Defending the sanctity of meats everywhere, people on the internet have been getting very riled up over the past few days. The cause of this outrage? Vegan brisket, as served by Dallas eatery V Eats. Yup, that's right, vegan seitan brisket.
The whole brouhaha kicked off last week, when the Dallas Observer's food and drink editor Beth Rankin reviewed the new, self-dubbed "modern vegan" restaurant. She ordered a tortilla-crusted faux chicken dish, macaroni and "cheese," and brisket tacos.
"The brisket is made of seitan, the chicken-fried steak is made with breadfruit, and the salmon sushi is made with a curious pink 'meat' that was somewhat translucent and mostly flavorless," she writes. "The brisket—which comes in a slide, taco, or sandwich—did not, on its own, immediately bring the warm fattiness of classic brisket to mind, particularly texturally, but on tacos, it made for a fun and tangy bite that was reminiscent of beef. It's not going to fool a pitmaster, but it is something I'd order again."