Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Vegan Drinks Sushi Night!

Tonight was our monthly Vegan Drinks meet-up, and we met up at a place that has gotten considerably vegan-friendlier since my last visit long ago — Blue Fin. It's a downtown sushi lounge, and they've always had veggie rolls and such on the menu. But now they have dishes on the entree (and lunch) menu with the word "vegan" in the name. And vegetarian dishes (some have cheese, so watch out!) are clearly marked with a "V."

We arrived during happy hour, and that meant buy one sake, get one free. Paul and I split a 2-for-1 deal.

Jennifer and Tiffany (both awesome diehard animal rights activists!) did the same.

Cassi went with wine because she's special like that.

And Shay, who arrived super-late and way past happy hour time, ordered wine as well.

As for the food, Tiffany and I opted for the Vegan Noodle Bowl, a newer dish on the entree menu. It has rice noodles, coconut curry sauce, cashews, and veggies. OMG, this was so GOOD! It was probably enough for two meals, but I ate it all. (Note: If you're at Blue Fin for lunch, check out their Vegan Tofu Sandwich or their Vegan Vermicelli ).

Plus, I couldn't resist a side of Tofu Inari — tofu skin stuffed with sushi rice. I just love this stuff!

Cassi ordered a summer veggie plate that had a "V" next to it, but turns out the smoked polenta in the dish was made with cream and cheese. Ew! She sent it back and got the Veggie Roll (tofu & veggies) and Inari instead.

Speaking of Cassi, she's trying to open a vegan restaurant in Memphis. We have a few options here, but lawd knows we need more. She's got a building all picked out, so send her positive vegan restaurant vibes. And if you have some cash to spare, you can donate to her Go Fund Me page!


vegan.in.brighton said...

Inari tofu is my fave' too, I ate so much of it in Japan!

Cadry's Kitchen said...

That's so awesome that Cassi is working on opening a restaurant! Good for her!

Renard Moreau said...

[ Smiles ] Nice vegan treats!

Cassi Conyers said...

Thank you for your support!