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Catching up with Vegan Chef Lenka Zivkovic at The Plough and Stars – Meatless Monday

Philadelphia has great vegan chefs. One of the hardest working among them is Chef Lenka, both a fantastic creative chef, plus a big advocate for animal welfare, spreading the word about vegan cooking – a true inspiration. Last year the Plough and the Stars started hosting some vegan food events, and we went to one of the first, a prix-fix vegan meal prepared by The Plough’s own chef, Lenka Zivkovic.  After I wrote about the fantastic food here on my blog, Lenka got in touch with me and even showed me how to make cashew creamer!  During that time she has become even both more passionate about helping…

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Philly's Khyber Pass is very good food for us Vegetarian/Vegans.

Philly’s Khyber Pass is very good food for us Vegetarian/Vegans.

I don’t know why it took us so long to finally go and eat at Kyber Pass. Possibly it was because I think I performed there MANY years ago, and it wasn’t a good gig? Which of course wasn’t their fault – we had no fans in Philly at all! But so many people have told me that this is their favorite spot for good vegan food in all of Philadelphia. So finally we went – and it was really very very good! The Khyber Pass has a lot of vegan choices. They have vegan chili, and a few other…

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Dinner at Vedge Restaurant with Some Friends.

Dinner at Vedge Restaurant with Some Friends.

I had dinner last night at Vedge.  By now I’ve been there several times, but for some reason it was especially nice last night.  One day I am going to do a proper review for this restaurant – but not today. Today I’m just giving a look into this great spot, Philadelphia’s most nationally respected vegan restaurant. Just off the bar we entered a small dining area.  Vedge has a few different dining areas, and this one was just a few tables and a gas fireplace pushing out some welcome heat on a cold night. We ordered 7 dishes for the…

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Review:  Diet Cig at Ortlieb's in Philadelphia Sept. 29, 2015

Review: Diet Cig at Ortlieb’s in Philadelphia Sept. 29, 2015

Went down to see Diet Cig last night at Ortlieb’s in Philadelphia last night to see what all the growing hype was about.  I think the hype is justified! Singer Alex Luciano was a superstar performer up on the stage, and Noah Bowman was smashing super hard and punchy on the drums.  Together they are very compelling.  Most of the tunes they played were short catchy pop punk to my ears, and their continued road gigs are making them very tight. This is a duo who is usually found performing at house shows, and it’s breaking some new ground for…

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Tian - Vegetable dining at it's best in Vienna Austria - by Bob Batz

Tian – Vegetable dining at it’s best in Vienna Austria – by Bob Batz

If you’re vegetarian or vegan and in Vienna, or if you have a love affair with vegetables, for heaven’s sake…treat yourself to a meal at Tian located in Himmelpfortgasse 23 in downtown Vienna.  This is high-class vegetable dining at it’s finest in a refined and elegant white tablecloth setting.  The atmosphere is pleasant and elegant, but it’s just backdrop for the exquisite food.   A six course meal will run you 104€ per person plus wine (six part wine pairing for an additional 59€), so give yourself lots of time to sit, savor, relax and enjoy the places this meal will…

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