Wilmington Vegan’s first Carrot Mob!

Wilmington Vegan Carrot Logo - FB
Let’s show local restaurants how many hungry vegans there are in Wilmington!

From 5-7pm on Saturday, October 11th, we’re hosting our first ever “Carrot Mob” at The George restaurant on the Riverwalk. They just added several vegan and gluten free appetizers, entrees, sides, and desserts to their menu and we’d like to show them some support. Come join in on the fun, and get to know your fellow vegans!

Just show up anytime between 5 and 7pm!

Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/305138303011936

Click on the images below to view The George’s new vegan menu.

Demand is healthy for local vegan fare

Vegan Fare Article“Demand is healthy for local vegan fare” is the title of Paul Stephen’s column in the Star News. We received a call from Stephen asking about the new vegan eats at Dead Crow Comedy Room. Our group has developed somewhat of a habit of patronizing Dead Crow ever since they started serving tempeh tacos. Local vegan comedian Troy Coleman recently turned us on to their new vegan offerings and we had a huge group come out to see national vegan comedian Myq Kaplan.

Read the entire article online here:
http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20140826/ARTICLES/140829771

Dead Crow Tempeh Tacos

Tempeh Tacos with Vegan Ranch at Dead Crow Comedy Room

Wilmington Vegan Members with Myq Kaplan

Wilmington Vegan Members Acting Crazy with National Vegan Comedians Myq Kaplan and Zach Sherwin

 

Wilmington Vegan featured in Devour Magazine

Wilmington Vegan is featured in the Summer/Fall 2014 edition of Devour Magazine!

In the two page spread, Devour Magazine editor Shea Carver interviews Wilmington Vegan founder Sue Cag and explores the origins of the Wilmington Vegan Dining Guide, local dining experiences, vegan-friendly businesses, and current and future projects.

“Having this resource in the community is a big deal – more than I could have known when we first started working on it. It definitely shows folks there are a ton of choices in our community, probably a lot more than they imagined. It’s easy to find tasty vegan eats in town, and it’s constantly improving, even in a Southern town like ours.”        ~ Sue Cag

Read the article online at http://www.devourilm.com/2014/08/05/community-resource/

Wilmington Vegan in Devour Magazine Summer 2014

Wilmington Vegan in Devour Magazine Summer/Fall 2014

“I went vegan for ethical reasons. For me it was intuitive. I liked animals and it was obvious they experienced joy and pain. Not eating them or using them was such a simple way for me to eliminate a whole lot of unnecessary suffering in the world. It just seemed like a no brainer.”     ~ Sue Cag

Wilmington Vegan Dining Guide Release Celebration PHOTOS!

Photos by Rocky Hirajeta

Thank you to everyone who came to the Wilmington Vegan Dining Guide Release Celebration! The event sold out quickly and was an incredible success. Eighty-five people came to enjoy the wide variety of vegan cuisine and an amazing 30+ local vegan-friendly restaurants, businesses, community members, and artisans donated their favorite vegan dishes, crafts, goodies, and gift certificates.

Wilmington Vegan is extremely grateful for everyone who came, everyone who donated food, items, and money, and everyone who volunteered, helped carry things, lent us tables, and showed us they cared. A special thanks goes to Wilmington Yoga Center for making a huge contribution to Wilmington Vegan, both monetarily and by providing space for us, supporting us, and just being the most amazing loving people we could ever meet.

The Wilmington Vegan Dining Guide has already been a huge success. Local folks as well as visitors are using it. It has been viewed and downloaded hundreds of times. Guide requests come in daily, restaurants have seen an increase in vegan customers, and it has made our vegan community much stronger. Let’s keep it going!

Please support those who donated right back and help make Wilmington an even more vegan-friendly place! The following businesses gave us free stuff and/or free food, just to support our cause! Isn’t that amazing?!

