4.3.12: So I've been here a few times now, and feel ready to review it. Everything in this review is vegan according to their menu.
I like the veggie burger - it's made of red beans and rice and it's deep fried. It falls apart, but it's kind of fun, and I think it's pretty delicious. It sometimes comes with vegan mayo, which I don't care for personally. (two times it did not, one time it did.)
The mock duck tacos are so-so, I think that the tacos from Senor Wong in St. Paul are superior. They aren't bad, just not great, either. The fries seem to be from real, actual potatoes with some pieces having the skin on. If the cooks are on their game, these come out fairly crisp with plenty of tender bits, too. Lots of potao flavor, which is nice. If the cooks aren't on their game, they can be meh and a bit soggy.
The other thing I tried is onion rings. Yum! Giant rings with the BEST ketchup ever - a curry ketchup. I love that freaking ketchup. A little sweet with some of the curry spice.
Other vegan items on the menu, a VBLT (Tempeh bacon, lettuce, tomato) sandwich which I really want to try; a basil tomato soup; a coconut curry chop salad. They also have tater tots and sweet potato fries available.
Service has been great every time I've been there. The staff really knows their stuff and is willing to find out.
Overall - not overwhelmed, but a great spot to hang out between shows or even between other bars or to kill time in. Relaxed atmosphere. The slogan is "Your neighborhood bar, downtown" and I really feel that vibe.