Wednesday, March 5, 2008

I'm Famous!

Well, not really. But almost famous! Check out the March/April 08 issue of VegNews and look for my byline in the VegEscapes section. Here's what the cover looks like:



I wrote about vegan dining options in Memphis, and believe it or not, there are actually quite a few. Granted, we have no totally vegan restaurants. And that sucks. But many places have a couple of veg menu items. Sometimes you gotta ask to have cheese or mayo left off. Our only real vegetarian restaurant, Square Foods, closed last month due to lack of business...sigh. Unfortunately, I believe Square Foods made it into the VegNews story. By the time I found out it was closing, it would have been past press time.

Anyhow, the story names 10 or so vegan-friendly Memphis dining and entertainment options. To be honest, I haven't even seen an issue. Wild Oats doesn't have the new issue in yet, and though VegNews has assured me that my copy is in the mail, it has yet to arrive. I can't wait to see it laid out with pictures!

For a more complete list of veg dining options in Memphis, go to the Food Awareness (our local vegetarian society) website. There's a link on the left to a mini-restaurant guide I compiled last year. It probably needs to be updated with new restaurants, and a few (like Square Foods) need to be removed. But much of it remains current.

8 comments:

Steph said...

Congratulations on being a celebrity now! :) I will definitely have to check out that mag when it finally hits the racks.

Skinny Bitch has definitely changed the way I look at food. I already didn't drink soda, but white flour and sugar were my worst vices. And of course, I ate dairy and eggs as well.

It's going to be challenging, but I know what you mean about feeling liberated. Instead of feeling restricted, I actually feel more in control now.

Yesterday was my first ever vegan day, and although it's only been one day and I'm sure it's a least partially psychological, I feel SO good. I made some almond milk this morning - it is so good! Any suggestions on what to do with the leftover pulp?

Oh, and I'll probably be at the meeting tonight - I'm looking forward to it!

jccvi said...

Somewhat off topic, but I thought i'd ask. Do you know of any vegan caterers in Memphis?

Bianca said...

Vegan caterers? Hmmm...I don't know of any in Memphis. But maybe a catering company would make vegan food upon request. I did go to a wedding expo a couple years ago (I was a maid of honor), and a catering company said they would make vegan cakes on request...but I don't remember the name...and then again, you're probably not looking for a wedding cake...

Romina said...

Wow! Congrats!! That's great. =)

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Congrats! I always thought it would be amazing to be featured in their magazine :o). You're a super-star vegan hehe.

coulditbeseitan said...

Congratulations! I just happened upon your blog today - I went to Rhodes and was so sad to see that Square Foods closed :-( I was there all the time!

Romina said...

Hey Bianca!
I just picked up my copy of VegNews today, and I must say, your article is fantastic!! Well done. =)

Anonymous said...

Hey bianca,
I'm going to memphis in september and the vegnews you had a feature in I can't find. Is there anyway you could email me a copy of the piece you did. My blog is aveganriot...my email is nomeatmafia@animail.net