Best Vegetarian Restaurant St. Louis 2002 - Hungry Buddha
The concept's brilliant because, without acknowledging it, Brokaw's offering a menu of -- what, somebody help us -- 5,938,462 different menu items. Somebody call the Guinness people!
In addition to the variety, the plate's damn big for eight bucks, the food's always fresh and the result is uniformly excellent. Here's the genius part: If it ain't any good, you've got nobody to blame but yourself, idiot, because you're the lunkhead who thought shiitakes, peanuts, cashews, tofu and a load of cilantro would taste good mixed in peanut sauce with noodles.