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Veganism

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2014

    STL Veg Girl Launches Line of Plant-Based Food Products

    Caryn Dugan gets it. A lot of people think vegans are crazy. She used to be one of them, until her father died of cancer in 2008 and her own diagnosis came ten weeks later. Six years later, she's healthy and known by the once-unlikely moniker STL Veg Girl. As of yesterday, her booming business now i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2014

    Modesto Tapas Goes Vegan, With the Help of STL Veg Girl

    Modesto is trying something a bit different this Thursday: a vegan menu. The Spanish restaurant has some vegetarian offerings, but it's definitely something new for a restaurant that celebrated its birthday last summer by grilling pork ribs outside all day. Modesto has paired with STL Veg Girl, aka ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2013

    Al Gore is Vegan Now, But St. Louis Already Knew That

    Former vice president Al Gore is totally a vegan now. Just like Bill Clinton! Forbes and the Washington Post are both reporting that he's given up animal products. But, hey, guess what -- Gut Check totally already knew that. Back in February, Gore came to St. Louis for his book tour and got a vega ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2013

    Sump Coffee Hosts Pop-Up Brunch with Lulu's Local Eatery

    Sump Coffee Roasters (3700 South Jefferson Avenue; 917-412-5670) is holding its latest popup collaboration this Saturday, November 16. After all, what's better than handcrafted coffee on a Saturday? Handcrafted coffee on a Saturday with brunch. Lulu's Local Eatery, a vegan food truck, will be holed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2013

    Fresh, Bright Vegetarian Fare Shines at Sunset 44 Bistro in Kirkwood

    The Veggielante has had it up to here with people bitching that St. Louis restaurants are vegetarian unfriendly. Sure, we'd like to see more restaurants offering more meatless dishes, but there are excellent choices out there if you take the trouble to look for them. We're not here to proselytize ab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2013

    Local Harvest Cafe & Catering Preparing Vegan Dinner for Al Gore's Weekend Visit to St. Louis

    On Saturday, February 9, former vice president Al Gore will visit St. Louis County Library Headquarters (1640 South Lindbergh Boulevard, Frontenac; 314-994-3300) to talk about his new book The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change. Late yesterday afternoon, Local Harvest Cafe & Catering (3137 Morgan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2013

    STLVegGirl Grows Local Vegetarian Community Through Education, Outreach and Twitter

    Caryn Dugan's @STLVegGirl Twitter account was recently named Best Use of Twitter to Promote a Personal Brand in Riverfront Times 2013 Web Awards. For a full list of winners click here. Caryn Dugan adopted a vegan diet in 2008 for health reasons: Ten weeks after losing her father to cancer, Dugan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2012

    Guerrilla Vegans Misrepresent Rapper Nelly in Wee-Hours Banner Drop

    Disclaimer: While Gut Check's modus vivendi might be summed up succinctly as "live and let live (or die)," some of our best friends are vegans. Oh, and no animals were harmed in the writing of this blog post. As morning commuters might have noticed, early yesterday vegan activists staged a "banner ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2012

    The Five Best Places for Cupcakes in St. Louis

    Selecting Riverfront Times' Best of St. Louis 2011 was no picnic. Choosing the winner meant several worthy candidates would go unmentioned -- until now. In this Gut Check series, we are chewing our way through notable runners up in a number of categories. To see hundreds more winners and finalists a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2012

    The Ten Best Vegetarian Restaurants in St. Louis

    Selecting Riverfront Times' Best of St. Louis 2011 was no picnic. Choosing the winner meant several worthy candidates would go unmentioned -- until now. In this Gut Check series, we are chewing our way through notable runners up in a number of categories. To see hundreds more winners and finalists a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    The Veggielante Puts Bobo Noodle House to the Test

    ​The Veggielante has had it up to here with people bitching that St. Louis restaurants are vegetarian unfriendly. Sure, we'd like to see more restaurants offering more meatless dishes, but there are excellent choices out there if you take the trouble to look for them. We're not here to prosely ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2011

    St. Louis Girl is the "Cutest Vegetarian," says PETA

    Madeleine Smith, the cutest vegetarian in all the land, according to peta2.​Peta2, the young adult version of the often-controversial animal-rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, announced Monday the two cutest vegetarians in the country. And the cutest vegetarian girl in all t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    Naked Women Invade the Loop!

