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    January 17, 2014

    A Q&A With The Biggest Vegan of Instagram

    Instagram is a little bit of a food graveyard. It's a regular butt of hipster jokes and home to what might be one of the largest collections of badly-shot food porn in the world, but between the pictures of badly cropped plates and random sunsets, there are a few niche communities. The fashionable ... More >>

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    November 8, 2013

    Really, Folks: A Raw Vegan Diet Ain't So Bad

    There is one thing that a person on any kind of diet will advise, and that is to be prepared. When hunger strikes, rash decisions are made. I recently decided to try a new diet for three weeks after a little research. I learned that eating a raw vegan diet -- a diet consisting of mostly, if not exc ... More >>

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    October 23, 2013

    5 Places to Eat in OC If You're Dating a Vegan

    By Ryan Cady It's getting easier to be vegan nowadays, but dating a vegan--especially if you're a carnivore--is still kind of shitty. Sure, you could be an asshole and drag your animal-loving significant other to a Korean barbecue place and force them to watch, horrified, as you consume pounds and p ... More >>

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    October 16, 2013

    5 Things You'd Thought You'd Miss After Going Vegan

    The decision to go vegan can be an overwhelming one, especially in a culture where animal products are in so many different foods. But with growing interest in alternative sources of meals that don't include meat or dairy, many products that vegans thought were gone for good are opening back up. Som ... More >>

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    June 21, 2013

    SoCal Restaurant Show For this Week on KLAA-AM 830: Little Saigon Night Market, Cochon 555, and More!

    Just a reminder folks to tune in to the SoCal Restaurant Show every Saturday morning on KLAA-AM 830 because it's Anaheim-based and Weekling pal Jet Tila is the host. Here's the lineup for mañana, from producer Andy Harris--enjoy!

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    May 7, 2013

    PETA Promotes A Vegan Diet With ... Animal Sex (NSFW)

    The rebel-activists at PETA are known for using shock tactics to grab people's attention (ie. "Let's promote animal rights with women masturbating with asparagus!"), so their antics shouldn't surprise anyone. And yet, I feel dirty after watching their latest ad. For 46 seconds, animals--horses, rh ... More >>

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    April 19, 2013

    Vegan Pizza Opens in Garden Grove

    If Pizza & Chicken Love Letter wins the prize for the most fanciful pizzeria name, the new Vegan Pizza would win for the most no-nonsense. Vegan Pizza serves, you guessed it, vegan pizzas. It just opened in Garden Grove and claims to be the first vegan pizzeria in Orange County. As far as I know ... More >>

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    November 13, 2012

    Vegans Vandalize Beloved Huntington Beach Mural with McDonald's Characters On It

    I don't really care for McDonald's, but I do care for murals. I remember seeing a McDonald's-themed mural in Huntington Beach off Edinger Avenue and Edwards Street years ago but never really gave it any thought, figuring it was a bunch of corporate spinning. Of course, the truth was more fascinating ... More >>

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    September 6, 2012

    Long Beach Lunch: Long Beach Vegan Eatery

     Long Beach Vegan Eatery is all about taking vegan food mainstream with flavors that you didn't know could exist without animal byproducts --how many times have you heard that one before? But here's the real, tasteful deal. Want macaroni and cheese minus the dairy? Done. Want a me ... More >>

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    August 31, 2012

    Vegetarians Petition For In-N-Out To Make A Veggie Burger

    One of the travails of becoming a vegan, as Ari Solomon has found, is that your choices are pretty limited at In-N-Out. The LA-based activist once enjoyed the chain's burgers but can no longer eat them. So in an attempt to make In-N-Out more vegetarian-friendly, he started a petition that calls for ... More >>

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    August 15, 2012

    Hipster Trifecta Of Eats Now Open In Downtown Anaheim

    Center Street is evolving its downtown digs in similar fashion as The LAB and CAMP in Costa Mesa, SanTana's Artist Village and downtown Fullerton. With three new eateries opening in the last month, we cannot ignore their climb to hipster neighborhood status.First stop: Jenny Ross' 118 Degrees Commun ... More >>

