Steak for a Vegan?

@DianneN (54692)
United States
September 18, 2017 3:08pm CST
Why would our son have chosen to have his bachelor party dinner at a steakhouse when he is a vegan? I'll tell you why. His future brother-in-law is a chef, and he never had the opportunity to go to this very popular and famous New York City steakhouse. Our son promised to take him there a few years ago when he still was a meat eater. Up until recently, our son only ate fish. Now, like his fiancée, he is a strict vegan. Trust me when I say all the food there is fantastic. So, to make all the meat eaters attending his bachelor party very happy, the steakhouse it was. They ordered steak, with a side of steak. Our son enjoyed salad, vegetables, and dessert. By the way, a fun time was had by all!
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• Lakewood, Colorado
18 Sep
A very good steakhouse that Dianne! Bet they had a blast! That would be me now fish only no meat.. Hope you are doing fine today my friend.
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@DianneN (54692)
• United States
18 Sep
Do you know Peter Luger's? It is a wonderful place. Good for you for only eating fish. The kids are trying so hard to change me. lol
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• Lakewood, Colorado
18 Sep
@DianneN I know of it, but I have never been Dianne. Yes I stopped eating meat about 2 months ago and feel much better for it.
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@DianneN (54692)
• United States
18 Sep
@TiarasOceanView Glad you feel so much better. So does my son and his fiancée. I must learn how to cook for them. Sigh.....
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@kobesbuddy (11313)
• East Tawas, Michigan
18 Sep
Your son ended up with a beautiful dinner, just like everyone else! That's admirable:)
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@DianneN (54692)
• United States
18 Sep
Thanks! It turned out well for everyone. My nephew was there, but had forgotten the date and had to change his flight to California. He left this morning, but he got zapped with the fee. Kids!
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@kobesbuddy (11313)
• East Tawas, Michigan
18 Sep
@DianneN Kids are always in a big hurry it seems, then 'Oops!' something they forgot! LOL My oldest grandson, Nate is notorious for forgetting his car keys, can't keep track of them!
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@DianneN (54692)
• United States
19 Sep
@kobesbuddy Poor Nate! That is so frustrating. The son who is getting married is notorious for leaving the house three times before he actually gets going. Lol! I must admit, he's much better now that he's on his own.
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• Peoria, Arizona
18 Sep
That is very generous of him to think of others instead of just his own diet. At least they all had fun and enjoy the meals!
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@DianneN (54692)
• United States
19 Sep
When the reservations were made, he was still eating fish. He just wanted everyone to be happy with their meals and have fun. Thank you. He's always been so kindhearted.
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• Peoria, Arizona
19 Sep
@DianneN Well, still haha could have went all groomzilla, like some do.
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@DianneN (54692)
• United States
19 Sep
@DesirousDreamer That is so not him!
@Kind4321 (872)
• Nairobi, Kenya
18 Sep
Wow happy to hear the bachelor dinner was awesome.And your son is so selfless.He went to the stake house to please his brother in law and the friends.He is definitely a keeper who was raised by a queen.Good job once again! I'm a reformed meat lover but i don't envy vegans... LOL..If i was there i would have seriously worked on the stakes.I'm salivating just at the thought of it!
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@DianneN (54692)
• United States
18 Sep
Lol! Thank you! My son told me he was just as happy and full with all his veggies. I'm more of a meat and potatoes girl, but do love fish if I don't have to cook it. Yes to fresh fruits and veggies, too.
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@Kind4321 (872)
• Nairobi, Kenya
18 Sep
@DianneN just fish or sea food to?...I love me some local meals probably you do not know of and chicken
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@DianneN (54692)
• United States
19 Sep
@Kind4321 I'm sure you have some delicious local meals. I love almost everything and try new foods when I travel.
@LadyDuck (113071)
• Switzerland
19 Sep
I am sure he made all his friends and future father-in-law happy. We mainly eat fish, sometimes chicken and very few times red meat, no pork (of course).
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• Bucharest, Romania
19 Sep
why no pork?
@LadyDuck (113071)
• Switzerland
19 Sep
@Cristi_Ichim Because my husband is Jewish.
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@DianneN (54692)
• United States
20 Sep
Thank you! They all had a fun time, which makes me so happy for him. Everyone loved their steaks. I don't cook fish, but we eat it when we go out. Believe it or not, we do eat pork chops and ham in sandwiches. Neither of us had it growing up.
