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08/22/2014

You guys, there’s a Vegan Drag Karaoke night in NYC. If you are within 3,000 miles, you must go immediately. To explain the fun, here’s what guest blogger and brilliant funny lady Laura Yaz has to say:
Attention all people who enjoy things that are fun! Honey LaBronx, everyone’s favorite vegan drag queen, is now regularly hosting vegan drag karaoke on the last Monday of each month at Baby Grand. What makes this particular karaoke vegan you say? First, did you know that all other karaoke involves animal cruelty? And by animal cruelty I mean innocent humans being forced to listen to drunk straight boys singing Journey. The struggle is real. Second! Baby Grand is totally cool with you bringing in as much food as you want! AS MUCH AS YOU WANT. You could have a potluck meetup or bring in homemade brownies it’s all okay! Or if you’re of the lazier persuasion (insert fist bump of solidarity) you can have food delivered right to your comfy, seated, stunning self at the bar, again, this is all totally cool and allowed. Rock on Baby Grand!This is basically like Vegan Drinks but with karaoke and a drag queen. Yes we have been reading your diary. There is no cover, no drink minimum, and no shame in eating as much as you want! Seriously this night is basically the best thing ever. Oh, and if you are wondering about Honey LaBronx, let me put your mind to ease. That bitch can sing. The next drag karaoke night is August 25th, 830pm, so go on out and bring your friends! And tell Honey I sent you cause that queen is always moaning that I never do anything for her. 
Laura Yaz is a standup comedian who went vegan and now hosts the best podcast ever which you can listen to here: http://bigfatveganradio.com/

You guys, there’s a Vegan Drag Karaoke night in NYC. If you are within 3,000 miles, you must go immediately. To explain the fun, here’s what guest blogger and brilliant funny lady Laura Yaz has to say:

Attention all people who enjoy things that are fun! 

Honey LaBronx, everyone’s favorite vegan drag queen, is now regularly hosting vegan drag karaoke on the last Monday of each month at Baby Grand. 

What makes this particular karaoke vegan you say? First, did you know that all other karaoke involves animal cruelty? And by animal cruelty I mean innocent humans being forced to listen to drunk straight boys singing Journey. The struggle is real. Second! Baby Grand is totally cool with you bringing in as much food as you want! AS MUCH AS YOU WANT. You could have a potluck meetup or bring in homemade brownies it’s all okay! Or if you’re of the lazier persuasion (insert fist bump of solidarity) you can have food delivered right to your comfy, seated, stunning self at the bar, again, this is all totally cool and allowed. Rock on Baby Grand!

This is basically like Vegan Drinks but with karaoke and a drag queen. Yes we have been reading your diary. 

There is no cover, no drink minimum, and no shame in eating as much as you want! Seriously this night is basically the best thing ever. Oh, and if you are wondering about Honey LaBronx, let me put your mind to ease. That bitch can sing. 

The next drag karaoke night is August 25th, 830pm, so go on out and bring your friends! And tell Honey I sent you cause that queen is always moaning that I never do anything for her. 

Laura Yaz is a standup comedian who went vegan and now hosts the best podcast ever which you can listen to here: http://bigfatveganradio.com/

09/06/2012

Guest post: My top 10 vegan reasons to be in love with New York City, part two!  »


As I said yesterday, I just moved to California from New York City. It happened very suddenly, and as I’ve gotten more settled, I’ve found a much greater appreciation for how easy and wonderful it is to be a vegan in New York. I miss it, and I wanted to tell you all how much I love it. However, in an effort to spare you all from the longest post in the free world, I have managed to narrow it down to a top 10 list. Yesterday, Nos. 10-6. Today, the thrilling conclusion!


No. 5: Quintessence
When I first got excited about raw food, I had a number of negative experiences with raw food restaurants. I was convinced that it was disgusting and I might never like it. Quintessence changed all that. By far one of my favorite vegan restaurants in the city, Quintessence makes incredibly yummy, indulgent, and healthful raw dishes that put all that other raw food to shame. A pearl in alphabet city’s clamshell, I fantasize about their Caesar salad on the regular. Oh Quintessence, I miss your tiny tables and huge salads.

No. 4: The Vegan Bodega
Eric Hopf and his family are in the process of opening an all-vegan store in downtown Manhattan. Although it’s not open yet, I’m already in love with the products they’re providing and their dedication to the cause. They currently operate as a pop-up until their storefront becomes a reality. If you can, support these awesome people and their endeavors because this store is going to rock. 