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    May 24, 2012

    [UPDATED with YOU Get Paid:] Secret Factory Farm and Slaughterhouse Video Rolls in OC

    UPDATE, MAY 24, NOON.: Perhaps it was the lingering effects of my midnight pork chop/chicken gizzard/butt roast sandwich, but I really screwed the tofu dog on this item. Actually, FARM will pay you the buck to watch its undercover factory farm and slaughterhouse video.ORIGINAL POST, MAY 24, 8:12 A.M ... More >>

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    January 3, 2012

    VIDEO: 'Do You Have Rice Milk?' And Other Shit Vegans Say

    ​Straight off the heels of the interwebz sensation "Shit Girls Say" (and its offshoots "Shit Black Girls Say" and "Shit Asian Girls Say") comes two videos for the non-animal-eating set.In "Shit Vegans Say" and "More Shit Vegans Say," soy-candle maker Ari Solomon compiles the key phrases that make ... More >>

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    December 26, 2011

    The Seabirds Truck e-Cookbook A Recipe For OC Weekly Readers

    ​ Have you ever wanted to cook delicious vegan food like the crew of OC's own Seabirds Truck? Well, fire up your tablets, because over the Christmas weekend, the Birds released an e-cookbook of the all-vegan luxe lonchera's greatest hits.

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    October 31, 2011

    Ten Questions With Long Beach Vegan Eatery's Jeff Terranova

    ​As of 2010, the population of Long Beach was somewhere in the 500,000 range, yet the city was home to only one vegan restaurant (Zephyr). While this animal-free diet ain't exactly sweeping the nation -- or the town -- by storm, that number still seemed small.Luckily, however, about two weeks ago, ... More >>

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    October 5, 2011

    Omaima Aree Nelson Parole Condition Sought by PETA

    ​People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has written a letter to the warden of Central California Women's Facility in Chowchilla asking that a condition be part of Omaima Aree Nelson's parole, should the state board grant the model-turned-cannibal wife's request today.  See if you ... More >>

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    September 28, 2011

    UK Dating Website Gets Dinged By Guv'ment: Claimed It's for Vegetarians, Yet Featured Mostly Meat Eaters

    ​Look at the page above. A quick glance would lead readers to believe this is a dating website for vegetarians, and that's how Veggie Dates UK initially advertised itself as. But now notice the tagline: "If you are someone looking to meet single people who lead a healthy lifestyle why not join.... ... More >>

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    March 30, 2011

    On the Line: Jenny Ross of 118 Degrees, Part Two

    ​ Our second installment of On the Line with 118 Degrees chef Jenny Ross not only dispels any misconceptions about vegans, but we get a heads up about an upcoming cookbook. If you want to begin at the beginning, Part One can be found here. Check back tomorrow for our final segment with a recipe fr ... More >>

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    March 28, 2011

    Five Things You'd Think Would Be Vegan--But Aren't

    ​It's not easy to be an observant vegan. None of us here at Fork are vegan, but we all know plenty of vegans, we respect vegans for the most part, and we know it's hard to follow that diet in a meat-centric world. Some foods are obviously not vegan: no tuna salad in the world is vegan, and Thai fo ... More >>

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    November 1, 2010

    Five Reasons Omnivores Don't Eat In Vegan Restaurants

    Flickr user thegrocer​The Orange County Register published a review last week of Freesoulcaffe, a vegan restaurant in Tustin and posted a link on their food blog, Food Frenzy, asking if their review changed any minds about vegan food. The response was nearly universally "no," and it bears thinking ... More >>

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    August 18, 2010

    Stephanie Morgan of Seabirds, Part Two

    Photo by Kimberly Valenzuela​Today we continue our Q&A with Stephanie Morgan of Seabirds, the one and only vegan gourmet food truck in Orange County. If you missed the first part, click here. Stay tuned tomorrow for our final installment: a recipe. What would you'd like to see more of i ... More >>

