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06/23/2011

New Rudy’s Can’t Fail Cafe location in Oakland!  »

Say it’s one of those days where not only is your stomach hungry, but so are your eyes. Maybe you are hanging out with omnis who don’t want vegan food, I mean, what are they supposed to eat at a VEGAN restaurant?! Enter Rudy’s Can’t Fail Cafe: options for everyone! Incredibly attractive punk rock clientele and employees (it’s co-owned by Green Day’s Mike Dirnt, after all)! BEER SPECIALS! As a car-less San Franciscan, I would probably eat more meals at Rudy’s, but getting to Emeryville is a pain, especially on public transit and an empty stomach?

Fortunately, Rudy’s just opened a new location in Uptown Oakland! At its new addy, 1805 Telegraph Ave., Rudy’s is next to the Fox Theatre and within walking distance from the 19th Street BART station. Perfect! Tofu Rancheros, I’m coming back for you!
Rudy’s Can’t Fail Cafe is open at its new location from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m., and boasts $1 Bud, Bud Light and Miller High Life beers from 9 p.m. to midnight. I’m so there!

11/25/2009

In Isa We Trust  »

Vegansaurus is getting ready to launch a new site in New York City! Here’s a sneak peek of on one of our fabulous writers, Brianna, who wrote the below piece in honor of a recent signing by vegan goddess Isa Moskowitz on Tuesday night at the MooShoes store. Sadly, none of us New York folk were able to go ( Super Vegan has a nice little write up, though!) but here’s a bit about Brianna’s excitement leading up to the event!

When I made the switch from vegetarianism to veganism about three and a half years ago, I didn’t miss yogurt. I didn’t miss scrambled eggs. I didn’t even miss cheese. My hips definitely didn’t miss any of them. But I did miss baked goods - cupcakes, muffins, cakes, cookies, and all of the yummy toppings that adorned them. When a little cookbook came out called Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World, I kind of fell in love with Isa Moskowitz. How fucking punk rock is a Pistachio Rosewater Cupcake?? Or a Margarita Cupcake? Or a fucking S’mores Cupcake?!?! I’ll give you a hint: really fucking punk rock. So when I made the move to The Big Apple, I half expected Isa to open her long-rumored restaurant in Brooklyn and I knew that I would frequent said restaurant and eat all of the cupcakes she would hypothetically sell there until my ass would no longer fit into my jeans. But then she moved to Portland. And I cried a little. Ok, maybe I cried a lot.

So I did what any normal creeper would do, I added her as a friend on Facebook. After one fateful status update I found out that she would be less than a mile away in person signing her new book that centers around cookies at my beloved Mooshoes. Even more pressing was the amazing catering that would inevitably be there. And this is the story of my fateful meeting with my idol, Isa Chandra Moskwitz.

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