• November 25th, 2010quarrygirlother

    please don’t eat any turkey today.

    the luckiest turkey on earth

    so what are you guys doing for thanksgiving? lemme know!

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  • March 31st, 2010quarrygirlother

    UPDATE 04/07/10: the winners have been chosen! the tickets go to crustypop with “The Boy with a Thorn in his Side,” Martha with “Rusholme Ruffians,” and Schramm with “Ganglord!” now for those of you who didn’t win, SERIOUSLY go buy tickets. it’s gonna be an awesome show!

    ladies and gentlemen, it’s time for another giveaway!

    if you love the smiths, and you love morrissey, you are also gonna love sweet and tender hooligans. the tribute band headed by front man jose maldonado is so damn convincing, that if you’d squint your eyes, you’d think they were the real thing.

    image from sweetandtenderhooligans.com

    to celebrate morrissey’s upcoming 51st birthday on may 22nd, sweet and tender hooligans are playing a special “unhappy birthday” concert at the house of blues in anaheim on may 23rdand i have 3 pairs of tickets to give away.

    what does this have to do with vegan food, you ask? not much. but we do celebrate moz’s birthday every year on the blog, and in 2009 we even posted a pic from the sweet and tender hooligans unhappy birthday show. this year, we want the readers (at least 6 of you) to celebrate the birth of morrissey as well. so please go rock out and represent the vegans for us on may 23rd in the OC.

    here is how to win:

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  • February 15th, 2010quarrygirlvegan stuff

    hey everyone, it’s time to wish a very happy birthday to the meat-free anthem that has been fueling the vegan movement for two and a half decades.

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  • May 24th, 2009mr meanerLA restaurants, scoops

    Recently, I was fortunate to be invited to a special vegan dinner with a select group of friends to celebrate both Memorial Day, and (more importantly) that revered global festival, otherwise known as Morrissey’s Birthday. Immediately upon receiving the invite, I offered to bring a dessert for the gang to eat. It being a birthday celebration and all, I decided to get a vegan ice cream birthday cake with “Happy Birthday Moz” written upon it.

    I immediately thought of Scoops, a local favorite of vegans, as they offer not only a reasonable vegan ice cream selection, but also have a made-to-order vegan ice cream cake offering for only $25. Unfortunately, there’s a rather confusing set of steps to go through in order to place an order. First, you call the store, where they give you another number to call. You call that number, and are told to leave a message, with a promise of a call-back by the end of the next business day. Well, I called three times over as many days, and nobody bothered to call me back, leaving me somewhat caught short the day before the dinner, as none of the other restaurants in town would make me a vegan cake without 48 hours notice. Finally, I copped out and went to Wholefoods, to buy a lame combination of Soy Dream cookie dough ice cream and a fucking vegan brownie. How embarrassing!


    Before we get to the dinner, though, Scoops has fallen foul of LA vegans (and even meat eaters, too) for serving Foie Gras ice cream. Not that I give a shit either way (I’d eat at XIV again in a force-fed fat-heartbeat), but (under pressure) they have assured people that they would not stock it any more, only to say – a few days later – that they have it “sometimes”.

    It might be time for a foie gras / customer service demonstration outside Scoops. Serving foie gras is one thing, but lying about it isn’t acceptable, any more than not calling back paying customers who leave multiple messages requesting products! On top of that, some of the staff have a really shitty “no eye contact” attitude (especially the old Asian gentleman who works in there) when asked basic questions about their menu and offerings.

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  • May 22nd, 2008quarrygirlbands

    (and a belated happy bday to mr. meaner, whose birthday was yesterday!)

    morrissey turns 49 today. best wishes to such a kick ass vegetarian.


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