BULL CITY VEGAN CHALLENGE 2010
Come October of this year there is going to be a unique Durham event that yours truly along with my good friend and documentarian/vegan advocate, Eleni Vlachos, are curating. The first ever Bull City Vegan Challenge, or BCVC as we like to call it.
Building on the popularity of “Meat Free Mondays” and Durham’s popular monthly vegan brunch (Now run by my friends Caroline Morrison and Siobhan Catherine from Fiction Kitchen who recently served 163 people within 30 minutes!), we thought it was time to encourage adding inventive vegan options to our favoriterestaurant’s menus — in a fun way.
To this end, Eleni and I hit the streets asking Durham chefs to add a vegan entree, appetizer, or dessert for the month of October. To our surprise, 90% of the chefs agreed to the challenge. Each entree will be voted on by the public, and the winner will receive recognition and a prize.
Thus far, participating restaurants are: Piedmont, Alivia’s, Dos Perros, Rue Cler, Beyu Caffé, Nosh, Toast, and Federal (a few more to come!) We targeted restaurants carefully since the voting public may not be able to eat?out several times per week.
A short documentary will also be included and screened following the October challenge.
Here is the link to the official BCVC site:http://bullcityveganchallenge.com
Yay for Durham Chefs!!!