Whatever you think of Chicago Diner, the place certainly has chutzpah. Though by its very nature a vegetarian establishment, every day it must recreate diner classics, many of which are inordinately meaty.
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Even with the slogan "Meat Free Since 1983" emblazoned on its awning, my carnivorous self couldn't help but see what The Chicago Diner was all about. After a brief chat with one of the GMs (who, incidentally, isn't a vegetarian or a vegan), I took his recommendation and ordered the Radical Reuben ($10.50).