Zingerman’s Roadhouse hosts The Ann Arbor Meetup Group

7 Oct


Vegan MoFo #4!  This is my second year doing Vegan MoFo, which stands for the Vegan Month of Food.  Isa Chandra Moskowitz, the author of many wonderful vegan cookbooks, including Veganomicon, started Vegan MoFo several years ago.  Last year, over 700 bloggers signed up to participate and they are expecting even more this year!  When you sign up, you agree to post at least 20 entries in 30 days about something related to vegan food.  Last year was my first attempt and it was definitely challenging for me to cook, photograph and post that many entries, but it was a fun challenge!  More fun, though, was reading everyone else’s posts. I was so inspired by the size of this international vegan community and the incredible variety of vegan recipes shared.  You can sign up for the rss feed of the entire blogroll or look at the entire list of bloggers signed up this year here.

Before I sign off, I wanted to share with you the fantastic vegan event we had here in Ann Arbor recently.  On September 25, 2012, Zingerman’s Roadhouse, which is one of the offshoots of Zingerman’s Delicatessen and known for its meat and dairy heavy menu, hosted an Ann Arbor Vegan Meet Up Dinner that was delightful.  There were 62 people there, all interested in eating heavenly vegan food.  Here’s the menu that Chef Alex created: (click on the image to be able to read the menu clearly)

Roasted Squash-Eggplant Crispy Lasagna

Quinoa Pilau with Curried Squash Slaw

Sea Island Red Peas and Dirty Mushroom Rice

At our table of four, we decided to order some of everything and share so we could taste it all.  Everything was yummy but our favorite was the smoked potato and avocado soup, oh my, which unfortunately we gobbled up before we remembered to take a picture!

By the way, there are a few vegan/vegetarian options on the regular menu at the Roadhouse, like sweet potato fries and salads you can ask for without cheese, grits without cheese and a bean burger with a different bun, but I’ve also been told by the Zingerman’s folks that you can ask the chef to prepare something vegan anytime you visit.  I have yet to try this.  If you do, let me know your results!

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3 Responses to “Zingerman’s Roadhouse hosts The Ann Arbor Meetup Group”

  1. andrea devon October 12, 2012 at 9:14 pm #

    ohmy! I miss Ann Arbor so much! I am a Novi girl that escaped suburbia as much as a I could to hang out in AA. Now I live in Honolulu, but when I head back to the homeland, Ann Arbor is the first stop on my list. The falafel at Jerusalem Garden is the best in the world, hands down. and I miss Zingermans so much too!

    • Dana Gramprie October 13, 2012 at 5:29 pm #

      Hi Andrea! Thanks for commenting. I love Jerusalem Garden’s falafel, too! How’s the vegan fare in Honolulu?

      • andrea devon October 13, 2012 at 6:11 pm #

        it’s good, but not widespread. Great options for Thai, Chinese and Vietnamese, but Indian and Middle eastern options are slim. Check out Peace Cafe online, one of our best options here in town; and beet box cafe in Haleiwa is a north shore favorite. aloha and be well! a

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