This Week in Vegan Crowdfunding 2/26/16

Waxing RoundUP NYC 2/25/16 – Pickle Shack and Peanut Butter & Co. close

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Farro fennel sausage pizza from 00 + Co.

Hello.

Please know Superiority Burger has expanded its hours from 11:30 am to 10 pm , Wednesdays to Mondays.

Was stunned to learn Pickle Shack is closing at the end of THIS month. Was about to go over a get the much raved about burger. Sigh.

Then learned Peanut Butter & Co. is losing its storefront. OK then.

On a better note, this Monday I switch hats from producing to judging a vegan cooking competition – Battle of the Brussels at VSPOT Organic. Please come cheer the contestants on. Let’s see if I channel Randy, Paula, Simon or maybe all three.

Continued thanks to you for sharing NYC vegan scene intel, responses to product APBs, and all the rest for these missives :)

Very best, Demetrius

 

Previously Whammy RoundUP NYC 2/11/16 – Lula’s AND DF Mavens dunzo, Valentine’s bounty

 

UPCOMING #NYC #VEGAN EVENTS BEYOND NYC VEGAN EATUP

Thu Feb 25, Vegan Drinks, February 2016: Benefits The Humane League! Food by Yeah Dawg!

Fri Feb 26, Mississippi Vegan’s Four Course Creole Mardi Gras Themed

Sat Feb 27, Mississippi Vegan’s Four Course Creole Mardi Gras Themed

Sat Feb 27, Soul Cycle Indoor Cycling Class to Support the Cardiac Wellness Program

 

Sun Feb 28, Book Signing and Reading for Jasmin Singer‘s new memoir, “Always Too Much And Never Enough” (NJ)

Sun Feb 28, SUNDAYS IN THE CITY! Vegan Shop-Up! (Mooshoes)

 

Mon Feb 29, Battle of Brussels

 

 

Sat Mar 12, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)

Sat Mar 12, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH Part 2 anti Fur March

Sat Mar 12, Plant Based Nutrition Workshop

 

Sat Mar 19, Juice Crawl St. Patrick’s Day Green Juice!

 

Sun Mar 20, Ivy League Vegan Conference

Sat Mar 26, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)

 

 

Sun Apr 3, Veggie Pride Parade NYC 2016

Sat Apr 9, VOAA Launch Party!

 

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

Sat Apr 16, Juice Crawl Earth Day!

 

Sat Apr 23, Vegan Shop-Up (Mooshoes)

 

 

Sun May 1, Juice Crawl May Day!

 

Sat May 14, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)

 

 

Sat Jun 11, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)

 

Sun Jun 19, Juice Crawl Summer Solstice Crawl

 

 

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

Sat Jul 16, Juice Crawl in July!

 

 

Sun Aug 7, Juice Crawl Friendship Day!

Sat Aug 13, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)

 

 

Sat Sep 10, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)

 

 

Sat Oct 15, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)

Livestreaming Vegan Iron Chef All-Stars

This Week in Vegan Crowdfunding 2/19/16

Stationed RoundUP SoCal 2/18/16 – Stuff I Eat, Gratitude and streaming Vegan Iron Chef All-Stars

 

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It’s been a year since I enjoyed a great Mardi Gras meal at Mohawk Bend curated by author-activist Bryant Terry. Above is the terrific dessert wrapping up the meal.

Like winter 2015, this winter’s events are plentiful throughout SoCal. Whether it’s the annual vegan chili cook-off, new restaurant opening in San Diego and Orange County, or small pop-ups here and there. Vegan is BOOMING!

The new OC spot is Gratitude in Newport Beach. Excited to check it out this weekend 🙂 San Diego has a lot of new vegan offerings including Kindred. Hope to get down there later this year to check ’em out. A couple great write-ups on places to get a great vegan eat on in L.A. from LA Weekly and Thrillist. And this terrific video by Mercy for Animals has Stuff I Eat PLENTY busy at their restaurant and on social media.

