Two Tuesdays ago (wow I am behind on blogging...) I had the pleasure of attending a local vegan event hosted by Vegan Grand Rapids (Vegan GR). Called Vegan Drinks, the first of a hopefully recurring series occurred at Rezervoir Lounge in Grand Rapids was a wonderful event.
It was wonderful to get together with like minded people and discuss vegan topics. I even brought up my whole thing about leather and some people really understood my dilemma and sympathized! I did go out of my way to wear a completely VEGAN outfit. Pants and shirt by TENDEN all cotton, boots (made terribly) faux leather and a canvas bag. A faux leather jacket completed my look and was the start of the leather talk. There are multiple tears in the vinyl on the back and I have had it under a year.
The lovely hosts and creators of Vegan GR Jon Dunn and Kolene Allen. And below the delicious vegan "crab cakes". I couldn't get enough of them!
Chris Montgomery the chef at the Rez is amazing. He talked a lot about his theory that everyone should have an option of something amazing to eat at a restaurant no matter the restrictions! Love that style. He had just visited somewhere in Cali and said GR has an even better vegan selection...love hearing how awesome and progressive my area is w/ food!
All in all I had an amazing time and cannot wait for the next one! I loved networking and meeting new people who love amazing vegan food! Vegan GR is also on Facebook! Check em out HERE