What’s up NYC? November Vegan Drinks is happening on Thursday! »
Get your butts over to Fontana’s Bar at 105 Eldridge from 7 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29, to party with the coolest vegans in the metro area, including (but not limited to) your own Megan Rascal on the ones and twos! Plus “Southern-style breakfast foods” (be still my heart) from Heirloom Vegan Eatery, and raffle prizes with proceeds benefitting Friends of Animals. You can’t lose, New York!
Need to know more? Get details at SuperVegan.
SF SPCA’s holiday window display of adoptable animals debuts Friday at Macy’s! »
Catch the unveiling of the SF SPCA’s annual holiday window display of adorable, adoptable animals at Macy’s Union Square on Friday! Beat back your case of Seasonal Affective Disorder with an eyeful of baby animals who want to be your best friend!
Last year this display led to more than 325 animals finding forever homes, and almost $80,000 for the SF SPCA! Awesome. Also of note:
The SF SPCA needs volunteers to help spread the holiday cheer at Windows by greeting the public, collecting donations, and directing visitors to the SF SPCA pop-up adoption center inside Macy’s. The 2-hour shifts do not require special training. Groups are welcome, and children are invited to volunteer alongside their parents. For details or to sign up, visit sfspca.org/holiday-volunteer or call (415) 554-3008.
Each holiday window will be equipped with a video camera that streams images to sfspca.org/holiday, so you can watch the kittens and puppies from your computer.
For those who can’t make it to Macy’s, the SF SPCA will be waiving the adoption fee on adult animals adopted from the permanent SF SPCA Adoption Center at 250 Florida St. [from] Nov. 16 to Jan. 1, 2013.
Check out the window unveiling at 5 p.m. on Friday at Macy’s Union Square, at the corner of Stockton and O’Farrell streets in San Francisco. Yes, the darkness encroaches as the winter solstice draws nearer, but an animal companion warms your heart (and lap) even on the coldest nights.
[Photos by Jennifer Jamieson for the SF SPCA]
Tonight! Vegan eats and wine at Cerruti Cellars in Oakland! »
Get fancy tonight at Cerruti Cellars with a JLD [Jack London District] Cash Mob event! Per our tipster, Annie:
Cerruti Cellars is a kid-friendly, dog-friendly Tudal Family winery/tasting room located at 100 Webster Street in Oakland. Cerruti Cellars produces award-winning wines from grapes grown in Napa Valley. All wines are vegan and some wines are biodynamic and/or organic.
El Taco Bike will be serving dinner. It will have vegan chips and guacamole and $2 vegan veggie tacos.
Jade Chocolates will be selling amazing vegan (and non-vegan) chocolates.
Cerruti Cellars will be offering exclusive cash mob holiday wine sets at special prices.
Spend $20 on wine and enter to win one of many great raffle prizes from other businesses in the Jack London District.
Hooray! Tacos and wiiiiiiine and supporting local businesses! Get yourself set up for Thanksgiving and winter holiday celebrations in one fell swoop! For more information, get in touch with JLD Cash Mob via Facebook or Twitter.
Hey NYC! Amanda Cohen, the chef at Dirt Candy (a Megan Rascal love!) is giving a talk about her awesome restaurant, cooking with vegetables, and her new cookbook (Dirt Candy: The Cookbook), which looks awesome.
If you want to attend, just RSVP, and then get your vegetable-loving self over to the NYU Fales Library at 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12. It’s a free event, and there’ll be snacks! It’s sponsored by the Wagner Food Policy Alliance and NYU Meatless Mondays.
Saturday is Harvest Home’s Toast to the Turkeys! Get your tickets ASAP! »
We’re already into November, which means two things: First, Thanksgiving is coming!; second, it’s time for Harvest Home Sanctuary's annual Toast to the Turkeys! Here is a preview video:
[Can’t see the video? Watch it on Vegansaurus.com!]
Turkeys! Fall! Harvest Home! What isn’t there to like about Toast to the Turkeys? Our pals at Harvest Home warn us that tickets are going like hotcakes, so get yours today! They cost $40 for adults, $15 for children under 17, and for $55 you can get an adult ticket and sponsor a turkey for a year!
What is Toast to the Turkeys? It is an autumnal celebration of Harvest Home, its wonderful rescued animals, and a chance to eat delicious vegan food and hang out with other great people who love Harvest Home. There’ll be a buffet, a silent auction, a food drive, a turkey sponsorship drive, and you can tour the sanctuary, which is home to so many lovely, deserving animals who are living their best lives.
Plus, have we stressed enough how wonderful it is to feed a cranberry to a turkey? It is so wonderful.
