Saturday, July 30, 2011

Vegan Drinks New Orleans #1: an amazing success.

We had a fantastic time at the very first Vegan Drinks New Orleans! Friends were made, raffles were won, drinks were drunk, food was devoured, dances were danced, and good times were generally had by all. Thanks so much to everyone who came out. And to anyone who couldn't make it, don't worry! You can catch us in August.

So what exactly did you miss at the first Vegan Drinks New Orleans? I think I'll let the pictures speak for themselves. ;)

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The First Vegan Drinks New Orleans is TOMORROW!

Hey all! We're so excited to see you all tomorrow at the very first Vegan Drinks New Orleans!!

Just in case you missed the memo, here are the pertinent details:
  • Grit's Bar (530 Lyons @ Annunciation)
  • 7pm to 10pm
  • great cocktails and mocktails
  • raffle to support O! Vegasm! with awesome vegan prizes
  • delish vegan food for sale from the O! Vegasm! team!!
This is one vegan event that you don't want to miss! If you haven't already, please go "like" us on Facebook and RSVP for the event!

See you tomorrow night!!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Just one week until Vegan Drinks New Orleans #1!!

Hey y'all! We're excited to see you all next Thursday at Grit's! We've been working hard to make the first Vegan Drinks New Orleans a great event for all who attend, and we've got some exciting announcements.

First of all, in case you haven't heard, the raffle for this month will benefit O! Vegasm, the team who has been bringing us awesome vegan brunches at Grit's for nearly two months solid. Raffle tickets will be sold for $1 each or 6 for $5, and each ticket will give you one chance to win one of these fantastic prizes:
  • a gift certificate from KC's Babycakes for a half dozen of KC's delectable vegan cupcakes,
  • a gift certificate to the New Orleans Food Co-op, slated to open this summer, or
  • brunch for two at the O! Vegasm Sunday Brunch of your choice!
We may have smaller prizes as well - you'll have to come to find out!

It looks like we'll also have some food to order, made by the O! Vegasm duo themselves! Menu forthcoming...

Drink specials are still being hammered out, but are set to include a number of tasty cocktails like Russian Squirrels, Toasted Almonds, possibly Grasshoppers (!), Bloody Marys (and variants thereof), and more.

Tell your friends! Get excited! See you soon!! :D

Friday, July 15, 2011

What will we drink??

Hello all! We've been by the bar and begun consulting with the barkeeps. And I'm happy to report that I now have a comprehensive list of the vegan beers and wines that will be available to you at Grit's when you attend Vegan Drinks! You can find it here, and access it any time via the "Drinks List" tab.

We'll also have printed, laminated versions of the list available on the fly during the event. (It would of course be more fun if we made you memorize it and quizzed you when you got there...) There are only four beers at Grit's that aren't vegan, so chances are that if they have it and you want it, you're good to go.

As far as specialty vegan cocktails, White Russians and Bloody Marys are under way. I'm also working on something I'm calling a Light Russian - a sort of White Russian without the vodka and with a splash of club soda - for those of us who like the sweetness but get bombed off of one vodka drink (and aren't really looking for that!). No, I didn't make it up; it just doesn't have a fun name.

And for those who can't or don't want to drink any alcohol, we want to have something special for you too! We're looking at a variety of mocktails. You can of course order a virgin Bloody Mary, which I'm fond of. Other possibilities include a Reno Cocktail (grapefruit juice, lime juice, grenadine). Know of something way much better that is feasible for Grit's? Let us know!

Can't wait to see y'all - thirteen days and counting!

Sunday, July 10, 2011


Hello all! As you know, the first Vegan Drinks New Orleans is a mere 2.5 weeks away. We're working busily over here getting together details, hopefully organizing a raffle and other fun stuff for y'all, and basically trying to make it as awesome as possible. And, we made fliers! So if you'd like to grab one of these images and stick it in a blog post, in a sidebar somewhere, or on your website, that would be totally awesome! See you soon. ;)

P.S. - The top one's good for printing!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Wander on over to the Wandering Buddha!

Hey y'all! I know you're all waiting with bated breath for the first Vegan Drinks on the 28th. But to help you fill the time while you anxiously pace, lucky for you there are a number of other awesome vegan events happening around town.

This Friday July 8th, The Wandering Buddha is having its Grand Opening Party at the Hi-Ho Lounge! Throughout June, Christion Troxell and Colleen Cronin have been serving up delish traditional Korean food several nights a week. But as of Friday they go full-fledged with a full menu all week long! The party should be a smashing affair, with free samples and an unveiling of the full menu.

And of course, you're booked every Sunday morning with O! Vegasm's Sunday Brunch at Grit's Bar! Come scope out the site of Vegan Drinks while scarfing down a huge plate of some of the best vegan brunch fare you'll ever try, for only $15 a plate.

So no worries. With all these fun gatherings going on, the weeks will fly by. See y'all soon!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

It's official!

The plan is set - the first Vegan Drinks New Orleans! will be held on Thursday, July 28 from 7 to 10 at Grit's! We're working with the bar to figure out just what vegan drink specials and other vegan goodies may be in store for you. Not making any promises... but we just *might* have some vittles from O! Vegasm! Stay tuned for more details, and don't forget to like us on FB!!