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jenzie
11-24-2003, 08:45 PM
Over the weekend a group of us in the Northwest got together to pig out on yummy vegan food, and listen to what Vegit-8 had to say about going RAW (the super condensed version! ;)). I had a great time! :)

I got to hang out with Emiloid again, who is a fantastic host (and can make some really yummy vegan food, too!)! I met the wacky Wabbit, and learned that I shouldn't drink water with my meal, and that donuts are the devil (and that's only the beginning). :p I also met Drew, who among other things, shares with me a love for the aforementioned devil donuts, and the tendency to put ones fingers and/or thumbs in pockets when having a picture taken. ;) :p And I met gladcow and her wonderful vegan family! :D

I definitely see more meetups in the future, hopefully next time San and others can join the fun. :)

Pictures coming soon, watch this thread!

Emiloid
11-24-2003, 10:06 PM
Yes, a good time was had by all. Jen, Drew, and whoever else had a camera handy is going to post pictures soon (RIGHT?!?), so you can all ooooh and aaaah over our weekend--which was basically a big vegan pig-out. (We like pigs, so that's not a put-down.) More details to follow....

Emiloid
11-24-2003, 10:12 PM
Yep. Still waiting....

(OK, I somehow posted the last response twice and now I'm writing over it.)

gladcow
11-24-2003, 11:29 PM
We had a mighty good time! Here are pictures that we took

At the legendary Mighty-O
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2003-10/453814/mightyo1.JPG
gladcow and family

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2003-10/453814/mightyo3.JPG
jenzie, emiloid, and emiloid's greg

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2003-10/453814/mightyo2.JPG
gladcow and kiddos

After Vegit-8's talk at Emiloid's place
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2003-10/453814/emsplace2.JPG
br drew, jenzie, emiliod, emiloid's greg
fr gladcow with sarina, simon, vegit-8

thanks to the Seattle vegans and Vegit-8 for making us feel so welcome! We had a great time up north and can't wait to go back again!:D

Vegit-8
11-25-2003, 01:18 AM
Oh Yeah!!! Seattle!!!

What a great time I had with my VRF buddies and their partners in Seattle over the weekend. Emiloid and Jenzie were terrific hosts making sure that all the events came to pass while making sure that those of us who came from out of town had a great experience of vegan-Seattle.

Now I know that the evidence is about to get out and there will no denying that the Rabbit has been indulging in cooked food of all vegan-manner, so I will 'fess-up right here and now and let you know that I loved all of it. I will also tell you that as much as I loved all of it, I am so happy to now be back to chowing down on all manner of salad and fresh fruit.

Of course, the real excuse behind this get-together was to chow-down on an array of the vegan vituals on offer in some of Seattle's veg*n eateries.
Mission accomplished!

Drew came up from somewhere south of the city both on Friday night and on Sunday. Gladcow and her husband and kids joined us for donuts on Saturday morning and then for the talk at Emiloid's on Sunday. Emiloid's partner joined us for several of our"pig-outs" and arranged for some of us to enjoy a lovely walk/amble in a lovely park on Saturday afternoon. Jenzie's room-mate was there for pizza and the dinner on Sunday night.

Friday night we went out for pizza at Pizza Pi, an all vegan pizza joint at 5500 University Way N.E. There were only six of us (Drew, Jenzie and her room-mate, Emiloid and her boyfriend, and myself)and we pretty much demolished three LARGE pizzas. Ooooof!

The next morning we converged at the Mighty-O Cafe at 2110 North 55th Street where our mission was to make a serious dent in their selection of vegan donuts. At the scene of the crime was your's truly, Emiloid and her partner, Jenzie, Gladcow and family. It was really neat watching Gladcow's delightful children come in all tame and shy and then transform into little balls of energy and distraction as the scrumptious devil's-food took effect. I had a chocolate and coconut confection that was sinfully delicious and was quite enough thank-you very much. (They also had very nice smoothies in the fridge)

Gladcow and clan had family stuff to attend for the balance of the day so they headed off while the rest of us went (eventually) for a hike. We were joined by a couple of other people and had a really lovely time working-up an appetite for our next meal.

