Cozy bar and restaurant 7th & Carson opened its doors late 2017. You’ve probably walked by and have seen its cute garden patio or peaked in to notice its open kitchen with brick oven … but if you’re vegan, chances are you never actually stopped in.
Well, times have changed.
This American tapas-style restaurant, so while you can totally order a dish for yourself, we suggest ordering a few plates to share. And, pairing them with a cocktail.
Start with one of the vegan-friendly salads: the Wood-Roasted Beet Salad or the Heirloom Tomato Salad. The beet salad includes a soft cashew cheese, roasted beets, orange, fresh herbs, and olive crumb so good that it could change even a solid olive naysayer’s mind. The tomato salad is just as delicious with a vegan feta, pine nut, mint, and sumac.
Move on to the Mushroom and Cashew Lettuce Wraps, a dish that owner Liam Dwyer says is popular among his non-vegan diners as well. Spoon sautéed wild mushrooms with fresh herbs into the Bibb lettuce cups and top with one of the sauces served with the dish, a savory cashew sauce or one with a kick.
If you’re looking for a cozy dish, try the Soft Polenta. The warm polenta is covered with a mushroom ragu and a vegetable demi glace reminiscent of a pot roast dinner … without the meat. It’s completely vegan– trust us — we made the chef confirm twice because it’s that spot on.
Stay tuned for more from Chef Gregg Fortunato and 7th & Carson. They continue to add new dishes. For whole plant enthusiasts, there Fortunato assures us there won’t be any mock meats added to the menu; he’d rather create flavorful dishes that shine on their own, something 7th & Carson’s guests would order whether they are vegan or not.616 E Carson Ave, 89101; 702-868-3355; 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.