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.”

Wilmington Vegan Dining Guide Celebration in the Star News

Jason A Frizzelle from the Star News photographed the Wilmington Vegan Dining Guide Release Celebration event on Sunday. See more online at: http://www.starnewsonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/gallery?Dato=20140803&Kategori=NEWS&Lopenr=803009998&Ref=PH&pl=1

WV Celebration in Star News

Wilmington Vegan on the Front Cover of Encore Magazine!!

See “Veganism in Print” in huge bold lettering with the subtitle: “New dining guide focuses on plant based diets and local businesses that support it” on the front cover of the latest edition of Encore Magazine. That’s us!! We never thought we’d see Veganism on the front cover of a magazine in our Southern town, much less so big and bold!!  Wow!!

Editor Shea Carver interviewed Wilmington Vegan’s founder Sue Cag and crafted an excellent and accurate article about Wilmington Vegan, the Wilmington Vegan Dining Guide, and the rise of veganism in our local town.

Pick up a copy or read the article online at: http://www.encorepub.com/welcome/veganism-in-print-new-dining-guide-focuses-on-plant-based-diets-and-local-businesses-that-support-it and give Encore a big THANKS! for raising awareness about veganism and our group.

Wilmington Vegan in Encore Magazine

Awesome graphics on the cover of Encore Magazine and all about us!!

Wilmington Vegan in Encore Magazine page 28

Page 28 of Encore Magazine, all about Wilmington Vegan and founder Sue Cag

Wilmington Vegan Dining Guide Release Celebration is SOLD OUT

The Wilmington Vegan Dining Guide Celebration is SOLD OUT. We have reached venue capacity. There are no remaining tickets and none will be available at the event. Advance tickets are required. We had such a huge response for this event, so many people interested in coming and celebrating. This is wonderful and the community is growing so fast. Next year we’ll see if we can accommodate an even larger crowd! Thank you for participating in your community and helping to make the world a better place for all!

Wilmington Vegan Dining Guide Release Celebration poster