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Ghost Story … Prologue …

  “During the day, I don’t believe in ghosts. At night, I’m a little more open-minded.” Do you believe in ghosts? Not too long ago, I would have answered, “Well, I do believe there are more things in Heaven and Earth that are dreamt of in your philosophy, Horatio.” Skeptical, yet open-minded, that was me…. 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 ›

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 ›

Betty Goes Vegan

There’s been so much buzz about Betty Goes Vegan, that I had to sit down for awhile in a nice cozy bookstore coffee shop and page through it for myself. First thing you should know, this is NOT a “Betty Crocker” cookbook.  I think many vegans were overjoyed when this cookbook came out because it… Read More ›

Restaurant Review – Monsoon (Thai)

I haven’t tried ALL the Thai restaurants in Charlotte yet – I’m still working on that! – but I believe I have found my new favorite! Monsoon. I’ve always heard mixed reviews about Monsoon, but I’ve been curious to try it – especially since voters rated it so highly in the 2013 VegCharlotte Awards. Upon arrival,… Read More ›

2013 VegCharlotte Awards – Best Italian, Part II – Restaurants!

In my last post, I gave you tips on dining out, veggie-style, at Italian restaurants. Today, I’m sharing what veggie voters said were the best Italian restaurants in Charlotte, NC! First Place:  Portofino’s.  I was glad to see vegans and vegetarians voting for this one!  Portofino’s is a Charlotte institution that’s been around a long,… Read More ›

2013 VegCharlotte Awards – Best Italian Part 1 – Dining Out Tips

When I proposed the category of Best Italian Restaurant for the 2013 VegCharlotte Awards, I had some unusual responses. One person wrote, “The sound you hear is that of crickets chirping.” Another person was even more blunt.  “There is no such thing as vegan Italian food.” That’s a common attitude among Charlotte, NC vegans, which… Read More ›

2013 VegCharlotte Awards – Entrees/Specials!

This is a “catchall” category for those entrees or specials that do not fall into an “ethnic” restaurant category or the predefined categories of soup, sandwich, veggie burger, etc. Since results were varied and “scattered,” there were no clear winners. But it’s heartwarming to see the variety Charlotte, NC has to offer vegetarians and vegans…. Read More ›

2013 VegCharlotte Awards – Tofu Preparation!

Ok, I admit I am not the biggest fan of tofu (I know, bad vegan; bad, bad vegan!) so this wasn’t one of my original 2013 VegCharlotte Awards categories. However, a reader requested it so I added it to the survey.  Since this category was added late, there were only a handful of responses and… Read More ›

VegCharlotte Awards – Veggie Dogs!

Announcing the winner of the 2013 Awards for Best Veggie Dog! By a laaaandslide, Pinky’s Westside Grill.  The Stray Dog ($4.50) received top votes among vegans (vegetarian dog topped with veggie chili, mustard, slaw and onion.)  Pinky’s has confirmed the wieners they use are indeed vegan (but I believe the slaw has mayo, though).  Vegetarians… Read More ›

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