Would love to see some of you attend Vegan Iron Chef All-Stars Edition in San Francisco Wednesday February 24. Do invite your NorCal friends. It’s a very fun time with plenty to nosh and nibble on. I’ll be there, so say Hi if you do come through.

Please know yours truly will be one of the eating judges at the upcoming Vegan Street Fair Los Angeles. Do hope that’s on your radar and calendar.

Advance thanks to you for sharing SoCal vegan scene intel!

Be well (fed), Demetrius

 

p.s. please spread the word about these vegan ballet slippers to ALL you know that might appreciate them

p.p.s. please consider getting your vegan Italy on with desserts diva Fran Costigan, cheesemaker Miyoko Schinner and/or plant-based dietitian Julieanna Hever in 2016

p.p.p.s clicking on these postscripts help pay for someone to draft and distribute these RoundUPs

 

 

UPCOMING #SOCAL #VEGAN EVENTS 

Sat Feb 20, VEGAN ALL YOU CAN EAT BUFFET – Festival Favorites (Los Angeles)

 

Sun Feb 21, Trilogy Full Moon WHITE PARTY (San Diego)

Tue Feb 23, Raw Vegan Taco Tuesday Dinner Party Class (San Diego)

Wed Feb 24, Civico 1845 Vegan Menu Re-launch (San Diego)

Fri Feb 26, Vegan Taco Popup! (Los Angeles)

 

Sun Feb 28, 4th Annual Vegan Chili Cook-off (Los Angeles)

 

 

Sat Mar 5, Pop Lock & Shop It Vegan Pop-Up Shop (Los Angeles)

 

Sun Mar 20, Vegan Street Fair – LA 2016 (Los Angeles)

 

 

Sat Apr 16, Vegan Scene 90’s Party (Los Angeles)

 

 

Sun May 1, VegFest Los Angeles (Los Angeles)

Sun May 1, Herbivore Festival (Los Angeles)

 

Sat May 28, LA Vegan Underground Supper Club (Los Angeles)

 

 

Sat Jun 4, LB Vegan Food & Music Festival (Los Angeles)

 

Sun Jun 5, The National Animal Rights Day Los Angeles 2016 (Los Angeles)

 

Sat Jun 18, Los Angeles Vegan Beer & Food Festival (Los Angeles)

 

 

Sat Jul 2, The Veggie Connection Event (Los Angeles)

 

 

 

This Week in Vegan Crowdfunding 2/12/16

Whammy RoundUP NYC 2/11/16 – Lula’s AND DF Mavens dunzo, Valentine’s bounty

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Post-birthday breakfast at byCHLOE’s was terrific in taste and value. Pro tip: put this red sauce on the scramble!

Hi.

So a lot has happened since the last local RoundUP. Steph and I launched a SoCal RoundUP – it’s poppin’ out there you guys, Vegan is POPPIN’.

Lula’s/Blythe Ann’s closed for good. (I will not cry writing this. I will not cry writing this. Actually I already did writing the SoCal intro last week!)

Vegan Shop-Up continued its expanding into more events, including a fun time at its recent Vegan Breakfast Cook-Up.

Rainbow bagels from Brooklyn rocked the internet. And just happen to be vegan 😉

Terri announced the grand opening of its 3rd location with The World’s Best Smoothie for $1 all day long!

Co-creator of Pure Food & Wine, and renowned chef Matthew Kenney is back in town. The new East Village place is called double ‘o’ and co. Written officially as 00 + Co. Thanks to working on Vegano Italiano Tours I know ’00’ is a grade of flour in Italy, or Europe even. This new spot is doing pizzas and plenty else; I’m waiting to peep the menu onsite whenever I make it down there. Please know there is NO honey in the food, and it is ALL vegan. Their website might be a touch outdated with such info though. Then again this restaurant has only soft opened TONIGHT February 11th! Give them some time to get it together.

