April 27, 2007, 1:48PM
By KELLI KENNEDY Associated Press Writer
© 2007 The Associated Press
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The fake meat at this upscale vegan eatery doesn't taste like mystery meat. Depending on the night it's more like hearty meat loaf with a mushroom sauce, pork tenderloin or Mediterranean grilled chicken skewers.
At Sublime, cascading waterfalls trickle from 10-foot windows in a low-lit dining room filled with live palm trees and customers sampling $19 caviar _ made of seaweed, not fish eggs.
Once a network of grungy, obscure cafes, the vegetarian and vegan experience in some cities has blossomed on par with its carnivorous counterparts, complete with Zagat ratings and celebrity clienteles.