2016 has been quite the year for me. I moved out of my house, I lost my dog and, most importantly, I was able to reflect on the important things in life: like not taking our president-elect seriously.
It’s only apropos that I ended the year in one of my favorite countries: Spain, far far away from the chao-sity that is the U.S. of A. I love it, I hate it, I don’t understand it, but it is my home in the end. And by god, I needed a break from it! Two weeks in England just left me wanting more!
Galicia was my very first foray into Europe. The same time last year, I boarded the plane with high hopes and a nervous tummy, hoping the Galicians I met would know what a “vegan” was. I was met with a few paused contemplations, questions clarifying what constituted vegan, and generally a very accommodating culture that both surprised and delighted me.
This year was no different — actually, it was even better than the last year! I discovered a medley of new vegan products and an all-vegan shop called Factoria Verde, the waiters at every vegan restaurant I went to were still there, and still recognized me (I guess I’m like one out of 3 vegans in all of Coruña) and I ended up discovering even more vegan goodies in the supermarket.
Be sure to check back periodically for my Galician Food Tour posts as a respite to all the shitty Trumpian updates… it’s the least I can do for my country.
Normally I don’t frequent restaurants-attached-to-hotels, but this one caught me unawares. It didn’t really look like a hotel-restaurant with its design, outdoor seating and no indication in its name (usually these type of restaurants would say “Hard Rock @ The Four Seasons) or something. Ambiance: Urban Meadows looked like your run-of-the-mill modern-chic Anthropologie-esque sustainably sourced […]
It’s a fact: smart, entrepreneurial and super cute vegan chicks are taking over the world (or, at least, parts of the US). By Chloe, a chic, hip and cute-sy vegan fast casual restaurant, has had steady lines out the door since they opened July 28th of last year. Don’t be mistaken though: BC is pretty […]
When a restaurant compliments itself in their NAME, they’d better live up to it. You can’t make a claim like that if you actually suck. It’s like saying “Bob’s Best Burgers” and the burgers taste like dry corkboard (yes, I realize by nature corkboard is dry), or “Bueno Anti Pasti” and it’s not so bueno, […]
One of the many pleasures in life is finding a satisfying, affordable and reliable lunch spot. For those of us who don’t have an employee cafeteria built into our HQ’s, we need to forage the urban jungle on our own. It can be a scary place! I am happy to announce that I stumbled upon […]