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by happycowgirl

Review: Perhaps Heirloom changed the menu in response to the first review (below) and added a plethora of vegan options. When we went, virtually everything on the menu was vegan or said "vegan option available". I couldn't have been more pleased. The avocado frites ($12, vegan, gf) is a creative appetizer. It's avocado slices breaded with a cornmeal flour served with ketchup. Filling and delicious. I highly recommend the tempeh reuben ($16). Their corned tempeh is made in-house. The sandwich is available in a vegan version or vegetarian with Swiss cheese. The butter chickpea curry ($17, available vegetarian or vegan) is far too bland for my taste. If you are afraid to try curry because you fear it's too spicy, this is the curry for you. They should mention on the menu that this is a very mild curry. When I see curry on a menu I assume it has some spiciness to it. Personally, I would not order this again. Their vegan chocolate cake ($11) is a slice of heaven! It's creatively served with poached beets and cashew cream. The beets make a surprisingly delightful pairing. The service is outstanding. Every need is attended to. As for the atmosphere, the decor is upscale. If you walk in wearing jeans, you'll likely be seated at the high tables in the bar area. This may have been a coincidence, but we noticed everyone in denim was relegated to that area. I'm particularly impressed with the artwork. They have one piece that says "I don't eat my friends". I really like this. I'm guessing it's a play on the PeTA slogan, "Animals are my friends and I don't eat my friends." It tells me that Heirloom is committed to the ethical principles behind vegetarianism and isn't a restaurant like Green Zebra in Chicago where the owner eats meat and serves gourmet vegetarian food only as a culinary niche. Metered street parking out front.

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