11.22.2011

A Vegan Thanksgiving Feast in Nola!


You are cordially invited to join the Nola Veggie Meetup Group for a Vegan Thanksgiving Extravaganza! The meal will be served buffet style, and will include both raw and cooked foods - a delicious combo of fall delights like raw green bean casserole and autumn spice cookies from Superfood Bar Amie, as well as your old favorites of stuffing, mashed potatoes, and mac n' cheeze from Chef Tim. Can't wait to see you there, and don't forget to RSVP!

Full Buffet Menu:

Sweet and tart (can molded) raw cranberry sauce
Satsuma, bananas, pineapple, and cherry
*tossed in a sweet coconut yogurt

Jicama Mash
Green bean casserole, topped with onion crisps
Autumn spiced oat cookies
Apple pie tarts
Homemade Tempeh loaf, with brown cashew gravy
Southern style collard greens
Mac n' Cheeze 2 ways (one without soy)
Creamy Mashed Potatoes
Traditional Stuffing
Yams
Pumpkin Pie

11.19.2011

Vegan food at the Oak Street Po-Boy Fest!

Dream a Little Green and O! Vegasm made an exciting announcement this week: they are teaming up to bring us vegan food at this weekend's Oak Street Po Boy Festival! Now New Orleans vegans can enjoy this New Orleans tradition to the fullest, thanks to these awesome entrepreneurs. Check them out at Z'otz Cafe, just two blocks in from Carrollton at 8201 Oak Street.
BIG NEWS! Dream a Little Green will be teaming up with O! Vegasm and Z'otz Coffeehouse to bring vegan po boys to the 2011 Oak Street Po-Boy Festival! Named "the best food festival of 2010" by Gambit Weekly, this year's Fest will feature three stages with live music, arts and crafts, a children's section with games and prizes, panel discussions covering the history of the po-boy, and, of course, the best tasting {vegan} po-boys in New Orleans!
The event will be held this year on Sunday, November 20th from 10am to 7pm. Can't wait to see y'all there!

11.02.2011

This Thursday: Six Course Vegan Tapas Wine Pairing!

Hello New Orleans Vegans! I am excited to tell you about this event at Santa Fe Tapas, located at 1327 St. Charles Avenue (between Thalia and Erato). Beginning at 6:30 tomorrow evening, Santa Fe will host a six course all-vegan tapas and wine pairing. For reservations, call (504) 304-9915. The menu is set to include:
*Introduction- Sparkling Wine

*1st Course - Joel Gott, Un-Oaked Chardonnay
Artichokes Ottoman, Organic Baby Carrots, Petit Pois, Pea Tendrils, Dill Lemon Emulsion

*2nd Course - Joel Gott, Pinot Gris
Spiced Punmpkin Agnolotti, Herb Foam, Hazelnuts

*3rd Course - Lange Twins, Viognier
Orange Fennel Heirloom Radish Salad, Petit Potato Croquette

*4th Course - Lange Twins, Cabernet
Charred Corn Edamame Succotash, Duo of Purees (Parsnip, Edamame), Crisp Parsnips

*5th Course - Senario de Alange, Tempranillo
Roasted Tomato, Egg-Plant Bolognese, Whole Wheat Penne

*6th Course - Chemin De Terre
Asparagus Tempura, Crisp Oyster Mushrooms, Arugula Risotto, Truffle Oil
I hope that this will be the first of many vegan events at this location, and the beginning of a shift to more veg options on their menu. See you there!

Of note: before I put my support behind any restaurant that primarily serves animal products, I check the menu for any particularly egregious items. Upon scanning Santa Fe's online menu, the one listing that caught my eye was the Chilean Sea Bass. I inquired about this item and was told, to my relief, that it had been removed from the service menu three months ago.