Through RoundUP 4/30/15 – Pure Food & Wine returns, Snail drops a COOKbook

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Grilled seitan over rice vermicelli at Lan Cafe

 

Well hello there.

I nearly cried last week enjoying a final meal at Lan Cafe. It was too last minute and swift to gather some, any of you. And cold as a warlock’s tit out there to boot! Main reason I didn’t cry is that lemongrass vermicelli only needs hot sauce added. All else would be foolish, tears included.

And then the tears tried to come again this week during a visit to Chicago seeing a cousin who could so benefit from veganville. Seemingly, he was drifting to sudden death due to lacking decent care from his previous doctor. Now he has a team of doctors, all advocating a good many things, including plenty more plant-based eating…

Before all that, I was tickled to attend the recent Bunnies for Bunnies fundraiser for Urban Utopia Wildlife Rehabilitation, taste some locally-made vegan cheeses (plus a pate) made by Cheezhound (good stuff!), and see that Pure Food & Wine + One Lucky Duck have reopened.

Speaking of openings, stay tuned for V-Spot takes Manhattan – the location and space are wonderful!

Thanks to all those who sent over vegan crowdfunding campaign links last week. While I continue to be frustrated by a great many of them, I accept drafted (and, yes, ugh, live ones) campaign links for review FREE. This is in hopes of them being even better prepped for success, and to keep nudging the needle of veganism forward. And yes, I have and will take some on as a client where it makes sense.

UPCOMING EVENTS BEYOND NYC VEGAN EATUP

Thu Apr 30, Vegan Drinks, April 2015: Benefits Social Tees Animal Rescue! Food by Monk’s Meats!

 

Sun May 3, Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale to Benefit Positive Tails

Mon May 4, Rally To Build Animal Shelters in the Bronx and Queens!

Tue May 5, Cook Book Launch: Street Vegan: Recipes and Dispatches from The Cinnamon Snail Food Truck by Adam Sobel

Sat May 9, East Village Juice Crawl

 

Tu May 12, Mastering the Art of Vegan Cooking Launch Party

Thu May 14, P:OWER Ballads:  Karaoke Party to Benefit Mercy For Animals

May 15-18, Botanical Rejuvenation Learning Retreat Sensory Weekend

Sat May 16,  Vegan Shop-Up (at Pine Box Rock Shop)

 

Sun May 17, The Seed : MARKET

Wed May 20, Victoria Moran’s Good Karma Diet book launch

Sat May 23, Trenton Vegan Pork Roll Festival

 

Sat Jun 6, Philly Veg Fest 2015

Thu Jun 11, Vegan Drinks Brooklyn

Sat Jun 13, Better Booze Festival 2015

Sat Jun 20, The Seed : EXPERIENCE 2015

 

Nov 28-29, Cruelty Free Fashion Show in New York

 

C H E E R S

Demetrius

 

I am so looking forward to enjoying one of the vegan Italy travel tours in July! Hooray for my jobs!

Please for the love of Benji, Babe and all the rest. PREPARE more thoroughly for a crowdfunding campaign – maybe reading my article!

Reboot RoundUP 4/16/15 featuring VegNews comeback, crowdfunding knowledge and vegan Bali retreat

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Delicious vegan baked yummies at Jennifer’s Way (East Village) 

 

Hi everyone.

WOOHOO! VegNews Magazine is indeed rebooting with a Summer issue in the works. BOOHOO! next month’s Vida Vegan Con(ference) #3 will be the last one. What a mix of tears this news pair brought me.

Grateful to say no news on any more closings here in NYC. And even better, I’ve seen the future and it will be! (Name that tune, if you can.) Since last writing you all, I received a tour in what seems to be NYC’s next new vegan spot. They say size doesn’t matter, but, um, well – this one very well may. Let’s see. It’s likely opening before Summer, so stay tuned! Bonus with this new space – a new vegan ice cream vendor!

If you see a date for the by Chloe opening, lemme know please. Likewise on any other NYC vegan scene items.

Curious to hear from you all if Yelp, Happy Cow or Google is where you receive the most veg spot info. Here’s a poll to count it up for us all. It’s Yelp for me hands down.

I’m just about ready to look back through my hundreds of SoCal Vegan Eating Residency pics. It was a LOT of eating (and yes, driving). And a very very good time. Gimme a bit longer on this.