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    June 7, 2010

    Move Over, Earth Day: It's Vegan Earth Day

    UPDATE: A new study shows vegans and vegetarian have more empathy--for humans and animals--than meat-eaters do . . . ​The trees have been planted, the trails have been cleared and the beaches have been de-syringed as another season of springtime Earth Day festivities have passed. But a "Vegan Eart ... More >>

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    April 14, 2010

    Behold Animal Liberation, Veneration at Long Beach State, Chapman University

    Animal Liberation Front​Animals: They're so hot right now.Mere days before the start of "World Week for Animals in Laboratories," Cease Animal Torture (CAT) kicks off its second annual four-day conference at Cal State Long Beach Thursday, while Interreligious Voices for Animal Compassion (IVAC) pr ... More >>

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    January 6, 2010

    Life on The Veg: Bakin' BBQ at Avanti Cafe

    Grace LeBakin' BBQ​ The darling of Costa Mesa's vegetarian and vegan eateries, Avanti Cafe does healthy eating with a fervor you can taste in every delectably seasoned bite. In addition to its generous selection of Italian and Southwestern inspired dishes, this cafe is open until 10 p.m. on most n ... More >>

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    December 22, 2009

    PETA-Ringling Bros. Elephant Spat Gets Curiouser (Plus Bonus Nude PETA Spokesmodel Flap)

    Photo by Keith MayVegan Mel spreads the word.​When Clockwork reported in June that Melissa "Vegan Mel" Sehgal confined her nude painted body to a cage to demonstrate against Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus' treatment of elephants and other animals as the circus prepared to come to An ... More >>

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    December 15, 2009

    On the Line: Ray White of the Veggie Grill

    Courtesy of Veggie Grill​The first time I heard tell of a group of people who eschewed not only meat but all animal products, I was stunned. I put down the fork and steak knife and said, "Exactly what do these people eat anyway?"As I started dating a woman whose father and sister are strict vegeta ... More >>

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    December 4, 2009

    Morrissey: Meat Still Murder

    ​Until earlier this week, I couldn't say I gave half a shit about anything Morrissey did post-Smiths. But something changed as I got word that the Moz is teaming with designer Stella McCartney (her dad's a bassist who played in some band...starts with a "B" or something) for a line of vegan shoes. ... More >>

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    December 3, 2009
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    November 25, 2009

    Dishney: PETA Recommends Animal Sanctuaries Over Disneyland

    In yet another effort to make both meat eaters and vegetarians further dislike them, Ingrid Newkirk, president and co-founder of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), has issued an open letter to President Obama via the Huffington Post, pleading for him to send the traditional Than ... More >>

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    November 25, 2009

    Mike Ness Wishes You a Happy Thanksgiving!

    I was going to say how Thanksgiving marks my 12-year anniversary of going vegetarian or how I've been vegan for about six years, but I figured you wouldn't care about me and my diet. But you might care about Mike Ness. It seems that the Social Distortion singer/guitarist might agree with me that tom ... More >>

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    November 25, 2009

    Life on the Veg: Au Lac Vegetarian Restaurant in Fountain Valley

    Humanese, if you please.​ It's unfortunate, but after a few years spent living up in Berkeley I can safely say that, here in SoCal, most restaurateurs treat veganism as more of a novelty than a lifestyle. From the premium pricing of upscale establishments such as Costa Mesa's 118 Degrees to being ... More >>

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    November 19, 2009

    Native Foods Cafe Opens At The District in Tustin

    Edwin Goei​As most Weekly readers know, Native Foods occupies a yurt at The Camp in Costa Mesa, one of the first stores to debut at the alternative mall. But Native Foods was actually started 15 years ago in Palm Springs by its founder, Tanya Petrovna, who's authored two cookbooks on the su ... More >>

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    November 13, 2009

    Drink of the Week: Vegan Friendly Gel-Glow Shots

    Grace Le​ In the ultimate clash between classy and trashy, we present to you the Vegan Friendly Gel-Glow Shot. No longer must you pass up a drink because its ingredients infringe upon animal rights. This animal-free recipe allows herbivores to join in and get eff-ed up along with everyone else! Bu ... More >>

