How much would you pay for this? (Photo: Clifton Henri)
Believe it or not, Blind Faith Cafe has been serving up creative vegetarian fare for 30 years now. The Evanston restaurant was way ahead of the local-and-organic trend, and continues to churn out dishes like Sagamite' (hominy corn, wild mushroom, jerusalem artichoke, wild rice and applewood-smoked squash sauteed in a rich vegetable reduction) and Pastel Azteca (layers of spinach, black bean, tortillas and poblano peppers baked with roasted tomato salsa and topped with melted cheese) for an appreciative audience.
Want to try one? Now is the time, because through Saturday, Blind Faith is celebrating its anniversary by letting customers decide what they want to pay for their entrees. So go ahead, try that shiitake walnut loaf you've been curious about -- if you don't like it, you don't have to pay the full $14 price. But since a restaurant doesn't get to the ripe old age of 30 by sending out tasteless food, we're guessing you'll end up parting with at least a little bit of cash.
If you really dig the veggie vibe, check Centerstage's directory of (mostly) meat-free spots.