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i know of one person on here from seattle.  surely there are others?

i need vegan friends to do vegan things with.  or veg*n in general, really.

:)>>>

You live in Seattle? I live here!

There are many groups for you meet veg*ns around here. Want families? Singles? Foodies? Any adults?

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all of the above!

in oklahoma i used to do potlucks every tuesday.

potlucks would be fun.  or just having friends to try interesting new vegan restaurants.
i like to try weird stuff.  the stranger the better.  some people aren't adventurous!

i LOVE chaco canyon, but it's not everyone's taste.  i love the interesting ways to
raw foodize everything.  i want to try other places that are not everyone's taste.

;)

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yanno - speaking of adventurous ...i've always thought i could be the "andrew zimmern" of vegan foods :P

ok, i was watching his show and he was in south korea and they had "fermented soybeans".  So, last week i was in Ranch 99 on Aurora and came across the same, so you know i had to try it (fermented soybeans in chili-paste).

Well, it was just about THE MOST...disgusting thing i think i ever had.  it tasted like, well....rotten tofu (no surprises there, i guess).  

as my gf pointed out, maybe it's meant to be put in *with stuff*.  so i saved the jar for now, but i'm afraid to even look at it, much less give it a second try

sorry Mr. Fermented Soybean in chili paste - you get no love from me!  :'(

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we had a seattle party a couple years ago - before you were on the boards i'm pretty sure. we went to the U district and got pizza and played around at the center and stuff. there was a fire dancing thing going on. next time i'm back in seattle i will check for this tread and we can do something. i forgot to see where in the area you are from.

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baypuppy, do you come to seattle often?  i've been around vegweb forever but didn't start getting very involved in the forums until recently.  i'm actually currently living in renton, but if i look down the street i can see skyway, which is the very outside of seattle.  i'm so close to seattle so i just say seattle because people know that area instead of "renton".  we're in seattle all of the time.  brittney actually works in the business district of seattle.

sirdidymus, you sound like me!  anytime i hear some sort of weird combination i'm all about it.  that's why i hate when people try to lump me into the "picky" category simply because i'm vegan.  i'm so NOT picky!  if it's vegan i'll try it, even if i don't think i'll like it!

when my friend, peaches, was here he made so many weird things.  it was great!  he made a sandwich with a spicy bocca chikn patty, avacado, sprouts, peanut butter, mustard, frank's hot sauce, and probably some other stuff.  it was SO freaky and weird sounding i just had to get  a taste (even though it didn't sound like it would be good at all).  it really wasn't that bad.  i don't think i'm going to get cravings for it, but it was cool to try.  i'd eat it if he made it again.  haha.

and i find these rice burgers and one of the flavors was mango something (pineapple?).  regardless, i got excited because it sounded so strange.  i tried it.  not the best flavor for me, but i still ate the whole box of patties.

what's your favorite restaurant?

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i'm in seattle ~once a year. i grew up there before moving to where ever my profile says i am these days. heh heh. i know where renton is. nice. i'm about 20 or so from it on 167. maybe not that far. actually i think it is 167 to 405. it's been a few years :)

plan is to come back in dec/jan depending on ma classes and money. i'm going to SF this august and i'm not sure if i get funding for that adventure. if i have to pay mad cash out of pocket my dreams of seattle might fail. i haven't been back for a year and a half but, at the same time, i don't feel there is anything there for me anymores.

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yeah, at some point we'll definitely have to do a get together brunch or something because i enjoy making weird crap - ha!  I agree w/you though, about the potential to seem "picky" because of being vegan. I've often thought the same thing myself - that i hate if i seem picky when out to a restaurant, it's just that if you guys (read: "any given restaurant") had something i could eat, i wouldn't be picky, then i'd just be confused and dazed w/too many options - ha!

