Pretty bad-ass, right? Those are but two of the three competing chefs for our just-around-the-corner Vegan Iron Chef. The third chef should have been photographed this weekend, so I imagine we’ll see the poster in the next day or so—I’ll put it up as soon as I get it (from our very, very busy designer)…and here it is!
The event has blown the blow up! After selling out in three days (and filling all our volunteer positions almost immediately), we just got confirmation that Backspace Cafe, where the official, open & free After Party is, is going to let us in early and livestream the event. So if you’re in the area, you can go hang out, have a sandwich and a drink and watch the show live.
Here’s the real updated update: If you’re anywhere in the world—hey, that’s you!—you can watch online too.
Of course, this event supports Try Vegan PDX, a local, all-volunteer nonprofit that serves as a resource and community-building center for Portland. New vegans can sign on with a mentor, which can make the difference between trying vegan and staying vegan. All year round there are benefits, workshops…working on putting together a pub-quizzy trivia night. And then there are the events of Try Vegan Week: workshops, lectures, a bar crawl, and Vegan Prom—check out last year’s schedule here.
So it’s not about sitting in a park, making flower wreaths for your hair and sharing a lentil loaf.