Vegan cookbook author Isa Chandra Moskowitz will be in Atlanta Sunday, October 30th signing Vegan Pie in the Sky (and apparently your whole collection of her books if you haul ’em up there.) Oh, and it’ll be at Cosmo’s Vegan Shoppe, our own vegan owned, completely vegan shop. You knew we had one here, right? It’s 2-3pm and I heard some kind of rumor about pie sampling. Here’s the Facebook page for the event if you want to say you’re going, pass it around, etc. Also, PIE.
You know what that is? It’s a Cinnaholic bun. No, sadly, I haven’t been to the Bay Area recently. So how did I get this? Our friend Steph ordered some from them. You can do that! And she gave us some of her order in exchange for some Ronald’s doughnuts Kevin brought back from Las Vegas. This is what vegans do. I think it might actually be a bylaw in the vegan handbook that you must bring back vegan yumminess from other cities to your vegan friends. So through this bylaw I’ve experienced the two things already mentioned plus Mighty O Doughnuts, Voodoo Doughnuts and Vegan Treats even though I’ve never been to Seattle, Portland or Bethlehem, PA.
Have you had a goodie delivery? What did you get?
Over some silly conversation at a previous potluck we joked around about having a potluck with a theme that was a topic of conversation. I debated revealing the theme since there are going to be some folks dropping by for Vegan Mofo that aren’t expecting that sort of strangeness, but fuck it, Mofo or no this is my blog and if someone is offended they can just not come back, right? This is also the warning for the easily offended to stop reading, don’t click any links, and just look at the food pics and move on. Actually some of the pictures are pretty silly. Best just skip it.
Anyway, at this potluck, we got onto the topic of docking. Not the horrible practice of docking dogs’ tails. Not parking a boat. Something else entirely. What foods could we use to represent that? So this potluck represents the result. Some of the food strayed off topic a bit, but not too far.
So I made artichoke and hazelnut cannelloni with lemon soy bechamel sauce or docking stations.
My plate loaded with tasty bits: a docking station, fish taco, wiener in a blanket…
You can never have too much dessert, so we had three. Vegan Twinkies. Yes, we’re all 12-year-old boys.
I also made the chocolate strudel from Vegan Italiano.
Ice cream sandwiches!
Queenie was unimpressed with the theme, but loved all the extra attention she got.
Then we headed to the roof to check out the view of Atlanta. Look at my crappy picture. LOOK AT IT.
Finally I made it out to a Vegan Drinks event AND got to eat. This month’s gathering was at The Graveyard. It would’ve been criminal if I didn’t show up considering that’s 2 miles from my house. I even tried to ride my bike up there, but got a flat a block away and ended up driving. I am an asshole though and didn’t socialize and instead hid at a table with friends.
The Graveyard put out a nice menu with some great options. I got the in ponzu sauce over soba noodles w/ julienned carrots and bok choy.
My only complaint is that the tofu could’ve used a little marinating. The only flavor I could get off of it was the sesame seeds and maybe sesame oil. I love sesame oil so that’s not a terrible thing. The amount of food was perfect and left a space for dessert. We had the choice between a duet of sorbets or coconut cake. CAKE.
Lovely, dense, coconutty cake. No complaints.
Kevin had to fly out of town and came by for a quick scarfing, so I ordered him some food in to go boxes. I had one of his wings and it was tasty as always. Get ’em Tuesdays during wing night. You’ll have a few vegan sauce options. And as an entreé he had the BBQ tempeh w/ chipotle rice and sautéed spinach. I ate his leftovers the next day for lunch and they were really good, especially the chipotle rice. Looking forward to the next installment!
Apparently all we eat is pizza and Mexican food. As I type this someone is trying to organize another Mexican potluck. Oy. I know, this is not something to complain about.
It was decided that we’d have a pizza, ice cream and cake party for Star’s pre-birthday. I made deep dish and regular crusts and everyone else brought stuff to put on ’em. Like four deep dish and 6 regular. Oh, there were leftovers shared around. While it’s lovely that there are multiple places we can go out and get pizza with vegan cheese in Atlanta now, none of them come close to the magic we create.
Building pizza is apparently dude work. Bearded dude work.
First one out, BBQ vegan chicken deep dish.
Mexican deep dish pizza with avocado, sour cream and hot sauce and Gyro pizza with hummus Gutenfleischer’s gyro meat and tzatziki sauce. See what I’m saying?
Meat lovers, I think.
And Steph made this ridiculous ice cream cake: brownie topped with chocolate chip cookie dough topped with ice cream topped with whipped topping. Holy crap!
I’m pretty sure all the cheese used was Daiya. It’s pretty much our cheese of choice for pizza.