LA VEGAN BEER & FOOD FEST 2014: tickets on sale TODAY!
i cannot believe it’s that time of year again already, but the LA Vegan Beer and Food Fest is coming back to the sunset strip for it’s 5th year in a row!! tickets go on sale today at 10am PST, so grab yours quick because this event sells out every year.
if you have never been to the LA Vegan Beer and Food Fest, let’s just say it’s the best vegan event on the planet if you’re a fan of beer, food, music and all around awesomeness in general. ticket price includes UNLIMITED BEER from a slew of craft breweries handpicked by Tony’s Darts Away, band performances curated by Nic Adler, owner of The Roxy, and access to the best of the best vegan food vendors that Los Angeles has to offer, selected by me.
a limited amount of non-drinking tickets are available on the cheap for the food fans and designated drivers…and for a little extra you can get a VIP ticket which includes early entry to the fest and access to our comfy VIP lounges with special VIP beers.
for tickets, go here now. and like i said, be fast! tickets do not include the price of food.
for photos of last year’s fest taken by attendees, click here. and watch this snazzy video put together by wesawit.
oh and i’m including my photos from last year below, although i was too busy running around to take very many. to give you an idea of how amazing it was, we had over 30 vegan vendors (think seabirds, doomies, frankenstand, sage etc) and over 30 craft breweries (think golden road, stone, anchor, drakes and loads more). this year is going to be even bigger and better with an upgraded beer list and even more food. wowie!
hope to see you all there, and watch this space for updates on beer, musical acts, and food.
fun in the sun
pretzels from the san diego pretzel company and hefe from golden road brewery
jackfruit tacos from seabirds
frankenstand and amanda’s bakery ready to serve
the cannibal from frankenstand aka the best sandwich of my life
vegan bacon maple donut from amanda’s bakery
we even had a live art wall that was painted during the fest
mini snacks from the golden road pub
vegan curly fries from fresh fries
loaded nachos from m cafe
meaty tacos from guru’s
sushi boxes from shojin
jackfruit bun from susan feniger’s STREET
nachos with food for lover’s queso
vegan tamale menu by mama’s hot tamales
healthy tacos from sage
doomie’s crew kickin’ it.
DUDE. i only photographed maybe 1/10 of the food vendors, and this year we are going to have even more. DON’T MISS IT.
the veggie-lover's sriracha cookbook arrives with epic LA launch party
i have been anxiously anticipating the veggie-lover’s sriracha cookbook ever since i was lucky enough to test a few of the recipes back in summer 2012. my copy finally arrived here in london a couple days ago and it’s even more beautiful than i imagined. filled with gorgeous color photos, it packs 50 ridiculously tasty-sounding vegan recipes that revolve around my all time favorite condiment: SRIRACHA. we’re talking beer-battered fried avocado tacos with sriracha curtido, jackfruit “pulled pork” sandwiches with pickled red onion, and fiery pho chay just to name a few.
the official release date for the cookbook is july 2nd (tomorrow!), and to celebrate, author randy clemens is throwing an epic sriracha-themed LA launch party at golden road brewing. GOD I WISH I COULD GO TO THIS. not only does the menu look fantastic, but david tran (founder of huy fong foods!!) will be in attendance with special limited edition bottles of cock sauce printed with “The Veggie-Lover’s Sriracha Cookbook — July 2, 2013” for everybody who purchases a book that evening. I WANT ONE, IT ISN’T FAIR!
full details from randy clemens himself pasted below:
Join me and a bunch of people with exceptional taste at Chloe’s, the semi-private club at Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles. We’ll have tasty grub and splendid beers to fill your mouth-hole, and sweet bluegrass tunes to serenade your ears.
Try some of the following dishes from my book expertly prepared by Golden Road’s Executive Chef Adam Levoe:
Not Your Mama’s Party Mix
Southeast Meets Southwest Lettuce Cups
Burning Thai Bruschetta
Jackfruit “Pulled Pork” Sammiches with Pickled Red Onion
Beer Battered Fried Avocado Tacos with Sriracha Curtido
The event is free to enter; food and beer are available for purchase à la carte. There will be a list of suggested Golden Road Beer pairings and a TBA Sriracha-infused DESSERT. Stay tuned for other rooster sauce madness…
VIDEO: quarrygirl presents veggie grill + a GIVEAWAY
we have been long time fans of the hearty comfort food at veggie grill, and now it looks like the rest of the nation is catching on as well. the entirely vegan fast-casual chain was recently named in forbes’ list of "15 explosively growing companies to watch", and currently has 20 locations across 3 states with plans to open several more this year. we caught up with co-founder and “chief foodie” ray white to chat about what makes their delicious cuisine both healthy and unique.
ALSO, we are giving away 2 $15 gift cards to the new veggie grill location in encino! so watch the video, then read below about how to win.
now! in order to win a $15 gift card to the new veggie grill location in encino, leave a comment on this blog post telling us your favorite veggie grill menu item. never been to veggie grill? that’s okay, check out the menu here and leave a comment telling us what you would order on your first visit. 2 winners will be chosen at random.
**please note, this blog theme is a little funky. if you are reading this from the homepage, you may not see the comment option below. if that’s the case, click on the date at the top of the post, then scroll down and comment using the “pick a name” option. we will contact winners using the email address they provide in the email field. get your comments in my midnight PST on sunday june 16th for a chance to win. best o luck!
VIDEO! quarrygirl presents clara's cakes! a teenage-run vegan bakery in LA.
you’re probably already familiar with teenage baking sensation clara polito, who owns and operates her own vegan business in los angeles called clara’s cakes…after all we’ve posted tworecipe videos with her in the past. clara went vegan at the age of 12, and frustrated with the animal-free dessert options in her area, she decided to learn how to make her own treats. four years later, she’s got her own bakery with a menu that wows all kinds of eaters. in today’s video, we sat down with clara at her home in LA and learned about her most delicious creations and why she went vegan in the first place.