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Community Thanksgiving Events
Community Thanksgiving   

It has been a tradition with Bay Area Vegetarians to ask for volunteers to organize a community Thanksgiving get-together in their local area. This provides an opportunity to celebrating Thanksgiving vegan style across the Bay Area.

Thank you to our wonderful volunteer hosts; Collin and Sharon are teaming up to host in Mountain View on the Sunday before Thanksgiving Day, while Ann & Reeba in Pacifica and Kim & Jamie in San Francisco are hosting on Thanksgiving.

You can also celebrate Thanksgiving WITH the animals on Sat 11/22 -

 


Carol and The Chicken Man Protest KFC
KFC Cruelty Protest   

"After receiving disturbing information from PETA, during March 2003, about how cruelly KFC treated the chickens they serve, I decided to arrange a protest–my first! Only one person showed up! It was Mike Borg."

Read the rest of Carol's story here.

And mark your calendars for the next KFC cruelty protest in San Jose on November 29th, and San Francisco on Sunday, Dec 14th.

KFC Story

 


News Bites
News Bites   
  • Hurray for Prop 2! Thank you to everyone who voted for this, gathered signatures to qualify it for the ballot, and worked to make this a success.
  • The BAVeg Have a Heart, Go Veg leafleting events have been wonderful opportunities to distribute information for change. To date, 24,248 booklets have been distributed. The next leafleting is Wednesday 11/19 at 4:30 pm to SF commuters.

Book Club updates

Note we have two separate book clubs:

  • The Food for Thought book club, reading nonfiction veg*n and animal rights books, met to discuss The Sexual Politics of Meat by Carol Adams, and picked Appetite for Profit by Michele Simon as our next book. The next meeting is Jan 11th in SF. New members are welcome.
  • The Vegan Book club, which reads fiction, is full and has a waiting list. Is anyone interested in starting a new chapter?

 


Spotlight: Vegan Food Report
Spotlight: Vegan Food Report   

Reporter Richgail Enriquez takes a bite out of the Vegan/Vegetarian movement in the Bay Area. Watch this video news report as she explores local vegetarian restaurants.

Vegan Video

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Spotlight: Vegan Food Report

 


Ultimate Guide Updates
Top Ten Ultimate Guide Restaurants   

In the South Bay, Vegi Garden, a Chinese vegetarian restaurant in Sunnyvale which offered dim sum, closed and Loving Hut opened in Palo Alto. The Palo Alto location is a cafe offering soups, sandwiches, salads, unlike the more traditional Vietnamese fare offered at its new San Francisco location and other Supreme Master Ching Hai restaurants.

In San Francisco, vegetarian Himalayan fusion foods are now available at Karma in SF's Richmond district. This is mostly a takeout place, so check it out. We've heard that Cafe Gratitude, which has 4 raw restaurants in SF, Berkeley, and San Rafael, has unadvertised specials at its San Rafael location -- cooked vegan tacos and burritos, test items for its new location in SF's Mission district.

Seed of Life is a new vegan restaurant in Berkeley, sharing space and opening up after Vital Ital Calabash closes.

For more details on the above, and regular updates, check out our Guide News blog

Have Your Say -- voice your opinion with an Ultimate Guide review. With 1,579 reviews in the Ultimate Guide, these vegetarian restaurants are ranked the best.

Top Ten Vegetarian Restaurants

1) The Happy Bamboo, San Jose - 4.85 (New entry)
2) Fragrance Land, Cupertino - 4.83 down
3) Merit Vegetarian, Sunnyvale - 4.68 (New entry)
4) Garden Fresh, Mtn View - 4.58 down
5) Vegetarian House, San Jose - 4.57 down
6) Pizza Plaza, Oakland - 4.52 down
7) Vital Ital Calabash - 4.5 down
8) Good Karma, San Jose - 4.38 down
9) Cha-Ya, Berkeley - 4.33 down
10) Tofoo Com Chay, San Jose - 4.29 down


Heart Smart Cooking
Heart Smart Cooking   

Vegan holiday food is actually some of the easiest and tastiest food you can make (or buy). Below are recipes for holiday winter squash, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, and pumpkin pie. Cranberry sauce, green beans, salads, sweet potatoes…all the other favorites are already vegan, or so close you won’t need a recipe (Annie’s Goddess dressing instead of the tired old ranch dressing, green beans cooked in veg stock instead of chicken stock, etc).

Heart Smart Cooking

 


Event Calendar
Event Calendar   

Nov - Farmer's Market Leafleting - Menlo Park / Palo Alto Add event to your local calendar
11/12 Adopt-a-College Leafleting - SF Add event to your local calendar
11/16 Activist Writers' Salon - San Jose Add event to your local calendar
11/18 Letter Writing Party & Dinner - Oakland Add event to your local calendar
11/19 Have a Heart, Go Veg Leafleting & Dinner - SF Add event to your local calendar
11/20 Fragrance Land Dinner - Cupertino Add event to your local calendar
11/23 South Bay Vegan Thanksgiving Celebration - Mountain View Add event to your local calendar
11/27 Coastside Vegan Thanksgiving Celebration - Pacifica Add event to your local calendar
11/27 SF Vegan Thanksgiving Celebration - SF (Castro) Add event to your local calendar
11/29 KFC Cruelty Protest - San Jose Add event to your local calendar

Dec Farmer's Market Leafleting - Menlo Park / Palo Alto Add event to your local calendar
12/07 Vegan Book Club Discussion - SF Add event to your local calendar
12/07 Vegan Cookie Exchange - Menlo Park Add event to your local calendar
12/09 Happy Bamboo Dinner - San Jose Add event to your local calendar
12/14 KFC Cruelty Protest - SF Add event to your local calendar
12/16 Letter Writing Party & Dinner - Oakland Add event to your local calendar
12/18 Fragrance Land Dinner - Cupertino Add event to your local calendar
12/20 KFC Cruelty Protest - San Jose Add event to your local calendar
12/25 Christmas Day dinner - Oakland Add event to your local calendar
12/28 Activist Writers' Salon - San Jose Add event to your local calendar

01/11 Food for Thought: Appetite for Profit (new members welcome) - SF Add event to your local calendar

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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.

 


November 2008
 
In This Issue:
Community Thanksgiving Events
Carol and The Chicken Man Protest KFC
News Bites
Spotlight: Vegan Food Report
Ultimate Guide Updates
Heart Smart Cooking
Event Calendar


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