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@NJChicaa (26066)
• United States
18 Sep
I have always wanted to go there. My husband and I will get there eventually! I can't imagine being a vegan. I enjoy food too much!
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@DianneN (54692)
• United States
18 Sep
You won't be disappointed there. Cash only.
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@NJChicaa (26066)
• United States
18 Sep
@DianneN Yes I did know that. Cash or their credit card.
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@DianneN (54692)
• United States
18 Sep
@NJChicaa Yes, either one is acceptable.
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@poehere (17075)
• French Polynesia
19 Sep
This is fantastic. I don't eat steak, but I do know a lot of people who do. I would have been like your son and skipped the steak. I am glad he chose this place and everyone had a great time. Good choice.
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@DianneN (54692)
• United States
19 Sep
Thank you! He was happy as was everyone else. My husband is still talking about his meal! lol
@poehere (17075)
• French Polynesia
19 Sep
@DianneN My BF would be the same. He loves his steak. Friday when I picked him up at the airport we stopped to et on the way home. He ordered Steak like always.
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@DianneN (54692)
• United States
19 Sep
@poehere Lol! Men! Glad your bf is home and hope you are having a wonderful time seeing each other. Have fun!
@Courtlynn (42274)
• United States
18 Sep
Id love it there. Love steak.
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@DianneN (54692)
• United States
18 Sep
It is awesome there and if you love steak, I highly recommend it. Cash only. lol
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@Courtlynn (42274)
• United States
18 Sep
@DianneN i wont be going as i dont go to ny but wish
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@DianneN (54692)
• United States
18 Sep
@Courtlynn Some day! Never say never, ever! lol
@just4him (85191)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
20 Sep
I'm glad everyone had fun at the bachelor party, even at a steakhouse for meat eaters. I didn't know your son and future daughter-in-law were vegans. It will be easy to decide the menu once they're married. Cheaper too since meat is expensive.
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@DianneN (54692)
• United States
20 Sep
Thanks. They did have a wonderful time and of course, that made me so happy for my son. Yes, they are vegans and look great and feel terrific. You'd be surprised at how costly organic fruits and vegetables can be. They eat lots!
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@just4him (85191)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
20 Sep
@DianneN I've seen the cost on them. So I don't buy organic. I imagine they do eat lots.
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@DianneN (54692)
• United States
21 Sep
@just4him My son never stops eating. I don't know where he puts all his food, unlike me.
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• Bucharest, Romania
19 Sep
Why did they choose to become vegan? Or, better said, what does veganism mean?
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@DianneN (54692)
• United States
20 Sep
They aren't big meat eaters, anyway, but after reading how awful meat, chicken, fish, and any animal products are for the human body, not to mention the inhumane way animals are slaughtered, they decided to become vegans. That means eating no animal products-eggs, butter, etc.
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• Bucharest, Romania
20 Sep
@DianneN ok, and what exactly is preventing you from being a vegan too?
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@DianneN (54692)
• United States
20 Sep
@Cristi_Ichim I enjoy meat too much. lol
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@fishtiger58 (29386)
• Momence, Illinois
19 Sep
I think he made a wise choice.
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@DianneN (54692)
• United States
20 Sep
He has to eat! His brother, his best man, chose the place. lol
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@fishtiger58 (29386)
• Momence, Illinois
20 Sep
@DianneN Oh I see lol, and he likes meat I bet Nothing better than a well cooked steak.
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@DianneN (54692)
• United States
20 Sep
@fishtiger58 For us, that's the truth!
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@bluesa (10655)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
19 Sep
Great that your son took those who eat meat into consideration, Dianne. I am happy a fun time was had by all.
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@DianneN (54692)
• United States
20 Sep
Thanks! It didn't bother him one bit to be around those yummy steaks! I remember the last time we went with him, he ordered fish.
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@bluesa (10655)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
20 Sep
@DianneN , oh he is brave to ignore that steak, but I am sure the fish was also delicious.
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@DianneN (54692)
• United States
20 Sep
@bluesa Now he eats nothing but grass.
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@spiderdust (2478)
• San Jose, California
20 Sep
Oh, I'm envious. I can't remember the last time I had a porterhouse steak!
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@DianneN (54692)
• United States
20 Sep
Don't laugh, but the last time I had porterhouse was the last time I was at that restaurant. It was awesome!
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• San Jose, California
20 Sep
@DianneN It's probably been 10 years or more for me. Oh, how one sounds good right now!
