Backyard activism: do your part tonight! »
The San Francisco Animal Control and Welfare Commission will hear public comments on the proposed ban on the sale of animals tonight, and we need your support! All you have to do is show up to the meeting place, line up at the microphone, and when it’s your turn to speak, state your name and your support for the ban. That’s it! No need for a speech or a song or ANYTHING CRAZY—it’s so simple, your five-year-old niece could do it. Actually, bring her too, people love articulate children.
Be in room 408 at City Hall by 5:30 p.m. BAARN is taking charge of this informal call to arms, and they report that at the last meeting on the ban proposal, opponents far outnumbered proponents, so we had better get over there and be polite for animal rights!
Attention salsa-loving vegans: SF Food Wars wants you! »
The next round of SF Food Wars is going to be bigger and better than ever, you guys—the Great Salsa Champion-chip [sic] will be held on Sunday, Sept. 12 at the Ferry Plaza, and competitors get a $15 stipend to buy ingredients at the Ferry Building Farmers Market! Tickets for eaters cost $16 and go on sale this Monday, Aug. 16, a whole 300 of them this time (bigger space!).
To apply as a competitor, email SF Food Wars with the following information: name, phone number, and email address of entrant, and name and description of dish. And do it RIGHT NOW ASAP, places go fast. Be bold! Be daring! Make some damn salsa and win it for the legless kitty! Or personal pride, whatever motivates you.
The non-cooking rest of you can buy tickets at the SF Food Wars site beginning Monday at noon.
Vegans represent! Which of you are bold enough to enter the latest battle in the SF Food Wars? I hope the answer is: A LOT OF US VEGANS!! Remember, previous prize-takers include Friends of Vegansaurus Cinnaholic and Fat Bottom Bakery.
Visit the SF Food Wars site for details. Make us proud!
Invest in a vegan future! »
You’ve heard about Mission Street Food’s intention to become a full-time charitable restaurant, of course, and the organizers’ need for financial backers—they quote a figure of 100 people investing $500 each. Did that incline any of you toward the pecuniary?
We received an email from a Vegansaurus reader, who said she contacted Anthony Myint (you know, MSF head chef) and offered to invest $500 if MSF would keep vegan options on the menu. She said that “it appears Anthony is considering it.”
Any other vegans with money to spare may want to make a similar offer. We’re not assuring its success—that’s something that would be worked out between the Mission Street Food partners—but we certainly endorse the idea! It’d be a great way to truly invest in a delicious vegan future, and act on your beliefs. Regardless of our (many, many) disagreements with MSF regarding the cuisine, we’ve always admired its support of so many charities.
And you know, if we had a spare $500, we’d make a vegan-money offer. Not that theoretical money means anything coming from us, but it’s sincere.
Updated on Feb. 2 at 8 p.m. to add this comment from Mission Street Food
"We do not encourage vegan investment.
"Someone did email me asking if we would have vegan options and I said we "might." Whether or not we have some vegan options will depend on a lot of factors, and one thing we are trying to avoid is upsetting anyone who would have invested with unrealistic expectations. While we may have vegan options, we cannot firmly commit to that right now. Furthermore, since we have no real stake in veganism, it would be a really misguided investment if that were a factor in the decision.
So there you go—another good idea in theory that doesn’t actually work in practice. Thanks so much to Anthony for his forthrightness. Now, back to the really vegan trenches, everyone.
SF Food Wars: Artisan Bread Bakedown & Craft Beer Tastiness! »
Those delightful scamps at SF Food Wars have issued a call for competitors for their Yeast Affliction! All-Out Artisan Bread Bakedown & Craft Beer Tastiness. ARE YOU MAN ENOUGH TO DON AN APRON AND CHAMPION THE VEGAN CAUSE? If you make an artisan yeasted bread (rye, sourdough, walnut, multigrain, etc.) that is TO DIE FOR and want to compete, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following info: Name, phone number, email, dish name, and dish description. Timeliness and enthusiasm are key because they will select our 20 competitors within just a few days, SO GET ON IT. AND BE ENTHUSIASTIC.
If you just want to attend (lazy), you’ll have to wait until tickets go on sale on Wednesday, Jan. 13 at noon! And you best hurry because this shiz sells out fast and this is probably the first SF Food Wars where vegans will have lots of tasty options. Tickets cost $14, and include one free beer. To purchase, click the “Get Tickets” button, which will appear on the site when they go on sale. Got questions? Check out the FAQ.