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Fern Shepherds Pie

Vegan Thanksgiving Options in Charlotte, Part III: Fern, Flavors From The Garden

Things turned quite chilly overnight in Charlotte, NC! When I arose this morning it was only 24! Sadly, when taking my dog for his morning walk I noticed many leaves have fallen and there are far fewer trees cloaked in beautiful reds and golds. It’s a good morning to tell you about the cozy comfort… Read More ›

Fern Buffalo Cauliflower

The Evolution of Fern, Flavors from the Garden

It’s been exciting to watch the evolution of Fern, Flavors from the Garden! Fern has new-ish management (Susan Walley), a new Executive Chef (Matt Martin), and a new seasonal menu coming October 2nd!

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: 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 ›

Fern Is For Foodies

It’s so cool that Charlotte, NC is now big enough to have several veggie restaurants … each with their own distinct personality! There’s Bean Vegan Cuisine – down home Southern cooking in a diner-type atmosphere.  Zizi’s – soul food deli takeout.  Luna’s Living Kitchen – exquisite raw vegan food.  Berrybrook Farm – homey, healthy sandwiches… 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 – 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 – Salads!

The 2013 VegCharlotte Awards – For The Vegans, By The Vegans! Today we’re going to review the nominees for Best Salads in Charlotte, NC! There were not as many votes in this category as in some others – perhaps vegans are tired of having “salad” as their only option at many restaurants when they eat out; or… Read More ›

2013 VegCharlotte Awards – Best Appetizers

So  … drumroll, please!  … It’s the 2013 VegCharlotte Awards, celebrating the best vegan (and occasionally vegetarian) food in the Charlotte, NC area! Let’s whet our appetites with a few appetizers, shall we? The Appetizer category received a ton of votes, and there were a couple of clear winners. It probably won’t surprise anyone that… 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 ›

Raise Your Glass … To The Veggie Life

There are two kinds of vegans … One kind avoids wine, because they know its ingredients could include honey and dairy, and because it could be filtered with egg whites, gelatin, fish bladders (a.k.a. isinglass), and sea shells. The other kind drinks wine, because they DON’T know its ingredients could include honey and dairy, or… Read More ›

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