some of the stuff i make i think would freak you out though.  Ok, here's an example, last night i made a slew of spring rolls, each filled with a leaf of spinach, some pieces of bitter gourd vegetable, and some asian noodle.  I ended up having too much bitter gourd left over so i put it in the food processor along with the remaining spinach (which was raw) and blended it (i had marinated the bitter gourd in a combination of amino acid, lemon juice, vinegar and spices). Once blended i added a sizeable amount of matza meal (basically - using it as breadcrumbs) until i had a consistency good enough to make patties out of.  i then baked the patties and now i have the patties to use for lunch. slap them between some bread, add condiments and ... it's all good (or "bad" y'know, depending on one's point of view - ha!)

i also work in the business district - 3rd and madison.  the first thought that comes to mind is we should all get together for cyber dogs - one of my favorite places.  have you eaten there?  we could meet for lunch or after work, you could bring your wife and me- my gf.

as far as other favorites, there's a few, i used to love "Veggie Veggie" a thai place in UD. Sadly, a car ran through their front  window a month ago and they closed.  A new place opened in their place, which is also veggie - but they're not as good and are more pricey.

I also love "Pizza Pi" - yum!!

Mighty-O's.....yum!!

i'm sure there's more that i'm forgetting at the moment.  I used to love "Squid & Ink" in Georgetown area. Last time i was there though, they totally salted the food over and it was too much (food was good - otherwise).

Oh oh oh, there's a small greek place on Greenwood, called Kouvina's - it's awesome!!!

this is Seattle, the list goes on and on, and on.... sometimes i still feel like i have to pinch myself to believe that i'm actually in such a vegan/veggie friendly city

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Oh, i forgot to mention ( well that and the fact that i love me so much, i like to see as many messages by me as possible - it just yanno, makes me happy - ha!)...

Sidecar for Pigs Peace (in UD) is having a vegan bake sale this weekend and are asking anyone that wants to, to bring vegan goodies for donation.

if you're interested - i'll be happy to post the details here or email them to you

cheers!

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aww, sidecar!!  :)>>> :)>>> :)>>>

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oh my gosh, i have never been to any of those places!  i've heard of the pizza pi one.  i don't think i've heard of the others!  (but, i've been here for less than two years so i've got that as my excuse!)

wow!

brittney works... on fifth and madison? ish?  she works for princess cruises in some bank of america building or something.
so that sounds like it's right around the corner from you (assuming i got her address right).

meeting up would be awesome sometime... but probably not anytime soon.  today my car went on strike right in the middle of a pizza delivery.  it's probably because life is fair and i'm full of luck.  definitely.

tell me about the bakesale!!!
i love baking vegan goodies but i dont' like being stuck with eating twenty four cookies all by myself.

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here is the information about the bake sale :)

From: Bethany & Andy <bionta@hotmail.com>
To: xxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Tuesday, May 19, 2009 11:04:35 AM
Subject: Vegan bake sale to benefit Pigs Peace Sanctuary

Hear ye, hear ye! Calling all bakers! Sidecar for Pigs Peace is hosting a bake sale for Pigs Peace Sanctuary and we need bakers.

If you’d like to donate a baked good for this event, please email eval(unescape('%64%6f%63%75%6d%65%6e%74%2e%77%72%69%74%65%28%27%3c%61%20%68%72%65%66%3d%22%6d%61%69%6c%74%6f%3a%73%65%61%74%74%6c%65%62%61%6b%65%73%61%6c%65%40%68%6f%74%6d%61%69%6c%2e%63%6f%6d%22%3e%73%65%61%74%74%6c%65%62%61%6b%65%73%61%6c%65%40%68%6f%74%6d%61%69%6c%2e%63%6f%6d%3c%2f%61%3e%27%29%3b')) for more information.

Many thanks for helping out, we really appreciate it.

Pigs Peace Sanctuary is a safe haven of love for pigs and their friends (other animals). It is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing a safe home for unwanted, abused or neglected animals in need and is committed to spreading the message of compassion and respect for all animals.

Where: Sidecar For Pigs Peace
5270 B University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

When: Saturday June 20 and
Sunday June 21
1 PM to 4 PM

This bake sale is part of the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale.

