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The Capital of the United States of America

The Capital of the United States of America

It was kind of hard for me not to hum the intro to House of Cards during my visit. It is kind of the best part of the show. The Capital building peeks out. The White House.  Whoopie. Washington’s phallic monument The National Mall, Lincoln’s Memorial […]

Thanksgiving 2017

Thanksgiving 2017

I love to cook for hours. It’s true. Give me time, space, and the radio and I’ll happily create numerous dishes from scratch with loving care. This Thanksgiving my goal was to use a lot of the ton of pumpkin puree I have. So I […]

Birthday Outtakes, Part 2: Pretty Polynesian at Mother of Pearl

Birthday Outtakes, Part 2: Pretty Polynesian at Mother of Pearl

Mother of Pearl on the LES is such a pretty place. I was happy to join a group of old friends to celebrate getting older.  The scrumptious Char Sui Buns with roasted mushroom and celery root and fresno chile. Sweet and succulent. Is there nothing […]

Phoenixville: A Cute Small Town With Vegan Eats

Phoenixville: A Cute Small Town With Vegan Eats

An hour from Philadelphia is the lovely borough of Phoenixville. Once the site of iron and steel mills, Phoenixville now has a thriving downtown strip containing diverse eateries, watering holes, and breweries. And some vegan eats! It is one of those places that feel like […]

Burgers & Catchup: V.V. Burger Battles Rage On

Burgers & Catchup: V.V. Burger Battles Rage On

It’s been a while, I know. But there are NYC vegan burger happenings that have brought me out of “retirement.”  Here are a few notes on the updated brackets above. These are entirely new* burgers from my last battle. And there are many more. Ok, […]

Superior Pasta in South Philly

Superior Pasta in South Philly

When I was a kid I loved ravioli. Meat ravioli. I remember joining my mother when she picked it up from the Italian market. I knew that the ritual was different than going to the generic grocery store a few doors down. And the meat ravioli […]

Delicious California (in pictures)

Delicious California (in pictures)

{ A crème brûlée donut from Donut Friend. } { Plant Food + Wine‘s Polenta + Hash: wild mushrooms, sweet potato hash, harissa } { Their potato-heavy Breakfast Burrito } { And their Chickpea Fritatta, dressed to the nines. } { A side of barbecue tempeh […]

<b>V.V. Burger Showdown, Round 2!</b><br> Fogwood & Fig vs. No. 7 Veggie

V.V. Burger Showdown, Round 2!
Fogwood & Fig vs. No. 7 Veggie

Fogwood & Fig vs. No. 7 Veggie   It’s not surprising that Diane Bezanski has a background in photography. If the images of her veggie burgers, under the name Fogwood & Fig, were all I had, they might still win a few battles. It is true that […]

Teton Chaser

Teton Chaser

Everything in Jackson, Wyoming revolves around the Tetons. And proving this, I spent my day finding a variety of ways and circumstances in which I could see the Tetons. Starting at the crack of dawn. The striking hues of a beautiful sunrise can do pretty fantastic things to […]

Summer Outtakes

Summer Outtakes

Without the Empire Pass this year, I am not getting to the beach as often as last year. I am stealing the EZ-pass to go, however. This was some mushroom. I wanted to buy it and sit on it with a hookah.  The butterfly bush […]

Oregon Trails

Oregon Trails

The day’s activities would involve a pitchfork and a wheel barrel. But first, a bit of breakfast: great coffee from Archive Coffee Bar, which has vegan donut holes from Bigwig delivered Tuesdays & Fridays (bummed I missed them!) and a strawberry and chocolate-stuffed vegan crêpe from […]

Taco Tuesday at Los Veganos Hermanos

Taco Tuesday at Los Veganos Hermanos

On Tuesdays there are all-vegan tacos from Los Veganos Hermanos at Good Co. Bar in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  After we watched los veganos make the tortilla from scratch and sipped on some cocktails, I ate one of each of their tacos. From left to right, Mushroom “Carnitas” Taco with […]

Dirt Candy Revisited

Dirt Candy Revisited

I went to Dirt Candy back in 2012 when they were a tiny, dark, bustling space. Sadly, the tiny, dark, bustling space was all I could remember years later. But now–Dirt Candy is in a much, much larger space. It was quiet and relaxed on […]

