Doron Petersan joins Chef Todd Gray for a vegan brunch at Muse in the Corcoran Gallery of Art. In addition to sharing bakery treats with guests, Doron will be on-site selling and signing her first cookbook, Sticky Fingers’ Sweets: 100 Super-Secret Vegan Recipes.
Chef Gray will offer a special buffet of delicious, seasonal vegan items, including bananas foster vegan pancakes with caramelized baby banana, roasted mushroom and black walnut pate with toasted baguette, and smoked tempeh and roasted garlic cassoulet.
Art and Soul Mixologist, Ronald Flores, will be shaking up brunch with his Artini 2012 cocktail, Zeitgeist, and The Bumper Jacksons will provide live folk and traditional jazz music.
WHEN: Sunday, April 15
Seatings at 11:00 am and 1:15 pm
WHERE: Corcoran Gallery of Art
500 Seventeenth Street NW
Cost: $35 for adults, $12 for children 12 and under (exclusive of tax and gratuity)
We interrupt your regularly scheduled Meat-Free Week broadcasting to bring you this Valentine’s update. Valentine’s Day (or Single’s Awareness Day, as we like to refer to it) is less than two weeks ago, so make your reservations STAT! If Meat-Free Week has taught you anything, it’s that vegan events sell out quickly. Here’s the lowdown:
- The Loving Hut offers your choice of House Salad or Cumin-Scented Split Pea Soup, Bok Choy in Black Bean Sauce, Heart”beet” Quinoa, and a Soy Parmesan Cutlet for $14.95.
- Elizabeth’s Gone Raw gets “raw-mantic” with The Bill Mulligan Jazz Trio augmenting their raw menu.
- Prix Fixe menus not your thing? Get a jump on Valentine’s Day and shake your tail feather at Science Club on Feb. 11, with DJ Ex Ex Ex.
- Single? Live Green offers the Single Green Mingle on February 8th at Cafe Green. Your ticket ($20 online or $25 at the door) includes entry to the event and 2 free drinks made with VeeV.
What did we miss? Tell us in the comments.
Ladies and gentlemen: start your stove-tops, rev your ovens… DC Vegan blog spot has entered Vegan MoFo and we need your help!
Vegan MoFo = Vegan Month of Food; an international vegan get together via the blog-o-sphere through mouth-watering vegan recipe posts all throughout the month of October. Last year, more than 800 blogs entered and shared all things vegan.This year, we’re joining the mix and would love for our DC Vegan readers to join us because cooking delicious homemade vegan soul food, baked goods, raw eats and traditional meals is something that we all do and enjoy sharing. So swing by the grocery store, pick up a six pack of pumpkin ale and stay home a few nights this month to show us your vegan culinary talents in the kitchen. Not only will we showcase your vegan masterpiece on our site (that will ultimately be featured on Vegan MoFo) but we’ll also be giving away fun prizes at the end of each week to the best entry!Here are the rules to participate and enter to win prizes during our weekly giveaways:
- Whip up a vegan masterpiece with your own spin and send us your recipe and 2-3 photos to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Register on our website
- “Like” us on Facebook at DC Vegan and tag us in a post: “I just submitted a vegan recipe at DC Vegan for Vegan Mofo. Check out my recipe at dcvegan.org!”
- Follow us @DCVegan and RT: “I just submitted a #vegan recipe at @dcvegan blog spot for @veganmofo. Check out my recipe: dcvegan.org”
For further testimonial on why should should participate, check out the Vegan MoFo Flickr page for inspiration. And most of all, have fun! What better excuse to host a vegan potluck between you and your friends? Five people = five recipes = one week’s worth of content and chance to split the prize between you and your buddies.
Get cooking, and let us know what recipes you’re experimenting with along the way: in our comments section, on Facebook and Twitter! We look forward to seeing your entries!
Tim, Emily and I ventured to Meridian Pint in Columbia Heights last week to size up the restaurant’s vegan fare. After scanning the menu, I noticed there were a few selections to choose from, including:
- Fried Tofu with chili sauce as an appetizer
- Fresh Vegetables with walnut and white bean dip as an appetizer
- Three Bean Chili with roasted peppers and corn bread (must request no cheese)
- Seasonal Salad with roasted butternut squash, apples, toasted pumpkin seeds & creamy cider dressing
- Tofu Skewers with a ginger soy glaze
- Grilled Polenta with wilted arugula and lentil & walnut salad
- Grilled Tofu Sandwich marinated tofu, portobello, eggplant with roasted garlic aioli
- Lentil Barley Burger house made vegan burger topped with caramelized onions and vegan cheese
- Tofu Scramble with roasted potatoes for brunch
In addition, this restaurant offers a Meatless Item of the Day, which happened to be sweet potato quinoa cakes with ginger tomato compote. Since tofu, raw cut-up vegetables and vegetarian chili are easier to come by (and cook-up myself), I opted to order the lentil barley burger. I can appreciate a kitchen who cooks up its own vegan burger instead of keeping a frozen box of Boca burgers on-hand.
Overall, the meal was good – the burger fell a part and wasn’t incredibly flavorful but not bad at all for bar food. In addition to the house made burger, I ordered a side of sweet potato fries, which were incredibly yummy. What I really liked and appreciated about this place was the extensive beer menu and bar atmosphere. If you’ve ever struggled to find a hangout spot where both you and your meat-eating friends can eat and drink beer together, then this is the spot. The selection of vegan items to choose from on the menu is pretty robust compared to most bar hangouts, and I’m excited to try out more of the options next time I go.
Have you ever been to Meridian Pint? If so, what did you order and think about your meal?