you all a Veggie Happy 2005!
Area Vegetarians hosts about 10-15 events a month
had 131 events for 2004
-- isn't this amazing!?).
Some of our most popular events are the monthly
dinners and the camping & outdoor trips,
whose destinations have included Arroyo Seco,
Butano State Park, Donner summit, Half Moon Bay
State Beach, Pt Reyes, and Yosemite.
All of the events are wonderful opportunities
to share good vegan food and fellowship, but
the camping trips are the most fun.. and also
take the most work.
Just a heads-up for anyone who is interested
in planning an outdoor trip for the group:
reservations for California State Parks happen
6 months in advance. Booking for the summer
months will start in January! We've already
booked the Half Moon Bay State Beach trip for
May 20-22, 2005.
We are an entirely volunteer organization,
and the events and activities that happen depend
on the enthusiasm, input and participation
of our members like you... but most importantly, the
volunteer organizers, our Veggie
Let's make it happen for 2005 .. camping trips
.. vegan food parties .. letter writing parties
.. KFC protests .. adopt-a-college .. restaurant
dinners .. Guerneville/Sparks road trip...
singles party? what else?? We are entirely
open to your suggestions for the types of events
that you would like to see happen.
Voted .... We Counted
are pleased and excited to announce the results of
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 Asian Cuisine - Golden Era
Veggie Burger - Herbivore
Best Vegan Dessert
Best Mexican - Flacos
Pizza - Lanesplitter
Pizza & Pub
Raw Foods - Café Gratitude
Best Veg Caterer - Sparks
Best Farmers Market - San Francisco
Best New Veg Restaurant - Café Gratitude
Best Daily Choice/Everyday - Herbivore
Special Occasion - Millennium
Best Service - Millennium
Best Ambience - Millennium
Best East Bay Veggie Restaurant - Cha-Ya
Best North Bay Veggie Restaurant -
SF Veggie Restaurant -Millennium
Best South Bay / Peninsula Veggie Restaurant
- BayLeaf Café
Best Overall Vegetarian Restaurant - Millennium
Best Overall Vegan Restaurant - Millennium
- 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.
This month's Vegan Food Party is about more than
the food. Join us for a special presentation by Virginia
Handley, lobbyist and California Coordinator for
the Fund for Animals, and co-founder of PAW PAC,
California’s political action committee for
1:30 - 3:30 Vegan Food Party
3:30 - 4:30 Legislative presentation
As citizens, how do we make our voices heard for
vegetarianism, for the animals, for a more compassionate
lifestyle? Virginia's presentation will demystify
the California Legislative process, how the public
participates in this process, plans for 2005 legislation
for the animals, and available resources. You are
welcome to join us for all or part of the afternoon's
program. RSVPs are strongly encouraged to help us plan. Please invite your family & friends to join us!
Get informed, Get involved, Get active! Join us
and be part of the change that you want to see happen!
BAV monthly letter writing parties occur on the 3rd
Thursday and 3rd Saturday of every month, and always
include state and federal legislation.
Please help us publicize these events; here
are some flyers:
Food and Politics Flyers - Small & Large (Adobe
Letter Writing Parties Flyer - Small
08 - KFC Protest - Santa Cruz.
Sat 08 - South Bay Dinner (Monthly 2nd Sat.) - San
Sat 08 - RawVeg.info Potluck/VFP - Oakland
Sat 08 - Scrabble & Vegan Snacking - Albany
Sun 09 - Special Mother Nature dinner - Albany
Tue 11 - Palo Alto Vegan Dinner (*2nd Tues.), BayLeaf
Wed 12 - SF Dinner (* 2nd Wedn) - Hulu House
Sat 15 - Letter Writing Party (*3rd Sat.), MaggieMudd,
Sun 16 - Oakland Vegan Dinner (*3rd Sun) - New World
Thu 20 - Letter Writing Party (*3rd Thurs.), MaggieMudd,
Sat 22 - KFC Protest (*4th Sat) - Pacifica
Thu 27 - SF Dinner (*Last Thurs.) - Shangri-La Vegetarian
Sun 30 - Food & Politics - San Francisco
Mon 31 - Adopt a College leafleting (*varies), SF
* - monthly reoccuring event
Calendar for full details.
Event Updates: Connie is now hosting the monthly
Oakland dinner at New World. The 2nd Thursday dinner
has moved to the 2nd Wednesday. The monthly KFC protest
in Pacifica will mostly happen on the 4th Saturday.
For latest news and events for Bay Area Vegetarians,
check out the News
Blog and Event
Calendar. We don't
always announce it, but event
photos are added periodically
to the gallery, too.
Potluck + Party = Vegan Food Party
the taste of vegan food? Like to mingle & munch
during a party and not have to worry which dish
has beef lard or eggs? Then sign-up
to host a Vegan
As the host, you pick a date/time that works
for you, provide drinks, and people bring Vegan Food
to make for a food and fun-filled party (hence the
term 'Vegan Food Party').