Natalie Portman launches new vegan shoe line and most probably won’t be voting for Mike Huckabee, but the Harvard alum may read Bostonist’s new Veggieist.
Plenty of news this past week or so, making this holiday week (and the last week of 2007) not so quiet after all. Here are a few items of note that you definitely shouldn’t miss.
- Yay!! Bostonist launches Veggieist – a weekly Thursday feature of veg-friendly news, restaurant reviews, recipes, “compassionate living information and more.” Perhaps our local friends at Gothamist will also be launching one soon?!?! Earlier this year, Gourmet magazine launched a vegetarian section and the other foodie media powerhouse Saveur also got a little bit more veg-friendly (or just plain more knowledgeable about veggie cuisine) with the appointment of James Oseland as its editor-in-chief last year.
- GOP presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee kills animals for some really tired photo opps to show hunters that he is one of them. Really, anyone who actually falls for Huckabee must be a moron. The average American is worrying about our homes, economy, family & friends in the military, and the lack of opportunities in today’s America, NOT going off killing animals for an idiotic and despicable PR ruse. But then, what do you expect from Huckabee who, as Arkansas governor, “allegedly” (in an O.J. Simpson sort of way) pressured authorities into not bringing animal cruelty charges to his son for torturing and killing a dog?
- Natalie Portman announces a new vegan shoe line in conjunction with Te Casan, which has a boutique on West Broadway in Soho. The shoes will be available for pre-order on January 15th and 5% of the profits will be going to charity. In the meantime, there’s always MooShoes (have you checked out their new expanded store?) in the Lower East Side and Stella McCartney’s shop in the Meatpacking District.
- Time Out New York included Candle Cafe’s uber-yummy Cajun seitan sandwich and Original Vegetarian’s soy meat patties in this week’s issue featuring the “100 best things we ate (and drank) this year” and a fun deconstruction of the seitan sandwich.
Happy New Year folks!! (Yes, we’re already sick of hearing it too.)