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 Post subject: Milwaukee: the new vegan mecca.
PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 1:03 am 
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There's at least 5 or 6 (?) of us now! fork yeah.

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 Post subject: Re: Milwaukee: show yourselves!
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wait, wait, this thread is supposed to be called:

milwaukee is the new vegan mecca

ooooh yeah, i said it. w00t!

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 Post subject: Re: Milwaukee is the new vegan mecca.
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 Post subject: Re: Milwaukee: the new vegan mecca.
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I'm having leftover Bi Bim Bop from the Co-op for lunch! <3


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 Post subject: Re: Milwaukee: the new vegan mecca.
PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 1:24 pm 
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 Post subject: VGN MKE
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Hey!

Milwaukee is indeed the new vegan mecca, even though we are all biased. We even have an official website now.

Brand new favorite: Bel Air Cantina's Baja and Yucatan tofu tacos. The Yucatan's pineapple-avo-tomatillo salsa is COMPLETELY UNREAL. Caveat: if you get the black beans, even though they are listed right on the menu as vegan, you have to ask that they leave the default sprinkling of cheese off the top. Not sure if the rice is vegan; didn't eat it. Margaritas are good/expensive, but the vegan food is cheap and plentiful.

Also, y'know. We have a vegan bake sale!
(PS: I only have one volunteer baker right now, so as it stands, all that's going to be up for sale is a bunch of home-canned fruits and vegetables, some chocolate cupcakes, and one exceedingly exhausted Stephanie. You have been warned.)

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 Post subject: Re: Milwaukee: the new vegan mecca.
PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:13 pm 
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Stephanie! I've been meaning to talk to you about the bakesale. I'd be happy to help again with running the table, and pimp it all over my blogs, and facebook...and I'll sign up to donate some coooookies asap!


And even though I have all your phone numbers and/or live in the same house as you...
Guess what, Milwaukee? My shipment of books arrived! I'm bringing them back either tomorrow or Sunday! 17 dolla. Let me know how many you want and when/where you want to get them*! Shipping is totally free/non-existent, unless you realllllly want to tip me for the transit from my hands to yours. <3

*I don't have an event planned where I'll be selling my supply of books yet (Boswell will be selling their books at my signing on November 28th), but I'm going to try and set up something with the Riverwest Co-op soon...though it may not be til December (or whenever they decide!) because I'm nearly booked every weekend in November!

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 Post subject: Re: Milwaukee: the new vegan mecca.
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Kelly! Have I told you lately that I love you? Thank you so much! You seriously saved my life last time. The more advertising, the better. I'm not on Facebook or Twitter or anything, so anywhere you can post about the sale would be FANTASTIC. I'm not sure how to enlist more bakers. For whatever reason, there were a million people interested in baking last time, and this time -- *crickets*

I would also like to buy a book. If you want to bring some to sell at the bake sale, we can put up a little sign that says, like, "For every book sold here, $5 (or whatever) will go to benefit these charities," and I will donate the $5s out of my pocket! (Last time, I donated $10 for every volunteer baker.)

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 Post subject: Re: Milwaukee: the new vegan mecca.
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I live in Chicago now but I'm back in MKE a few times a month. Depending on when it is I'd love to bake for it!

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 Post subject: Re: Milwaukee: the new vegan mecca.
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It's on Saturday, November 13. I'm asking folks to drop their stuff off at my house on Friday, so I can do a better job wrapping/organizing/pricing/labeling than I did last time. Thanks for your interest!

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 Post subject: Re: Milwaukee: the new vegan mecca.
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This is an incredible idea! Maybe I should get one started in the Twin Cities...I know when I threw one last year outside of Boneshaker Books, there were many people asking if I was opening a bakery. Jealous that Wisconsin has Mother Fools in Madison. The vegan bakery case made me so happy.

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 Post subject: Re: Milwaukee: the new vegan mecca.
PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 12:13 pm 
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stephanie wrote:
Kelly! Have I told you lately that I love you? Thank you so much! You seriously saved my life last time. The more advertising, the better. I'm not on Facebook or Twitter or anything, so anywhere you can post about the sale would be FANTASTIC. I'm not sure how to enlist more bakers. For whatever reason, there were a million people interested in baking last time, and this time -- *crickets*

I would also like to buy a book. If you want to bring some to sell at the bake sale, we can put up a little sign that says, like, "For every book sold here, $5 (or whatever) will go to benefit these charities," and I will donate the $5s out of my pocket! (Last time, I donated $10 for every volunteer baker.)

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It just needs some advertising and more people involved to do that!
I'll make a Facebook group now, and let all the Milwaukee vegans I know about it.