Speaking of new spots – Jolo’s Kitchen up in Westchester revealed (by way of The Food Duo) its nearby 2nd location will open soon.

After the double whammy that was DF Mavens and Lula’s closing in days or hours of each other, we need a happy surprise locally. And we got it in a two parter as February began:

Daphne Cheng is now at the helm of Mother of Pearl, also in the East Village.
And her collaborator Ravi DeRossi (of Avant Garden) is looking to transition ALL 15 of his bars and restaurants to vegan! NOW that’s a great way to start a new year – 2016 and/or this Fire Monkey.

Please know Rosemary & Vine’s menu is more vegan-friendly now. Thanks again to The Food Duo for this tip!

Cheers to Two Boots Pizza opening over in Jersey City’s Newport Centre.

 

Here are the Valentine’s Day menus that have come across my radar as of this writing. Check here for updates ongoing; you can email me any you come across.

Cafe Ghia

Candle Cafe West

Candle 79

Franchia

Organic Grill

 

Continued thanks to you for sharing NYC vegan scene intel, responses to product APBs, and all the rest for these missives :)

I’m late, and it’s late. Until the next time.

Demetrius

 

p.s. please spread the word about these vegan ballet slippers to ALL you know that might appreciate them

p.p.s. please check out these healthy vegan meals for people on the go

p.p.p.s. please consider getting your vegan Italy on with desserts diva Fran Costigan, cheesemaker Miyoko Schinner and/or plant-based dietitian Julieanna Hever in 2016

p.p.p.p.s clicking on the previous three items helps pay for an assistant to draft and distribute these oh so useful RoundUPs

 

 

UPCOMING #NYC #VEGAN EVENTS BEYOND NYC VEGAN EATUP

Fri Feb 12, VEGAN POTLUCK & HOLISTIC LECTURE (NJ)

Sat Feb 13, SIXTH ANNIVERSARY! Vegan Valentine’s Shop-Up! (Pine Box Rock Shop)

Sat Feb 13, World Love for Dolphins Day

Sat Feb 13, VEEDA by Chef Kay Valentine’s Day Vegan Dinner

Sat Feb 13, A Vegan Valentine 7 Course Caribbean Tasting Menu

Sat Feb 13, Juice Crawl V-Day!

 

Sun Feb 14, Whalentine’s Day Bake Sale: A Benefit for Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Sun Feb 14, Valentines Day Brunch and Dinner Love Dates

Sun Feb 14, Lovers Who Brunch – Valentines Day

Sun Feb 14, Valentine’s Partnering Workshop and Dinner

Fri Feb 19, Ask A Vegan! A Friendly Fireside Chat

Sat Feb 20, Love For Farm Sanctuary Fundraiser @ Pine Box Rock Shop

Sat Feb 20, The Vegan Roadie Kickstarter Campaign Party

 

Wed Feb 24, Author event: Terry Romero, “Protein Ninja”

Thu Feb 25, Vegan Drinks, February 2016: Benefits The Humane League! Food by Yeah Dawg!

Fri Feb 26, Mississippi Vegan‘s Four Course Creole Mardi Gras Themed

Sat Feb 27, Mississippi Vegan‘s Four Course Creole Mardi Gras Themed

 

Sun Feb 28, Book Signing and Reading for Jasmin Singer‘s new memoir, “Always Too Much And Never Enough” (NJ)

Sun Feb 28, Vegan Shop-Up (Mooshoes)

Mon Feb 29, Battle of Brussels

 

 

Sat Mar 12, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)

 

Sat Mar 19, Juice Crawl St. Patrick’s Day Green Juice!

 

Sat Mar 26, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)

 

 

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

Sat Apr 16, Juice Crawl Earth Day!

 

Sat Apr 23, Vegan Shop-Up (Mooshoes)

 

 

Sun May 1, Juice Crawl May Day!

