It’s Vegan Happy Hour again: FRIDAY! »
We already told you a bit about San Francisco’s new Vegan Happy Hour, but we thought we’d give you some more details this time around. Vegan Happy Hour SF is the brainchild of Mike Desert, long-time vegan, boozehound, DJ, and TOTALLY COINCIDENTALLY, my husband. No conflict of interest here, folks! I pried a few words out of him about the event while he was trying to ignore me and play video games.
Mike says he had the idea for Vegan Happy Hour SF after attending the Vegan Happy Hour at the Short Stop in L.A. back when he lived there. “It got really popular and was a great way to meet new people and eat lots of good food, and it was a great way to show non-vegans that vegan food is so much more than just salads, cold tofu, and mediocre veggie burgers,” he said. Since he already had a DJ shift at the Hemlock once a month, he decided to give it a go, and with a nod from bartender extraordinaire Nikki, the event was quietly launched last month, in the middle of a torrential downpour. Asked what he’d like to see people bring this time around, Mike replied, “being at a bar, unhealthy bar food is always welcome. People who don’t know their way around a kitchen are always welcome to bring chips and salsa, or stop by Trader Joe’s and get something vegan. Mostly,” he says, “don’t stress about it. Bring something, anything vegan, and just have a good time.”
Mike’s goal for the event is for it to be a “fun Friday eating good food, drinking booze, and listening to music.” It’s not necessarily about activism per se—hanging out, eating, and drinking are the focus—but if people get turned on to veganism or vegan food by these events, that’s okay with him.
When asked why he saw the need for another vegan booze event here in the Bay Area (we’re already blessed with two Vegan Drinks chapters), he answered, “there can’t really ever be too many vegan-and-booze themed events. Vegan Drinks has a bit of a different vibe to it,” he says, “so this is a bit more low brow and rock ‘n roll,” for those that are into that kind of thing.
You heard it here first! Come on down to the second monthly SF Vegan Happy Hour! Friday, Apr. 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Hemlock Tavern. Scumbags always welcome.
New Vegan Event in San Francisco YES!! It’s the Vegan Happy Hour S.F. and it’s at Hemlock Tavern every 2nd Friday of the month. Which means it just happened. SOWWY. However, this is your advanced warning for next month and all consecutive months until the end of time.
It’s a potluck so bring food to share and you can fan them/get more info on their Facebook page. By the looks of their first event, there was hella fried food there CAN I GET A WHAT WHAT FOR DELICIOUS FRY!? Also, vegan drink specials! Let’s get drunk and eat fried food until we’re all so disoriented that we wander into traffic/get involved in an orgy/do something else regrettable!
Vegan White Russians & baked goods in San Francisco TONIGHT (Monday, August 24th)! Ow! »
Tonight the Hemlock Tavern will be hosting another(!!) vegan bake sale and punk rock show starting at 7 p.m.! Come see Pins of Light (whatevs), The Lybians (whoevs), and snack on some sweet stuff from Violet Sweet Shoppe (YAY!!!). They’ll be mixing up some VEGAN WHITE RUSSIANS (what what! in the butt!) and other awesome drinks. Let’s all meet there tonight and get fatter, drunker and more amazing together, okay? The Hemlock Tavern is at 1131 Polk St., between Post and Sutter.
Violet Bake Shoppe bakesale presale! »
Violet Sweet Shoppe won’t be at our bakesales next weekend (COME) but she’ll be at the Hemlock Tavern today, June 22nd, selling her (delicious) wares! Cinnamon roll cookies with vanilla icing; spice cake with creamy cinnamon frosting; and THE MOST AMAZING ginger cookie things with a lemony cream filling! They ARE SO VERY VERY DELICIOUS. You must eat all of them.
Crystal of Violet Sweet Shoppe will be at the Hemlock Tavern from 5-8 p.m. today. There is a $5 show at 6 p.m., and the bar is serving vegan white Russians. The Hemlock Tavern is at 1131 Polk St., between Post and Sutter.