In the not-too-distant past, veggie burgers were blah replicas of their ground-round counterparts. While some restaurants stay on the safe side and serve the well-branded Gardenburger, Bentley's veggie burger rises up and speaks to the meatless masses. Although the ingredients are a secret, minced mushrooms and grains with just the right spices stand on their own instead of trying to emulate meat. Put it between marble rye bread and add the fixings of mustard, mayo, Russian dressing, a slab of melted cheese, a slice of tomato, lettuce and sprouts. Guess what? You won't even miss the meat.
2. Casbah Tea House, 628 N. Fourth Ave., 903-0393
3. Cup Café, Hotel Congress, 311 E. Congress St., 798-1618