Exploring Nassau County Sanitorium, abandoned Tuberculosis hospital

Exploring Nassau County Sanitorium, abandoned Tuberculosis hospital

Built in 1930, the long vacant Nassau County Sanitorium is set on 140 acres in Plainview, tucked behind the New York Islanders offices and an active sports field. Though there is not much information about the old hospital, which was a Tuberculosis ward, on the […]

Candle 79, And Now Some NYC Love

Candle 79, And Now Some NYC Love

With the start of the school year, I am in Brooklyn everyday again. Urban machinery and subterranean air have united me with 8 million more parts. I remember why I love her. And I remember why I hate her. She’s like me–impractical and strained while magnificent in […]

Final Day: Vegan Eats on Holland America Cruise Advice

Final Day: Vegan Eats on Holland America Cruise Advice

With one more day of being vegan on Holland America’s Oosterdam, I made sure to try everything I could for you, dear blog. And because I would have loved to been able to know this vegan intel prior to boarding, I’m going to lay it […]

<b>V.V. Burger Showdown:</b> Match 3: The Battle of the Potato Buns <br>[M.O.B. vs. Pickle Shack]

V.V. Burger Showdown: Match 3: The Battle of the Potato Buns
[M.O.B. vs. Pickle Shack]

Hitting the corners of the V.V. Burger Showdown brackets, it’s time for Match #3: M.O.B. vs. Pickle Shack This is going to be a doozy. I have loved the M.O.B. and Pickle Shack veggie burgers separately–but for some of the same reasons. Restoring my lost hope and representing […]

<b>V.V. Burger Showdown:</b> Match 2: Gentrification Burgers <br>[Toad Style vs. Champs Family Diner]

V.V. Burger Showdown: Match 2: Gentrification Burgers
[Toad Style vs. Champs Family Diner]

The Burger Showdown continues with the first Brooklyn showdown: Toad Style vs. Champs Family Diner Just when my burger brackets were set, along comes Toad Style‘s all-vegan menu, batting its housemade cheese and sage butter and lime aioli. Those kinds of words indicate an eatery who not only […]

18 Hours: Upstate / Connecticut Loop {Day Trips, 101}

18 Hours: Upstate / Connecticut Loop {Day Trips, 101}

Travel tucks you into new environments, which facilitate different experiences. And experience is the basis of all learning, all growth. So, travel is enlightenment…. Luckily, there is no need to head to an ancient Buddhist temple to derive this wisdom. There is plenty of beauty, adventure, inspiration, oddity (and vegan eats) […]

{More} Freshwater Life / Vegan in the Poconos

{More} Freshwater Life / Vegan in the Poconos

Hawley, Pennsylvania is a resort town in the Poconos Mountains Lake Region located just far enough from the thriving metropolis New York City to feel like you’ve entered an entirely different habitat. Though most of the area resorts are for various outdoor adventuring, The Lodge […]

On V.V. Summer Assignment, Day 3: O.H./K.Y./T.N.

On V.V. Summer Assignment, Day 3: O.H./K.Y./T.N.

I woke up in Cincinnati ready to say goodbye to Ohio. Ohio is chock full of metropolises… Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, and other such C-words. But with this being my third day about, the inevitable turn back east had to be soon. So it was fare […]

Last Hurrah in San Francisco

Last Hurrah in San Francisco

Almost time to head back east! So I started the day with a donut, a Pepples Donut. The Ferry Building has a market place with high-brow eats, and this Oakland-based all-vegan donut maker has a little outpost there.  The selection was extensive.  I choose the […]

Da’Ves Pop-up Dinner: Bobbing for Apples

Da’Ves Pop-up Dinner: Bobbing for Apples

Not that I need another reason to eat an all-vegan apple-themed dinner by an aspiring chef, but my birthday is here again. And a Monday night dinner with some dear, old friends is just what I needed to start celebrating. But it was Da’Ves Lee Malone, […]

D-Town Vegan

D-Town Vegan

Fields and fields of corn. This is what’s inside the heart of the heartland. After hours of fields of corn, I was back in the Motor City area to sample some vegan eats. Lunch, finally was at Inn Season Cafe in Royal Oak. They have a promising […]