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@DianneN (54692)
• United States
20 Sep
@spiderdust I love hamburgers, too!!! lol
• United States
19 Sep
Sometimes even the most diligent followers of a vegan or vegetarian fare/diet, will carve a great steak as I do who eats according to her blood type knowing full well that BEEF is an absolute no-no . . . @DianneN but as long as I also add the beneficial grains or vegetables to that steak, the balancing act serves me correctly and I enjoy one succulent piece at a time ! I think your son made a great choice by accommodating everyones stomach
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@DianneN (54692)
• United States
20 Sep
Thank you! I'm all for a happy balance. What willpower he has! I'd never pass up a steak at Peter Luger's. lol
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• United States
21 Sep
@DianneN is that a 5 star restaurant ?
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@DianneN (54692)
• United States
22 Sep
@enlightenedpsych2 Yes, and the number 1 5 star restaurant for steaks.
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@Tracy04 (10659)
• Malaysia
19 Sep
Sometimes it's fun to eat with vegans. We know that vegan has no meat and I like it
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@DianneN (54692)
• United States
20 Sep
Lol! I'm going to learn how to cook for him and his future wife!!!
@Tracy04 (10659)
• Malaysia
21 Sep
@DianneN good luck!
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@DianneN (54692)
• United States
21 Sep
@Tracy04 Trust me. I'm going to need all the luck I can get!
@YrNemo (5709)
18 Sep
It is hard at times being a vegan...
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@DianneN (54692)
• United States
18 Sep
I wouldn't know. I'm a meat and potato girl myself. You? I'm just worried about cooking for them, but I will look things up online.
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@YrNemo (5709)
18 Sep
@DianneN I am vegan perhaps 95% of the time (too lazy to chew the meat ). No, let me rephrase it, I like vegetables in general, but I will eat meat if it looks yummy enough.
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@DianneN (54692)
• United States
18 Sep
@YrNemo Ha Ha Ha!!!! I understand!
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@YesWay (2924)
21 Sep
It sounds like a great place
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@DianneN (54692)
• United States
22 Sep
Absolutely yummy!!!
@YesWay (2924)
22 Sep
@DianneN You have made me hungry now just thinking about it!!
@FayeHazel (9302)
• United States
20 Sep
Oh dear, now nice of your son to make his guests happy at the steakhouse, even though he is vegan. I'm happy they had a big assortment of other things to eat
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@DianneN (54692)
• United States
20 Sep
I'm sure he was happy, too. He eats nonstop.
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@FayeHazel (9302)
• United States
22 Sep
@DianneN Lol! Oh good...
@SIMPLYD (73925)
• Philippines
20 Sep
That's what I thought of, he would like all his meat lover friends to enjoy the foods that's why. I suppose there are also salads there so it will go well with steaks too. We seldom eat steak. They are expensive and laden with cholesterol also. Though, I super love steak. My hubby would just don't let me ate a lot of it because he is worried for my cholesterol level.
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@DianneN (54692)
• United States
20 Sep
His brother is the Best Man for the wedding and made all the arrangements months ago when my son was still eating fish. You're right. He had all kinds of salads and vegetable dishes that were delicious and filling. Too much of anything is never a good idea, especially red meat. We cut way back on it ourselves.
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@SIMPLYD (73925)
• Philippines
21 Sep
@DianneN Hubby and I too cut our intake of meats already. Specially, that hubby is taking a maintenance for hypertension, because it runs in their blood.
@amal06 (186)
20 Sep
It must be hard for him to turn vegan. I was raised a vegetarian and I turned towards meat in 10th grade however now I have gone back to being vegetarian again but it is way too hard sometimes especially when you go out for lunch or dinner where you have all these delicious dishes of which you already know the taste, that makes it more hard. But good for him I guess he has some good self control. Btw did he turn vegan for his fiancée?
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@DianneN (54692)
• United States
20 Sep
It wasn't hard at all for him to become a vegan. He never ever liked meat, even as a child. He's been eating only fish for several years. His fiancée became a vegan about three months ago, and he decided it wouldn't be difficult to join her. Now they harp on me, but I do like my meat and potatoes, although I do love all kinds of grains, beans, and vegetables, too. I can see how difficult it can be for you, but being a vegetarian or vegan is definitely so much healthier for you. And the animals won't suffer needlessly.
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@amal06 (186)
21 Sep
@DianneN Agreed. That compassion for animals played a part in me turning back to vegetarianism.