Monday, August 28, 2006


OK, so this blog has been dormant for some time. I'm sorry.

So what's going on? Sunflower rumored to be opening a second location in Falls Church. Vegetate still without liquor. Snakes on a Plane is tanking at the box office. Details as they emerge! Or, sooner.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

More Vegetate

From today's GOG chat:

Washington, D.C.: I know this has been asked every week, but is Vegetate open yet?

Fritz: Okay, just called DJ Dredd, and the final inspection is tomorrow. Assuming all goes well, you'll be able to check out Shaw's new vegetarian restaurant and DJ bar next weekend. Rhome just said, "I'll believe it when I can have a portabello mushroom sandwich." Me too.

Veg DC will try to be there, live on the scene, possibly with camera in tow.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Cafe Dalat, we knew you well!

Sadly, the tasty Cafe Dalat, by far the most veggie-friendly Vietnamese restuarant in the Clarendon-Little Saigon area, is closing down at the end of the month, with the owner forced to renovate the building, 'cording to Chowhound. I recommend you go and make sure to try one of the great vegetarian soups-for-two.

In other news, Vegetate is still not open.

Friday, June 10, 2005

Nautical nonsense

Apparently a place called Clare and Don's has moved into ... Clarendon, in the old Red Hot & Blue space. From the owners of Lazy Sundae across the street, it's a "casual seafood joint" with possibly kitschy atmosphere.

Anyway, they somehow bothered to add interesting veggie items to the menu -- reports it offers "creative and tasty vegan dishes including mock Fish and Chips and Buffalo Tofu Wings". Take note, portobello sandwich and pasta primavera purveyors of the world.

No website seems to exist yet, but watch this space for an update...

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Later tater

From Dceiver antagonists the GogBloggers, a Vegetate update:

Washington, D.C.: Any idea of when the upscale vegetarian restaurant, Vegetate, is opening?

Fritz: I'm not sure it's upscale ... but the latest is that there have been (what else?) construction delays, but they should be finished in the next week or so, and then work can start on the interior. Owner Dominic Redd (DJ Dredd) says that they're shooting for mid-to-late June, no earlier than early July.

For me, late-night vegetarian eats and DJ beats can't come soon enough.

Monday, May 09, 2005


McDonalds is introducing their new Walnut and Apple Salad. Safely vegan?

Or secretly bathed in beef tallow?

Friday, April 15, 2005

Food follow-up

In today's Washington Post online chat with sportswriter Thomas Boswell, he claims that outside food is allowed in the stadium:

Reston, Va. - concession comment: Concessions in my opinion were not as bad as everyone said. Anyone who has been to any kind of game at any stadium knows the food is overpriced and underwhelming. My $5 beer and my $4 hot dog were not that great of course, but who cares? My feeling is some of these folks commenting on the concessions prices were used to nickel beer and quart tickets.
Tom Boswell: At least they're letting fans bring food and bottled water into the games. If you don't like lines, you don't have to stand in them

Well, this seems to be at odds with the DC Sports Commission's web site and previous Post reporting. This morning I got through to the Commission, who told me the Nats have made an exception and are allowing outside food and bottled water, although no "big buckets of chicken", according to the friendly operator.

Huzzahs all around.