also be like 2 blocks from Sex World, but I wouldn’t eat there.

Comment by Noah

I am going to your show in philly tonight, and my family was wondering the same thing. We have dietary concerns, considering we are allergic to dairy.

Comment by Colleen

I second Matt’s suggestion of going to Fresh in Toronto, however it’s not really close to the Opera House. You should go anyway. The nearest location is Queen St. W. and Spadina. Opera House is Queen East.

Comment by ProblemSleuth

Hey guys, when you come to burlington VT (tonight) I suggest you eat at AL’s French fries across the street from the venue its “good” greasy american food… heheh


Comment by Dave Snider

San Francisco

There’s two Thai places within 2 blocks of the SF Venue (Slim’s):

— Basil Canteen 1489 Folsom St (1/2 block from venue)

— Minora Thai at 1600 Folsom St !1.5 blocks from the venue)

There’s also a vegan restaurant called Herbivore at 983 Valencia Street. It’s about a mile away and I have a big vehicle to take a few of you down there if you like.

I mean, after all, I did vote you #1 and #12 of my music picks for 2008 🙂

Comment by Chris Roomian

If you still have time to check this out in Montreal:
– Rumi :Mediterranean-Oriental /4403, boul. Saint-Laurent (Vegie)
– La Paryse : Great burgers /302 rue Ontario est
– La Banquise : Serve Poutines which is Montreal’s own greasy food (chips+cheese), Great place and they also have some vegie stuff!!
– Schwartz : Smoked meat, don’t go at noon or you’ll just seee people queuing / 3895, boul. Saint-Laurent.

And if you’re up for a beer, 2 blocks away from your venue, there’s a great microbrewery, Dieu du ciel, 29 Laurier W.

Can’t wait to see you tonight!

Comment by JC

Around the Opera House in Toronto, there’s a couple of vegetarian/vegan places:
– Green Earth which isn’t too far away (a quick streetcar ride north of the venue):

– or if you arrive at the venue early enough there’s pulp kitchen (which is a quick streetcar ride east of the venue), it closes at 4 tho’

Comment by sfc

its too far to walk to from the opera house, but you should try salad king. its near yonge and dundas.
but don’t be deceived by the name, its thai food. i have a sudden craving for their thai islamic noodles, but its not listed on the online menu…so good, and you can choose the number of chillies you want in it!

Comment by EI

In Denver you could go to Watercourse, but it would be a bit of a walk. It’s on 17th closer to downtown. They specialize in Vegan/Vegetarian food, and they are quite good.

Oh! There is also a cupcake shop called The Shoppe just a few blocks down from the Bluebird. It is excellent. At the end of that block exists a very good comic shop called All in a Dream.

Comment by wvandenb

next time you are in Boston the local paper just printed a review of a great vegan restaurant

Comment by jane

In Milwaukee there’s a restaurant called Casablanca which has good Middle Eastern cuisine and it’s only about a mile away from Turner Hall.

If you’re looking for something vegan/vegetarian there are two cafes called Beans & Barley and Comet Cafe which aren’t as close (about 2-2.5 miles away). I haven’t personally been to either, but I’ve checked out their menus and they look pretty decent and have gotten good reviews.

Otherwise, you could always just eat at Turner Hall’s restaurant, they serve a good fish fry on Fridays (it’s Milwaukee’s most famous fish fry, so they claim).

Comment by Angela

Seattle: The Honey Hole (conviently a two blocks west from Neumos and i would definitely recommend it)
Quinn’s and Via Tribunali (a bit pricey but if you’re up for it then go for it!)

Comment by JM

Here is the best cooking show online! Enjoy!

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