Ours was potluck, and the CDC provided some free beers. I love that we invited the cops over to the brewery. Ha! Of course they didn't drink since they were on duty, but it's so very Memphis to invite cops over for beer. Anyway, the potluck wasn't very vegan-friendly, but I made a Black Bean Quinoa Mango Salad from Veganomicon and my vegan co-worker Madelyn made a Lentil Salad, so we managed to fill up on our dishes. And the non-vegans there gobbled up our vegan offerings! Pictured here with Crosstown Brewing's Peligo Mexican Imperial Chocolate Stout.
Here's a random salad I ate — with all the veggies in my fridge, plus Miyoko's Vegan Mozz and a balsamic-olive oil vinaigrette. Low oil though!
And a Tempeh-Black Bean Veggie Bowl with tempeh, kale, mushrooms, squash, broccoli, and quinoa served over rice. The veggies and tempeh were stir-fried with fermented black bean garlic paste. So good!
My friend Susan and I were invited to the grand opening of Hopdoddy's new location in East Memphis. I went with the La Bandita Burger — black bean & corn patty with vegan smoked gouda & vegan mayo.
Plus Sweet Potato Fries! And a beer and an Old Fashioned. Fun night!