Meatless Monday, for those of you who might not know, is part of a goal to reduce meat consumption by 15% in order to improve personal health and the health of the planet. You might not be vegetarian or vegan, but I'll bet almost everyone eats a meal without meat once per week, without even thinking in terms of "I need to eat vegetarian once a week."
As I've reported in the past, Dovetail on the Upper West Side is part of this initiative, serving up a vegetarian tasting menu at their restaurant on Mondays. Now, if you want to stay downtown on Monday night, Mario Batali's 14 restaurants will be instituting Meatless Mondays and offering several vegetarian dishes at each resto. I know I'm super excited to hear this, as Lupa and Otto are among my favorite restaurants! Kudos Mr. Batali!