Fair food

Well, our trip to the State Fair of Texas turned out pretty well. It was overcast and cool but never rained, and we had not only beer and fries, but managed to find what we can only assume was a vegan burrito. The owner of the food stand in question came out, phone attached to ear, diamond encrusted Texas-shaped pinky ring on finger, and diligently answered our questions before ordering the kitchen to whip up a bean, lettuce, tomato, and guacamole burrito with side of jalapeños – even giving us a big discount. He even had Firemen’s #4 – on tap! I hadn’t seen this stuff outside Austin before, so, all in all, we were pretty happy fairgoers.

We also managed to totally avoid the livestock “show” while visiting the automobile building, the Hall of State, and the Midway, where we took a scream-filled ride on the pirate ship. Win.

Fair food

The boy loved the retro State Fair beer cups. They’ve looked like this for as long as I can remember.


Cross posted from stellatex.

Mercy For Animals Does Dallas

Hey Veg-Heads and Veg-Friends!

Wow—what a fab time to be in Dallas! So many great things are happening in our city—and much more to come! We’re well on our way to making Dallas an urban-green-hip place to live!

So did you guys see what went down at this year’s Chicago Pride Parade?

Well, with the help of seasoned activists Ari Nessel, Nathan Runkle, and the awesome peeps of Mercy For Animals, we’re looking to do the same here in Dallas at the 2009 Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade. What a great way to celebrate our diversity and spread the word that “no one is free when others are oppressed.”

Dallas is on the brink of veg-explosion! Places like Spiral Diner and Bliss Raw Café & Elixir Bar have already put us on the veg-map, and it’s only a matter of time before our city is recognized as one of the top veg-friendly hotspots in the nation! Believe it.

But we need your help!

If we want to make some WILD, AWESOME NOISE, it’s time for us to come together as a people and show our support for the animals and for each other!

March with us and help spread the word about our compassionate way of life.

Hit me up at dallasvegan@gmail.com and let me know if we can count on you!

Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade
September 20, 2009
Parade starts at 2:00 pm

Bliss Raw Café & Elixir Bar set to RAWK Dallas!

Dallas is about to RAWK it! Bliss Raw Café & Elixir Bar is set to open on April 28. My friend and Dallas food writer, Lisa Petty, and I were invited to attend a tasting of Bliss’ menu this past weekend.
Check out my write-up on the Dallas Observer’s City of Ate.
And take a look at some of the rawkin’ food we sampled!

Strawberry Sheezecake: Crazy Amazing!

Rawko-Taco and Choc Salad: We both loved the Taco!
Lisa was diggin’ on that chocolate infused cabbage salad.

Nori Bites: Tasted SO real, they freaked me out!
Lisa loved ’em!

Coconut Berry Parfait: Like an ice cream and berry dream-come-true!

Vegan Pizza in Dallas

Yes, it’s true. Dallas, too, has “cheesy” vegan pizzas! We no longer have to make our own–or go to Houston or Austin for a “cheese” pizza. Thanks for the heads-up, CCK. Pizza by Marco uses Follow Your Heart Vegan Gourmet “cheese” and offers a healthy selection of vegan toppings (faux pepperoni, sausage, and hamburger…oh, yeah—and veggies, of course). The crust is thin and crisp to perfection, and 100% whole wheat crust is available for just $1 more.

There are three PbM locations–none of which are near city central–but guess what…THEY DELIVER! The Royal@Preston store will deliver as far as DOWNTOWN with a minimum purchase of $25. Let’s support this business that’s been serving our community for years!
Royal@Preston – (214) 363-6122
Tollway@Parker – (972) 378-4085
Beltline@Preston – (972) 392-4100
Oh, yeah…did I mention all PbM locations are BYOB?!