Friday, August 10, 2012

Coney Dog

Sometimes I just really need a hot dog. Being vegan, they aren't that easy to come by. I have yet to try Pink's because every time I drive by, no matter what time of day, there is a line around the block. Somehow that just doesn't seem worth it to me for a vegan hot dog.

A couple weeks ago I couldn't take it anymore, I needed a hot dog and I needed it bad. I was even willing to stand in line at Pink's, but luckily a quick Google search led me to Coney Dog. Vegan hot dogs AND chili? Yes frickin please.

First time there I ordered the California Jack with vegan chili, onions and mustard. Heaven. The chili is pretty good, Not the best chili I have ever had, but it satisfies. I wasn't impressed with the french fries on this trip, they seemed a bit tasteless, but it must have been an off day because they were good the next few times. I have also tried just a plain vegan dog with mustard and it's super tasty as well.

The staff is pretty nice but not overly friendly. That's ok though, as long as they bring me my hot dog, I love them.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Vegan Interrogated: Kendy

Name: Kendy/MissMuffcake
Location: Modesto, CA USA

A little about yourself:
I am a 33 year old vegan zine maker, cat lover and tea drinker. I like spending time reading, doing yoga, cutting and pasting text, going to new places to eat with my boyfriend and learning new things!

What made you decide to go vegan?
After being vegetarian for 6 years I started learning about why dairy was bad. It shocked me that dairy could be so cruel. I have been vegan for 12+ years now.

Favorite organization/cause & why:
Local no kill shelters. I have a soft spot in my heart for cats. I like hosting vegan bake sales to raise money for local no kill shelters. I like seeing my money helping the blocks I walk down.

What do you think is the best way to spread the word of veganism/compassion?
Coming together as a collective force. I understand we are all busy with our day to day lives but we need to take time and connect with others in the community and share our knowledge and help one another out. Support those with the same goals as you and in turn I hope they support you!

Favorite meal to make:
Kendy's $10 vegan BBQ plate. I always joke with my boyfriend and ask him if he would spend $10 on the plate of food I put in front of him. The BBQ plate consists of pan fried BBQ soy curls, mac & cheeze, watermelon and toasted bread with spread!

Dumbest question someone asked you about being vegan:
I have been asked a few times if I eat fish...I find it odd that after saying I do not eat anything from animals or insects fish is still a question!