Mostly quiet over here taking care of my vegan clients, may be signing on a new one for crowdfunding too. All while brewing up some new things I can add to the vegan scene (especially NYC’s). Wish me luck (and loot)!

If you want some basic info about running a crowdfunding campaign, please check out this recent piece I wrote.

While I’ll be in Austin this time around, want to let you all know about the Soulful Awakening in Bali Retreat. This very very special vegan retreat includes spa enjoyments, yoga practices, meditation periods, healing classes, shopping tours, intuition training and more. It goes May 31-June 7.  If you go, tell ’em I sent you over AND please email me a pic post-trip!

 

DEALS: Manhattan – GustOrganicsSacred ChowV-Note; V-Spot (Brooklyn) and Sweet to Lick Bakery (LI)

 

UPCOMING EVENTS BEYOND NYC VEGAN EATUP

Fri Apr 17, UUWR‘s Bunnies for Bunnies fundraiser

Sat Apr 18, Earth Day Juice Crawl

Sat Apr 18, The Seed : MARKET – April 18th

Sat Apr 18, Spring Blossom Dinner with Chef Daphne Cheng

 

Tue Apr 21, Happy Hour at Candle Cafe West!

Wed Apr 22, REAL Fundraiser, Earth Day and Caryn Hartglass’ Birthday – 2015

Wed Apr 22, The Culinary Collective by Jay Astafa and Angela Lowe presents an Earth Day ten course tasting menu

Wed Apr 22, Contrada’s Earth Day vegan dinner

Sat Apr 25, MooShoes Annual Spring Fling (15% off)

 

Sun Apr 26, Vegan Potluck in Central Park

Thu Apr 30, Vegan Drinks, April 2015: Benefits Social Tees Animal Rescue! Food by Monk’s Meats!

 

Sun May 3, Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale to Benefit Positive Tails

Tue May 5, Cook Book Launch: Street Vegan: Recipes and Dispatches from The Cinnamon Snail Food Truck by Adam Sobel

May 15-18, Botanical Rejuvenation Learning Retreat Sensory Weekend

Wed May 20, Victoria Moran’s Good Karma Diet book launch

Sat May 23, Trenton Vegan Pork Roll Festival

Sat Jun 13, Better Booze Festival 2015

Nov 28-29, Cruelty Free Fashion Show in New York

 

C H E E R S

Demetrius

 

I am so looking forward to enjoying one of the vegan Italy travel tours in July! Hooray for my jobs!

Hoppy RoundUP 4/8/15 featuring Shop-Up, Blinders, Vegan Cook-Off and Bunnies fundraiser

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Wonderful quinoa cake I enjoyed at LPQ (Le Pain Quotidien)

Well hello there. Hope all is rolling wonderfully for each of you. 

Thankfully, no news on veg spots closing this time around. Do appreciate your tidbits from out and about in NYC as I’m sometimes hearing about things after the fact, sometimes because they are for certain.

Have you heard about the vegan meringues craze? Chickpea brine (aka aqua faba) and sugar in a standing mixer are key to this magic. Take a look!

Happy to say there are even more upcoming events listed below. Please take a look!

 

GrouponsSacred Chow (Manhattan)V-Note (Manhattan)V-Spot (Brooklyn) and Sweet to Lick Bakery (LI)

 

UPCOMING EVENTS BEYOND NYC VEGAN EATUP

Thu Apr 9, 15 Course Tasting Menu with Jay Astafa, Angela Lowe & The Culinary Collective

Sat Apr 11, Vegan ShopUp at Pine Box Rock Shop

 

Sun Apr 12, Award-winning Film Screening – “Blinders”, the Truth behind the Tradition of NYC Horse-drawn Carriages

Sun Apr 12, Vegan Cook-Off: Comfort Food Competition

Sun Apr 12, Vegan Pressure Cooking Demo at Williams-Sonoma Columbus Circle, NYC

Mon Apr 13, Vegan Pressure Cooking Book Signing + Soy Curl Mac ‘n Cheese Samples!

