Once upon a time, the Blue Bird was a hippie-ish little vegetarian eatery. But today, it's the best place in town for a brown-rice-and broccoli-eatin' vegan to enjoy a harmonious date with a give-it-to-me-still-mooin' carnivore. For starters, there's the veg-friendly herbed hummus, a creamy spread served with warm pita; and for the meat lover, there's the house-cured salmon flavored with orange, cilantro and jalapeños. A vegan will be thrilled by all the dinner choices: the North African vegetable stew, a melange of seasonal organic veggies in a spiced tomato-chickpea broth over couscous; or the green curry, squares of tofu and vegetables in a coconut-milk sauce. The carnivore will salivate over the natural-beef tenderloin, a succulent wedge of locally raised beef served in a Madeira sauce with asparagus and mashed potatoes, or the bison burger. At the Blue Bird Bistro, both veggies and meaters can have their dinner and eat it, too.