    Diana BenantiHolly Kersten and Lauren Quillo stumping for PETA in the Loop. ​Nothing says animal rights like a couple of naked chicks standing on a street corner, right? Two St. Louis lovelies bared arms, legs and backsides for PETA in the Delmar Loop yesterday, hoping to educate passersby on ... More >>

  • Music

    April 7, 2011

    The Subhumans/MDC

    8 p.m. Tuesday, April 12. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2010

    Uber-Vegan Author Will Tuttle Speaks Tomorrow

    ​Author Will Tuttle makes the case in his book The World Peace Diet that society's ills share a common root cause: maligning animals for food. Hear him hold forth on veganism saving the world tomorrow at the Christ Church Cathedral courtesy of the St. Louis Vegetarian Society.Tuttle's 2005 tome lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2010

    Meet Your Meat With Jonathan Safran Foer

    ​Gut Check recently caught up with novelist Jonathan Safran Foer, who decided to investigate the factory farming industry in America. He recently published his findings in "Eating Animals," his first work of nonfiction. While the book isn't exactly an anti-meat screed, it presents factory farming ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    Most Absurd WikiAnswers Question Ever?

    An article in The Times of London got us thinking about the big questions in life. Specifically, the question: Can vegans swallow? So we typed that search term into Google and voila! ​That settles that. Next question?

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    A Reader's Vegan Delight at Maplewood's Boogaloo

    The V-for-Vegan symbol: A rare sight in St. Louis​It's no secret that vegetarians and, especially, vegans lack many appetizing options at St. Louis restaurants. So when a reader left a lengthy comment this morning on a post about local vegetarian options that my colleague Annie Zaleski wrote in Ap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    St. Louis Food Blog Digest 10.23-10.30

    Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs.Cupcake Project: Stefani conquered a vampire with garlic cupcakes and chocolate-covered garlic, and then got witchy. She also shared Bride and Groom 3.0's first video review.Iron Stef: Stephanie partied with her mushroom-growing uncle.Show Me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    St. Louis Food Blog Digest: 10.17-10.23

    Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs.Cupcake Project: Stefani debuted on Paula Deen's website, made cupcakes for a house divided, and gave instructions for a DIY cupcake party.STL Hops: Mike eulogized local beer guru Henry Herbst, and revealed beer lists for Kirkwood Pi and Growl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2009

    Farmers' Market Share: Winter Squash Muffins

    Alissa Nelson​Life isn't all sunshine and rainbows in this food blogger's kitchen. I was seriously tempted to just link to the New York Times recipe for Ratatouille Pot Pie and call it a day. (It was really excellent, by the way.) Then I made a meal that resulted in the exclamation, "What the fuck ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 9, 2009
  • Blogs

    September 9, 2009

    Party Drug or Positive Dieting? The Cacophony Over Raw Cacao

    ​This week's cover story spotlights the weird world of St. Louis' raw vegans -- those who eat no animal products, nor anything that's been heated above about 120 degrees. The Internets are filled with raw gurus who sometimes quibble. Take the recent spat at a New York City raw convention between M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2009

    Farmer's Market Share: Chilled and Grilled Okra

    Alissa Nelson​Okra is one of the most beautiful plants in a summer garden. Its flowers make it look like an exotic plant imported from a gorgeous tropical isle where the summers are mild and the humidity is bearable -- kind of like St. Louis this summer. Red okra is so pretty that I've even seen i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2009

    St. Louis Vegan Food Restaurants: What's Best?

    I feel somewhat like an interloper, dear Gut Check readers, seeing as how I'm usually found blogging over here. However, I feel even sneakier because I'm stopping in to ask you about something normally verboten on this blog: vegan food. Yes, food that doesn't involve bacon!I have a friend visiting m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2008

    Vegans Have a Tight End

    www.kcchiefs.com So I feel kinda bad for posting that giant picture of the cheeseburger in a can yesterday. And I rarely give vegans and vegetarians much attention. (Sorry. If there were more vegan/vegetarian restaurants out there, I'd write about them.) Thankfully, Jeanette sent along this Wall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2007

    World Vegan Day

    Jeanette informs me that today is World Vegan Day. To all of Gut Check's vegan readers: Enjoy your celebration -- if you can find the energy. /rimshot/ Here's a clip of noted thespian Alicia Silverstone discussing veganism. -Ian Froeb

  • Calendar

    April 25, 2007
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    November 15, 2006

    Gobble, Gobble?

    Yes, indeed!

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