Archive for May, 2007

Pizza Plaza – new hours

Sunday, May 20th, 2007

Currently they’re open daily from noon – 10 pm.

Effective 6/1, Tues – Sun 10 am – 10 pm, closed Mon.

This is not yet updated on their website, but information is current in the Ultimate Guide.

And, yes, they have vegan desserts too! (ice cream, donuts, and cheesecake)

Central Vegetarian Cuisine (Alameda)

Wednesday, May 16th, 2007

Alameda has its first vegetarian restaurant! Central Vegetarian Cuisine opened this week. The cook at this Vietnamese restaurant also worked at Golden Lotus in Oakland.

Thanks to George for this update, and to Bob for more contributing information.

BAV News – May 2007

Monday, May 14th, 2007

San Francisco Bay Area Events & Activities, Vegan Cooking Classes, recipes, vegan advice .. and more!

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Summer Volunteers Needed

Saturday, May 12th, 2007

Summer is a busy time for Bay Area Vegetarians because it’s a GREAT time for outreach & advocacy.

You can see a summary of opportunities available in the Outreach & Education forum

Or go directly to the event calendar

Bay Area Vegetarians is a member-supported, all volunteer non-profit organization — we rely on entirely on wonderful volunteers to keep Bay Area Vegetarians running smoothly and to continue to build and promote the local veg & animal rights community.

Thanks for your support!

BAVeg Book Clubs update

Wednesday, May 9th, 2007

Bay Area Vegetarians book clubs now have names!

Food for Thought Book Club

Vegan Book Club

The Vegan Book Club is Bay Area Vegetarians’ first book club, established in January 2006. They read general fiction. The Food For Thought book club digests and discusses books on the topic of vegetarianism & animal rights.


Food For Thought Book Club

Upcoming Books:

07/01 Free the Animals: The Story of the Animal Liberation Front – Emeryville ( RSVP )

09/09 Pleasurable Kingdom – Sunnyvale
11/04 Committed: A Rabble-Rouser’s Memoir – SF

You’ll find complete details for each event on the calendar at

NEW We have established a separate mailing list for the FFT book club. This will allow participants to communicate with each other. Announcements to the SFBAVEG/SFBAVEG-EVENTS mailing list will still be made, but this dedicated list will allow for detailed communication for folks who are planning to attend.

So, whether you’re interested in reading one book or reading them all, please sign-up on the list. We can use the list to coordinate carpooling where feasible, recommend book titles, etc.

If you have a Yahoo ID — which is encouraged and will allow you to participate in polls — you can join directly at this link:


The Vegan Book Club is an ongoing group. They have been meeting since January of 2006, meeting 8 times a year.

The next meeting will be discussing the novel Behind The Scenes At The Museum by Kate Atkinson. All members choose books and meeting locations by informal consensus. July & September books have been chosen.

You can check out all our 2006 & 2007 books & meeting places at:

At this time, the club is not accepting new members, but space may be available for specific book discussions. See event calendar to inquire.

Summer House Guests

Monday, May 7th, 2007

If you live in the Bay Area, you probably have friends and family eager to crash at your place so they can enjoy the area without paying San Francisco hotel prices. If you’re vegan and they’re still eating chicken nuggets, then your cooking becomes more important—like it or not, your kitchen will be representing cruelty-free dining at it’s best (or worst). If your guests are stuck eating carrots, sprouts and hummus for a week, they may leave with a negative impression of veganism and thus will be much less likely to read a Veg Starter Kit or watch Meet Your Meat.

Impress them as you put a new spin plain vegan vanilla ice cream

Cinnamon Orange Ice Cream
Maple-cinnamon Ice Cream
Coriander Ice Cream
Fresh strawberry or berry Ice Cream
Lemon-clove Ice Cream
Cranberry Ice Cream

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