Join author Rory Freedman and PCRM director of government affairs Elizabeth Kucinich as they celebrate the launch of Freedman’s Beg: A Radical New Way of Regarding Animals. This event is free and open to the public. No RSVP required. Books will be for sale that evening.
When: Friday, May 3 at 6 p.m.
Where: Books-A-Million , 11 Dupont Circle, N.W., Washington, DC 20036
Since its opening, Whole Foods Foggy Bottom has been my vegan port in the storm that is the West End. And they keep finding new ways to impress me. The latest? A nearly constant stream of awesome in-store veg happenings.
This Saturday from 3-5pm, Whole Foods Foggy Bottom will host a kale-themed “Brews and Bites.” Attendees will enjoy 5 beers and 5 food pairings for just $5. The menu includes vegan items like garlicky kale salad, kale soup, and kale pesto pasta. Also on offer will be a vegetarian kale and artichoke dip, and a vegetarian strudel.
During US VegWeek, Whole Foods Foggy Bottom will host even more veg-friendly events, including a vegan cooking class and another all-vegan edition of “Wine Down Wednesday.” Don’t miss out!
Saturday, April 13 — 3-5pm, $5, kale-themed Brew & Bites
Monday, April 22 — 6-7pm, Free, Vegan cooking class (R.S.V.P. to email@example.com)
Wednesday, April 24 — 5-7pm, $5, all-vegan Wine Down Wednesday (5 wines and 5 vegan bites!)
Friday, April 26 — 6-8pm, $5, coconut-themed Brew and Bites with vegan coconut rice, vegan coconut chicken, vegan coconut fruit salad, and vegetarian macaroons
Saturday, April 27 — 3-5pm, Free, Store-wide sampling of favorite vegan products
Now in its fifth year, US VegWeek (April 22-28) is a fun way to promote veg foods and enjoy the benefits of vegetarian and vegan eating! Compassion Over Killing launched VegWeek in 2009 in Takoma Park, Maryland.
You can sign up to join thousands of people taking the 7-day VegPledge during VegWeek and get daily emails all week, sharing COK’s favorite recipes and tips. And — super kickass bonus alert — if you sign up by tomorrow and choose to receive a free starter pack loaded with coupons, you could also win one of hundreds of prizes! The only rule is: if you win that lunchbox, you have to give it to me.
You are invited to join the closing party of artist Dana Ellyn’s show on Friday, March 1, from 6pm-8pm, at 410 GooDBuddY, located at 410 Florida Ave, NW. In addition to feasting their eyes on Ellyn’s works, guests of the closing party will be treated to Georgetown Cupcake’s newly debuted vegan cupcakes, wines by Vegan Vine Wines, house-made salsas by Sticky Fingers, and sample tonics by Goûter. The first 50 attendees will also receive a complimentary tote bag, designed by OlsenHaus Pure Vegan, with gifts including a voucher for $20 off a first ride with Uber.
Ellyn is donating 15% of sales from the March 1 closing to benefit The Kindness Collective, a DC-based not-for-profit organization that works at the intersection of human and animal welfare. The Kindness Collective is currently working to change the emergency shelter system to house survivors of domestic violence with their pets. Up to 40% of domestic violence victims report that they are unable to escape their abusers because they are afraid of what will happen to their pets when they leave, and pets left behind are often abused or killed.
410 Florida Ave, NW
Friday, March 1
Please RSVP here.
Thursday night, over 100 Meat-Free Week‘ers raw’ked out with DC Vegan Drinks at Elizabeth’s Gone Raw. Our raffle items raised nearly $200 to benefit The Kindness Collective‘s work with domestic violence victims and their pets. Thanks again to Elizabeth’s and Eco-Artware.com.
Unfortunately, our vegan pop-up dinner and Saturday Muse brunch are both sold out. If you missed your chance to sign up for these events, you can still enjoy a Meat-Free Weekend with a cooking class with Mimi Clark or the first annual Love Your Body! Vegan Cooking Class & Dinner. During Love Your Body!, Dr. Ruby Lathon will demonstrate how to prepare a delectable Valentine’s-themed dinner of savory vegan meatballs in BBQ sauce, a chocolate cherry smoothie, raw chocolate fudge brownies, and more! You’ll enjoy a delicious dinner at the end of the class and leave with recipes to recreate your experience.
Dr. Ruby is offering $5 off her class for all Meat-Free Week’ers. To take advantage of this deal, enter promotional code “MFW” on the ticket page.
One more delicious tip: Goûter, the awesome folks behind the food at our weekend pop-up, are teaching a hands-on cooking class at Living Social on Saturday mornings throughout February and March. Learn how to prepare three brunch dishes and one brunch cocktail: a goldenberry and basil bellini, banana yogurt with seasonal fruit, raw cinnamon roll with maple and apple, and seasonal vegetable quiche with a sprouted buckwheat crust and sundried tomato bacon. You can sign up here.
Did you venture out to Whole Foods Foggy Bottom for last night’s Wine Down Wednesday? 223 happy folks were sipping wines and sampling delicious vegan foods . The evening was a new record for Wine Down! If you want more of the cashew cream pasta, check out the recipe here.
(By the way, as I was perusing the store with my Sticky Fingers brownie and wine pairing, I discovered Vegan Health & Fitness Magazine . How have I never heard of this!? I feel like you all have been keeping secrets from me.)
old bay aioli, parsley oil
Ricotta & Fennel Flat Bread
arugula, orange blossom, cara cara oranges
ketchup, bacon, cheddar
ranch, kale, cashew
avocado, portobello, cabbage
And don’t forget to enter the raffle for a six-course raw vegan dinner for two at Elizabeth’s (valued at $150) or an adorable Wine Taster Bottle Caddy made of recycled steel with recycled copper accents and an oak keg (valued at $82). All proceeds from the raffle benefit The Kindness Collective.
Many thanks to Elizabeth’s for donating the dinners and to Eco-Artware.com for the caddy. In case you haven’t yet heard of it, Eco-Artware.com is a D.C.-based online, one-stop gift shop for gifts for all occasions and budgets. All the items are created by independent artists and are made from recycled, reused and natural, non-animal materials.
We look forward to seeing you at Elizabeth’s!
1341 L Street, NW
5:30 – 8:00