Toast to the Turkeys happens on Saturday, Nov. 10, from noon to 4 p.m. at Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary in Stockton. There are very few tickets left; purchase yours here. For more adorable animal photos (and information about the sanctuary and how you can help support their good work), follow Harvest Home’s Tumblr.
[Photo from the 2011 Toast to the Turkeys by Cordelia Naumann via Flickr]
Guest post: Let’s crawl together with L.A. Beer Hop! »
Pub-crawling reeks of being 21 and not having to care about waking up on time and decisions you’ll regret early the next morning. But as real adulthood rears its ugly head, pub crawls are actually great ways to spend a night out with friends, if you pick the perfect “pubs” to “crawl” to. Well it seems LA Beer Hop was created with such nights in mind.
The places worth heading to in Los Angeles aren’t close enough together to warrant a good “crawl.” But now, for just a $5 ticket, you can be whisked away by shuttle to three of the L.A. area’s newest and best beer-and-bar-food joints. The Pub at Golden Road Brewing, Tony’s Darts Away, and Mohawk Bend make up the trifecta of destinations that LA Beer Hop will shuttle you to-and-fro every Wednesday in November. Take a peep at the tour schedule and reserve your tickets ASAP, because they’re sure to sell out.
Not only do each of these places have vast collections of tasty microbrews to sip on, they each have a cornucopia of vegan eats that’ll make your non-vegan friends say “I WANT THAT!” Tony’s Darts Away has gourmet vegan hot dogs, Mohawk Bend has vegan pizzas and buffalo cauliflower, and the Pub at Golden Road Brewing has ginormous vegan pretzels and fried avocado sammies, just to name a few!
Vegan-friendly bar-hopping, and no one has to worry about parking or driving for just $5? Oh L.A., sometimes you complete me. Who’s coming with me?!
Andrew E. Irons is a blogger from Long Beach, Calif. He co-created and contributes to Rhode Island-based hip-hop website The Echo Chamber Blog under the pseudonym Verbal Spacey. You can track his daily diatribes by following him on Twitter.
[photo by arvind grover via Flickr]
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]
It’s another SF SPCA and 7x7 dog adoption event!
On Sunday, Sept. 30, Hayes Valley hosts the second annual Dogma street fair, sponsored by 7x7 and the SF SPCA, where people coming without pets better be there to adopt one. Pets! They improve your life in infinite ways!
This year’s Dogma is pretty impressive; in addition to free adoptions from the SF SPCA, you can adopt from other agencies like SF Animal Care and Control, Muttville, Loup Garou, SF Chihuahua Meetup, SaveABunny, and MickaCoo. There will be all kinds of dog-happy events and deals from pet-friendly/-centric businesses, and a talent show!
Mainly, you need to get yourself (and your pet, if you have a pet who goes on outings) to Octavia Boulevard between Hayes and Fell streets on Sunday between noon and 4 p.m. For more details, click through!
To do this weekend: SF SPCA Homecoming Adoptathon! »
We love the SF SPCA and we love adopted animals,* which makes this weekend’s Homecoming Adoptathon an ideal even for those of us—you, me, everyone else—without a companion animal to find one, already, and fill that hole our hearts we are currently stuffing artisan vegan cheese into with a furry creature who really will love us back. Fuck a human friend, what you want is an animal. Dogs don’t think you drink too much! Cats maybe are a little concerned with your “professional” wardrobe but they would never say so. And bunnies are never too tired to greet after another endless workday with a full minute of I-love-you hops.
The SF SPCA is ready to help you remedy that forever alone situation this weekend, with two days of adoptathon fun. On Friday, Sept. 14, get down with free booze and free adoptions, plus food from Voodoo Van, which appears to have one vegan option (though you’ll be in the Mission, legit snacks won’t be far off); adoptions are on from 1 to 8 p.m., reception from 5 to 9 p.m. Then on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., continue wooing the animal companion of your dreams with free adoptions, plus a foster care bake sale, and Q&A with a trainer. You know you have to train your dog if you adopt one, right? An untrained dog is an unhappy dog! Plus you can’t take it to the park to play with the other dogs if s/he never learned to socialize. The adoptathon continues on Sunday, Sept. 16, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with more free adoptions and more bake sale.
Are you ready for a furry best friend of your very own? Maybe a dog small enough to put in a large bag, who loves to catch (soft!) frisbees and curl up behind your knees for an afternoon nap? Or someone with big paws and jaws to wrestle with? Someone to call your “four-legged child” because you and your partner aren’t into human kids? The SF SPCA wants to make those dreams come true this weekend. So get over there and make yourself and a lonely animal happy.
For more information, visit the SF SPCA online.
*Yes, Vegansaurus is built on relentless, hyperbolic enthusiasm, but we really do love you.
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]