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by Truly

Review: Meze 119 is probably your most upscale option for a vegetarian or vegan dinner in the Tampa Bay area. It's casual, but nice casual. Fun, hip ambiance, friendly and knowledgeable servers, very good food. Convenient downtown location in St. Pete. I almost didn't want to go because it sounded like a typical boring Middle Eastern menu that we vegetarians are always getting stuck with when nothing else is available(hummus! baba ghanoush! be still, my beating heart!) But Meze 119 surprised me. So first of all ... fake meat! I love fake meat! They had fake chicken, tempeh bacon, all sorts of fake stuff. And ... they have plenty of NO FAKE MEAT options for those of you who DON'T like fake meat! Second - variety! Not just tabbouleh and falafel. Other stuff too. And even the Middle Eastern stuff has some interesting twists, like a Moroccan spiced fava bean hummus. Third - taste! Everything was tasty! The Cyprus BLT was habit-forming, and the Moroccan BBQ Chikk'n with crispy fried spinach (aka crack) was memorable. Fourth - liquor license! So you can enjoy a nice drink while you are sampling the meze! Really only one complaint: the cutesy alternative (and nearly illegible) alternative spellings for the fake meats. Shrrmp? Is that really necessary?

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