Jenzie, Emiloid, and I ended up going for a late lunch-come-dinner at Vegete at 131 15th Ave. E. I had a vegan Rueben sandwich and a bowl of spicy soup. I also fell prey to a chocolate-cake cookie that was delightfully chocolatey while not overly sweet.
Later that evening Emiloid made a very nice miso soup that included mushrooms which we enjoyed while talking about going out to sample the night-life. We never made it out for the night-life as we chose to conserve our energy for the next day's gustatory adventures.

Jenzie had suggested we have Sunday brunch at a place called Coffee Messiah at 1554 E. Olive Way. Great choice Jen! The place is really funky and the barista-guy is a hoot. They serve an all vegan breakfast everyday except Monday. On the day there was Emiloid and her guy, Jenzie, and I. Oh yeah, we were joined by the resident cat who decided that she liked my coat and curled up on it.
Emiloid and I both went for the Faux Eggs Benedict which was really nice and decadent with its creamy lemon hollandaise sauce. Jenzie had no trouble narrowing her choice down to the French Toast or.....the French Toast. She opted for the French Toast. Emiloid's guy had the Bolshevik Breakfast Buritto which I feel I may have to make an aquaintance with the next time I am on the premises.

Jenzie, Em and I went shopping for young coconuts and other good stuff at a large Asian market and got a real kick out of looking at all the interesting stuff.
That afternoon at Emiloid's home I gave a talk to the gang which once again included Drew and Gladcow and her entourage. While I babbled-on Gladcow's young son made each of us a personal picture and I will post mine just as soon as I can get it to a scanner.

Then to dinner at Cafe Flora at 2901 E Madison. Emiloid navigated while I drove and I gotta say I do not think I could find my way around that city and its maze of streets unassisted. Jenzie and Drew went to pick-up Jen's room-mate before joining us at the restaurant. So, there were five of us for dinner.
The restaurant serves International gourmet veg*n cuisine in a very classy setting. The service was great and the dishes were good to great. Em and I ordered the lentil pate to start which was absolutely great. For my meal I ordered a soba-noodle salad and a bowl of chili made with winter squash. There was no room for dessert which was just as well as I had no money left at this point.

I had such a wonderful time. I cannot express the depth of my gratitude to Emiloid and Jenzie for playing such great hosts and making me feel so welcome. (Same to the Genomist :) )
Emiloid is every bit as nice in person as she comes across on the forums, and she is a really great creator of ceramics so if you are looking for something unique and beautiful in that line get in touch with her.
Jenzie is terrific....just ask her dog, Chocolate. She has so much energy and enthusiasm. I can't imagine what she will be like once she throws off the grip of the evil-devil-donuts. :p
Drew is really sweet. You can tell by the way she stands in the post-talk seminar.;) I am sorry she could not spend more time with us.
Gladcow is.....glad, and delightful. I am also sorry that she and her family were not able to spend more time with us, and was thrilled that they managed to spend us much time as they did considering their family obligations and the long drive they had ahead of them on Sunday afternoon.

I look forward to future gatherings in Seattle with my new friends, and hope that others will be able to join us. There are so many veg*n restaurants in Seattle that I just know that I am going to have to make a bunch of visits in the upcoming months.
And to top that off, they now have a raw restaurant. WoooooHoooo!!!

Well, enough for now. Bring-on the photos.

