What a Summer this has been! Put through the ringer in a very good, if hugely intense way, myself. I hope however you are leaving it, somehow you too are enriched.
Speaking of being bountiful, hopefully you saw NYC was named the most veg friendly city this week with an all vegetable skyline sculpture in much of the press around it. Here’s a good writeup from AM New York.
Last week I noted the Upper East Side Gobo has closed. (Think the very first EatUP I hosted official organizer was there October ’04. Wow.) And then a few of you said West Village Gobo has shuttered and been emptied too. Ugh.
Then a rumor came to life with this writeup about Angelica Kitchen faltering. Yes, get over there soon with a gaggle of green grubbers to support one of THE veteran businesses. PLEASE!
On a brighter note, and also revamped, is Quintessence‘s menu over to more small plates, a redesigned space plus a nifty image-heavy digital menu.
And it looks like Brooklyn will have a new vegan kosher spot very soon! Appreciate a first-hand report from someone eating there into October/Autumn.
A number of EatUPpers have written me recently about subletting, subletters and seeking a potential roommate (situation). In general, Facebook is a far better place to put the word out and connect with someone I’ve found. (FWIW My roommates have mostly come from Craigslist, with one through FB.) That said, please take a peek at EatUP’s message board to see if you might house or sublet to the visiting author Kim Stallwood from the U.K. late October/November.
Please check out This Week in Vegan Crowdfunding at least to learn more about Tomato Sushi!
I strongly encourage vegan projects, events, businesses, etc. to share 30 second announcements about their latest and greatest at Manhattan Vegan Drinks (last Thursdays). It’s a free event with a sizable, favorable audience that likes to be in the know!!! Of course, posting a FB event is another free way to get the word out when you invite interested folks to that event.
This Sunday September is the People’s Climate March. Here’s one vegan contingent that’s participating.
Wednesday September 24, it’s the “Running, Eating, Thinking” Book Launch from vegan editor & author Martin Rowe with his business, Lantern Press
Monday, October 20, I encourage you each to check out chef Da’Ves’ dinner pop-up with an apple themed menu. (Maybe there will be a Big Apple inspired soundtrack in the dining room to boot.)
Hope to toast a good few of you tomorrow at the inaugural Better Booze Festival. (Reminder: Ticket sales end TODAY, Friday! code: drinkbetter)
p.s. look for another RoundUP in three weeks after someone’s had some much needed time away!