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
Tuesday night, Meat-Free Week‘ers headed to Casa Oaxaca for a spread of Mexican delights like guacamole, pozole soup, avocado tacos, and flautas. Dinner was followed by a delicious round of vegan tres leches cake, made with almond and coconut milks and tofu.
Did you miss out? Be sure to check out Casa Oaxaca’s vegan food specials available all week long.
Tonight, Meat-Free Week continues with Wine Down Wednesday at Whole Foods Foggy Bottom. Venture into the store anytime from 5 to 7pm to sample wine and plant-based food pairings like crispy chickpea salad, white bean cutlets with mushroom wine sauce, basil cashew cream pasta, and desserts from Sticky Fingers Sweets & Eats! All for just $5. See you there!
Last night, the awesome folks at Sticky Fingers outdid themselves with a spectacular Meat-Free Week BBQ Kick-Off Party. Sixty-eight hungry people turned up to enjoy pulled BBQ field roast and seitan, red cole slaw, collard greens, cheezy jalapeno corn bread and an Elvis PCB cupcake, and washed it all down with sweet tea.
But hopefully you all have your appetites ready because the fun keeps on going! Tonight, join us at Casa Oaxaca for a three-course meal of vegan versions of traditional Mexican favorites, as well as your choice of margarita! In addition, tonight only, Casa Oaxaca is treating us to 20% off 3 tequila/Mezcal cocktails. Full menu here.
To dine with your Meat-Free Week organizers tonight at 6:30, please R.S.V.P. on facebook. We look forward to seeing you tonight!
It’s finally here! Meat-Free Week starts today! Be sure to check out our awesome daily events, and don’t miss the week-long specials! We look forward to seeing you tonight for the BBQ Kick-Off Party at Sticky Fingers.
I know what you’re thinking. “Holy crap, I can’t wait for Meat-Free Week to be here.“ I feel your pain. Well, here’s a little nugget to tide you over:
Meridian Pint will be offering 25% off all their appetizers in their basement during Super Bowl Sunday. This magical offer includes all sorts of vegetarian and vegan goodness like fried tofu, nachos, fried pickles, and more. Get on it. But definitely pace yourself. There’s a lot more fun to be had next week.
Tuesday, February 5, join your Meat-Free Week organizers at 6:30 p.m. at Casa Oaxaca to celebrate Day 2 of Meat-Free Week. For $35.13, you will be treated to a three-course meal of traditional Mexican favorites — gone vegan — as well as your choice of margarita!
Sopa de Fideos
Mexican vermicelli dry pasta with sweet plantains
Flautas de Flor de Jamaica
Hibiscus blossom crispy tacos, lettuce, guacamole, vegan cheese, cactus salad
Pastel Tres Leches
Moist sponge cake soaked in 3 milks, infused with rum. Made with tofu, coconut and almond milk.
Prickly Pear, Pineapple, Mango, or Passion fruit
- Jamaica ~ tequila rosangel centenario reposado, hibiscus, cointreau, chili salt rim
- Mangogo ~ mezcal, chipotle liqueur, mango puree, citrus
- Pepinazo ~ cucumber, Mezcal, chili salt rim
To join the fun on Tuesday, R.S.V.P. on facebook.
Can’t join us on Tuesday? No problem! Casa Oaxaca will offer its three-course menu all week! For those times, please R.S.V.P. directly to Casa Oaxaca at 202-387-2272.
When you arrive at the gallery, you’ll be greeted with a vodka cocktail featuring one of Goûter‘s famous juice tonics. Enjoy your cocktail as you wander the space and take in the paintings of local artist Dana Ellyn , which riff on what it means to eat animals.
Let the art inspire your conversation at our community table, as you enjoy a four-course vegan meal by Goûter that marries both raw and cooked ingredients. Your entree will be followed by a sampling of Goûter chocolate barks and their twist on a Tootsie Roll.
Drink ~ lemon, cayenne, maple sugar
Bisque ~ burnt broccoli, almond melk, lemon foam
Czar ~ radicchio, baby lettuce, crispy red russian kale
Pasta ~ celery root tagliatelle, roasted mushrooms, truffle pine nut parmesan
Dessert ~ “Tootsie Rolls” of hemp seeds, cacao nibs, spirulina and Raw Chocolate with maca, sprouted buckwheat, sea salt
Guests are welcome to bring their own wine. Wine glasses and corkscrews will be available for your use. And Uber has your ride home covered. Attendees will be emailed a code for $15 off their first Uber ride.
Dates & Times:
Friday, February 8, 2013 – 8pm – 10pm
Saturday, February 9, 2013 – 8pm – 10pm
Sunday, February 10, 2013 – 6pm – 8pm
very limited (and are going fast). Get yours here. sold out! Thank you and we look forward to seeing you!
This event is possible through the generous support of Wiebenson & Dorman Architects PC.
Mimi’s Sunday, February 10th class offers you a chance to put a healthy slant on foods that satisfy and de-stress. Her demonstration classes include recipes, organic food samples, manufacturers’ samples and coupons.
And stay tuned as both Rachel and Mimi will have more cooking classes next month!
We’re excited to announce that, in addition to our exciting line-up of events, this year’s Meat-Free Week also features the return of week-long specials. Check ‘em out after the jump!
2106 18th Street, NW
Can’t make dinner with your Meat-Free Week organizers on Feb. 5? No problem! Casa Oaxaca has a 3-course vegan menu available all week!
Reservations Suggested (202-387-2272)
4815 Georgia Avenue, NW
Debuting 3 new vegan items
Reservations Suggested (202- 726-2210)
3400 11th Street, NW
$2 off all vegetarian and vegan entrees this week
1136 19th Street, NW
Check out Science Club’s new vegan lunch menu items, Monday thru Friday from 11 a.m.!
Souper Girl – Online and in-store specials!
www.thesoupergirl.com and 314 Carroll Street, NW
10% off all orders! Mention Meat-Free Week in store or use the code “meatfree” for online orders
The Vegan Sommelier – Online special!
10% off and free shipping for orders of 6 bottles with discount code “MFW”
The Wonderland Ballroom
1101 Kenyon Street, NW
Enjoy vegan sloppy joes, meatless-meatball sandwiches, spicy sweet potato bean burritos, and peanut butter cookies all week long!