May peace and joy be with you.
Vegit-8

Dandelion
11-25-2003, 10:01 AM
What fun... YAY for seattle vegans!
I could hardly keep up with all those restaurants! wow! :o
*very jealous*

Emiloid
11-25-2003, 02:23 PM
Originally posted by Dandelion
I could hardly keep up with all those restaurants! wow! :o


Me too! I'll have to take it easy on Thanksgiving. It's either that or buy a new (larger) wardrobe....

jenzie
11-25-2003, 05:15 PM
http://jenzie.diaryland.com/images/mightyvegans.jpg

Jenzie, Emiloid, and Greg


http://jenzie.diaryland.com/images/mightyvegans2.jpg

Back: Emiloid and Greg
Front: Vegit-8, Stan, Simon, gladcow, Sarina


http://jenzie.diaryland.com/images/mighty-o.jpg

Group pic with donuts!


http://jenzie.diaryland.com/images/evidence.jpg

Corrupting the Wabbit ;)

jenzie
11-25-2003, 05:21 PM
http://jenzie.diaryland.com/images/carkeekhike2.jpg

Emiloid, Vegit-8, and jenzie

jenzie
11-25-2003, 05:24 PM
http://jenzie.diaryland.com/images/vegangroup1.jpg

Standing: Drew, jenzie, Emiloid, Stan
Sitting: gladcow, Sarina, Simon, Vegit-8


http://jenzie.diaryland.com/images/group1.jpg

Standing: Drew, jenzie, Emiloid, Greg
Sitting: gladcow, Sarina, Simon, Vegit-8

Dandelion
11-25-2003, 05:25 PM
such awesome pictures!
:smitten:

misanthropy
11-25-2003, 05:37 PM
Aw, it looks like it was so fun!

And those doughnuts! *drools*

jenzie
11-26-2003, 01:36 AM
Originally posted by misanthropy
And those doughnuts! *drools*

So you'll be coming out to visit us soon then? ;) :p

Dave Noisy
11-26-2003, 02:19 AM
Do you deliver to Victoria...drools..

Dandelion
11-26-2003, 02:33 AM
:laugh:
The Rabbit has rabbit ears!



http://jenzie.diaryland.com/images/mightyvegans2.jpg

Back: Emiloid and Greg
Front: Vegit-8, Stan, Simon, gladcow, Sarina

Drew
11-26-2003, 12:11 PM
ha ha... I look so silly!

Anyway. I had sooo much fun. we ate awesome food, and I tried coconuts for the first time. But I think Pizza Pi was my favorite place to eat ever. I'm going there every day.

I ate like 10 donuts on Saturday. 5 in Jen's car, and another 5 on the drive home. I missed the next day of school. But they were yummy!

JEN we really have to go and sample the french dip at cafe flora, I still have a yurning to try that!!!

jenzie
11-26-2003, 03:41 PM
Oooh, the French Dip! Yes, we must try that! *rubs tummy in anticipation* If it's enough to make one guy go veg, it must be pretty darn good! ;)

jenzie
11-30-2003, 03:09 PM
Check out this thread: Seattle Vegan Meetup (http://www.plantbasedpeople.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=2735) for info on a get together this coming Saturday, Dec 6th! :)

Vegit-8
11-30-2003, 03:19 PM
Seattle Vegan Meetup
Hmmmmmm.......I like Vegete, I have a car, it is only 2 1/2 hours to Seattle from Vancouver, I have nifty/sweet/wonderful friends in Seattle, I have nothing firm scheduled for that day, I seem to be able to come up with all sorts of reasons why I might like to go down for the Meet-up.......hmmmmmmmm.

Maybe....
:thinking:
May peace and joy be with you.
Vegit-8

jenzie
11-30-2003, 03:23 PM
Originally posted by Vegit-8
I seem to be able to come up with all sorts of reasons why I might like to go down for the Meet-up

And there's that raw cafe to try, too! ;)

Vegit-8
11-30-2003, 03:31 PM
And there's that raw cafe to try, too!
DANG! Raw carrots.

