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You know what my favorite beer is?

Deschutes Brewery Mirror Pond Pale Ale.

Deschutes Brewery Mirror Pond Pale Ale

What does a vegan eat at the Deschutes Brewery Bend Public House?

The Luv Burger.

It’s the only vegan entree on the menu.  I think it’s excellent.  (You can also order the fried chickpeas for a vegan appetizer:  delicious!)  The Luv Burger is a somewhat spicy black bean burger…Mmm.  You can have it with regular fries, sweet potato fries or salad (vegan salad dressing is available).

Luv Burger (black bean burger) means cows luv it.

Sweet potato fries

The seasonal beer that I like right now is Chasin’ Freshies.  I like the snow scene on the bottle, but it would be way cooler if that snowboard was replaced with some telemark skis!  I’m getting excited for the snow to fall. 🙂

Chasin’ Freshies

Last thing:

The menu at the brewery has a “V” icon for “Vegetarian” items.  Too bad that most of those items are not vegan.  (Also, take note that the vegan sounding soup of the day– white bean minestrone– contained a broth of boiled down chickens.  I’m glad I asked the waitress.)

WTF??…How can duck fat be considered vegetarian??  (Yes, I filled out a comment card!)

Duck fat is NOT vegetarian!

A duck on the Deschutes River at Drake Park – Saturday October 27, 2012

Kebaba is a Middle Eastern restaurant in Bend, Oregon.  On Friday I ate there for the first time.  When I walked in the door, I was ecstatic to see that the lunch special was vegan 🙂 , but my excitement was tempered by seeing lamb– baby sheep– on the menu.  Of course, there were plenty of other animals on the menu, too.

No– baby sheep are no “better” than any other animal species, but yet I somehow still get a visceral reaction when I see “lamb” on restaurant menus.  Is it because I never ate lamb even before I went vegan?  Or, is it because I currently volunteer at a goat rescue that also cares for sheep?  At any rate, it does bring up a certain question…

A friend gave me this sticker.

Kebaba is located on Newport Avenue.

Kebaba sign

Eric at Kebaba

The vegan lunch special at Kebaba

I chose the spicy tomato eggplant soup with my curried tempeh salad.  The soup was outstanding.  The salad and pita bread were delicious.

Curried tempeh salad with spicy tomato eggplant soup

Curried tempeh salad with spicy tomato eggplant soup

I tried a bite of my sister’s curried lentil soup.  It was almost like a puree, which I liked very much.

The “Karnabeet” appetizer (seared cauliflower with lemon tahini sauce) was crazy good.  Not only could I live on cooked cauliflower anyway, but I do believe I could drink lemon tahini sauce straight.

Curried lentil soup and Karnabeet

Karnabeet (seared cauliflower with lemon tahini sauce)

This was a great vegan meal.  It’s just too bad that the whole restaurant couldn’t be vegan.  It could SO easily be!

"There are those who are appalled because I am so vocal about injustice, yet I am equally appalled by their silence." Lujene Clark

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