3.16.2002 ||> Applebees and the seventh level of vegetarian hell
I realize that as a vegetarian, my choices of foods are limited. However, I went to Applebees today and to both my shock and utter dismay, there was not one thing for me to eat. Not. One. Thing. Now, I'm used to getting stuck with a veggie burger or whatever, but at Applebee's, even the salads were covered in meat. They had no garden salads. So, naturally I was upset. Then the waitress pointed out this appetizer called the veggie patch pizza. I was like, "OK, I'm sick of pizza, but I am really hungry, so I'll have that."
This was not a pizza. It was a crisped tortilla with melted parmesan cheese and diced tomatoes. A freakin' cheese crisp with tomato on it. I was so mad. Anyway, me and my friend left the place in disgust, after I had to tip the waitress a bit for her time even though we didn't even buy anything. It wasn't her fault, but I felt like I was in the ninth circle of vegetarian hell. Oh, and the kicker? When I told the waitress I was a vegetarian, she offered me fish. I was like, I'm a vegetarian, not a Catholic. People: fish=meat. Really.
Moral of the story: if you are a vegetarian, add Applebee's to the (very short) lists of restaurants that haven't come into the 21st century yet. I mean, if Johnny Rockets has a veggie burger, what is this place waiting for?