Well that about seals it. I guess I am just going to have to see what I can do about getting down there. :)

May peace and joy be with you.
Vegit-8

jenzie
11-30-2003, 04:16 PM
Some great vegan and animal friendly websites to check out:

SeattleVegan.com (http://seattlevegan.com/)
(The Event Calendar (http://www.calsnet.com/seattle_vegan) is so bare! :umm: )

Veg Seattle! (http://www.vegseattle.com/)

NARN (http://www.narn.org/)

Action for Animals (http://www.afa-online.org/)
(Some info seems a little dated, but I signed up for the e-mail list, so I'll see what happens! ;))*


Woooo!! :D


*Next time I checked everything was updated, yay! I've even been in contact with the director of AFA, Dave, who is a super nice guy! :) There are lots of events going on, so be sure to check out the site!

jenzie
11-30-2003, 04:20 PM
More sites for everyone to check out, but they might be of special interest to the Rabbit! (Perhaps to contact about speaking... or potlucks! ;) )

EarthSave Seattle (http://seattle.earthsave.org/)

and

Seattle Raw Foods Community (http://www.rawseattle.org/)

jenzie
11-30-2003, 04:23 PM
The Last White Elephant Thrift Store (http://www.narn.org/lwe-index.shtml)

I can't wait to check this place out! :D

jenzie
11-30-2003, 04:33 PM
C3 Seattle (http://c3seattle.com/)

From the website:

"Welcome to the most comprehensive source of information on animal services and animal-friendly establishments in the Puget Sound area. Have a look through our Compassionate Consumers Guide for a variety of animal-related services and resources, and please support your local animal-friendly businesses."


PAWS (http://paws.org/)

PAWS helped me find my apartment! Yay! :D

Drew
12-01-2003, 11:19 AM
I want to come to the thing on Saturday.. Hey Jen , could I just meet you at your house?

jenzie
12-01-2003, 01:40 PM
Originally posted by Drew
I want to come to the thing on Saturday.. Hey Jen , could I just meet you at your house?

Most definitely! :D

Just give me a call when you're on your way. (You'll love Vegete! It's so yummy! :))

jenzie
12-21-2003, 11:15 PM
Roomie Rob and I checked out the Teapot Vegetarian House (http://www.teapothouse.com) in Capitol Hill tonight and man was it yummy! It was our first visit, but definitely won't be our last! ;) We ordered enough food to feed an army (we couldn't decide!) and so we'll have leftovers for a bit. :p

Fellow VRF'er Shannon Lee was there with her hubby Robert, and she recognized Rob and I from our pictures on Meetup so she came over and said hi! I'm really glad she did, as it was pretty awesome to feel such a sense of vegan community. Good stuff. :)

(It was very nice to meet you Shannon, and I look forward to our future gathering at the Flying Apron! :) )

jenzie
12-21-2003, 11:27 PM
P.S. Drew, the Teapot has vegan CHEESECAKE! Oh yeah! ;)

jenzie
12-21-2003, 11:33 PM
(Via Vegan Meetup)

Word has it that the former Good Morning Healing Earth Cafe in the Roosevelt area (901 NE 55th Street) is now the Rainy Day Vegan Cafe. They've expanded the menu to include Philly cheeze steak sandwiches. Yum!

Yet another place I need to check out! ;)

Shannon Lee
12-22-2003, 10:59 AM
Jen,

It was very nice to meet you as well.

What kind of cheesecake did you have? We were too full but on Halloween we had chocolate-banana. It was incredible!

See you soon!

Shannon

:)

Drew
12-23-2003, 07:31 PM
jen,

you mean, I can have vegan cheesecake without paying 20$ for shipping! woo hoo! I'll have to tag along with you guys next time you go there.

jenzie
12-23-2003, 10:09 PM
Originally posted by Shannon Lee
What kind of cheesecake did you have? We were too full but on Halloween we had chocolate-banana. It was incredible!

Shannon, I didn't actually get to have any cheesecake (yet!). I didn't see that they offered it until I was leaving and saw a sign outside advertising it. Bummer! (And at that point, I was too stuffed to go waddling back in and ask for cheesecake! :p ;))

I think I'll wait to try it out until Drew comes up to have some! :) Sound good Drew? (This means you'll need to be coming up here soon! Hee. ;))

jenzie
12-23-2003, 10:17 PM
The PCC now not only carries Mighty-O donuts, but also goodies from the Flying Apron Bakery. Woo! Just wanted to share. :)

Shannon Lee
12-24-2003, 05:26 PM
Whole Foods is carrying both as well as I found out last week. Three cupcakes later...I am never going to lose weight!

