NEW VEGAN CARAMELS, Y’ALL! Over at SFoodie, the marvelous Ms. Tamara Palmer has the sweet scoop on Napa’s Obsessive Confection Disorder (OCD! ha!) that just started selling in San Francisco. She writes:
Its products are being exclusively (for the moment) carried at Other Avenues (3930 Judah at 44th Ave.), and the organic co-op’s produce has inspired several of the caramel flavors. Unusual varieties include butternut squash, candied yam, and salted agave-lime.
She goes on to describe tasting some of the flavors and HOO BOY. Our Mark lives in the Outer Sunset and so we’re on the case. That’s Vegansaurus for you, always looking out for you via binge/purge. JK, we binge/binge. Don’t thank us yet, you’re probably gonna have to finance our piano box funerals. YOU’RE WELCOME.
Local Flavor at Fabric8: Food and art as more than chocolate syrup in your spin-n-swirl »
untitled, by Nome Edonna
Vegansaurus love food, obviously! We also love art, which maybe doesn’t come across so clearly, but we appreciate culture across the spectrum, as we’re sure you must, too. Human beings are sort of obligated to evolve, emotionally and culturally and philosophically and all that, what with our great big capacious brains ready for us to fill them.
You’ll have an opportunity to consider food and art tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 8 at “Local Flavor,” a group show of Bay Area artists’ work “focusing on the centuries-old relationship between the visual and culinary arts” at Fabric8 gallery. The exhibition is curated by Tamara Palmer (of, among other publications, SFoodie blog) and Fabric8, and will feature works by artists like Brandon Dicks, Nome Edonna, Rachel Major, Jason Mecier, Phokos, Reuben Rude, and Andy Stattmiller. Great? Great!
Divine, by Jason Mecier
Greater: Olivia Ongpin of Fabric8 says that every Friday for the duration of the exhibition—through Nov. 1—the gallery will host food vendors, both their regular rotation of food carts and “street food served up by local restaurants.” She also says that even though they haven’t set the menus for each Friday yet, Fabric8 “always try to have a vegan option.”
Greatest: The opening reception for “Local Flavor” is at Fabric8 gallery at 3318 22nd St. (at San Jose Avenue) from 7 to 10 p.m. Ms. Ongpin tells us that Soul Cocina will be there, and she “will make sure he brings something vegan.” Isn’t she lovely? Now you have NO EXCUSE not to go and look at the art, which you should do anyway because remember, we’re humans and we should always be learning, or at least trying new things. Also your Vegansaurus may have implicitly obligated you to eat the vegan artistic food. Regardless: Culture: get some.