Friday, June 17, 2011

MY 1ST VEGAN MEETUP

Happy Friday, Lovelies!


A couple of weeks ago, I attended a great meetup. I love meetup groups. They're a great way to meet people and learn something new about whatever it is your interested in. You can gain experience, a new bff, a business connection, conquer a fear, get educated on a topic, meet the love of your life, etc etc. This particular meetup, Atl Vegan Drinks, is a vegan group, that's open to vegans, vegetarians, transitioners, or the "just curious".

"ATL Vegan Drinks is a new monthly meetup in Atlanta. By bringing together a diverse group of people, we hope to expand and support the local vegan community. It's also a chance to have fun and make new friends."

The first meetup was held at Sauced restaurant. And did they have a great menu for all the participants.


I honestly was expecting side dishes but they obviously blew those thoughts out of the water. The restarant was contacted prior to the event to see if they would provide vegan dishes for the meetup. And boy, did they.



BBQ Seitan Slider
 This was a very delicious. The seitan was great and the sauce had a nice heat to it.



Cheez plate
I got a little caught up and began eating this dish before I remembered to take a picture. Lol.
This plate was sooooo good. It included cashew goat "cheez", spiced pecan "pimento", red onion jam, sliced gala apples, & house made sesame crackers. I wasn't big on the cashew goat, but everything else on here was delicious. The red onion jam's taste totally surprised me. It was definitely a sweet treat. The spiced pecan "pimento" was AWESOME.  
 


Krog Tunnel Revenge cocktail
I love a great cocktail. So I was quite eager to try this one.  Especially when I saw that it had some chai tea in it. My favorite! So I just knew I was gonna love it. It's ingredients were aquavit, cabbagetown chai tea, pineau des charentes, edgewood gardens mint, gees brothers orange bitters. Unfortunately, I wasn't feeling this one. It had a slight licorice taste to it. Me no likey. I'm a fan of the sweet & strong cocktail. =)  
I really had a great time at the meetup. I was even more impressed when I saw that you can call a restaurant and ask (very nicely) if they can offer any vegan dishes for your visit there.
 
So if you live in the Atlanta area and you're a vegetarian, vegan, or just curious & open to it, click on the link here. This will take you to the Atl Vegan facebook page where you can sign up for the next meetup which will be held at Cafe Sunflower - Buckhead.
 
Are you a member of any meetup groups? I'd love to know which ones and why you joined?
In the meantime, wishing you an awesome weekend.

5 comments:

  1. I love this!..I agree its a terrific way to meet new people that share the same interest as you. I have yet to attend a meet up , but plan to go to one soon:)). So, glad you had a great time!. Have a fabulous weekend!

    Take care,

    zainab1

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  2. I'm glad you were able to meet up with some new people who shared the same interest as yourself. The food looks ABSOLUTELY deeellliiissshhhhh =], and I'm a meat eater. ;]

    Glad you enjoyed.

    Kimberly, FWB

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  3. this sounds like so much fun & the food looks incredible!

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  4. @Zainab1 - Yes, it is! I'd love to hear about it when you decide to go to one.

    @Femmes With Benefits - Hi! The food was great! Btw, I'm not a full convert. I still eat meat & fish from time to time. =)

    @Zarna - It was! I'm looking forward to the next one.

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  5. Wow, the food looks good. Glad you had fun and met some new, cool folks :)

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