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Meatless Monday at Palookaville

When: Mon., Oct. 3 2011

"Believe it or not, you can get through a day without eating meat," says local culinarian Liz Vondrak. Not only that, but your meatless meal can be "really, really good!" She should know: As co-founder and partner in FoodGazi, a vegan and vegetarian catering operation, Vondrak has been slinging the meatless hash on Mondays all summer long. The weekly meat-free meals happen at Palookaville Chili — not a name necessarily synonymous with grainy goodness. Still, Vondrak says, owner Ian P.E. "is really digging what we're doing, serving a complete vegan meal at his restaurant for $7 to $10." (The regular menu is also available for those still craving tasty flesh.) Vondrak isn't quite sure what will be on today's lineup, but past offerings have included things like chipotle black-bean burgers, southwestern quinoa salad, and white bean falafel pitas. The meatless magic happens from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Cicora 3900 Lorain Ave., 216-961-4810,,

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