I was getting lunch in the food area of the Utah Arts Festival when someone -- seeing my media pass and thinking I must work here -- asked, "Where's the Thai noodle place?"
Alas, the booth run by a Salt Lake City Thai restaurant isn't here this year, and no one is more disappointed than I am. The Thai noodle booth always served up a heaping pile of curried tofu and pad thai -- a lot of food for the money paid.
Denied my Thai dinner this year, I searched a little farther afield for a good vegetarian dish.
After considering the grilled cheese at Melty Way (where I had a nice Italian sandwich at lunch, with tomato and pesto with mozzarella) or the veggie gyros from the Greek booth, I wound up at the end of the block, and the Lucky 13 stand.
Lucky 13 is serving barbecue -- and most vegetarians avoid barbecue joints, knowing that they usually consider anything with less than two dead animals to be a vegetarian entree.
But Lucky 13 has a yummy veggie dish, called the "Lucky Vegetarian." It's essentially a salad wrapped in a flatbread -- with mixed greens around a cilantro slaw with onion, tomato, dried cranberries, corn, black beans and a mango salsa. (One caveat: Like most other things bought at a barbecue place, napkins are required.)
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