Saturday, December 22, 2007

Happy Holidays from Vegan Dad

Vegan Family and I are going to be hither and yon until the New Year, visiting family and friends, giving and receiving loot, and spreading vegan holiday cheer wherever we go. That means I won't be posting much, if anything, until the New Year since I will be serving up the holiday stew, cranberry glazed tofu, and cookies that I worked on this month. I will largely be serving it to myself since my parents, who have made made many dietary changes since I became vegan (like eliminating dairy), still feel the need to haul out large slabs of meat every time the family gets together. Kudos to my Mom, though, who will no longer eat meat when we come after Son #1 burst into tears at the sight of the Thanksgiving turkey and told everyone to "let the turkeys live!" From the mouth of babes . . . .

I will also be in D.C. for a conference, so if anyone has recommendations on where to eat I am all ears.

Happy holidays to you all!

12 comments:

Ericao said...

Happy holidays! This is my first time commenting -- I love your blog! I'm a DC-area resident and happy to gush about local food. Check out VegDC for a great neighborhood-by-neighborhood guide. My personal favorites are Java Green, Sticky Fingers, Washington Deli, Pizzaria Paradiso, Ella's, brunch at Asylum, Busboys and Poets, Nirvana, and all the wonderful Ethiopian places. I've heard that Soul Vegetarian is amazing, too, but I've never been. Vegetate is good if you want a high-end experience. Have fun!

Laura said...

i have nothing new to add except to second java green, sticky fingers and soul veg for sure.

Anonymous said...

Sticky Fingers is amazing, also Harmony Cafe and Sunflower Vegetarian Restaurant.

LizzyQ ~ Vegan Mother said...

I second the Ethiopian places in DC. They are wonderful (the first place I ever tried Ethiopian food!).

Happy Holidays!

Natjenn said...

I have the same issue (meat-loving family). Do you pre-make a bunch of meals and bring them with you or cook it there? Happy Holidays!!

VeggieGirl said...

Happy Holidays, Vegan Dad!! Looking forward to your return in 2008 :0)

I haven't been to D.C. in years, so I can't really recommend too many restaurants; but you HAVE to go to the Sticky Fingers Bakery, for sure!! It's 100% vegan!!: http://www.stickyfingersbakery.com/

Anonymous said...

"Let the turkeys live"
That is so awesome!!! I wish more families would be affected by that!

bazu said...

I love your son! Happy holidays to you and your family.

As for DC, I second the recommendation for Ethiopian. If you venture a little farther afield into northern VA, there are two really great Burmese restaurants, as well as Sunflower, a wonderful vegan place with two locations.

Jessica said...

Vegan Dad,

I miss your up-to-date postings already! It is part of my morning ritual to see what you made the night before to give me some delish ideas for the day.

I hope you and your family had a fabulous Christmas and Happy New Year! Looking forward to your return :)

Jessica

VeganLinda said...

Let the turkeys live in deed! What a great son you have. My son#2 (3 years old) kept asking people if they knew they were eating blood. That made for some interesting looks. Love your blog.

I used to live in the DC area and I second the Ethiopian places, Yuan Fu's and the Vegetable Garden in Rockville, MD are great. Sunflower in Northern VA is wonderful (we used to take meat eating co-workers there for lunch all the time). Have fun!

Anonymous said...

I adore your blog and am so excited you get to experience DC cuisine!

Vegetate (vegetatedc.com) is an amazing veg restaurant in the District--definite must-eat! And if you're in the Adam's Morgan area, check out Afghan Grill (near the Woodley Park/Zoo metro stop) and, a personal favorite, Amsterdam Falafel.

Check out vegdc.com for more excellent restaurant recommendations!

Anonymous said...

Ella's has great vegan pizza!