All posts tagged: Somerville

important event for you Boston animal lovers

A while back, I wrote about my experience at True Bistro (complete with bad Blackberry photos, as that is the only camera I had at the moment).  Click here to read that post.  It is one of the best restaurants in the Boston area and what a bonus that it is also vegan. This week, you are invited to a really great fundraising event at this fabulous restaurant, which just so happens to be Boston Magazine’s chosen Best Vegetarian Restaurant of 2011.   You’ll get to meet Jason Lewis, a representative that deserves a ton of support and applause because HE stands up for animals.  He is the lead sponsor of Massachusetts Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act (there is an informative article here that tells you more about this wonderful bill) which would ban inhumane factory farming practices in our state. He is also a co-sponsor of a vital bill that will update Massachusetts’ antiquated animal control statutes and a bill that would protect pets from domestic violence. Another special guest at this event will …

True Bistro is truly decadent

Last night, I had a date with one cool chick.  My friend Elinor took me to an incredible vegan restaurant in Somerville, MA called True Bistro.  Anyone who thinks vegan food consists mainly of bland vegetables and plain tofu needs to have a True Bistro experience to prove this misconception all wrong. Our meal started with a bottle of vegan Pinot Noir (all wine is not vegan and you can read more here) and crusty bread dipped in olive oil.  I then agonized over what to order. Do I get the grilled romaine heart salad with French lentils?  The phyllo purse with seitan, quince, and roasted squash?  Oooh but what about the roulade of sweet potato stuffing with porcini gravy?  We made our decision and I took my camera phone out to document our experience. We settled on first sharing the ravioli filled with roasted butternut squash and caramelized onions in sherry cream.  Doesn’t sound so vegan does it?  Lets just say we practically licked the sauce from the dish when we were finished and …