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Gordgeous Pumpkin Ale

“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald Autumn Bucket List Item: Try A Seasonal Beer. Charlotte has long been known for three things – banks, BBQ, and beer. Now, Charlotte is becoming known for slightly different things – banks, BBQ and vegan BBQ, and craft beer. In… Read More ›

Restaurant Review: Maharani Indian Cuisine

Maharani is, without question, my favorite Indian restaurant in Charlotte. I admit I’m prejudiced. Maharani is where I had my first date with my partner … on September 21, 2009. And, Maharani was my re-introduction to Indian food.  Charlotte, until recently, was not very diverse.  Growing up, there was only one Indian restaurant in Charlotte,… Read More ›

Dragon’s Loyalty Award

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times … I think those long-ago-penned lines have always held special significance for me because truly in my life the really, really good and the really, really bad have always co-existed, side-by-side, together.  Some of my happiest moments have been in the midst of… 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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

2013 VegCharlotte Awards – Best Sandwiches!

It’s time to announce the 2013 VegCharlotte Awards for Best Sandwiches! And the winner is … Zizi’s. I know, I know.  Not much of a surprise, huh?  After all, Zizi’s IS a vegan deli specializing in vegan sandwiches.  (They do offer salads, smoothies, and entrees, but Zizi’s mock-meat sandwiches are what we know and love… Read More ›

VegCharlotte Awards – Soup!

It was a gray, rainy day in Charlotte, NC.  A perfect time to announce the 2013 VegCharlotte Awards Winners in the Soup Category! And by a wide margin, the winner is … Berrybrook Farm Natural Foods! Berrybrook Farm is the kind of place that’s easy to overlook.  From the outside it just looks like a… Read More ›

VegCharlotte Awards – Methodology

It’s almost time to announce the winners of the 2013 VegCharlotte Awards … but I first, I wanted to explain the concept and the methodology I used. The VegCharlotte Awards were created after I read one too many articles about “Best Vegetarian Food in Charlotte” or “Best Vegan Food in Charlotte” – articles that were… 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 ›

Restaurant Review – Sangam Indian Cuisine

More proof you can find vegan Indian cuisine in the Charlotte, NC area … Sangam, a restaurant that specializes in Punjabi food (my favorite)! The menu has an impressive list of 21 vegetarian options (not counting many of the appetizers, soups and salads, or accompaniments).  At least half of those options are vegan or can… 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 ›

Veg News from the DNC!!!

Charlotte had a WILD week hosting the DNC!  Others have already reported all the political news … I’m now reporting on the vegan and vegetarian news! First … my favorite vegan baker, Chelly’s Cakes-n-Pastries, was at the DNC CarolinaFest last weekend!  Yes, that’s right … VEGAN STREET FOOD!  In CHARLOTTE!  Here is a picture of… Read More ›

What The Heck Do I Do With This @#*&! Tofu?

I’m about to share one of my deepest, darkest secrets. I’ve been a vegetarian in Charlotte, NC for 12 years, and vegan on and off (mostly on) throughout those years. But until last year … I never had a single f*cking clue what the heck to do with tofu.  More, I was pretty happy NOT… Read More ›

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