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Category Archive: Philadelphia

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  1. I spent the vast majority of this past weekend holed up in a hotel at 18th and Market in downtown Philadelphia for the annual National Lawyers Guild Convention. You know who we are. We’ve been around since the late 1930s—the radical alternative to the American Bar Association—but now you see us on CNN wearing fluorescent green hats while legal observing at the Occupy protests throughout the country. (We also run the Green Scare Hotline—1-888-NLG-ECOL—among a larger menagerie of projects.) So, yep, a bunch of vegan lawyers, legal workers and law students spent our days in panels and workshops and nights relaxing with (many) adult beverages. Little sleep was stolen. But, somewhere amid this panoply of activity, I found time to ride my bike every day to Blackbird Pizza on South 6th near South Street to consume their pitch perfect Philly Seitan Cheesesteak.

    What makes this vegan version of the city’s namesake sandwich so appealing? First up: UPTON’S SEITAN! The seitan is just damn good. Now imagine it sliced incredibly thin and generously piled in ribbons on a chewy baquette. Add strings of grilled onions and green peppers, the cheese (it’s Daiya) and mushrooms, and you’ve got an incredible sandwich.

    Here’s a pictorial that documents the evolution of my love for this sandwich (and Blackbird) over the course of three days:
    Continue Reading…

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    Now, that’s what I call a logo!

    I love me some Philadelphia!. (Shout out to Kingdom!) From Vegan Philly Cheesesteaks at Gianna’s to the gourmet gastro-indulgence of Horizons: vegans do alright in the city of Brotherly Love.

    Well, the vegan prospects just got better. This Saturday, August 21st will see the grand opening of Grindcore House, a vegan coffee shop in South Philly. The café is located at 1515 S. Fourth St. in Pennsport and will feature a few of my favorite things! Metal! Coffee! Vegan Treats! Upton’s Naturals!

    More Goodness: Grindcore House’s opening will coincide with PHL: Printers/Haters/Lovers a philly-inspired print and poster show.

    For more information: Follow Grindcore House on Facebook and Twitter.

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    Philadelphia’s Vegan Straight-Edge Hardcore band Kingdom is everything I love about real hardcore: fast, loud, aggressive and completely unapologetic. Their music is a flavorful blend of old-school head-bobbing chug-chug and lighting fast raucousness. Amazing songs tinged with elements of both metal and punk rock; teeming with a brilliance not found in many of the perfunctory hardcore bands today. More people should know about this band; they’re too rad not to.

    Recently, I reached out to Davin (lead vocalist) of Kingdom with a few questions. She responded in kind; this is what she had to say.

    Who is Kingdom?
    We’re a hardcore band from Philadelphia (and various other locations on the east coast) named after Philly’s infamous vegan Chinese restaurant- Kingdom Of Vegetarians (11th and Race St.- I highly recommend the walnut shrimp.)

    When, where and how did Kingdom get its start?
    We formed when Ben (our original drummer), Weezy (our original guitarist), and I screamed Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin'” at the top of our lungs in Richmond, Virginia from December 31, 2005 into January 1st 2006. A few months later we were all writing songs together in the spare room of my apartment in Philly (which sounded nothing like “Don’t Stop Believin'”, unfortunately.) We recorded a demo, booked a tour, found a bassist who learned our songs the week before we left, and in summer 2006 we hit the road.

    Vegan. Straight-edge. These are two ideals that Kingdom carry on their sleeve; can you tell us more about this? Continue Reading…

  4. Vegan Drinks Around the World

    Three more cities have joined the Vegan Drinks cavalcade!

    The first Philadelphia Vegan Drinks will be on Thursday, February 19 (hey, that’s today!) from 5:30 to 8:30 pm, in the downstairs lounge at Horizons, 611 South 7th Street in Center City.

    The first San Francisco Vegan Drinks will be on Thursday, February 26th, from 6-8 pm, at Martuni’s, 4 Valencia Street, at Market. They will be held the last Thursday of each month.

    The first Twin Cities Vegan Drinks will be on Saturday, March 7 at 7pm, at Fast & Furless and ARC’s shared space, 2615 East Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, 55406. Each month will feature a theme drink – March is cosmopolitans!

    The next New York Vegan Drinks will be on Thursday, February 26, 2009 (same day as SF!) at Angels & Kings as usual.