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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Eleven Eleven Mississippi Serves Vegetarian Tuscan Cuisine Worth Hogging

Posted By on Tue, Dec 10, 2013 at 6:00 AM

       Assorted wild mushrooms & pecorino polenta | Tara Mahadevan
  •        Assorted wild mushrooms & pecorino polenta | Tara Mahadevan

The Veggielante is on a mission to spread the word about places to order good, meatless grub. Check out this week's pick.

Destination: Eleven Eleven Mississippi (1111 Mississippi Avenue; 314-241-9999)

Neighborhood: Lafayette Square

Cuisine: "Rustic cuisine with Tuscan and Northern California influences"

       Eleven Eleven Mississippi | Tara Mahadevan
  •        Eleven Eleven Mississippi | Tara Mahadevan

See also: Baileys' Range Takes its Unconventional Veggie Burgers to the Next Level

Overview: Paul and Wendy Hamilton's first restaurant is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year. Eleven Eleven Mississippi concentrates on cuisine predominantly from Tuscany and the owners make sure to be inclusive of everyone's diet, including two special menus for vegans and those with a gluten intolerance.

       Inside Eleven Eleven Mississippi | Tara Mahadevan
  •        Inside Eleven Eleven Mississippi | Tara Mahadevan

Highlights: Eleven Eleven Mississippi's crispy butternut squash and mushroom fritters ($8.99) are a crowd favorite, garnished with thyme remoulade and a balsamic reduction. If you're ordering an entree you can split this appetizer, but it is quite hard to share such a lovely fried duo.

       Crispy butternut squash & mushroom fritters
  •        Crispy butternut squash & mushroom fritters

The restaurant's wild mushroom and pecorino polenta ($15.59) is loaded with spinach, artichokes, parmigiano and, as the dish's name suggests, a crazy amount of mushrooms. The perfect dish for vegetarians, and gluten-free to boot. Meat-eaters can add a protein of their choice for just a couple more bucks.

Another favorite is Eleven Eleven's eggplant parmesan ($14.79), which is stacked high (kind of like lasagna) with marinara sauce, spinach and fresh mozzarella.

See also: Save Room for Vegetarian Pizza at PW Pizza

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