Help Haiti: Bakesales forming in NY, LA, SF, Portland. Join in! »
Yesterday morning a 7.0 earthquake devastated Port-au-Prince, the capital city of Haiti—it was the area’s worst earthquake in 200 years. It literally pulled everything to pieces. Here’s the New York Times' coverage.
How can you help? In several ways! You could most definitely donate directly to Doctors Without Borders, The International Rescue Committee, or check out our friend Brant’s list of charities based on their charity navigator score.
OR, you could also help organize a vegan bake sale!
If you’re in San Francisco, a bakesale is being organized for Saturday, Jan. 23 in Patricia’s Green (on Hayes Street at Octavia Street), from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you’re interested in participating, please email Jen ASAP! Let’s DO THIS, SF VEGANS!!!
RAINY DAY ALERT FOR SAN FRANCISCO: If it rains the day of the sale, head down the street to Mercury Cafe at on Octavia and Page st. We’ll be inside with our delicious goods!
Other cities that are making it happen: @IsaChandra is organizing the Portland one; the user @miharu is taking on the Los Angeles one; @DaynaR in New York is looking for other people.
Isa put up a list of the bake sales on the Post-Punk Kitchen site—of course, there aren’t lots of details yet, but they’ll get filled in as we make them happen.
If you’re in a city that’s not represented, let us know! Join the PPK thread and get one started! NOW, GO!
My niece gets DOWN with some marzipan fruit at the East Bay Vegan Bakesale. Two things. She totally gets that from me. And B) THE BAKESALE MADE $2192!!! Vegans, you are currently amazing me, let’s all get married!
Mad props to Ashley and Caroline from Fat Bottom Bakery for putting this on and being generally awesome at everything they do. I can’t wait to eat everything at the next one!
Weekend events, miracle stories, bacon-hate, breast injections, a passel of crazies and more in this week’s massive post-holiday link-o-rama!!! »
Opening tonight at the Roxie: Mine, a documentary about New Orleans residents searching for their lost pets after Hurricane Katrina. Tickets are still available for tonight’s shows at 7 and 9, and it plays through Thursday, Jan. 14. The Roxie is at 3117 16th St., between Valencia and Guerrero Streets.
The long-awaited first-ever East Bay Vegan Bakesale is happening tomorrow, Saturday Jan. 9 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Issues, at 20 Glen Ave. at Piedmont Avenue in Oakland!! This will be super-exciting, don’t be a jerk and miss out!!
After Saturday’s bakesale, head over to the Rocket Dog Rescue and Muttville fundraiser beer bust at Mix Bar, at 4086 18th St. at Castro Street. There’ll be snacks, entertainment, and a raffle; the fun is scheduled for 3 to 7 p.m.
On Sunday, Jan. 10 from 3 to 7 p.m. is the Food Not Bombs Vegan Chili Showdown! It’s at 3030B 16th St. at Mission Street, across from the 16th Street BART station. The entry fee is $7, and FNB will provide music and cornbread. MUSIC AND CORNBREAD ALL RIGHT.
Have you heard of Green Coriander? It’s a new take-out-only Indian place in San Francisco that’s offering a 20 percent discount to anyone who mentions they read about it on Mission Mission (you could say you were directed to them through MM via Vegansaurus, too, if you wanted). This week’s menu is nearly all vegan, too!
The Kitchn lists its top 25 meatless recipes from 2009, 19 of which are vegan!
A (borrrrrrring) Q & A with Food, Inc. director Robert Kenner, in which he says he is “not setting out to be a vegetarian,” which, duh and shut up, although he does say something about “chang[ing] the argument” of a libertarian, so that’s not so bad.
And then the LA Times comes back with a sound op-ed on food and farming, and not yelling so much about all of it because civility.
YES YES YES times 1 billion: the first page of the first chapter of Nicolette Hahn Niman’s new book, Righteous Porkchop: Finding a Life and Good Food Beyond Factory Farms is available online now!!! Hypocrisy has a new handbook, AWESOME!
Even Foster Farms is grossed out by the “water, salt, lemon juice solids, natural lemon flavor, cane juice, corn syrup and other natural flavorings” injected into chickens post-slaughter to make them more appetizing to consumers.
Did you catch the Bob Barker interview about the Sea Shepherd on Rachel Maddow’s show on Tuesday night? It was great, as is nearly everything to do with the great Bob Barker.
Finally, Grub Street proves that we are not the only ones totally grossed out by bacon on goddamn everything.
Vegan feminist hero Jill at I Blame the Patriarchy alerts us to the repulsive practices of the Bravo Meat Packing slaughterhouse in New Jersey.
It’s an epiphany miracle: a frozen kitty comes back to life!
"This guy is really afraid of cats and his friend is trying to help him with his fears! That is so helpful and nice." We really, really love The Awl.
We really, really do not love crazy people who get their cats tattooed. Also, who the fuck tattooed the cat? All of you are insane assholes.
Francis Lam rebuts that ultra-obnoxious “plants have feelings, so get off your high (figurative) horses, vegetarians” New York Times op-ed; unfortunately, he ends with precious little “just say grace for everything you’re eating” attempt to absolve the eater of culpability for everything on his/her plate, including animal products, and in doing so resolves nothing. Nice going, smarty.
The Huffington Post thinks it’s clever: a fake meat slideshow! Look, without Tofurky deli slices, Soyrizo, or shrimp crafted from root vegetables, it is incomplete to me.
What’s going on with soybean cultivation? Oh, only that growing so much of it to feed all those animals you omnivores eat is the main contributor to the destruction of South American rainforest. No big.
The East Bay Vegan Bakesale is this Saturday, January 9th! It’s not too late to bake, just email them! And it’s not too late to eat, just show up! Let’s raise a shit ton of money for some awesome dogs and kids. You can’t deny a puppy, can you? HAVE A HEART.
East Bay Vegan Bakesale, you guys! It’s sponsored by friends of Vegansaurus Fat Bottom Bakery, and as you can see by this super-duper old-school ’90s-zine-style flyer, it’s looks to be the perfect melange of new-and-improved! and comfortingly familiar (the part where you buy and eat a metric ton of vegan sweets).
It’s set for Saturday, Jan. 9 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in front of ISSUES, at 20 Glen Ave. at Piedmont Avenue in Oakland. Volunteers? Needed! Beneficiaries? TBD! Get a hold of them to donate your time/baked goods NOW!
News Item: The Inaugural SF Vegan Bakesale!!!
Sort of. There was already the Worldwide Vegan Bakesale last June, and it went so well (read: they made gangbusters money off the hungry people waiting in line at Ike’s) that a consortium of the city’s coolest vegans with the sickest dairy-free baking skillz want to make it a regular thing! Or at least, do it again and see how that goes. It will probably go really well because that’s what generally happens when you have a table full of delicious baked goods.
Of course it’s for a good cause, because vegans can’t just be looking out for number one. (That’s kind of the whole idea right?) So proceeds from the bakesale will go Gimme Shelter Cat Rescue, to save KITTENS ON DEATH ROW holy shit have you no heart??
Check it out Saturday October 17th, one month from today, in front of Ike’s Place (3506 16th Street at oh come on you know where Ike’s is fine it’s Sanchez can’t you go anywhere without Google Maps?), let’s say 11a-4p.
We badly need volunteers, eaters, bakers, paper plates, compostable to-go containers & flatware, and hella publicity to make this awesome so mobilize, vegan (pacifist) army and email firstname.lastname@example.org if you can/want to/feel obligated to pitch in! Let’s make this happen!!!
Oh, we also have a twitter set up! FOLLOW US!