Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Vegan BBQ! MFA Launch Party This Saturday (FREE)


Mercy For Animals (MFA) is holding their “official” launch party this Saturday from 12:00pm – 4:00pm at their office pool located within Cityscape Dallas Apartments.

Since their opening in March, MFA has organized many leafleting, feed-in, and other events aimed at increasing awareness in Dallas for their cause – establishing and defending the rights of all animals.

As if the launch is not occasion enough to get to the party, they will hburgerave vegan desserts provided by Spiral Diner and veggie dogs and burgers graciously sponsored by Bliss Cafe.

So be sure to RSVP and make your way to the MFA Pool Party to meet some awesome veg*ns and celebrate this exciting event with the MFA crew!

MFA Launch Party & Vegan BBQ
Cityscape Dallas Apartments
Saturday, July 24th 2010
12:00pm – 4:00pm
6467 Melody Lane
Dallas, TX 75231
or call 214.609.4066.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Sol’s Nieto Mexican Grill…*The* Vegan Tex-Mex Destination?


In this economy, it seems almost a weekly occurrence that a retail store or restaurant closes its doors. As a way of combating these tough times, many restaurants are looking for ways to help increase their customer base (and cash flow). One such restaurant, Sol’s Nieto Mexican Grill on Mockingbird Lane, found potential in making a simple tweak of the menu to attract a completely new crowd they'd never even thought of.

After receiving a sample of Daiya vegan cheese (via Mercy For Animals’ Vegetarian Dining Campaign), management at this well-established family-owned restaurant took a chance and added it to the menu shortly thereafter. As a result, they’ve already experienced increased traffic as new customers call/visit to confirm that the rumors of vegan-friendly Tex-Mex are true.

As it turns out, Sol’s already offered many vegetarian options that could be made vegan by omitting the cheese. All beans (refried and borracho) as well as the rice contain none of the “usual suspects” (chicken stock and lard) as in most other Tex-Mex establishments. By IMG_2054adding Daiya vegan cheese (one of the hottest new vegan cheeses to hit the market), Sol’s positioned itself to become the vegan destination for Tex-Mex in the D/FW area.

So, what does that mean to Dallas vegans? Many foods that were previously a distant memory are now all of a sudden “back on the menu”. Things like…

Cheese & Veggie Quesadillas…


and Cheese Enchiladas…


and my favorite, Cheese & Veggie Chimichangas…


Sitting down to a gooey, cheesy plate of nachos and a frozen margarita on a patio is truly a Texas tradition (if not a religion). So much so that many long-time vegetarians thought they'd never be able to ditch dairy. By adding vegan cheese to the the Dallas Tex-Mex dining scene, Sol's turns this into a "cruelty free" tradition available for everyone.

Sol's Nieto Mexican Grill
6434 East Mockingbird Lane
Dallas, TX
(214) 826-5564

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Vegan Chef Jeanette from Crosby Catering at Taste of Dallas this Sunday

Just received this bit of news from Dallas’ own Crosby Catering & Coffee – vegetarian/vegan catering service:

Crosby executive chef and owner, Jeanette Prasifka, will be a featured chef at this year's Taste of Dallas. This year's festival is moving to Dallas' own Fair Park, and is expanding into 150,000 square feet of AIR CONDITIONED indoor space! Yeah! Chef Jeanette is proud to be one of only two female chefs featured this year.

On Sunday, July 11th at 3:00 PM, Jeanette will be sharing her secrets for a delicious Asian-themed vegan meal: Spicy Orange 'Beef' and Broccoli, Wasabi Mashed Potatoes and Grilled Corn with Asian Coconut Lime Glaze. We hope you will join us at this fun, informative and DELICIOUS event!

With the weather becoming more and more unpredictable around here, sounds like air conditioned Taste of Dallas at Fair Park is a great place to visit this Sunday.

Chef Jeanette Vegan Cooking Demo
Taste of Dallas
Sunday, July 11th
3:00 PM
1200 S. Second Avenue (Grand Avenue)
Dallas, TX 75210