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Dating a Vegetarian But You're a Meat Eater?

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Say you've recently started dating a vegetarian. You're really starting to like them, but you're a meat eater. Or say it's the other way around. The eating preference - either way- isn't the issue but sometimes it makes it difficult to choose a restaurant you'll both enjoy. You need to find a restaurant where both of you can dine to your hearts content. We've complied a list of restaurants that are not only great for carnivores but also great for vegetarians.

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— By Katy Hume

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Root Down

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This restaurant is known for its versatility with vegetarian and non vegetarian offerings. Even the happy hour offers veggie sliders or lamb sliders. From country fried tofu to beef short ribs, this restaurant covers all your bases.

Potager

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Denver's original farm to table restaurant knows how to do it when it comes to pleasing all eating preferences. The roasted chicken is always amazing and so is the cheese soufflé, no matter in what seasonal incarnation in appears in.

New Saigon

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With an entire page dedicated to vegetarian dishes and the remainder of the book-like menu meat options, there's something for everyone. After dinner you can head to the sister-bakery next door.

Izakaya Den

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Izakaya Den's menu has an entire section dedicated to items from the "ranch" or "garden". They also offer a variety of Japanese dishes to cover both vegetarian and meat eaters.

The Squeaky Bean

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The Squeaky Bean offers a variety of vegetable forward dishes while still providing a good selection of meat dishes. Vegetarian highlights include the burrata with pea tendrils and the tarragon risotto with meyer lemon confit. The non-veg shouldn't miss the the bacon wrapped quail, fried chicken, and amazing burger.

The Plimoth

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This neighborhood restaurant features an evolving menu highlighting seasonal ingredients. The variety of vegetarian appetizers is substantial and there are certainly multiple entree options as well. .

Black Pearl

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This South Pearl Street restaurant offers a variety of vegetarian dishes from the blue cheese and mushroom soufflé to veggie mac 'n cheese. Meat eaters should not miss the seared duck over dirty rice with duck confit and grilled beef with béarnaise.

Pizzeria Locale

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This contemporary pizzeria is a perfect date night spot in Boulder. The variety of salads, pizzas and antipasti will have vegetarians and meat eaters craving more. Don't miss the butterscotch budino for dessert.

Guard and Grace

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Although Guard and Grace is known for a being a modern steak house, it's so much more. The menu is full of vegetarian-friendly dishes from appetizers, to flat breads and entrees as well as a whole meat forward section for the other part of the equation. This is a perfect spot for a downtown date night.

Root Down

This restaurant is known for its versatility with vegetarian and non vegetarian offerings. Even the happy hour offers veggie sliders or lamb sliders. From country fried tofu to beef short ribs, this restaurant covers all your bases.

Potager

Denver's original farm to table restaurant knows how to do it when it comes to pleasing all eating preferences. The roasted chicken is always amazing and so is the cheese soufflé, no matter in what seasonal incarnation in appears in.

New Saigon

With an entire page dedicated to vegetarian dishes and the remainder of the book-like menu meat options, there's something for everyone. After dinner you can head to the sister-bakery next door.

Izakaya Den

Izakaya Den's menu has an entire section dedicated to items from the "ranch" or "garden". They also offer a variety of Japanese dishes to cover both vegetarian and meat eaters.

The Squeaky Bean

The Squeaky Bean offers a variety of vegetable forward dishes while still providing a good selection of meat dishes. Vegetarian highlights include the burrata with pea tendrils and the tarragon risotto with meyer lemon confit. The non-veg shouldn't miss the the bacon wrapped quail, fried chicken, and amazing burger.

The Plimoth

This neighborhood restaurant features an evolving menu highlighting seasonal ingredients. The variety of vegetarian appetizers is substantial and there are certainly multiple entree options as well. .

Black Pearl

This South Pearl Street restaurant offers a variety of vegetarian dishes from the blue cheese and mushroom soufflé to veggie mac 'n cheese. Meat eaters should not miss the seared duck over dirty rice with duck confit and grilled beef with béarnaise.

Pizzeria Locale

This contemporary pizzeria is a perfect date night spot in Boulder. The variety of salads, pizzas and antipasti will have vegetarians and meat eaters craving more. Don't miss the butterscotch budino for dessert.

Guard and Grace

Although Guard and Grace is known for a being a modern steak house, it's so much more. The menu is full of vegetarian-friendly dishes from appetizers, to flat breads and entrees as well as a whole meat forward section for the other part of the equation. This is a perfect spot for a downtown date night.

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