 

Sat May 14, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)

 

 

Sat Jun 11, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)

 

Sun Jun 19, Juice Crawl Summer Solstice Crawl

 

 

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

Sat Jul 16, Juice Crawl in July!

 

 

Sun Aug 7, Juice Crawl Friendship Day!

Sat Aug 13, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)

 

 

Sat Sep 10, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)

 

 

Sat Oct 15, Vegan Shop-Up (Pine Box Rock Shop)

This Week in Vegan Crowdfunding 2/5/16

Howdy RoundUP SoCal 2/4/16 – Introduction, PR Super Bowl Party & Valentines

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SoCal’s vegan eateries are so plentiful these days, it’s A MA ZING. So much so I spent a month in Winter 2015 grazing around, enjoying many events (including three annual events listed far below), all while marveling at the enthusiasm (!!!) and eats for even more vegan out there. BRAVA! Am quite excited to enjoy a good deal more of it this year on some different work trips 🙂

Unfortunately, I will miss out on the much raved about vegan Puerto Rican food from Casa Coqui at their Super Bowl party.

Hopefully, you saw the announcement of L.A. Vegan Beer & Food Festival‘s 2016 date. Alas, the discounted tickets through LA Weekly sold out in barely a day already! (There is also the Portland edition the week prior, June 11.)

Would love to see some of you attend Vegan Iron Chef All-Stars Edition in San Francisco Wednesday February 24. Do invite your NorCal friends. It’s a very fun time with plenty to nosh and nibble on.

OK keeping it brief this time. Advance thanks for your shares of SoCal vegan scene intel!

 

Be well (fed), Demetrius

 

p.s. please spread the word about these vegan ballet slippers to ALL you know that might appreciate them

p.p.s. please consider getting your vegan Italy on with desserts diva Fran Costigan, cheesemaker Miyoko Schinner and/or plant-based dietitian Julieanna Hever in 2016

p.p.p.s clicking on these postscripts help pay for someone to draft and distribute these RoundUPs

 

 

UPCOMING #SOCAL #VEGAN EVENTS 

Sat Feb 6, Hands On Vegan Chocolate Truffle Making Workshop (Los Angeles)

Sat Feb 6, Art of Cooking Vegan Tamales (Los Angeles)

 

Sun Feb 7, Casa Coqui Super Bowl Pop-up Fiesta (Inland Empire)

Thu Feb 11, Vegan Valentine’s Desserts Cooking Class (Los Angeles)

Sat Feb 13, Green Saturday LA – A Cruelty-Free, pre-Valentine’s Day Marketplace (Los Angeles)

 

Sun Feb 14, Vegan Valentine’s Day @ Trilogy with Live Violin & Harp (San Diego)

Sun Feb 14, Valentine’s Day Vegan 5 Course Dinner (Los Angeles)

Tue Feb 16, Art of Cooking Vegan Tamales (Los Angeles)

Sat Feb 20, VEGAN ALL YOU CAN EAT BUFFET – Festival Favorites (Los Angeles)

 

Tue Feb 23, Raw Vegan Taco Tuesday Dinner Party Class (San Diego)

 

Sun Feb 28, 4th Annual Vegan Chili Cook-off (Los Angeles)

 

 

Sat Mar 5, Pop Lock & Shop It Vegan Pop-Up Shop (Los Angeles)

 

Sun Mar 20, Vegan Street Fair – LA 2016 (Los Angeles)

 

 

Sat Apr 16, Vegan Scene 90’s Party (Los Angeles)

 

 

Sun May 1, VegFest Los Angeles (Los Angeles)

 

Sat May 28, LA Vegan Underground Supper Club (Los Angeles)

 

 

Sat Jun 4, LB Vegan Food & Music Festival (Los Angeles)

 

Sat Jun 18, Los Angeles Vegan Beer & Food Festival (Los Angeles)

 

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