Fun in the East Bay: Vegetarian Feast & Pop-Up Market! »
Kitchener Oakland is hosting an awesome event on Tuesday, and you should go! Here are the details:
There will be hot, fresh, local artisanal food and cocktails for sale, plus FREE beer. There will also be food available for you to take home, and like any Tuesday, you can pick up your CSA boxes and many of our artisan’s delicacies by pre-ordering them through Good Eggs. Come unwind after work, support your local community, enjoy amazing vegetarian and vegan fare, sip an artisanal cocktail and enjoy the music. It’s like happy hour and a farmer’s market are getting together for a play date.
List of Artisans:
Muffin Revolution: A creative selection of sweet and savory muffins
Barbarian Gourmet: Seasonal sweet and savory baked goods
Sunny Side Catering: Vegan gumbo
Picnic Bakery: Vegan coffeecake and peppermint pandas
The Living Apothecary: Fine drinks and cocktails
Santipapas: Local, organic salsa
Javi’s Empanadas: Vegetarian empanadas
You know we love Picnic Bakery and those scrumptious peppermint pandas. But vegan gumbo? FREE BEER? We are SO THERE. Are you?
Be at Kitchener Oakland HQ at 372 24th St. (about five, six blocks from 19th Street BART) at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6, to get buying and eating! Smother your Election Day stress in tasty food and drinks, and then go home and watch the returns. It’ll all go down easier on a full stomach (and a good buzz). See you Tuesday!
[photo via Kitchener Oakland]
East Bay vegans! Come out to the Berkeley Dish Crawl! »
Dishcrawl, the eating event for people who mean Serious Business about their food intake, is doing an all-vegan event in Berkeley next week! They’re keeping the restaurants secret, but tickets are $39, there are eight left, and do you have a better way to spend a weeknight than with a bunch of hungry East Bay vegans? Don’t even act like you’re popular; what you want to do is attend this Dishcrawl and make some friends on your side of the bay!
This Berkeley vegan Dishcrawl starts at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18. Contact the organizer, Sarah, with questions, and get ready to get down. Will it be all Ethiopian and Flacos and spicy legumes? Or maybe it’ll be a pizza-and-cinnamon-roll extravaganza! You know we love Berkeley and its many vegan options; the only question is how you will get home after devouring the neighborhood. Is there a special taxi for vegans too full of food to walk? Probably there should be.
[photo by selena hoy via Flickr]
Bay Area: Bunny adoption event this Saturday! »
Saturday, also known as the day after tomorrow, you should go check out these cute buns! Info:
A Rabbit Education and Adoption Event!
Saturday, Sept. 1, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Tri-Valley East Bay SPCA, 4651 Gleason Dr. in Dublin.
Join us at our rabbit adoption event with 20+ rabbits and bunnies from six different rescue groups from all over the Bay Area. Rabbit experts will be on hand!
- Bring your family to pet the rabbits and enjoy interacting with them
- Learn about rabbits, what they eat, and how to take care of them
- Get answers to your rabbit questions
- Bring your spayed/neutered bunny to find him/her a bunny friend (bunny speed dating!)
- Free nail trims for visiting rabbits
- Meet and adopt the rabbit of your dreams
- Check out our great bunny blankets & bunny toys for sale!
Sounds like my kind of party! Hope you can all make it!
Bay Area vegans! Check out the Corporate Control of the Food System Symposium at UC Berkeley! It’s tonight, from 6:30 to 9* at 60 Evans on the Cal campus, and they’ll have speakers from the Rainforest Action Network, Food First, the Coalition to Fight Factory Farming, Pesticide Action Network North America, Take Back the Tap, the Sustainable Economies Law Center, and the Berkeley Student Food Collective.
Go get educated! As our pal (and event speaker) Katie Cantrell says:
The influence of corporations extends beyond Wall Street to the very food that we eat. It’s time to take action with our bellies! Reclaim your plate by learning where your food comes from and who it supports, and by eating FREE delicious sustainable food!!
Be there! For more information, check out the event on Facebook.
*Yes, 6:30 to 9, the flyer is wrong.
Today is the first Flip for the Bill Tuesday at Nature’s Express! Every Tuesday in March after 4 p.m., you can flip a coin with the cashier, and if you win, Nature’s Express will pay your bill, up to $10! Once you’ve won, you can take that $10 you saved and buy a couple happy hour drinks. That is what we call “money management.”
Thanks to Molly at Nature’s Express for the heads-up (zing!).
Adopt a bunny at the East Bay SPCA on Saturday! »
It’s another multiple-organization (woo woo) rabbit adoption event! Meet and greet bunnies from Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary, Hayward Animal Services, Tri-City Animal Shelter, and Bananas for Bunnies rabbit rescue. As always, you can also bring your fixed rabbit for help with matchmaking and free nail trims, get advice from rabbit experts, and purchase some bun-accessories. Plus, you can feed the rabbits fresh greens! If you haven’t watched a rabbit eat a big old carrot-top, you haven’t lived.
All the fun happens from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the East Bay SPCA Tri-Valley Adoption Center, at 4651 Gleason Dr. in Dublin. Contact them at (925) 479.9670 with any questions, and get ready to have fun with some adorable buns! Like Sidney, a male mini rex mix, who kindly agreed to lend his image to this post.
