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Meatless Monday:
Beyond Veggie Medley

If you are vegetarian, you know the dreaded vegetable medley. It’s not that you don’t like vegetables, it’s just that the vegetable medley more often than not signals you are an afterthought, just like those veggies, which are the only option at a restaurant your friends chose. You like your friends, and it’s not that big of a deal. But the veggie medley is the lowest common denominator for vegetarian options at a restaurant.

Nothing at [ONE] Restaurant in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, is the lowest common denominator. This is a place where the dinner is a symphony, an experience, the way to spend an evening, from spun sugar apples to plates constructed like a mixed media installation. And an open kitchen to watch all the action.

Therefore, take a cue from the chefs at [ONE]—artistry is more complicated than a vegetable medley, but aren’t you worth it?

Potato Skin Gnocchi With Rutabaga, Cheddar, and Pickled Apple Jam
from Chefs Kim Floresca and Daniel Ryan of [ONE] Restaurant, Chapel Hill, NC

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