stoked! now mohawk bend, the massive beer bar and vegan-friendly restaurant in echo park, is now open at noon on saturdays & sundays for lunch. if you’ve been to mohawk, you probably know that it can get crazy busy at night (think 1-3 hour wait times!), but we checked the bar out last weekend at noonish and it had a much more chilled out and relaxed vibe. plus, a new vegan lunch option: bangers and mash!Tags: bangers and mash, beer, echo park
hell to the yes. starting this weekend tony’s darts away, our favorite vegan friendly pub is open early on weekends, and they’ve got a brand new brunch menu…not to mention a new outdoor patio!
hours on saturday and sunday now start at 10am. see you guys there for some scrambles and brews? vegan menu after the jump…Tags: beer, brunch, burbank, the valley
the silver snakes tour is wrapping up this weekend, but we’re still on the road with the dudes as they make their way down to los angeles. yesterday they were still in oregon, and sent me a day full of vegan updates via text message from band member alex. check it out:
Morning glory cafe, Eugene OR. Vegan biscuits n’ gravy and a blueberry hazelnut smoothie. This was awesome and under 10 bucks! Eugene is such a beautiful town.Tags: band, beer, eugene, oregon, silver snakes
October 20th, 2011other
hey guys! i know this blog is mainly about vegan food, but we are huge beer fans as well, so i wanted to let you know about the 3rd annual LA beer week beer fest that’s going down this sunday at union station from noon – 4pm.
we attended the fest last year, and it was fantastic! so much craft beer from all over the world (over 70 breweries!), plus various lectures and events that you can attend throughout the day. on top of it being a lot of fun, it was super well organized with no long lines. on top of all that, it’s held at a train station, which means super easy to get to and no need to drink and drive. get tickets here!
full disclosure: the food trucks at the fest this year aren’t looking very vegan-friendly (grill ’em all, flatiron, crazy creole and cheeseball wagon), so i suggest you hit up shojin beforehand (and after!) and try out their new menu.Tags: beer
tony yanow—the vegan behind 2 of our favorite establishments, tony’s darts away and mohawk bend—has been working hard this year. in between running his popular burbank bar and opening a massive gastro pub in echo park, he’s assembled an all star beer team (meg gill of speakeasy and oskar blues as the co-owner, jon carpenter of dogfishead as the brewmaster) and in less than 5 months has launched golden road brewery. we attended the grand opening of the massive atwater village compound on sunday and had a blast.
not only did we sample what golden road has been brewing (their signature hefe, point the way IPA, and burning bush smoked IPA were all awesome!), we also got a sneak peek at the brewery’s pub/restaurant that’s slated to open later this year, and got our fill of vegan food prepared by their chef randal st. clair. check it out…Tags: atwater village, beer, brewery
this looks absolutely amazing. my advice for those who live in LA: plan a trip to san diego for the weekend of november 5th. i went to the last LOVELIKEBEER event, and it was AWESOME. i promise i’ll post on it soon, but in the meantime, do not miss this.
Tags: beer, san diego
LOVELIKEBEER and San Diego Beer Blog have joined forces to kick off San Diego Beer Week 2011 with a beer dinner unlike any other the city has seen. We’ll be returning to Sea Rocket (site of our first event) for a prix-fixe, multi-course dinner featuring Chef Chad White’s culinary creations paired with rare and world famous beers from fellow vegan and head brewer Ron Jeffries’ Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales of Dexter, Michigan. It’s the first completely vegan/vegetarian event in San Diego Beer Week history and proceeds will benefit the San Diego Chapter of Engineers Without Borders – USA. We’ll also be releasing a limited, hand-signed/numbered 18″×24″ screen-printed event poster by artist Josh Higgins.
Different from previous events, advance tickets are required and can be purchased here starting at 6:00pm on Wednesday, October 12th. GET TICKETS HERE.
Get a sneak peak of the menu here.
October 15th, 2011vegan events
heads up, folks! it’s oktoberfest time, and today the verdugo bar is hosting a vegan-friendly celebration with loads of german beer and food by the international sausage party. admission is ten bucks per person—it includes a commemorative stein, and the opportunity to watch a bunch of drunk people chillin’ in lederhosen. i checked with the food vendor, and they will definitely have some vegan sausages on hand, along with beer onion rings as a topping. WANT.
