What: Vegan Drinks!
Who: VN staff and SF vegans
Where: Martuni's, San Francisco, Calif.
When: July 29, 2010
Why: After-work drinks with the VN staff and awesome SF vegans? Why not!
The Scoop: We're approaching my one-month anniversary as editorial assistant here at VegNews, and so in my honor, we decided to have a party. That's a slight exaggeration, but the VN staff did hit the town last night for Vegan Drinks, our monthly gathering at the charming Martuni's piano bar.
Martuni's had a seasonal special, last night was orange Creamsicle martinis—just like the ones Mom used to hand out on hot July days, minus the sticky fingers, plus the alcohol. To add to the summer flair, Martuni's has also begun supplying us with vegan hot dogs for less than a buck. And the all-you-can-eat vegan popcorn is nothing short of addicting.
We were super excited to have vegans from across the Bay Area to break hot dog bread with. There was a great turn-out of all ages last night—which reinforced the beauty of Vegan Drinks: building community. Being new to West Coast (I've barely left the Midwest in my entire life), I'm so grateful for opportunities like last night to get out and socialize with wonderful, like-minded people.
One month in, I'm loving VegNews and finally beginning to feel like this foggy city is my home. And I'm looking forward to more Vegan Drinks, and other great vegan events in the not-so-distant future!