Megan Rascal & Erin Red take on Pine Box Rock Shop!  »

Do you know what happens when two kickass vegan broads meet up at a vegan bar in Brooklyn?


And awesome conversation over vegan Bloody Marys too! Your favorite East Coast badasses, Megan Rascal and Erin Red, stopped into Pine Box Rock Shop recently after hearing about their weekly Waffle Brunch (every Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.). First on the agenda were some beverages to whet our appetites—Megan enjoyed some pretty all right mimosas while Erin Red sampled PBRS’ much-hyped Bloody Marys. Good thing our voracious vegan appetites were on duty because these drinks were NOT small! The Bloody Marys were practically meals in themselves, with pickled veggies and celery and rich, layered flavors resulting in quite a kick in the pants. The mimosas were decent. The waffles were fluffy and scrumptious, and in true form we managed to sample three amazing toppings: peach compote, whiskey chocolate walnut (if I’m remembering correctly), and traditional maple syrup with Earth Balance. Holy YUM; they practically had to roll us out of there! 

The venue was open and airy, and the crowd was surprisingly big and diverse for a Sunday afternoon. We enjoyed the live music and the scenery, and DEFINITELY took note of the extensive and creative cocktail menu! Pine Box Rock Shop looks like a perfect venue for vegans to bring their omni pals—fill them with waffles and convince them to go vegan over a few vegan White Russians. PERF!


Sunday, Bloody Sunday (bloody mary special)!  »

Did you know that every Sunday, there’s a bloody mary special from noon to 5 p.m. at Thieves Tavern (14th at Guerrero Streets in the Mission)? They’re $6 and according to bartender Jessi “really good and spicy…. I use vegan worcestershire sauce, and pack ‘em with pickled and spicy veggies. Also free pita, chips, and hummus with drink purchase!” Extra rad! Normally vegans and vegetarians get screwed out of bloody marys (perfect hangover cure/alcoholic breakfast in a glass) because they’re made with worcetershinereshire (sp? i think it’s right) sauce and that shit has funky stuff like bull semen and chicken butt in it. FACT. Anyway, see all you fools there every Sunday!
Bloody Marys from Oregon Live, but you’ll be drinking similar ones soon enough.


SF Vegan Drinks is back! This Thursday!  »

Happy New Year! Along with other things that are inappropriate to say at the end of January, such as, “Why is the Christmas tree still up?” and “Why isn’t there a WHITE History Month?”

It’s 2011, the holidays are a distant memory, fake summer is here, and it’s time for the triumphant return of SF Vegan Drinks. I bet you forgot all about it! I did too, until Lyndsay sent us this boss press release that I’ve thoughtfully cut and pasted:

Just a heads-up that the January installment of Vegan Drinks is Thursday, Jan. 27 at Martuni’s (Valencia @ Market Streets). It’s been two months since our last meeting, and is the first Vegan Drinks of 2011, so let’s make it big! As always, there will be a great drink special (this month: $5 Vegan Bloody Mary’s), a host of nonalcoholic beverage options, and all-you-can-eat vegan hot dogs and popcorn!

SF Vegan Drinks is, as always, sponsored by VegNews and Vegansaurus, and runs from 6 to 8 p.m. Have something to say? The mic opens at 7:45 for announcements about any veg projects you’ve been working on. Don’t worry, no bad open-mic poetry, we promise!

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