15-21 May 2011

So there are so many articles on Natalie Portman and her reversal on her veganism. I have decided to not feed into that pit of ill and stupidity. I have read far too many ridiculous and unfounded claims against a vegan diet and you can only waste so much energy and time on the ignorant.
Here is a good article on on something most of us already knew, how well the battle for the rights of humans and rights for animals are very close to one another. Animal rights, human rights: Interlocking oppressions and finding allies
Florida Vegan Brian Manowitz, who is the person behind "Vegan Black Metal Chef," now has his own website. Vegan Black Metal Chef Launches Official Website
Conveniently Natural is a new business in Kansas City, Missouri delivering prepared vegan food that is organic (80-90% organic) and strives to use local produce.
The Great Food Truck Race came to NYC and people queue up for a taste, and California's Seabirds truck was there representing vegans! Hundreds line up to taste food trucks in Manhattan
Forks over Knives is getting lost of press Documentary argues virtues of a vegan diet
Ginnifer Goodwin has started....., awww heck, I don't even care anymore. As who is she really, other then a mediocre performer and someone given to indecisiveness? I'm not putting this link up.
Sounded like it was an awesome event in Seattle! The Great Seattle Vegan Chili Cook-Off
Veggies all over are taking to the streets to help inform those who might not know or be inclined to look at where their food comes from and the suffering it inflicts. Vegetarians protest in Prague against cruelty to farm animals
More simple and obvious truths, for one, Circuses are just bad. Former adviser attacks circus animals 'failure'
Do you love to make food to share? Dream of becoming the next veggie prepared food wonder? Foodily will give you the nutritional breakdown of the combined ingredients. Recipe Search Engine Gives Any Recipe a Nutrition Label
Newer book that is on my Summer reading list, Green Is the New Red: An Insider’s Account of a Social Movement Under Siege From award-winning journalist to 'eco-terrorist'
Something unexpected, Vegan festival, in New Orleans! This week in Food: Vegan festival expands to two days, 50 vendors
Now, Candle Cafe's food outside of NYC Candle Café to release line of frozen vegan entrees
 Holy Molie! LAX is going to get a vegan restaurant! Sweet! Los Angeles International Airport looks to add organic vegan restaurant

8-14 May 2011

Showing the importance of food choices and the impact they make, a educational institution includes vegan diet into their study of Food Politics - Course at Tel Aviv's Social Economic Academy About Food Politics
Yet another reminder that there are animal by-products put into everything. This has been written about quite often in the last few months- PSA: Your "Vegan" Tattoo Is Probably Made Of Animal Bones
Brooklyn, NY's own V-spot received a review of their pre-packed food to go, that is available in stores around the city. V-Spot's Retail Eats Feed You at Home and on the Go!
Vegas Uncorked event sponsered by Bon Appetit had a special vegan offering and look who showed up- Vegas Uncork'd wins raves; Steve Wynn's vegan lunch a highlight
Interested and somewhat funny interview with Moby, who is no longer a New Yorker- "The Humility That Comes From Being Hated" Moby Interviewed
England's VegFest is going down in Bristol this year- VegFest UK comes to Bristol Amphitheatre and Waterfront Square this month
Pansy Maiden introduces new bags - Pansy Maiden Introduces Flirty Bags, Clutches Made From Vegan Suede
Lionel Handbags is a hot new vegan handbag line based out of Chicago (Former home to Vaute Couture)- Lionel Handbags on Handbago
Making your own Vegan Cheeses at home- I made my own vegan cheese!
The Veggie Prom, Farm Sanctuary Gala and Veggie Pride Parade is going down again- Prom, Parade, Black Tie Gala ... It's a Big Weekend for All You Showy NYC Vegans!
Arizona School district plan to have vegan meals and more vegetarian ones also- SE Valley school districts plan healthier food options
The New York Times showing love for Ital cuisine- A Haven for Ital Food

An unforeseen star of viral videos is this Death Metal Fan's recipe for a favorite Thai dish- Vegan Black Metal Chef Episode 1 Pad Thai
NYC's own Chloe Jo Daniels is featured in a Italian Elle spread- Girly Girl Army Italian Elle Feature

1-7 May 2011

Blossom Du Jour opened their second location at 62 Cooper Square opened 30 April!
The venerable Vegan Straight-edge (xXx) band from Upstate New York that started in 1991, is releasing a new album. Earth Crisis to Release 'Neutralize the Threat' on July 12th
All around WTF? PETA Gives Glenn Beck an Endorsement: Is Glenn Beck Thrilled?
Los Angeles vegan hot spot and favorite of the masses, Pure Luck is apparently abruptly closing. What's a Veg*n to Do? Doomie's!
More Kathy Freston and Tal Ronnen, I mean how more of them will there be? Festival of Books: Faux meat, faux cream, real vegan cooking
Do you want to get tatted up? Full sleeves? Halves? a tramp stamp? (wait, it's 2011, I forgot) Be sure your artist is using inks without animal additives A vegan in a non-vegan tattoo parlor, what do you do?
PEZ has announced two new vegan flavors. Vegan children rejoice. PEZ Candy announces two new flavors (yes they are vegan)
More star power to be seen at this year's Farm Sanctuary Fundraising Gala Eric Roberts And Chevy Chase To Attend Farm Sanctuary Celebrity Charity Gala
Nogurt is a “Fruit Snack” and the texture is a cross between yogurt, pudding, and fruit puree. New and Improved, All-Natural Nogurt Packs a Dairy-Free Probiotic Punch
American Automobile Association chooses vegetarian restaurants for list 13 veggie restaurants make it on a list of AAA Picks
Go Max Go has announced two new treats, peanut butter cups and a take on the Crunch or Krackle bar. Read about it on Vegansurus
Interesting opinion piece on being vegan and smoking. Can you be a vegan and smoke cigarettes?
This film combines interviews with two researchers, a doctor, and vegan chefs. New Food Documentary: Planeat
NYC's own vegan doughnut makers are on a press-a-poloza. Latest write up is on SuperVegan. Talking poles and holes with the dudes of Dun-Well Doughnuts
Ulster County’s Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (UCSPCA) has been named the May 2011 beneficiary for Rescue Chocolate. Yay Sarah! (UCSPCA) will receive help from Rescue Chocolates
More cupcakes coming to NYC. I believe that cupcakes will be the new FroYo, everywhere like a plague. And this spot will have vegan offerings. Sprinkles Cupcakes Opening In NYC
Forks over Knives article in the New York Times. Soul Food, Vegan Style
LA restaurant caused a lot of problems and received tons of negative press. Pink Taco Paints a Donkey Pink, Ignites Internet Outrage
Vega food bar and powdered drink mix creator Brendan Brazier interview. On the run with Brendan Brazier

Coming up is the National Vegetarian Week Mon 23 - Sun 29 May. Here in NYC we have some silly events for people to wave the veg*n flag.

February,March & April

Sorry, but I thought that after a few months, I would get into the rhythm of being a stay at home dad and manage to stay up on the happenings. How wrong I was. So some of the bigger things I can recall off the top of my head will be mentioned but there is a lot that was over looked. Hope nobody feels let down.

The plan is to post every evening week at least a couple interesting vegan related stories and any news or deals we hear about. Let me know if you hear any juicy gossip.