For those who don't know, Honey Bear Bakery in Third Place Books makes some kick-ass vegan brownies.

Bamboo Garden tonight. I see "smoked salmon" in my future.

jenzie
12-25-2003, 03:42 PM
*drools* ;)

Drew
01-02-2004, 02:39 PM
hey Jen, I don't want you to wait for me just to go have some cheesecake! Especially since I'm so poor lately, I don't know when I'll be able to afford it. That's the reason I can't come for the meetup this weekend (and it's a bamboo garden!!!), I just can't afford to. So that sucks, but when I get some spare cash, I'll definately be coming by.. Sorry I haven't gotten your phone calls, I've been up with my sister snowmobiling and stuff at her cabin, but I'm back in the dreary puyallup now... So let me know how the meetup goes, and I'll definately make it for the next one. thanks so much for keeping me posted!

:)

jenzie
01-02-2004, 10:49 PM
What's up Drew! I'm glad you're okay and have been having fun! :D I dunno if you'll get this message sooner or later, but I'll give you a call sometime this weekend or early next week.

Check out the Events area to see if there are any demos you want to go to! I went to my first today and it was fun! :)

jenzie
01-11-2004, 11:18 PM
Neelam's is a restaurant worth checking out if you like Indian food. They have a good veg selection, and the owner knows what "vegan" means! ;)

Neelam's Authentic Indian Cuisine
8564 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

206-789-5283

jenzie
01-20-2004, 03:09 AM
Fremont
Daily 6am to midnight
600 N. 34th St.
Seattle, WA 98103
206-632-6811

Greenlake
Daily 7am to 11pm
7504 Aurora Ave. N.
Seattle, Wa 98103
206-525-3586

Issaquah
Daily 6am to 10pm
at Pickering Place
1810 12th Ave. N.W.
Issaquah, WA 98027
425-828-4622

Kirkland
Daily 7am to 11pm
10718 N.E. 68th
Kirkland, WA 98033

Seward Park
Daily 7am to 10pm
5041 Wilson Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98118
206-723-2720

View Ridge
Daily 7am to 11pm
6514 40th N.E.
Seattle, WA 98115
206-526-7661

West Seattle
Daily 7am to 11pm
2749 California Ave. S.W.
Seattle, WA 98116
206-937-8481

jenzie
01-20-2004, 03:13 AM
"Fresh, organic gourmet meals delivered weekly to your door!"

Delicious Planet (http://www.delicious-planet.com)

I haven't tried this place (and probably will never be able to afford to! :p), but they serve veggie, vegan, and detox meals, so it sounded pretty neat and I thought I'd post it. :)

jenzie
01-20-2004, 03:22 AM
I've been meaning to check out this place, it looks fairly cool. Kind of an interesting name (which comes from a Sri Chinmoy phrase) to boot. ;)

I looks like they mainly serve Indian food. They also have a brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00-2:00

I think most of their food is veggie, but they do advertise vegan options, so it may be worth going to! :)

Silence-Heart-Nest Vegetarian Restaurant
5247 University Way NE

206-524-4008

http://www.naturalchoice.net/review/silence.htm

jenzie
01-21-2004, 11:27 PM
Hillside Quickies in the Stranger

The Stranger this week had a very favorable write-up about the vegan sandwich shop Hillside Quickies in their food section.

http://www.thestranger.com/2004-01-15/chow.html

jenzie
02-01-2004, 02:13 PM
The Teapot Vegetarian House has THE BEST tofu cheesecake EVER! OHMIGOD! :D :happy:

