If you're vegan and free on Saturday, April 9th, 2016, go ahead and mark your calendar—the First Annual Nashville Vegfest will be held on that day from 10am to 4 pm in the 9,000 square foot Commodore Ballroom at the Vanderbilt Student Life Center.
If you've ever been to a Buffalo Wild Wings and were excited to see a black bean burger on the menu, you may not have thought about whether it was vegan. Unfortunately, it's not... but here are a few things that are.
I can't imagine a better way to spend a weekend in April or May than to bike the Virginia Creeper trail in southwestern Virginia. Mostly flat and passing through picturesque farms and forests and alongside rivers, the Creeper runs between Abingdon and the Whitetop Station, with Damascus sitting half way in between.
Did you know that some—nay, most—tattoos are not vegan? Sometimes it seems like there's always another "Gotcha! Not vegan!" on the horizon, but this one hurts a little bit, because we vegans tend to be a pretty inked-up bunch. Vegan tattoo setups are available, though, as are vegan and cruelty-free aftercare products.
The newest Tom + Chee franchise opened on Friday in Knoxville, Tennessee to the delight of locals like me, who have been waiting for an opening date since the sign went up what seems like decades ago.
However, the lack of notice of the soup-and-sandwich chain's opening did nothing to stem the tide. I went for lunch with two friends, and the line curled around inside the restaurant until the tail almost reached the cashiers.
New Belgium beers are everywhere in Knoxville, with at least one on draft and most local drinking establishments of any quality. So when I wanted to try their new Slow Ride Session IPA and my trusty Vegaholic app didn't know if it was vegan, I decided to contact them directly. Here's what they said:
The staff is knowledgeable about vegan options and the kitchen is great about making substitutions. The sandwich rolls and pizza dough are housemade and vegan, and there are daily vegan cupcakes and cookies. If you're a regular, they even offer a loyalty program!
The site is definitely a work in progress, but it's finally a functional place for vegans, vegetarians, veg-loving omnivores, friends and family of vegans, and people traveling through our beautiful city to find vegan and cruelty-free options in Knoxville, Tennessee.