~Bethany

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I'll be in Washington from September to the end of November--I would love to hook up with people! I'll be interning at an animal sanctuary about an hour from Seattle!

<3

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In case anyone wants a road trip, I'm about 8 hours away...

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I'm going to be in Seattle next weekend!!  Sooooo excited to try these places out!

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I'm going to be in Seattle next weekend!!  Sooooo excited to try these places out!

that's awesome dude!

you've probably done a lot of scouting already, but just in case you haven't come across this yet, it might come in particularly handy for you:

http://www.vegseattle.com/VegRestaurantGuide_8-27-08.pdf

I'll try to give some tips w/o being redundant about stuff that's already been talked about:

Teapot Vegetarian House - very good, ecclectic mix of food (little bit pricey - but not too bad)
Cafe Flora - GREAT breakfast place.  It's a pretty decent sized place, very nice ambiance.  If you go there for breakfast, be prepared to wait in line for awhile. 
Cyber-Dogs (although, already mentioned) - it's a bitty dive of a place but the food is great, amazing variety of hot dog combinations - will totally fill you up.  They also have lots of drinks (doh!) and various pre-packaged vegan cookies for sale
Juliano's Pizza - they're good. they're not specifically vegan but they do have vegan (fake cheese) options.  Very pricey though.  If you want to try pizza, i would totally stick with Pizza Pi - they have lots of other options besides pizza as well.

Most, if not all of the places listed - you can find their menu online w/a quick google search!!!

Enjoy - you'll love it :)

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I'm going to be in Seattle next weekend!!  Sooooo excited to try these places out!

that's awesome dude!

you've probably done a lot of scouting already, but just in case you haven't come across this yet, it might come in particularly handy for you:

http://www.vegseattle.com/VegRestaurantGuide_8-27-08.pdf

I'll try to give some tips w/o being redundant about stuff that's already been talked about:

Teapot Vegetarian House - very good, ecclectic mix of food (little bit pricey - but not too bad)
Cafe Flora - GREAT breakfast place.  It's a pretty decent sized place, very nice ambiance.  If you go there for breakfast, be prepared to wait in line for awhile. 
Cyber-Dogs (although, already mentioned) - it's a bitty dive of a place but the food is great, amazing variety of hot dog combinations - will totally fill you up.  They also have lots of drinks (doh!) and various pre-packaged vegan cookies for sale
Juliano's Pizza - they're good. they're not specifically vegan but they do have vegan (fake cheese) options.  Very pricey though.  If you want to try pizza, i would totally stick with Pizza Pi - they have lots of other options besides pizza as well.

Most, if not all of the places listed - you can find their menu online w/a quick google search!!!

Enjoy - you'll love it :)

Speechless...and ever more excited!  Thanks!

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here's an idea - what about having some sort of get together with Seattle "and" Portland, OR area folks.

I don't know if we could all meet somewhere halfway between both (Olympia, maybe? Kelso?) or, better yet - think up some type of competition and the "winner" geographical area gets to have the meetup in their backyard (only to return the favor at a later time, of course!)

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here's an idea - what about having some sort of get together with Seattle "and" Portland, OR area folks.

I don't know if we could all meet somewhere halfway between both (Olympia, maybe? Kelso?) or, better yet - think up some type of competition and the "winner" geographical area gets to have the meetup in their backyard (only to return the favor at a later time, of course!)

Well, I know a RT ticket between the two on Amtrak is pretty cheap (unless you have 3+ people in an economy car) there's also (if it is still around) a cheap van shuttle service that travels on the weekends.

For the first get-together, we could meet at a park 'somewhere in the middle' for a potluck/picnic (maybe camp?) where we can then decide on an appropriate competition to decide where the next meetup occurs. (veggie pictionary anyone?)

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this might be an option ...

http://www.experiencewa.com/business-listing.aspx?id=14512

it's something about a Rose Garden in Chehalis (which is about a good halfway point)

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i'm terrible with geography.  i'm leaving this halfway point discussion up to you wonderfully smart people!

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