Thu Apr 16, 7 Course Tasting Menu with Jay Astafa, Angela Lowe & The Culinary Collective

Fri Apr 17, UUWR‘s Bunnies for Bunnies fundraiser

Sat Apr 18, Earth Day Juice Crawl

Sat Apr 18, The Seed : MARKET – April 18th

Sat Apr 18, Spring Blossom Dinner with Chef Daphne Cheng

 

Wed Apr 22, REAL Fundraiser, Earth Day and Caryn Hartglass’ Birthday – 2015

Sat Apr 25, MooShoes Annual Spring Fling (15% off)

 

Thu Apr 30, Vegan Drinks, April 2015: Benefits Social Tees Animal Rescue! Food by Monk’s Meats!

 

Sun May 3, Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale to Benefit Positive Tails

May 15-18, Botanical Rejuvenation Learning Retreat Sensory Weekend

Sat May 23, Trenton Vegan Pork Roll Festival

Sat Jun 13, Better Booze Festival 2015

Nov 28-29, Cruelty Free Fashion Show in New York

 

Best to you.

Demetrius

 

 

Best-selling author Victoria Moran’s Good Karma Diet coming May 19

Austin welcomes vegan voices from near and far May 29-31 at Vida Vegan Con III

A vegan Italy travel tour in July helps me sleep at night!

Trajectory RoundUP featuring Chilis on Wheels, DAD Fundraiser/Bake Sale & Gene Baur book signing

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Very delicious blood orange kombucha flavor with Seabirds’ very popular beer battered avo(cado) taco

Hi hi.

Hope you will note ALL the upcoming NYC vegan scene events. I’m very excited to see so many for April, with perhaps more to come?! Noticing that many of these events are from newer groups and collaborations. Which makes it seem like NYC is the upswing with NEW! Because quietly in the background, there are a few new NYC vegan spots in the works. Hopefully one or two debuting this Spring yet – stay tuned!

Here’s PART of what I have to say about being in SoCal this Winter, particularly Vegan Street Fair and Expo West.

Thanks to Ariela for noting there is yet another vegan frozen dessert in Jawea available locally. It’s made in Queens too!

I found this article about local vegan food charity “Chilis on Wheels” quite touching, and wanted to share it with you all.

 

GrouponsSacred Chow (Manhattan), V-Note (Manhattan)V-Spot (Brooklyn) and Sweet to Lick Bakery (LI)

 

UPCOMING EVENTS BEYOND NYC VEGAN EATUP

Sat Apr 4, Darwin Animal Doctors (DAD) 5 Year Birthday Vegan Bake Sale Extravaganza!!!

Sat Apr 4, Whole Foods: Stop Butchering Bunnies – NY Day of Action: April 4

 

Mon Apr 6, Living the Farm Sanctuary Life book signing with Gene Baur

Thu Apr 9, 15 Course Tasting Menu with Jay Astafa, Angela Lowe & The Culinary Collective

Sat Apr 11, Vegan ShopUp at Pine Box Rock Shop

 

Sun Apr 12, Award-winning Film Screening – “Blinders”, the Truth behind the Tradition of NYC Horse-drawn Carriages

Sun Apr 12, Vegan Cook-Off: Comfort Food Competition

Sun Apr 12, Vegan Pressure Cooking Demo at Williams-Sonoma Columbus Circle, NYC

Mon Apr 13, Vegan Pressure Cooking Book Signing + Soy Curl Mac ‘n Cheese Samples!

Thu Apr 16, 7 Course Tasting Menu with Jay Astafa, Angela Lowe & The Culinary Collective

Fri Apr 17, UUWR‘s Bunnies for Bunnies fundraiser

Sat Apr 18, Earth Day Juice Crawl

 

Wed Apr 22, REAL Fundraiser, Earth Day and Caryn Hartglass’ Birthday – 2015

 

Sun May 3, Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale to Benefit Positive Tails

May 15-18, Botanical Rejuvenation Learning Retreat Sensory Weekend

Sat May 23, Trenton Vegan Pork Roll Festival

Sat Jun 13, Better Booze Festival 2015

Nov 28-29, Cruelty Free Fashion Show in New York

 

Ok enjoy cheers to those who celebrate Easter, Passover, both OR none of the above.

Demetrius

 

 

Best-selling author Victoria Moran’s Good Karma Diet coming May 19

Austin welcomes vegan voices from near and far May 29-31 at Vida Vegan Con III

A vegan Italy travel tour in July helps me sleep at night!

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