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Sola at Lollapalooza 2011

Sunday evening, after being totally defeated by the rain while watching Foo Fighters’ amazing performance, an overflowing bowl of edamame made quite a delightful snack for the trip home. It surely helped take my mind off all the mud that was up passed my ankles. The Edamame from Sola had a soy cumin hemp seed...

The Gage & Henri at Lollapalooza 2011

We wandered into the huge crowd in Chow Town looking for our next eat. We noticed banh mi on the menu for The Gage & Henri and decided to try out this fancy-fancy take on one of our favorite Vietnamese food items. The Henri Banh Mi was a shrimp sandwich filled with poached shrimp, crunchy...

Blue 13 at Lollapalooza 2011

There was one food concession in Chow Town that I was curious to check out. Chicago Local is partnership between three local Chicago restaurants focusing on the use of sustainable, local, and organic ingredients. Chicago Local offered a vegetarian-friendly menu with Cactus Tostada from Blue 13, Watermelon Japapeno Popsicle from Elate at the Hotel Felix,...

Crescent Foods at Lollapalooza 2011

Lollapalooza’s Chow Town had a good selection of vegetarian options. One vendor in particular offered a complete Vegetarian/Vegan friendly menu. Crescent Foods is a family owned and operated food concession that offers gourmet vegetarian cuisine, prepared on site from local or organic produce. Apparently, they’ve worked many concerts and music industry events in the past...

Chicago: Retro on Roscoe Street Festival

This past weekend was also Retro On Roscoe, a local two-day street festival in Roscoe Village. While not at Lollapalooza, we stopped by Retro On Roscoe to check out the live entertainment, the various merchants and artisan vendors, the local street food, and any freebies we can find. Roscoe Village is quite a neat neighborhood....

Another Year at Lollapalooza

After arriving in Chicago for just about 24 hours, my first destination was Lollapalooza! Woo-hoo! I visit Chicago every August and always look forward to it. This was be my 3rd Lolla, but the first time I attended more than one day of the three-day music festival. The headliners this year included Muse, Coldplay, Eminem,...

NYC Veggie Pride Parade 2011 Highlights

Last Sunday May 15th, I stopped by the 4th Annual NYC Veggie Pride Parade as they arrived at Union Square Park for the post parade rally and activities. It was a gloomy and rainy day but the weather did not stop the parade participants from expressing their vegetarian/vegan pride. On the veggie stage, organizer Pamela...

NYC Veggie Pride Parade Takes Place Sunday, May 15

The 4th Annual NYC Veggie Pride Parade will take place in Greenwich Village/Union Square on Sunday, May 15, 2011. The Veggie Pride Parade is about standing up for the vegetarian and vegan lifestyles, and raising awareness about animal cruelty and factory farming issues. Parade participants dress up in veggie-themed costumes to express their pride in...

Happy Year of the Rabbit (or Cat)!

Happy Chinese New Year! Xin nian kuai le! Gong xi fa cai! Chuc mung nam moi! Cung hi phat tai! This year, the Lunar New Years falls on Thursday February 3rd! That’s tomorrow! May the year of rabbit (or cat, in Vietnamese) bring lots of happiness, good health and prosperity!! And great food and tasty...