NO ANIMALS WERE HARMED IN THE WRITING OF THIS BLOG.

REVIEW: SQUARE 1 BURGERS (RESTAURANT)

RATING: B- WHAT: Square 1 Burger Bar WHERE: Square 1 Burgers & Bar approximately ten locations throughout Florida.  This review was based on our experience at 3701 Henderson Boulevard, Tampa, Florida 33609. PRICE: $44 for 2 burgers with fries, 1 Pepsi, 1 craft beer, and a cup of coffee ATMOSPHERE: Casual, animal-centric (cow print couches, antler horn chandeliers, etc., but the patio

Oh, You’re Vegan?

For several years after I chose a vegan lifestyle, I went out of my way to hide my aversion for eating or wearing animal products from strangers. When I would meet work friends at lunch, for example, I would order food nonchalantly, explaining as little as possible. I'll have a veggie sub, toasted, no cheese.

REVIEW: QUEEN OF SHEBA (RESTAURANT)

RATING: A- WHAT: Ethiopian Restaurant WHERE: 3636 Henderson Blvd, Tampa, FL 33609 PRICE: $48.66 for two, including tip. We had the Vegetarian Combo #2 (6 sample items, $13 per person), a tomato salad appetizer (highly recommend), and 2 hot teas. ATMOSPHERE: Traditional Ethiopian themed. The interior is dark brown, dimly lit (romantically lit, maybe?), and the decor is simple,

How Do I Go Vegan?

I think the only thing that's keeping me from being vegan is not knowing how! Somebody said this to me (Michael) recently and I am sure I said something like that when I first committed myself to an animal-free lifestyle and diet. After being vegan for nearly two decades now, I can offer five simple tips

ALL INCLUSIVE VACATION MADE VEGAN

Earlier this month, Michael and I had the opportunity to go on vacation to an all-inclusive resort in Cancun with non-vegans.  This was my first all-inclusive vacation and I did not know what to expect. Of course, I was worried about the food options. I wanted to share my experience and some of the lessons

Stop People Abuse!

Vegans hate animal cruelty. Like, really hate it. It is probably the number one reason most vegans become vegan--because they watched an internet video, or saw a documentary, or read a book detailing the many follies of factory farming. In protest of animal cruelty and protection of animal rights, some of us begin the very

But What KIND of Vegan?

You eat honey! You're not vegan. We've heard that before. Vegans debate if honey qualifies as being vegan. After all, honey comes from bees, and bees are animals, and vegans do not consume or wear anything that is, or comes from, animals. There is debate whether bees have rights and if eating honey is contributing to speciesism