The Hairy Vegetarian in New Brunswick - Tumulty's
When you think of vegetarians and eating at restaurants you might not think of an Irish pub. I’ve been going to Tumulty’s in New Brunswick since I was a student at Rutgers in 1988. Of course it’s the perfect place for a pint of Guinness. I’ve been there many times since becoming vegetarian. I’m always pleasantly surprised at how well I do there. Last Sunday evening, after a performance at the State Theater, several of us headed to Tumulty’s. From their website: PS: The family says “TUM’-ul-tee” but we don’t mind how you say it, as long as you come and visit for a while.
I started out with their famous “Heart of Lettuce - A time-honored steak house tradition.” It’s a big wedge of iceberg lettuce with your choice of great dressings cascading down the sides. You cut it with a steak knife. What a great way to eat a salad.
I then had “Tumulty’s Double Veggie Burger - Two special recipe patties grilled and stacked with lettuce, tomato and onions.” As veggie burgers go it was pretty good. It had an interesting texture, which I liked, and above all, didn’t fall apart when you bit into it. I hate when you bite into a veggie burger and half of it slips out the other side.
On previous visits I have had:
Black Bean Nachos Grande - Black bean veggie chili, guacamole, black olives, sour cream, lettuce, tomato and melted jack
Grilled Vegetable and Mushroom Quesadilla - With roasted red peppers and jack cheese
Roasted Vegetables, Mushrooms and Bowties - Lightly sautéed with tomatoes, olive oil, vegetable broth and fresh herbs
Grilled Vegetable Wrap - With zucchini, squash, carrots, spring mix and roasted red pepper mayo
And various specials.
It’s nice to have a variety of offerings. It’s also a great room, with model trains running above your head. The crowd is usually a mix of Rutgers students, townies, and old folks like me in town for an event.
Tumulty’s is at 361 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901