I can bring books to sell. I also have an extra copy of Tamasin's American Vegan Kitchen we could do a raffle type thing with.

facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=114706761925007

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 Post subject: Re: Milwaukee: the new vegan mecca.
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oo I forgot the bake sale was coming up! yay! I suppose I should get on signing up for that...

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 Post subject: Re: Milwaukee: the new vegan mecca.
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Thanks, everyone!

I just got an email from someone who just started a VEGAN CUPCAKE COMPANY! In Shorewood. Which is so, so close to my house. I could not be much more psyched about this.

http://www.thesweetcakesco.com/

See everyone on Saturday, I hope!

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 Post subject: Re: Milwaukee: the new vegan mecca.
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I live about 30 minutes from Milwaukee, but I'll still count myself in. I would love to come to the bake sale on Saturday but I am schedule to work 8-5 that day, gosh dang it. Someday!

And, ooh a vegan cupcake company, exciting! The menu looks pretty good too.


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 Post subject: Re: Milwaukee: the new vegan mecca.
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stephanie wrote:
Thanks, everyone!

I just got an email from someone who just started a VEGAN CUPCAKE COMPANY! In Shorewood. Which is so, so close to my house. I could not be much more psyched about this.

http://www.thesweetcakesco.com/

See everyone on Saturday, I hope!

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She told me she may be opening a storefront in 2011!

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 Post subject: Re: Milwaukee: the new vegan mecca.
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Hey Milwaukee, I'm coming up this week for work. I wish I could meet up but I'll be with co-workers the whole time. Any suggestions for 'American' restaurants? We'll be eating out for most dinners and I have one co-worker who is adventurous like me and two who are absolutely not. Think meatloaf and ribs type people. I looked at the Vegan Milwaukee website which makes me jealous of all of you. So far Comet Cafe and Honeypie sound pretty great for everyone involved. Any other ideas?

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 Post subject: Re: Milwaukee: the new vegan mecca.
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comet is your better bet (compared to honeypie) for vegan options--they have the same owners but comet's vegan menu is more expansive. for meatloaf and ribs people, this is probably the best place to try.

other options that are not too 'ethnic' (heh) might be beans & barley (healthy but delicious, they have omni & vegan food), palomino (not at all healthy, pub food), and maybe stack'd (burgers)?

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 Post subject: Re: Milwaukee: the new vegan mecca.
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Yeah, Comet!

I live really close! What day are you getting dinner? Maaaaybe I'll be around and just happen to walk into Comet when you're there, say hi and awkwardly run out.

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 Post subject: Re: Milwaukee: the new vegan mecca.
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I'm in central IL right now, but my family is in the Mke areas, so I'm there often and spend most of the summer there. I'm going to watch this and maybe I'll be around to help with something!

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 Post subject: Re: Milwaukee: the new vegan mecca.
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AutumnVegan wrote:
Yeah, Comet!

I live really close! What day are you getting dinner? Maaaaybe I'll be around and just happen to walk into Comet when you're there, say hi and awkwardly run out.

I'm not sure which nights. I think we'll eat with the warehouse folks one night and eat out some others. I'd love to actually meet you, awkwardness encouraged, but it might have to wait until I take a proper road trip up there. I'm taking the ol' ipod touch so if I find out ahead of time I'll post something and ppkers can randomly stop by.

I'm making a list of places right now and I'm crossing my fingers we can go to Comet Cafe.

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 Post subject: Re: Milwaukee: the new vegan mecca.
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Just chiming in to wholeheartedly back up the recommendation for Comet. Omnis will love it, guaranteed. The cheesy tomato sandwich is something that every single omni I've taken there continues to rave about long after their meal is over, so if they're looking for menu suggestions, that's the one I'd make.
Parking is tricky in that neighborhood, so bring lots of change for the meters.
There's also a really great record store right around the corner in case you have to wait for a table.

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 Post subject: Re: Milwaukee: the new vegan mecca.
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What about Transfer Pizza? They have yummy vegan pizzas and also some awesome salads. Plus, lots of beer!

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 Post subject: Re: Milwaukee: the new vegan mecca.
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We ended up going to Palomino. It was mentioned in the Milwaukee guide thing in our hotel room and I think this gave it a bit of legitimacy in the eyes of my co-workers. I tried explaining it was a bar but we went anyway and thoroughly terrified my two older friends. It was hilarious. I had the tofallo wings and a faux boy sandwich with mother forking sweet potato tots! It was awesome and I had leftovers for breakfast the next day.

The other nights they cooked for us at the warehouse and they were amazing about making vegan things (even dessert) for me. Thus Milwaukee made me love it. I'll be back.

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 Post subject: Re: Milwaukee: the new vegan mecca.
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Ooh! I didn't know Palomino had sweet potato tots! Then again, I haven't eaten their food while there since it's a bar. Yum!
Glad you had a great time! Come back soon and I'll give you the full vegan tour!

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