Archive for September, 2008

Leaflets of Change

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

On the last day of summer, Alex, Mila, Venu, and Tammy distributed Vegetarian Starter Guides to 400 of the smartest and forward-thinking members of the public in San Francisco during regular street leafleting. Read the rest of this entry »

Celebration & Contest: How to Eat Like a Vegetarian

Sunday, September 21st, 2008

Join Bay Area Vegetarians for a special event on October 19th at 5 pm to celebrate the release of BAVeg member Patti Breitman’s new book,How to Eat Like a Vegetarian, Even If You Never Want To Be One.

Patti will be available to autograph copies of her new book, too.  (Event info) And, we’re also having a contest and you can win a copy of the book, here!  To enter, just leave us a comment in this blog by 10/19/08 5 pm PST.

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Alex and Jack to wed at KFC Canada

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

Congratulations to fellow BAVeg members, Alex* and Jack!

Vegan PETA member Alex Bury and her fiancé Jack Norris are set to say their vows on Sept. 11, where guests will be invited afterward to feast on platters of the restaurant’s new soy-based, mock-chicken Classic Vegetarian Sandwich

Read the full story here

9/14 Update – see the PETA blog for details and beautiful photographs

*Alex’s September cooking column was on vegan weddings, too!  You can congratulate her in person at our next Have-a-Heart, Go Veg Leafleting activity on Sept 20th

BAVeg September News – 100% cruelty free

Monday, September 8th, 2008

Read it online or subscribe to have it delivered directly to your inbox.

* DIY Vegan Conference
* Vegan Food Parties
* Hearts in Action
* Back to School
* Spotlight: Snappy Comebacks
* Ultimate Guide Updates
* Heart Smart Cooking: Vegan Weddings
* Event Calendar

Loving Hut (Palo Alto) – opening soon

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

Loving Hut, which recently opened its vegan kitchen in Milpitas, is working to open a location in Palo Alto. Thanks to Elizabeth for the update!

Ultimate Guide – read it, rate it, review it

Snappy Comebacks

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

Do you get tongue-tied when you’re put on the spot by inquisitive family or friends?  Or just curious how others handle it?  If so, check out the PETA podcast featuring Dr. Alka Chandna, formerly a Bay Area activist and currently PETA’s laboratory oversight specialist, and PETA Vice President Bruce Friedrich.  They take you through snappy and compelling comebacks to the toughest animal rights questions.

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Souley Vegan (Oakland) closed for remodelling

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

Souley Vegan in downtown Oakland is CLOSED until Sept. 28, 2008, for interior remodeling.

Thanks to Rachel for the update.

Vegan Weddings Are Here to Stay

Monday, September 1st, 2008

If you’re vegan, you might worry that attending a traditional wedding in the Midwest would create an eating challenge for you.  You would pack your trail mix and energy bars, and practice your answers to the never-ending questions:  “Have you tried the roast beef?” “Why aren’t you eating?”  “Oh, can’t you just relax this one day?  There’s a chicken dish—that’s vegetarian!”

Well, you might actually be able to relax.  I was lucky enough to attend one of those traditional Midwestern weddings yesterday, and I didn’t bring so much as a single peanut. Read the rest of this entry »

Forum & Email Lists

Monday, September 1st, 2008

BAVeg offers mailing lists as well as a forum for the local vegan, vegetarian, and animal rights community.  In particular, the forum is a wonderful way to have extended and ongoing discussions about serious or fun topics simultaneously, since all discussions stay grouped or threaded by topic.  You also have the option to edit or delete your forum posts at any time.

Your userid is unique to and can be anything you want.  It can be the same as your userid on other systems (like yahoo, gmail, etc) or maybe it’s just your name! Hint: “Tammy” and “Chris” are taken though.  You can also personalize your userid profile with an avatar, and fun facts you want to share with others.

Check out the forum at

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