Monday, February 03, 2014

It's DC Meat-Free Week!

Meat Free Week 2014

"Meat, meet your match", say organizers of DC Meat-Free Week, 3-10 February 2014.

There may not be too much meat on its bones, but today through next Monday, you could stay busy (and full) following the Meat-Free schedule, as posted on the DC Vegan website. All events but one are in Washington, D.C. proper (well, it is DC Meat-Free week, after all). That particular event is a 'veganizing' comfort-food cooking class at a private location in Fairfax Station, Virginia, Sunday 9 February. (See below.)

Monday, February 3BBQ Kick-Off at Sticky Fingers Sweets & Eats
370 Park Rd NW (Columbia Heights Metro)
One of Meat-Free Week’s most popular events is back for a 3rd year!  $15 will score you a savory entree of BBQ seitan, slaw, corn bread, and string bean casserole.  Pair your meal with a special half-priced beer or wine!
(Can’t join in the the fun tonight?  Sticky Finger’s BBQ special is available for lunch & dinner until Sunday!  And half-price beer and wine specials continue through the weekend too!)

Tuesday, February 4
Compassion Over Killing Benefit Day at Soupergirl
314 Carroll St., NW (Takoma Metro)
8:15am to 8:00pm
Beginning today, on the first Tuesday of each month, you can now help animals simply by enjoying a delicious, all-vegan meal at Soupergirl! The menu changes daily, but you’ll always find freshly made soups, salads, and more. Dine in or grab-n-go and a portion of your bill will automatically be donated to Compassion Over Killing.

Wednesday, February 5
Wine-Down Wednesday at Whole Foods Market Foggy Bottom
2201 I Street, NW
5pm to 7pm
Whole Foods’ weekly Wine-Down Wednesday goes vegan!   For only $5 enjoy five different samples of wine and gourmet vegan dishes.  The glass is yours to keep!
Wine-Down Wednesday at Whole Foods Market P Street
1440 P Street NW
6pm to 7:30pm
You’re not seeing double…that’s two Wine-Downs!  Time it right and you can hit both, but you might want to take a taxi home! P Street’s event features FREE wine and meatless treats for your enjoyment.  (Please note that while all items will be vegetarian, they will NOT all be vegan.)

Thursday, February 6
Happy Hour at Elizabeth’s Gone Raw
1341 L St NW (McPherson Square Metro)
5:30pm to 9:00pm
We’re just as excited as Elizabeth’s that this beautiful spot is bringing back its Raw Happy Hour for a 2nd year of Meat-Free Week.  Their hugely popular happy hour will feature  organic wine, beer and drink specials, as well as a small plates menu.   Please RSVP here.

Friday, February 7 Meat-Free Week Gives Back: A Vegan Meal at  Miriam’s Kitchen
Today, Meat-Free Week does something a little different.  Instead of bringing you a restaurant special, we invite you to help provide a vegan meal to some of your neighbors in need.

As of two years ago, there were 1,870 chronically homeless individuals in Washington, DC on any given night.  Miriam’s Kitchen advocates for permanent housing, while meeting short-term needs like providing healthy meals.  Last year, they provided approximately 3,500 meals, many featuring healthful vegetarian and vegan options.  Tonight, Miriam’s will offer an entirely vegan dinner, featuring soup donated by the amazing Soupergirl and other items made possible only by your generosity.  Please donate here.

Saturday, February 8
Vegan Pizza by the Slice at bread & brew
1247 20th St NW (Dupont Circle Metro)
3pm to 11pm
Just $5 will score you 2 slices of vegan pizza.  Choose from Daiya cheese and “pepperoni”…yum!  We recommend enjoying your pizza at b&b’s bar.  It’s a warm and friendly neighborhood place with a real “Cheers” like feel to it.
Before or after your slices, you should definitely plan to swing by Sticky Fingers (again) for more of their half-off beer and wine deal.  They’re open til 10 on Saturdays!

Sunday, February 9
Vegan Comfort Foods Cooking Class with Mimi Clark
Fairfax Station
10am to 1pm
Learning how to cook vegan versions of kid-friendly recipes that satisfy and de-stress.  Meat-Free Week’ers get $5 off the regular price of $55/person.  Email or call 703-643-2713 for space availability.

Meat-Free Week Brunch at Todd Gray’s Muse
500 17th St NW (Farragut West or Farragut North)
12:30pm to 2pm
Celebrate Meat-Free Week with an all-you-can-eat vegan brunch in the Corcoran Gallery of Art!  Stop by Compassion Over Killing’s table when you arrive and, if you make a donation of $10 or more, they’ll thank you for your gift with a voucher for $5 off your meal PLUS a free mimosa!  This all-vegan, gourmet brunch is extremely popular, so reservations are strongly recommended!  Call 202-639-1786 to reserve your spot now!

Monday, February 10It may be the last official day of Meat-Free Week, but these Meatless Monday specials are continuing indefinitely!
Whole Foods Market Foggy Bottom
2201 I Street, NW
4pm to 7pm
Fill up a vegetarian plate from the hot bar and salad bars and, no matter how much your plate weighs, it’s only $8!
(Not near Foggy Bottom?  Check out other DC-area Whole Foods Markets for similar deals!)
The Wonderland Ballroom
1101 Kenyon St NW
5pm to 2am
Order a Meatless menu item and your first beer is on Wonderland!

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