Archive for January, 2005

Review in UG & Win a Prize!

Friday, January 14th, 2005

The reviews are my favorite part of UG (Ultimate Guide to Vegetarian Living in the SF Bay Area). It’s interesting to see what people like/dislike about a restaurant, and the food. More importantly, a good review is a wonderful way to show your support and appreciation for a veg business, and it becomes a resource for someone who hasn’t ever been there before.

Of course, everyone has different opinions and tastes, that’s why as the number of reviews increase, we will get a truer picture of each business. And because we thought it would be fun, we decided to have a contest based on restaurant reviews.

Here are some of the prizes.. if we get overwhelmed with entries, we will add more prizes.

Bay Area Vegetarians logo pins (donated by Wild Bryde Jewelry)
Bay Area Vegetarians short-sleeve logo tee card

Each new review will give you one entry into the contest and you may review as many restaurants as you like. Please note that we reserve the right to disqualify entries deemed inappropriate. Limit one prize per person. Winners will be selected by random, although if you write a really great review, maybe we’ll find something special…

Contest starts Saturday, Jan 15th, 2005 and ends Friday, Jan 28th, 2005

Prize winners will be announced in the February BAV Newsletter.

So if you’ve been waiting to review a restaurant or business, don’t delay, review it soon, and maybe win a prize! Good luck!

Bay Area Vegetarians

Voter Prizes for BEST OF VEG Contest 2004

Friday, January 14th, 2005

With the wonders of a random number generator to identify random votes, the following voters won in our voter prize giveaway:

Doug Strauss, Menlo Park – Sun Flour Baking cookie basket

Michael Torres, San Francisco – BAV logo pin & vegan cookbook

Andrea Lindsay, Oakland – VegNews Magazine subscription

Thanks to our prize donors, Sun Flour Baking, Wild Bryde Jewelry, VegNews Magazine, and Tammy & Chris (vegan cookbook).

The category winners of the BEST OF VEG contest were announced earlier.

BAV Events and News now available via RSS and My Yahoo!

Thursday, January 13th, 2005

For those of you who use Yahoo or RSS, we’ve now added a convenient feed for upcoming BAV Events as well as News.

BAV Events – Add BAV Events to My Yahoo! BAV Events RSS/XML Feed
BAV News – Add BAV News to My Yahoo! BAV News RSS/XML Feed

For folks on the go, we also have a mobile edition of the events calendar for PDA and cellphone users.

Best of Veg 2004 – Results

Tuesday, January 4th, 2005

We are pleased and excited to announce the results of the 2004 BEST OF VEG sponsored by Bay Area Vegetarians. Thank you to the members of Bay Area Vegetarians and the general community for their votes and participation in our 2nd annual contest to recognize the BEST OF VEG in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Best Overall Vegetarian Restaurant – Millennium
Best Overall Vegan Restaurant – Millennium

Best East Bay Veggie Restaurant – Cha-Ya
Best North Bay Veggie Restaurant – Sparks
Best SF Veggie Restaurant -Millennium
Best South Bay / Peninsula Veggie Restaurant – BayLeaf Café

Best Asian Cuisine – Golden Era
Best Veggie Burger – Herbivore
Best Vegan Dessert – Millennium
Best Mexican – Flacos
Best Veggie Pizza – Lanesplitter Pizza & Pub

Best Raw Foods – Café Gratitude
Best Veg Caterer – Sparks
Best Farmers Market – San Francisco Ferry Building
Best New Veg Restaurant – Café Gratitude

Best Daily Choice/Everyday – Herbivore
Best Special Occasion – Millennium
Best Service – Millennium
Best Ambience – Millennium

Best Local Activists – Christine Morrissey and Gabe Quash

There was a lot of comments shared overall and as we have more time, we’ll make them public. To read some of the great comments about the local activists, please see the results page.

BAV Newsletter – January 2005

Tuesday, January 4th, 2005

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