The hotel I am in has no restaurant facilities. Since it is a nice night I took the short walk to Charlie was a sinner, a new vegan place on South 13th Street instead of finding somewhere to deliver. And, oh thank goodness I did!
Their menu consists of three chapters: To Quench, To Savor and To Sin. I did not indulge in chapters 1 or 3 but did savor two of their small plates from chapter 2 while having a nice conversation with my server J. Christie (who just celebrated her one year veganniversary)!
I started with the Little Hot Dogs and followed that with the Maryland Style Crab Cakes. Both soy based and great tasting.
The crab cakes had a consistency that is similar to what I remember of crabcakes. Along with the tofu base they contain zucchini and are nicely spiced with a bit of a kick of heat. I would have them again.
The place was pretty crowded for a Tuesday night. Great to see people coming out and supporting local, vegan establishments. I am excited to go back and test out the rest of the menu.
Since this was a bit of an impromptu decision the only camera I had was my iPhone. Next time I will bring my "real"camera so the pictures do the food justice!
Check out Charlie was a sinner on Instagram @charlie_was.