Archive for June, 2008

Udupi Palace opens in SF

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

Udupi Palace, a vegetarian Indian restaurant with locations in Berkeley, Newark, and Sunnyvale, and other cities outside the Bay Area, has opened this week in the Mission District in SF.  (Happily, that is not a typo!)  It has long been a lament in the vegetarian community about the dearth of vegetarian Indian restaurants in SF while they abound in the South Bay. This is great news for all those folks.

Udupi joins the original Herbivore, Cha Ya, and Cafe Gratitude as the 4th vegetarian restaurant in the Mission.

Udupi Palace – Ultimate Guide: read it, rate it, review it!

Thanks to Winnie for the update.

6/28-29 VegPride Volunteers needed

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

Sure, we all we wish for more people to go veg.  As a matter of fact, I have been wishing for many years for the winning lotto numbers, too.

But there comes a time when we have to take matters into our own hands — and that’s where booklets like “Why Vegan?” or a “Vegetarian Starter Kit” with vegan recipes comes in handy.  Leafleting is compassion in action – giving someone the information and opportunity they need to save lives.

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Love and Haight leafleting

Sunday, June 22nd, 2008

Have a Heart, Go Veg Leafleting

The “Have a Heart, Go Veg Leafleting” team, with McDonald’s in the background, assembled on a sunny afternoon in early June in San Francisco’s historic Haight street.

Love and Haight Leafleting

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Behind the Scenes with the Animal Place Fun(d)raiser

Friday, June 20th, 2008

Cast & Credits

How did an idea for a vegan pizza party sprout into $2,299 for Animal Place?  Meet the cast and crew behind the deliciously successful vegan pizza party & boutique fun(d)raiser for Animal Place and learn how it all happened.  You can read full details about the fun(d)raiser itself in our earlier blog post

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$2,299 for Animal Place!

Friday, June 20th, 2008

For some, it was just another lovely June evening in Berkeley.  For the standing room only crowd gathered at the D. King Gallery on June 17th, it was much more.  Animal Place, an animal sanctuary & education center in Vacaville, is raising $2.7 million to relocate to a larger and better space.   We wanted to do more than just hope they made it, we wanted to help, so earlier this month, we announced our vegan pizza party & boutique fun(d)raiser event.

Frank, Murray and Ernie at Animal Place, Vacaville, CA

Three weeks later, we’re pleased to announce that $2,299.30 was raised for Animal Place, and the critters like Frank, Murray and Ernie who call it home.

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New Leaf Market – Half Moon Bay

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

Local coastsiders, especially those at BAVeg headquarters in Montara, are rejoicing at today’s opening of New Leaf Community Market, a large natural foods store which also has several stores in the Santa Cruz area.

New Leaf Community Market – read it, rate it, review it in the Ultimate Guide

Juicey Lucy’s (SF) closed

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

Juicey Lucy’s has closed it’s SF restaurant in North Beach. They are now exclusively focusing on selling at farmer’s markets. We don’t have any more info than that, but once we do, you’ll read it here!

Cafe Soulstice opens in Palo Alto

Saturday, June 14th, 2008

Cafe Soulstice is now in Palo Alto, located in the Equinox fitness center. Serving organic, raw foods. Mostly all vegan, although some food items are sweetened with honey. They currently have 1 other location in the San Mateo Equinox fitness center.

Ultimate Guide info – be the first to review it!

BAVeg News – June 2008

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

The latest and greatest in San Francisco Bay Area veg news & events:

* Eat Vegan Pizza & fun(d)raiser!
* Have a Heart, Go Veg Leafleting
* What about Cage-Free eggs?
* TV News
* Vegan Food Party
* Ultimate Guide Updates
* Heart Smart Cooking
* Event Calendar

Read it online or subscribe to have it delivered monthly to your inbox!

Animal Place on the Moooove!

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

Sadie says Mooooooooove to Grass ValleyAnimal Place has an exciting opportunity right now — to move from their over-grazed, water scarce 60-acre sanctuary in Vacaville to 590 acres of rolling pastures in the California foothills of Grass Valley.

Room to grow means more rescues, more outreach, more education. The new location also offers better weather and very importantly, water. Mudslides in winter, searing temperatures in summer make life difficult for the animals at the current site. Grass Valley is 10 degrees cooler year-round. With one well dry, Animal Place’s water situation is tenuous, at best. In Grass Valley, pastures are irrigated year-round, ensuring a constant supply of water for the rescued animals.

How much will this cost and how can we help?

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