No. 3: Honey LaBronx
Yes, it’s a bit ego-stroking to put my own podcast co-host on this list. Still, she is one bad bitch. This crazy activist is constantly spotted marching through crowds with a bullhorn, and waving her homemade protest signs in Christine Quinn’s face, and occasionally getting arrested. This queen fights for the animals, she’s exciting, and if it wasn’t for her, I never would’ve ended up in front of a microphone answering questions to new vegans. Check out her cooking show, our podcast, and go see her hot ass live. She is a freaking inspiration, and she looks good doing it. She’s also an okay friend, too, I guess.


No. 2: Soy and Sake
Another of my favorite restaurants in NYC. Soy and Sake saved this sushi-lover from a life of fishless moping. They have most delicious vegan sushi rolls, as well as a plethora of dishes to die for (bourbon chicken! rock shrimp!). It is without question the one restaurant I will always visit in New York. It’s also killer for large parties, and I’ve seen countless omnivores be blown away by their food there. Go! Take friends! EAT SUSHI!


No. 1: Sweet & Sara
Sweet & Sara is basically my favorite vegan company. Their origin story is beyond inspirational, founder Sara Sohn is one of the nicest people you could ever meet, and their products are amazing. AMAZING. The s’mores were one of the first treats I had that made me stop and say, “You know what? I should be vegan. This is awesome!” and I’ve continued to love them with a passion ever since. The last year I lived in NYC I was working in Queens off the 7 train, and I rode by the S&S factory every day, and every day I was reminded that being vegan is fun, delicious, and exactly what I want to be. I love that Sara and her little bunny, Skipper, too. I have half a mind to get a S&S tattoo. Too much? I’m doing it anyway.

Laura Yasinitsky is a writer, comic, waitress, and animal-lover based in California. She has appeared on Comedy Central’s Open-Mic Fight, and writes for US Weekly's Fashion Police. You can follow her silliness on Twitter @LaraYaz.

[photos: Empire State Pigeon by ZeroOne via Flickr; Quintessence raw pizza by Robyn Lee via Flick; vegan sushi from Soy and Sake; Sweet & Sara peanut butter s’more by Veganbaking.net via Flickr]

01/10/2012

It’s episode three of the Vegan Drag Queen’s cooking show! Honey LaBronx makes blueberry-banana smoothies for Kristin Lajeunesse and Ethan Dussault of Will Travel For Vegan Food.

Miss LaBronx’s hair got BIG in the new year, it’s fantastic. And yes, she is dressed way too nicely to operate a blender.

10/07/2011

Episode 2 of Honey LaBronx's Vegan Drag Queen cooking show! Here she teaches us to make almond milk and, “how to rinse out your blender in a very sexy yet ladylike fashion.” What could be better? (Hint: NOTHING) We also learn about nut bags.

I’m so jealous of her dress—it’s the hotness!

09/14/2011

Vegansaurus NYC: Vegan fashion event for Mercy for Animals this Thursday!  »


Amid all the fur and leather comes a breath of fresh air for the vegans during New York City Fashion Week! Perfectly placed at Greenhouse, the eco-friendly event venue located in Tribeca, Have Mercy! will feature some of the industry’s top vegan-friendly designers, including Fraley Le, Yane Mode, Sew Moe Designs and Pretty Birdie Stephanie Teague.

Enjoy hors d’oeurves catered by Verite, desserts by Bolaji Cuisine, and delectable vegan chocolate by Rescue Chocolate while you’re entertained by James Koroni’s Forced Arch Dance Troupe and Vegansaurus’ beloved vegan drag queen Honey LaBronx! The U.S. Veg Corps is hosting.

The best part? Funds will benefit Mercy For Animals. Tickets are $25 in advance and $40 at the door. The event will run from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at Greenhouse, located at 150 Varick St. For further information call (917) 767.7283 or visit the Facebook page.

08/31/2011

You all know there’s a vegan drag queen, right? Her name is Honey LaBronx and she’s sexy as all get-out and working it via an online cooking show. We live in a glorious age, indeed! I mean, there’s a VEGAN DRAG QUEEN with an ONLINE COOKING SHOW. Sometimes I really love living in the future!

In this first episode, Honey teaches us all how to make seitan! She clearly knows her stuff, so follow along and be entertained by her adorability and delicious recipe. Also, one day, I’ll murder her for that dress. SO DAMN CUTE.

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