we got a taste of international sausage party a few weeks ago at the hot knives salad daze cookbook launch, and it was awesome…Tags: beer, hot dogs, verdugo
October 14th, 2011vegan events
as you may know, we’re following the band silver snakes as they go on a ten day tour, and updating you with pix of the vegan food they eat on the road. today the dudes were in reno, and alex from the band sent us some snaps of their findings. check it out:
Reno, NV. Pneumatic diner – vegan breakfast burrito and a hot chocolate. Super filling! I wish it had beans. Awesome habanero hot sauce and sriracha (of course)
Craft beer&wine, reno NV. The boys are drinking some ipa’s and I’m enjoying a lovely death valley root beer. Playing a basement show tonight by a 24hr burrito spot!
fuck yeah. now i’m hungry and thirsty! to catch up with the band, tomorrow the band will be in idaho, then washington, oregon, and california. check out the schedule and go see them if you’re nearby!Tags: band, beer, breakfast, reno, silver snakes, tour
so exciting! los angeles has a new super vegan-friendly restaurant with a huge menu full of specialty pizzas, salads, wraps, inventive appetizers, wine and craft beer. EVO kitchen opened up its doors last week in the old hollywood/weho pizza fusion location, and we’re already huge fans. it focuses on organic, locally sourced ingredients, and is family owned by the same folks who ran the previous restaurant. with the re-branding, the menu still includes our favorite items (what up, beer floats and wraps!) plus it has grown to include even more vegan (and gluten-free if you care about that) options, and the food is even better than before.
we hit up EVO for a slap up feast this weekend, and sampled as many vegan dishes as we could. we still didn’t get through half of them though—i guess that means another visit is in order! check out what we ate:
we started off with a slew of appetizers, the first of which was the vegan garlic cheese bread. as with all vegan cheesy items at EVO kitchen, this came with a choice of soy cheese (follow your heart) or daiya. we opted for the soy cheese in this case, and the daiya cheese for other dishes (more on those later!). the cheese bread was phenomenal—crispy and pipin’ hot, dusted with herbs, and served with a pot of tangy marinara.
next up, one of my favorite dishes of the evening: the vegan mini bbq burgers. SLIDERS…Tags: beer, daiya, follow your heart, pizza, salad, sliders, sunset, weho, west hollywood
October 8th, 2011vegan events
check it out…Tags: beer, cupcakes, pizza, urban food crawl
next sunday is the first sunday of the month, and you know what that means: time for another vegan at verdugo patio session! october’s event will feature two of our favorite food trucks, fresh fries and mandoline grill, and they’ll be serving a mashup of 100% vegan specialties to be paired with the verdugo bar’s fine tap list. come join us for an afternoon of great grub and craft beer..plus board games, friendly company, and good music.
check out the facebook event here. let’s make sure the monthly vegan at verdugo events are well attended, so they keep happening! see ya there.
vegan @ verdugo iiiTags: beer, food trucks, vegan at verdugo, verdugo
sunday october 2nd
3408 Verdugo Road
Glassell Park, CA, 90065
i love pubbin’, i love grubbin’, and blue palms in hollywood is the perfect place for both.
we’ve been fans of the craft beer bar since it opened 3 years ago (the draught selection is bonkers!!!), and back in 2008 we sang the praises of their blackened tofu platter. i’m happy to report that since then, their cruelty-free options have expanded to include several field roast sausages and a veganizable homemade veggie burger. of course when i heard about all this, i rushed over to check it out.Tags: beer, burger, hollywood, sausages
September 1st, 2011more restaurants (not LA)
pizza port brews their own beer on the premises, and the staff are very knowledgeable about which ones are vegan. in addition to their own beers, they always have tons of local vegan-friendly guest taps from the likes of stone and lost abbey. i don’t just go to pizza port for the grog though—the grub is also outstanding. while nothing jumps out immediately as particularly vegan-friendly, don’t be fooled. both the regular and whole wheat crusts are vegan, as well as the tomato sauce—so you can create a pretty mean cheese-less pizza.
Tags: beer, pizza
not sure if you guys are aware, but today is international beer day!
i don’t give a damn about religious holidays or federal holidays…but i can definitely get behind an unofficial beer holiday. let’s celebrate! today we’re drinking at newly opened mohawk bend, the latest and greatest watering hole in LA…Tags: beer, echo park
while mohawk bend is definitely my new favorite place to eat and drink in LA, we can’t forget about my old favorite place to eat and drink in LA: tony’s darts away. the casual burbank bar has a giant tap list of california beers and the best vegan pub grub i’ve ever tasted.
i hit up tony’s last night with a couple of hungry omnivores, and we all chowed down on a massive amount of vegan snacks. in addition to an impressive menu of sausages, salads and fried foods, tony’s is known for its rotating specials. crazy stuff like vegan mozzarella sticks, wheatloaf sliders, and sunflower po boys never stick around for very long. yesterday tony’s had fried pickle chips on the menu and we just had to split an order.Tags: beer, burbank, fries, the valley