After this challenging past year, we all deserve a little comfort food. And traveling vegetarian/vegan eatery Vulture Foods is headed to Cincinnati's West Side Brewing to satisfy that need.
On Tuesday, May 25, the restaurant is hosting a "plant-based junk food" pop-up for the meat-free eaters — or folks who simply enjoy a healthy dose of deep-fried indulgence in their lives.
Their Cincy stop will run from 4-8 p.m. and will feature five different sandwiches ranging in price from $13-$16, including the Nashville Chik'n Sandwich or the Mango Habanero Chik'n Sandwich. Sides include seasoned fries ($5) or loaded fries like the Buffalo Chik'n Fries and Habanero Chik'n Fries, both priced at $9 for small or $14 for large. Additions like pickles, "bacon," crispy onions and slaw are available for an added cost.
The "chicken" patties are made with soy, wheat and peas, and while their loaded fries are gluten-free they are fried in the same fryer as their sandwich patties, which do have wheat in them.
The pop-up is a delicious reminder that vegetarians crave junk food, too. A concept that fast food restaurants have recently become rather hip to, as chain giants like Burger King, White Castle and KFC have begun offering meat-free options on their menu.
West Side Brewing, 3044 Harrison Ave., Westwood.