Top 10 Vegan Dishes in SF Bay Area This Year  »

I listed mine over at SFoodie. Do you agree?? Disagree?? Not give a shit?? 

Hint: these delicious deep-fried monsters are on the list:


Annals of self-promotion: we’re angry about additives!  »

Laura wrote about eggs in veggie food products like Quorn and Lightlife for SF Weekly! Using eggs in otherwise vegan products is unnecessary and inconvenient and what the hell, companies?

Meave got angry about gelatin hiding everywhere. Seriously, everywhere! Every time the pretty ladies in the commercials say “collagen,” imagine “bone from the slaughter of cattle [that] is cleaned, degreased, dried, sorted, and crushed to a particle size of about 1-2 cm. The pieces of bone are then treated with dilute hydrochloric acid to remove mineral salts. The resulting sponge-like material is called ossein.” Yeah. A "sponge-like material" made from dead cows’ bones. That’s what you’re slapping on your faces, and you can’t even absorb it through your skin!

What are you all raging about today?



Vegansaurus wins award; world does not spin off axis  »

Check it out, we won a thing! What is it? Why, it is an SF Weekly Web Award! Specifically, SF’s Best Blog Post, for Other Avenues! Also, FAT PEOPLE RULE! written by our own founder, Laura Beck! Hooray! Congratulations, Laura, you have always been the best, but now it is acknowledged online by a city alt-weekly! We are proud of you!!

To celebrate, SF Weekly will hold a party tonight at 111 Minna (at, yes, 111 Minna St. at 2nd Street) from 5 to 9, catered by our BFF Cinnaholic! Details here.

In sum: vegans are awesome, fat people rule, and fat vegans are basically the best people ever. FUCK YEAH VEGANSAURUS!


Special for veg-friendly omnivores: get a job!  »

The SF Weekly recently laid off its restaurant critic, and is searching for a new one. Want the job? We want you to have it! Obviously, we can’t; that’s why we have Vegansaurus, right? Right. But you, careful, considerate omnivores who for whatever reasons haven’t given up your animal-unfriendly diets yet, certainly could!

I know, it sounds insane, vegans encouraging you to eat meat. Well, we’re not, exactly; what we’re thinking is, we need more mainstream restaurant critics who enjoy vegan food, and understand that you can eat very well without animal products. If you’re going to have to review new dead-cow and dead-fish restaurants, you could try the veg options at those places, or at least note if there are any. I tend to skip the reviews in publications of all sizes, not just because they almost never review vegetarian or vegan restaurants, but because they usually don’t even address the concept of not eating animal products. People like us are left to figure everything out for ourselves, which is ridiculous; if you want to increase your audience (I’d say “sell more papers” but the Weekly is free), broaden your range. Include us. Our demographic spends a lot of money on food; we’re interested in what’s new and delicious, and we love to read good food writing. How about throwing us something other than a bone?

So omnivorous readers, and readers with omnivorous friends, what do you say? An actual writing job has opened up at an actual publication; all you eligible people should apply, already.

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