I don't really even like cheesecake... but I had their tofu mango cheesecake yesterday... and... WOW! I could very easily have eaten an entire cheesecake. SO GOOD! Try it when you get the chance! :)

(And maybe we can arrange a future Meetup there... ;))

jenzie
02-01-2004, 02:21 PM
The Globe is awesome! I recently went there and had the French Toast with fresh fruit (strawberries, kiwis, apples, and oranges!), and Rob had the famed Biscuits and Gravy. Both meals were delicious! :D Loved the atmosphere too. ;)

xtensive
02-20-2004, 09:24 PM
Another vegan location recently opened. Its right next to The Flying Apron, beneath Cedars restaurant 47th and Brooklyn (http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?ed=Cm5dh.p_0TocJH50bDquZhvmc3nLv5RuCyJ H6myFMSypGUIv6Fby&csz=Seattle%2C+WA+98105&country=us&resize=s), in the U Dist.

Its a juice bar / cafe with a nice raw (almost) all organic menu.

Highly recommended... and not just 'cause I'm friends with Chris, the "propietor." If you see him there, tell him X sent you and spread the love.

thanks
mX.

jenzie
02-21-2004, 02:27 PM
Originally posted by xtensive
Its a juice bar / cafe with a nice raw (almost) all organic menu.

Last time I was there (very yummy place! :)) I was told that they had plans to expand the menu to include non-raw but still vegan stuff... has that happened yet? (Or was the guy I was talking to smokin' somethin'? :p) I'll proabably go and check it out again soon. :)

xtensive
02-21-2004, 05:06 PM
To my knowledge, this has not yet happened. I'll be certain to post when I learn the change is in effect.

jenzie
03-06-2004, 06:32 PM
Vegete has closed their doors. :cry:

Some sandwiches will be available at the Rainbow, and hopefully the PCC and/or QFC soon. Also, UW campus.

jenzie
03-13-2004, 07:46 PM
Support The Rainy Day Vegan Cafe!

The Rainy Day Vegan Café (formerly Good Morning Healing Earth) was recently the victim of an armed robbery. Please come stop by the restaurant (901 NE 55th ) to show your support by ordering some of their delicious vegan cuisine. Their Vegan Toasted "Cheeze" sandwich is to die for.

Call (206) 524-0204 for info & hours.

xtensive
03-14-2004, 06:09 AM
Just ate there today... the Philly "Cheese Steak" (seitan) was awesome, along w/ the chocolate rasperry brownie w/ cream to finish off the meal!!!

And, of course, all vegan!

YUMMMMMMM!!!

mX.

jenzie
03-18-2004, 02:31 AM
NARN Day at the Teapot

When: Friday, March 26th All Day
Where: Teapot Vegetarian House, 125 15th Ave E in Capitol Hill

The Teapot is donating 10% of all it's sales on March 26th to NARN. Come have a great meal and help support NARN at the same time. No need to request the donation, it's automatically calculated by them.

Keehar
03-18-2004, 08:20 AM
Dammit, why do the Seattleans have all the fun??! Grrrr :brood:

Love the picutres on the first page, by the way.

jenzie
03-18-2004, 12:52 PM
Originally posted by Keehar
Dammit, why do the Seattleans have all the fun??! Grrrr :brood:

Love the picutres on the first page, by the way.

Because Seattle is the place to be! ;) :D Glad ya' like the pictures.

jenzie
04-23-2004, 08:18 PM
Party, Potluck & BBQ
Date: Friday, April 23rd
Time: 8pm on…
Location: 3436 79th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98004

You are invited!

Come meet other compassionate people, eat some good vegan food and just have a good time. Please make sure all food and drink is vegan! If you have never come to an AFA event or are shy about going to activist events this is a good opportunity to meet others in AFA and find out how you can get involved. We also have a vegan BBQ (never used for animal products) and there’s a hot tub in the back yard – so bring your suite and something to throw on the grill.

Finally, there will be a donation jar for AFA. We are asking everyone to donate $1-$10, whatever you can afford.