I've been trying to convince my mom to go with me but somehow every time I suggest it the conversation goes a little something like this:
mom: "What sounds good?"
me: "Let's go to Spiral Diner!"
mom: "But I'm hungry. You know, really hungry. I need protein."
me: "They have a huge menu, with lots of protein options - not just tofu."
mom: "But I need meat."
me: "Mom, protein is protein."
mom: (getting testy and annoyed) "You know what I mean."
me thinking: No, no I don't know what you mean. What you mean is that you don't want to try anything new and anything outside of a steakhouse freaks you out.
Well, Spiral Diner is earning more and more non-vegetarian, non-vegan fans. I keep telling her that their "ate layer burrito" is to die for, but she still refuses to go with me, citing "must eat animal protein" as the excuse.
For my final argument, ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I would like to quote a comment left on this GuideLive article:
Posted by Melody @ 3:43 PM Wed, Apr 30, 2008"My daughter and I went last week for lunch. She's vegetarian and I raise cattle and definitely love meat. The menu was amazing. She had the wrap with hummus, roasted sweet potatoes, spinach, and other veggies and it was delicious. I had the "traditional" burger (patty was made of brown rice, nuts and ground veggies). If it had been a blind tasting test, I would have never believed I wasn't eating something beefy and with real life mayo and fixings! The place was very busy and most all were men--overalls, suits, etc. Location is very easy to get to and we will be regulars!"
I rest my case.
*****(Click here for the full Dallas Morning News article.)*****
:) I win!