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    November 13, 2009

    This Week in Food

    ​ Gustavo scores some seriously spicy salsa, pits IKEA's 99-Cent breakfast against McDonald's Deluxe Breakfast, and recaps a PR fiasco for Ferrell's Ice Cream Parlour.Edwin has some reservations about the recent purchase of the Travel Channel by the Food Network, says sayonara to Beard Papa's resi ... More >>

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    October 27, 2009

    On the Line: Mark Cleveland of Avanti Cafe

    Cleveland: Ex-cellent!​I'm still mad at Avanti Cafe for stopping their International Tuesdays, so that just means I now try to visit once a week instead of every other day. I usually visit in the evening, when Mark Cleveland relieves his co-owner Tanya Fuqua in a transition as seamless as a Jamaic ... More >>

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    June 25, 2009

    Can "PETA Girls Gone Wild" DVDs Be Far Behind?

    Courtesy of Vegan Mel's MySpace pagePETA's Melissa Sehgal (right), who also goes by "Vegan Mel," demonstrates against McDonalds.Melissa Sehgal, who vows to strip down to a nude body painted like a tiger and confine herself to a cage with a banner above reading, "Wild Animals Don't Belong Behind Bars ... More >>

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    June 25, 2009

    Vegan Mel Carries Out Her Nude Protest

    Photo by Keith MayHear Vegan Mel roar!You were told this morning about the vow made by Melissa Sehgal, who also goes by Vegan Mel, to sit in a cage in Anaheim while her nude body was painted like a tiger. If you point your eyes in that direction, you can still make out the smoke trail produced when ... More >>

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    May 14, 2009

    TOMORROW: Earth Crisis at Chain Reaction

    Syracuse-based vegan straight edge band Earth Crisis is playing tomorrow night at Chain Reaction. The group was one of the biggest and most controversial hardcore acts of the 90s thanks to the EPs All Out War and Firestorm. The band followed those with the records Destroy the Machines and the follow ... More >>

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    March 31, 2009

    A Place for the Bi-Niverous to Check Out Veganism

    If you've wondered why all the holler about veganism, there is a way for the bi-niverous to check out this alternative dining lifestyle: attend a meeting of the Orange County People for Animals (OCPA) Veggie/Vegan Luncheon/Dinner Club, whose next meeting is 1 p.m. Sunday at The Secret Spot, 3801 War ... More >>

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    February 10, 2009

    Only in Portland

    So last night I finally made it to this place called Casa Diablo. It's a strip club with an all-vegan menu and the dancers are not allowed to wear animal products. As a single vegan male alone in a city with nothing to do (and no restaurants open at 10 p.m.), I had to go. I get in and notice a heavi ... More >>

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    February 5, 2009

    Urban Decay Voted Most Animal-Friendly Cosmetics Company

    Newport Beach-based Urban Decay--which distributes lipsticks, nail polish and other products with names like Roach, Smog, Rust, Oil Slick and Acid Rain "inspired by the beautiful hues of America's urban landscape"--has been voted Best Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Company by PETA's youth&nbs ... More >>

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    December 4, 2008
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    March 5, 2008

    Mount Eerie, Jeffrey Lewis & Others At UC Irvine Thursday

    March 6 at UCI's Student Center promises to be an idiosyncratic indie-rock extravaganza of wild proportions. Mount Eerie, Jeffrey Lewis & the Jitters (also playing a free in-store at Fingerprints in Long Beach at 7 p.m.), BARR and Jeremy Jay will be performing, for free (all ages), starting at 8 p.m ... More >>

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    June 26, 2006

    Weirdest Thing EVER!

    We're flipping through this morning's Los Angeles Times, waiting for Who Killed the Electric Car? director Chris Paine to call. He does, and we have a nice chat, as he's still flying high from a well-received Los Angeles Film Festival screening two nights previous. After hanging up, we go to the Wee ... More >>

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    March 15, 2001

    Fakin Bacon!

    At Au Lac, even the strictest vegans can make pigs of themselves