PS: You can preview the adoptable rabbits at each organization’s site: Harvest Home at PetFinder; Hayward Animal Services at Pet Harbor; Tri-City Animal Shelter at Pet Harbor; and Bananas for Bunnies.
Help out Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary with lingerie and baked goods this week! »
We love Harvest Home, vegan baked goods, and fancy underpants. This week, these entities form a triumvirate of awesome, in which purchasing the latter goes to help the former, by which we mean: Buy some underwear and cupcakes for Harvest Home!
First, on Saturday, Feb. 11, Harvest Home is having a fundraising bake sale! Stop by the corner of Grand and MacArthur in Oakland between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. for vegan treats (and maybe bunnies? maybe?), and help fund the over $4,000 in vet bills Harvest Home has already incurred in 2012. It’s a rough year for rescues, you guys. If you want to bake for the sale, email them ASAP. Get details on the sale at its Facebook event page.
Second, from Feb. 7 (today!) to 14, Purrfect Pineapples is taking donations for Harvest Home! With every minimum $5US donation, you are entered to win one of three Purrfect Pineapples gift certificates! (Brilliant idea: donate $5 10 times.) You may be familiar with the vegan lingerie company from Megan Rascal’s gift guides. Because she’s based in Toronto, Erika has to do a long-distance donation, and being a wonderful person, she’s making it a weeklong public event that rewards you for participating! Vegans are the nicest people.
Baked goods and pretty underpants: Two great vegan things that are easily fetishized together. Wait, no, try again: Two great vegan things that help home bunnies like Twix up there, doing his infamous slipper impression.
[photo of the eminently adoptable Twix by Harvest Home via Flickr]
Have you been to Julie’s Coffee & Tea Garden in Alameda? Because they’ve got vegan pastries, tea-soaked quinoa, and THE BEST G-D VEGAN PÂTÉ ON EARTH. I wrote it up completely for SF Weekly but I just want to encourage you all to head to the isla bonita for some tasty treats. Plus, heated patio and also, VEGAN PÂTÉ. Get fucked, foie gras, this is where it’s at.
Beer koozies are out, queso koozies are in. Plus, everyone loves cookies! The last minute vegan gift guide. »
Crystal and Chris Tate, the geniuses behind Food for Lovers vegan queso (you’ve had it right? It’s available at Whole Foods throughout this country!) have teamed up with etsy artists to bring you…
Koozies for your queso! Or…
a chili ornament! Or… a Texas state ornament!
Since I know you are buying one of these for me, I prefer the koozie [Ed. note: I thought it was “cozy,” because, like, now your queso will be cozy! Which is it?! Is this an east coast/west coast thing?]. How else will my queso keep warm in the chilly city of San Francisco?
If you want one of these precious “Don’t Mess With Texas" handcrafted gifts, you have to act fast. They are only available for two more days! For $20 (shipping included) you get a jar of queso, a piece of handmade artistry and a card with a personalized message for the recipient (no one has to know it’s you, buying and receiving said gift. Hey! You gotta do you).
Fat Bottom Bakery, based out of Oakland, is also offering a special holiday gift for you! Fifteen dollars will get you an assortment of a dozen delicious cookies! How do they do it? So many flavors: sweet snickerdoodles, festive spiced molasses, ginger-glazed cranberry, AND shortbread swirls with chocolate ganche. Send them to me. I will enjoy them thoroughly. Or get them for the office party! Or the family thing, then don’t tell anyone they’re vegan and watch everyone chow down! (Or eat them alone while watching netflix, whatever!)
So many cookies! This is truly a winter wonderland!
Again, $15 a dozen, which you can pick up at their bakery; or for $20, they will deliver these delectable items to you! Within Berkeley or Oakland, of course. What do you think this day and age is? A time in which we can teleport ourselves over the Bay Bridge? (I hope that time is soon)
Home for the Holidays: a Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary bunny adoption event! »
Congratulations, you now have Saturday plans! After you eat ALL OF THE FOOD at Bomb Vegan Brunch, get over to Tri-Valley East Bay SPCA for their last adoption event of the year! There will be rabbits from Harvest Home, the House Rabbit Society, Hayward Animal Services, Tri-City Animal Shelter, and Bananas for Bunnies. Our pal Anne Martin says that “rabbit experts will be on-hand” to answer your rabbit questions, give your bunnies free nail trims, help your bun find a friend (spayed/neutered bunnies only!) with rabbit speed-dating, or help you “meet and adopt the rabbit of your dreams.”
The Tri-Valley East Bay SPCA is located at 4651 Gleason Dr. in Dublin, Calif., and Home for the Holidays will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Anne says that as a bonus, the first five visitors will receive a free package of Go Max Go’s Cleo’s peanut butter cups. Vegan chocolate and bunnies, what could be better? Contact Harvest Home with any (non-rhetorical) questions.
These two bunnies are called Rosie and Pringles, and they are a pair of darlings who love dandelion greens and carrots, and are looking for their forever home. Adopt them on Saturday! Give yourself an early winter-holiday gift, and give one to some darling needy rabbits, too. Have a heart, home a bunny! See you on Saturday!