Thursday, October 28, 2010

2010 Lone Star Vegetarian Chili Cook-Off - November 7th


The 22nd Annual Lone Star Vegetarian Chili Cook-Off in Round Rock, Texas is just around thelsvn_chili_cookoff2010 corner on Sunday,  November 7th. It’s your chance to sample an array of delicious vegan chili as teams from all over Texas compete for cash prizes and the right to be named “best in Texas.”

Head down to Round Rock for a day full of food, music, and tasty food. Visit for more details.

Interested in entering your own chili, or being part of a team? Call Ricky Burke at 972-235-5665 or 214-460-3385.







2010 Lone Star Vegetarian Chili Cook-Off
Old Settlers Park 3300 East Palm Valley Blvd
Round Rock, Texas
Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010
11:30 am – 5:00 pm

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Make Your Reservations for Next Week’s Dallas Vegan Week!

Working in conjunction with Mercy For Animals’ restaurant outreach Salum2_DallasVeganWeek program, five upscale Dallas eateries will each offer delectable vegan dishes on their menus for the entire week starting Monday, October 24.

By offering vegan menu items, these progressive restaurants are helping to promote a compassionate, healthy, and delicious way of eating.

Invite your friends – veg*n or not – to head to any one (or every one!) of these restaurants – it’s a perfect opportunity to show your friends how exciting an expertly crafted vegan meal can taste (and look) – as well as demonstrate to chefs how offering meals such as these is good for business year ‘round.

Visit the event website for details on joining our friends at MFA for special dine-out events taking place at each restaurant throughout the week.

Dallas Vegan Week - Participating Restaurants

Salum Restaurant

4152 Cole Avenue, Suite 103
(214) 252-9604

Tempura Cauliflower and Broccolini with White Bean Puree, Capers, Currants and Almonds (pictured above)
Chefs Abraham Salum and Al Havens

The Second Floor

13340 Dallas Parkway (in the Westin Galleria)
(972) 450-2978

Soba Noodle Salad with Baby Bok Choy, Thai Chili Vinaigrette and Asian Pears
Chef J. Chastain

Tillman's Roadhouse

324 West 7th Street (in the Bishop Arts District)
(214) 942-0988

Grilled Marjoram and Garlic Marinated Local Tofu Steak with Roasted Red Pepper BBQ and Lentil-Corn Salad
Chef Dan Landsberg


5450 West Lovers Lane, Suite 225
(214) 350-6100

Chanterelle Mushroom Ravioli with Cauliflower and Olive Oil Emulsion and Roasted Mushroom Dust
Chef Scott Gottlich

Stephan Pyles Restaurant

1807 Ross Avenue, Suite 200
(214) 580-7000

Surprise New Millennium Southwestern Vegan Dish
Chef Matt McCallister

Monday, October 18, 2010

Texas State Veggie Fair Wrap-up

An amazing time was had by all last Saturday, October 16th 2010, at the Texas State Veggie Fair. wouldIMG_4083 like to thank everyone that came out to support our first (but certainly not last) major event to celebrate the thriving vegan scene we have here in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Thanks to all of the organizations and vendors in attendance, as well as our amazing volunteers. Without them, none of this could have been possible.

Rather than give our own review of the event, we thought we’d share with you all the great things others had to say about the fair. We’ll wrap that up with a Flickr slideshow with great pics courtesy Sylvia Elzafon.


Texas State Veggie Fair” – Oct 18 2010 VegNews Press Pass

State Veggie Fair Draws Veggies, Vegans, and Indie Rockers” – Oct 18 2010 Side Dish

Texas State Veggie Fair gives real thing run for its money, almost” – Oct 17 2010 Pegasus News

Forget Fried: Activists Go Green at the First Ever Texas Veggie Fair” – Oct 17 2010 SMU Daily Mustang

Texas State Veggie Fair” – Oct 16 2010 WFAA News 8

Field Trip! Texas Veggie State Fair” – Oct 16 2010


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Texas State Veggie Fair - October 16th - Details!

On October 16th, presents the inaugural Texas State Veggie Fair. The Texas State Veggie Fair combines cruelty free vegan food options like veggie corny dogs with cutting edge acoustic and electronic musical acts. We're excited to announce the final lineup of food vendors, bands, and other entertainment:

  • Vegan Fried Food Contest: A vegan fried food contest featuring judges prominent in the Dallas food scene including: Teresa Gubbins from Pegasus News, Lisa Petty from NBC DFW, Matt McCallister – Executive Chef from Stephan Pyles, and Stephen Doyle from the Dallas Observer.
  • Vegan fair food for purchase: Local vegan food heavy-hitters such as Spiral Diner, Tough Cookie Bakery, and the soon to be opening V-Spot Veggie CafĂ© will offer treats such as vegan corn dogs, Frito pie, and funnel cakes.
  • Entertainment lineup: An eclectic mix of acoustic, rock, and electronic entertainment from the likes of Saboteur, Adam and the Ancient Gods, Jessie Williams, Joe Ray, Todi Stronghands, Mike Townsend & James Genova, Here Holy Spain, Rocket for Ethiopia, The Hormones.
  • Animal friendly organizations: Local and national organizations dedicated to education and awareness of animal rights and other vegetarian/vegan issues will attend, including: Mercy For Animals, Black Vegetarian Society of Texas, Animal Connection of Texas, and Dallas Vegetarians.
  • Kid friendly enjoyment: Children can play fun carnival games for prizes, enjoy a bounce-house, and family-friendly performances throughout the day from clowns, fire dancers, and more.