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Third Annual Charlotte VegFest 2014!!!

Saturday, May 17th, was the Third Annual Charlotte VegFest! It was also my third year attending. The first year I helped out at the Chelly’s Cakes ‘N Pastries booth. The second year I could be found at the booth for Keep Charlotte Boring (another blog I write for). This year, however, I attended as just part… Read More ›

Front Entrance to Charlotte Spay Neuter

Frugal Friday – Spay Neuter Charlotte and Low Cost Pet Care

I love my vets. But, being the mom of four (formerly five) furbabies – sometimes I just can’t afford them! Every pet owner knows what I’m talking about.  The biggest downside to having pets is the amount spent on their care.  When money gets tight, we often: Pay for our pet’s medical care and neglect… Read More ›

A Very Vegan Valentine’s Day – Dining Options in Charlotte, NC

Valentine’s Day.  Hearts.  Flowers.  Chocolates.  Perhaps a little bling.  And of course … nice romantic dinners for two. But where does a vegan go for a romantic dinner for two in Charlotte, NC – the city of bankers and BBQ? This year, you have quite a few options! First up, Fern, Flavors from the Garden…. Read More ›

Vegan Thanksgiving Options in Charlotte – Whole Foods

More Vegan Thanksgiving choices in Charlotte, NC – Whole Foods! This year, Whole Foods is offering a Vegan Dinner for One.  It includes Gardein Holiday Roast, Sweet Potatoes, Green Beans Almondine, Sourdough Sage Dressing, Mushroom Gravy, and Cranberry Orange Relish.  Very reasonably priced at $12.95. I both love and hate this idea. On the one… Read More ›

Vegan Thanksgiving Options in Charlotte: Eco-Licious and Nourish

Well-Read Wednesday will return!  But Thanksgiving is fast approaching, so I wanted to make sure all local Charlotte vegans knew of their options! Today I have two more:  Eco-Licious and Nourish. Many vegans have not heard of Eco-Licious, but if you’re vegan in Charlotte it’s a store you should definitely know. They bill themselves as… Read More ›

Vegan Thanksgiving Options In Charlotte: Fern, Flavors From the Garden

11/17/13 – UPDATED POST:  Fern has provided me with pictures of this year’s Thanksgiving offerings!  They have also extended their pre-oder date to Saturday, November 23! For several years now Charlotteans have also been thankful for Fern, Flavors from the Garden … without a doubt Charlotte’s most elegant vegetarian/vegan restaurant.  It is truly a foodie… Read More ›

Vegan Thanksgiving Options In Charlotte: Zizi’s Awesome Vegan 2 Go

Here’s another restaurant in Charlotte for vegans to be thankful for – Zizi’s Awesome Vegan 2 Go. Zizi’s released their “Thanksliving” menu yesterday and are taking pre-paid orders.  The deadline for ordering is Saturday, November 23rd, with pickup Wednesday, November 27 by 5:00 PM.  I’d suggest ordering early, though, as Zizi’s Holiday Dinners are very… Read More ›

Vegan Thanksgiving Options in Charlotte: Bean Vegan Cuisine

One of the things I’m thankful for this year is all the vegan choices we now have in Charlotte! Once upon a time in Charlotte, if a vegan didn’t feel like cooking on Thanksgiving, the options were limited to roasting an acorn squash or getting your hands on a Tofurky (blechh).  And in the days… Read More ›

Brunch at Bean With Special Guests The Humane League!

Today, members of VegCharlotte Meetup Group checked out Bean Vegan Cuisine’s new Brunch Menu. Formerly, Bean had offered a weekly Sunday Brunch “special” … now, they have a Brunch Menu available all day on Sundays. (You can still order off their regular menu, however, if you would rather have a hamburger.) I ordered the Bean… Read More ›

What Vegan Desserts Look Like In Charlotte

Yup, this little confection (from Laullipop & Co.) is completely vegan (and soy and gluten free).  Hazelnut crust, cinnamon filling, and an ooey, gooey caramel glaze.  It’s called “Behind Your Hazel(nut) Eyes” and it is absolutely delish!  If you live in Charlotte, check out my full review at Keep Charlotte Boring, and do try to… Read More ›

Fern Surf and Turf

What Vegan Food In Charlotte NC Looks Like …

Yep, Charlotte, NC now has vegan Surf and Turf – seitan “steak” and radish “scallops.”  This is what I had for dinner recently at Fern, Flavors From The Garden. IF you live in Charlotte, you might want to check out this cool blog …. http://www.keepcharlotteboring.org.  I’m covering the veggie beat and doing restaurant reviews from… Read More ›

Charlotte’s First Annual Vegfest 2012 – A Look Back

In less than a month, Charlotte, NC – city of bankers, baptists, and BBQs – will celebrate its Second Annual Vegfest! Thanks largely to the efforts of new organizer Curt Albright, Charlotte VegFest 2013 promises to be radically different from 2012. Charlotte Vegfest 2012 was held in the back parking lot of Eco-Licious; Charlotte VegFest 2013… Read More ›

Behind The Scenes At A Circus Protest

Once again, THE CIRCUS WAS IN TOWN! AND I WAS THERE! Shivering (it was dang cold!), smiling, and holding a poster that read “THE CIRCUS IS NO FUN FOR ELEPHANTS!” If you’re reading a vegan blog, chances are you have at least some slight concern for animal welfare and understand the reasons why people protest… Read More ›

Vegan Friendly Wine Tastings At Bean

Put a vegan wine tasting at Bean Vegan Cuisine on your vegan bucket list of things to do in Charlotte, NC! (I know, I know, I know.  Vegan bucket list and Charlotte in the same sentence?  What an oxymoron, right?  But, actually, Charlotte is becoming evolved enough for a small vegan bucket list which I’ll… Read More ›

Embarrassing Veg News From The DNC

Ok, now for the really embarrassing veggie DNC news … what made us look like idiots in front of the veggie world …. (drumroll please) …. The Charlotte Observer! First up – The Observer’s food critic Helen Schwab and her recommendations of places to dine.  Helen’s been writing restaurant reviews for The Observer for the… Read More ›

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