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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 ›

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 ›

Ultimate Vegan Guide

This is a GREAT book for vegan beginners.  Of course Erik Marcus covers the basics, but where this book really excels is his advice on changing your way of thinking and your attitude. Some of my favorite takeaways … Don’t cut out non-veggie foods; crowd them out.  Instead of concentrating on removing animal products from… Read More ›

More DNC Veg News – Foo Fighters At Rock The Vote!

More DNC Veggie News – Foo Fighters Performing at Rock The Vote! Yes, Wednesday, September 5, the Foo Fighters played an awesome 3 1/2 hours, 35 song set before an enthusiastic crowd of approx. 1000 people at The Fillmore. Ok, I know the Foo Fighters are not vegetarian themselves –  BUT about 1/3 of their… Read More ›

Veganism – The Newest, Hottest Trend!

Veganism is HOT!  It is TRENDY!  In 2012, Veganism is TOTALLY HAPPENING!  It’s FRESH .. It’s NEW .. It’s NOW! (Nevermind vegetarianism and veganism have existed since ancient India and ancient Greece; those old dead guys don’t make good press.) In many ways, this trendiness is a good thing, as there is more information and resources for… Read More ›

To Ghee or Not To Ghee

Whenever someone hears my partner and I cook mostly Punjabi food, the reaction is always the same. “You eat all that GHEE?  But that’s SOO many calories!  I could never eat Indian food – I’d be as big as a house!” an omnivore will exclaim, looking askance at my size 6 body and my partner’s slim… Read More ›

Restaurant Review – Thai Marlai

There are three things that come to mind when reviewing Thai Marlai in Cornelius: (1) service and friendliness of the staff; (2) loads of veg choices; and (3) freshness of ingredients. First, service.  Sometimes ethnic places can be a little intimidating for me – I’m dealing with unfamiliar dishes or taste combos and am not… Read More ›

Why I Write Restaurant Reviews

I do intend to be writing posts other than restaurant reviews, but right now I am in the process of transferring reviews from my FB VegCharlotte page to my blog, as I think this will be a much more helpful and useful format. I’ve been asked before why I bother to post restaurant reviews, when there… Read More ›

Restaurant Review – Ginbu 401 – Chinese/Sushi

In March 2012 VegCharlotte had a dinner meetup at Ginbu 401 Sushi/Chinese!  Ginbu 401 has the usual veg friendly appetizers you should find at a good Sushi place – edamame, vegetarian spring and egg rolls, and a veggie tempura plate.  But of course we all wanted to try the vegetarian sushis!  They had several varieties… Read More ›

Restaurant Review – Baoding

(This review applies to lunch; I never ate dinner there more than once or twice because, to me, it was always waaaaaay overpriced )…This SouthPark restaurant, a fixture since 1993, is just not a good place for vegetarians anymore!  I suspect new management?  Not that they were ever exactly veggie “friendly” – try ordering Kung Pao chicken,… Read More ›

Introduction

It doesn’t matter why I originally went veg about 20 year ago –  it only matters that I did. And at that time, Charlotte was one of the worst cities to attempt to go veg in. It wasn’t just that it was the height of the Atkins diet revival, when protein was good and carbs… Read More ›

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