Sealevel City Gourmet, Tandoori Bites, 9 Bakery and Lounge, Nikki’s Fresh Gourmet, Uncle Lim’s Kitchen, Lovey’s Natural Foods and Cafe, Tidal Creek Food Co-op, Flaming Amy’s Burrito Barn, Whole Foods, Hot Pink Cake Stand, Uprising, local vegan chef Emily Lyons, Trader Joe’s, Kitchen Ahimsa, Progressive Gardens, Crooked Metal Jewelry, Oriental Medical Therapies, Christine Chavez Crochet, The Trolly Stop, Brixx Pizza, Karmic Fury Records, Spread Gourmet Plant Based Cheese, Russ Vigneri, Wilmington Yoga Center, and Warren Piece.

Photos by Rocky Hirajeta.

Cowspiracy Movie Screening at Carmike in Wilmington

Help our local animal rights organizations reserve enough tickets to host a screening of the new environmental movie Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret at Carmike theater in Wilmington.  Cowspiracy is a striking film about the environmental degradation of animal farming and how environmental groups are ignoring the problem. This documentary will be as eye-opening as “Blackfish” and as inspiring as “An Inconvenient Truth.”

A bunch of Wilmington Vegan members will be attending the movie screening. Enough tickets must be sold by August 21st in order for the screening to happen on August 28th. The movie includes the environmental problems we face right here in North Carolina. It would be amazing to screen this right here in Wilmington!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/676804889072969
Direct Link to Tickets: http://www.tugg.com/events/10506

What: Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret
When: Thursday, August 28th, 6:30pm
Where: Carmike 16 – Wilmington (111 Cinema Dr, Wilmington, NC, 28403, 910-815-0266)

This movie will ONLY be shown if a certain number of tickets are sold. Your credit card will not be charged unless ticket sales reach that goal. Please reserve your tickets ASAP.

COWSPIRACY: The Sustainability Secret is a groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following an intrepid filmmaker as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today – and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it. As eye-opening as Blackfish and as inspiring as An Inconvenient Truth, this shocking yet humorous documentary reveals the absolutely devastating environmental impact large-scale factory farming has on our planet.

This event is hosted by North Carolina Farmed Animal Save and R.O.A.R: Reaching Out for Animal Rights.

Cowspiracy

National Vegan Comedian at Wilmington’s Dead Crow Comedy Room

Members of Wilmington Vegan Attending
Vegan Tempeh Tacos from Dead Crow

Vegan “Veganitas” Tempeh Tacos from Wilmington’s Dead Crow Comedy Room

National funny man and vegan Myq Kaplan will be performing two shows this Friday, August 15th at Dead Crow Comedy Room in downtown Wilmington. A bunch of Wilmington Vegan members will be attending both shows.

Dead Crow Comedy Room is also the newest vegan-friendly hot spot in town. Wilmington Vegan members have been enjoying their vegan “Veganitas” tempeh tacos and vegan ranch, plus our very own local vegan comedian Troy Coleman.

It will likely be packed, so don’t delay on getting your tickets.

RSVP on the Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1492892967615170/

Two shows: 8pm and 10pm
Tickets: $13.65
Buy Tickets: http://deadcrowcomedy.com/2014/08/15/myq-kaplan/

Myq Kaplan

National Vegan Comedian Myq Kaplan performs at Dead Crow this Friday

Myq Kaplan is a comedian named Myq Kaplan (pronounced “Mike”). He is a 2010 Last Comic Standing Finalist and has appeared on the Tonight Show, the Late Show with David Letterman, Comedy Central Presents, Conan, and many other places that you might not care about. You can listen to Myq’s podcast, Hang Out With Me, on the Keith and The Girl network. His debut CD, Vegan Mind Meld, was one of iTunes’ top ten best-selling comedy albums in 2010, followed by Meat Robot in 2013 and the upcoming Small Dork and Handsome in 2014.

The Comedians magazine calls him “a comedy machine, in the best possible way. the way that some machines vend soda or prevent other machines from killing future revolutionaries – that’s how Myq Kaplan does comedy: relentlessly, methodically, unblinkingly.”