Monday, April 7
Vegan Wings Night!
So our friend Holly, aka Veganadian, and The Barrelhouse restaurant in Midtown got together and had a special vegan meet-up dinner. Barrelhouse always has vegan wings on the menu, which I have to say is pretty cool. But for this meet-up, they created a special menu just for us. In addition to the wings, which come with Buffalo sauce and vegan ranch, they created extra vegan sauces as well, including agave-mustard and teriyaki. But they didn’t stop there – they also had tempeh pizza, vegan bulgogi, and strawberry sorbet. We had one of everything except the sorbet. We went with the standard buffalo and ranch sauces for our wings. I really like their buffalo sauce because it’s spicy but not too vinegary, and they make a really good ranch as well. The bulgogi was nice and light: lettuce wraps filled with kimchi, vegan beef and rice. I really liked this one – I love kimchi and this one wasn’t overly hot, and was perfect with the vegan beef. The pizza was on a hearty, whole-wheat crust and the tempeh was sausage-style. It was a cheese-less pizza with fresh, sliced tomatoes and basil. Very good. There was a huge turnout. We met some new folks and caught up with old friends, too. Holly also had gift bags for everyone with samples of Vbar, Schmidt’s Natural Deodorant (score!), Bfree Organics lotion, and Rations Tofu Scramble Seasoning blend, as well as stickers and rubber bracelets with “Vegan Power- Vegan Revolution” on them. Very cool. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – if there are vegan meet-ups in your town, you should go. We’ve made so many friends and always have a great time. Plus, it’s nice to have restaurants go out of their way to cater to vegans. If you’re in Atlanta, Holly is planning to have these meet-ups pretty regularly, so make plans to go!For more photos of the Barrelhouse meet-up, visit our Facebook page.