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  1. Have you always wanted to dine in the middle of an art gallery? Are you looking to break (delicious) bread with strangers? Do you like eating several courses of yummy vegan food in one sitting? Reader, I know you! So mark your calendars and send your RSVP’s– Chef Anne Lee and Castle Gourmet are having another pop-up dinner on Thursday, January 17th!

    pop up dinner

    Here are the pertinent details:

    $50/pp with an additional $20 wine pairing option

    Thursday, January 17, 7pm

    Pop tART Gallery – 3023 W. 6th St, Los Angeles, CA

    If you go, please let us know how it was in our mighty fine comment section, ‘K thanks.

  2. Attention Fellow Angelenos!

    This Monday, January 14th, I am going to put on outside clothes and head over to Susan Feniger’s Street, an excellent and very vegan-friendly restaurant, to eat excellent and vegan food prepared by The Spork Sisters! Join me, won’t you? I mean, look at this menu:

    spork at street

    If you can still get one, you definitely need a reservation! BYOS (Bring Your Own Spork)!

  3. This coming Monday, January 14th, Dirt Candy maker Amanda, chef and owner of the only restaurant in NYC that is 100% things that grow from the ground update: committed to vegetables, but not in a mental institution sort-of way, is speaking at the New York Public Library. From Amanda, “Actually, all three of us who worked on the cookbook will be talking: I’ll be going on and on about vegetables and restaurants, my husband will be running his mouth about the history of vegetarianism and NYC’s legacy of lost vegetarian restaurants, and artist Ryan Dunlavey will be using interpretive dance to discuss graphic novels, cartooning, food, and where all three intersect. It’s free, and open to the public.”

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    Monday, January 14, 2013, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

    Mid-Manhattan Library (Map and directions)

    Check it out!

  4. Happy New Year, Super Vegans!

    The LA SV HQ packed-up the ol’ Prius and headed north for the holidays. We ate a lot of truly delicious things along the way. Here’s our foodiary:

    First stop was Sunnyvale, CA. We celefeasted at Great Vegi Land, whose owner stayed open late just for us, so we ordered half the menu! This is the kind of vegan restaurant that also abstains from onions and garlic, two of my favorite things:

    great vegi land

    Top row: Hot & Sour Soup, Tofu Clay Pot, Mao Pao Tofu With “Fish”
    Bottom row: Dry Salted String Beans, Veggie Beef With Black Pepper Sauce, Kung Pao Veggie Chicken

    We sandwich’d at Ike’s and then tweeted with the man himself about getting a location for ourselves in LA:


    Vegan Captain Kirk, Vegan Pilgrim, Vegan Chocolate Chili Banana Cookie From Cake Monkey

    We ate until all the food was gone at Merit Vegetarian, my fav:


    Spicy Delight, Mocha Chocolate Cake, Strawberry Cheese Cake, and Vietnamese Crepe

    We left Sunnyvale and continued north to Hiouchi, where the food paled in comparison to the trees. We went on a hike through Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park and found Grove Of The Titans, a secret trove of trees the size of skyscrapers.We actually had a couple other dishes, but they were so good I forgot to photograph them!


    That’s SV mascot Argon, a XL dog.

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  5. Whole Earth Bakery and Kitchen is closing next week. For real this time*. So hurry over to 130 Saint Marks Place (between 1st Ave and Anvenue A) to get your old-school vegan goodies!

    While their real website says nothing about the situation, there are regular updates happening on the Whole Earth Bakery and Kitchen Facebook page. Sounds like the last day to shop there is Monday, December 24, and “if you don’t have Christmas plans early in the day please consider coming by to help Peter get ready for the auction.”

    According to statement sent to us by Fran Luck, a friend of the restaurant,

    [On December 15th] in court, Peter Sylvestri owner/creator of the Whole Earth Vegan Bakery on St. Marks Place, was forced to sign a stipulation that he would vacate the premises of the Whole Earth Vegan Bakery by January 15. His lawyer advised him that signing would buy him a month, whereas if he went to trial, he would probably wind up evicted within a week from the old-style Lower East Side store where he’d baked his wonderful original vegan concoctions for close to 30 years,

    Peter had fallen into arrears totaling over $40,000, representing 8 months of his outrageous $5,300 rent. Peter told me tonight that when the rent had been $3,000. he could just about eke by. But this wasn’t high enough for Ronald S. Friedman, who owns many properties in the gentrifying “East Village” and the rapacious landlord tried to squeeze another $2,000. a month out of Peter.

    For a prime spot on Saint Mark’s Place near Tompkins Square Park, $5,300 a month doesn’t sound all that crazy these days. It’s too bad Whole Earth has to close completely, rather than moving to a neighborhood more like what the East Village was 30 years ago

    Whole Earth Bakery and Kitchen always felt like a throwback to an earlier era, even when I started going there in the mid-1990s. They didn’t grow and change much with their neighborhood, or with advances in vegan baking. This kept some customers very happy, but left a lot of others mystified (a living museum of 1970s health-food cookery just isn’t going to please everyone). Personally, while I’ve never been too impressed with Whole Earth’s sweets, I’ve always really enjoyed their savory food. And they did rearrange the interior a few times, making it into a much more welcoming space. If you haven’t been there in a few years (you know who you are), drop by this weekend.

    I’ve always quite liked this illustration of Whole Earth by “Mihoko who is from Japan”. I hope no one minds me sharing it here. Goodbye Whole Earth Bakery and Kitchen, and thanks for blazing a path for all the vegan bakeries and kitchens that have followed in your footsteps!

    * There’s been a whole lot of wolf calling over the years (we wrote at least six now-it’s-closing-no-it-isn’t posts about it six years ago), but it sounds like this time it’s definitely the end.