Tips to Restaurant Owners, Ch. 5 on Diabetes Diet, Weekly Dig, Bird Flu Video, Cloned Meat
February 4, 2007
Dear Boston Vegetarian Society List,
We hope you will find this newsletter useful!
1) BVS Appreciation Day at T.J. Scallywaggles - Sunday, Feb. 11
2) Tips to Restaurant Owners Article - Veggie Magnetism
3) Used Book Drive a Big Success
4) Ch. 5 News Health Report on Vegan Diet and Diabetes
5) Weekly Dig Magazine Finds Some Hot Vegan Dishes in Boston
6) New Bird Flu Video Links Factory Farming and Bird Flu
7) Seattle Post-Intelligencer Editorial on Cloned Meat
8) Peaceable Kingdom Free Screening in Cambridge
1) BVS APPRECIATION DAY AT T.J. SCALLYWAGGLES - FEB. 11
T.J. Scallywaggle's Vegan House of Pizza and Subs has dubbed Sunday, February 11, as "BVS Appreciation Day." On that day, all BVS members and friends ordering over $10 in the shop will receive a complimentary slice of T.J. Scallywaggle's famous all-vegan baklava (made with evaporated cane sugar), a $2.50 value! Just mention BVS to receive your free baklava! Come any time, 11 AM - midnight.
T.J. Scallywaggle's offers delicious vegan comfort food – pizzas with vegan cheese that melts, pasta with "meat balls" or chickun, calzones, scrumptious subs, fresh salads, creamy smoothies, and heavenly deserts. It is one of only two all-vegan pizzerias in the U.S. (the other is in Seattle).
Friendly service, an information corner, and a pleasing color motif add to the delight of this unique and cool dig! Check out their menu at
T.J. Scallywaggle's Vegan House of Pizza & Subs 487 Cambridge Street, Union Square Allston (Boston) (Next to Grasshopper Vegan Restaurant) MBTA: Allston Street stop on Green Line B trolly, then walk north on Allston St. 4/10 mile and turn left into Union Square. Or, Buses #57, #64, #66 stop in Union Square.
2) TIPS TO RESTAURANT OWNERS - VEGGIE MAGNETISM
Thank you to all who sent in such good ideas on what vegetarians would like to tell restaurant owners and managers! Your ideas were incorporated into BVS' article that was published in the Jan. 2007 Yankee Food Service newspaper, which goes to restaurant owners and managers. It was also published in the N.E. Dining eNewsletter and promoted on WRKO's restaurant show.
We've put the article on our website at
3) USED BOOK DRIVE A BIG SUCCESS
In the month of January, close to 1,000 used books, DVDs, Videos, etc. were put in the BVS book donation box at Grasshopper restaurant! WOW, and thank you!!!
4) CH. 5 NEWS HEALTH REPORT ON VEGAN NUTRITION
If you missed our January speaker event with Neal Barnard, MD on his new book, "Reversing Diabetes", you can watch WCVB-TV5's Heather Unruh's excellent health report and interview with Dr. Barnard, which covers some main points of his talk. (Click on "Diabetes Diet" under the photo.)
5) WEEKLY DIG MAGAZINE FINDS SOME HOT VEGAN DISHES IN BOSTON
In "Rabbit Foodies, Rejoice!" (1/17/07) a WEEKLY DIG writer digs out some very tasty vegan dishes in unexpected places. "Behold these untraditional, local, upscale-yet-still-vegan-friendly stops where herbivores and bloodhounds alike can share a menu; where resourceful chefs celebrate produce and vibrant seasonings; and where bees, we hope, buzz happily unexploited outside."
6) NEW BIRD FLU VIDEO LINKS FACTORY FARMING AND BIRD FLU
A new four-minute video launched by the Humane Society of the U.S. and featuring frequent BVS speaker Michael Greger, MD, offers a concise overview of the relationship between factory farming and bird flu, including: * How factory farms may have led to the emergence of H5N1. * The connection between the 1918 flu pandemic and the threat we face today. * How moving away from factory farms may rob the virus of opportunities to jeopardize the lives of millions of people.
Watch the video at
http://birdflubook.org/g.php?id=6 , and please circulate to family and friends!
Michael Greger, MD, is author of "Bird Flu: A Virus of Our Own Hatching" and director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture for The HSUS. The entire book is available for free online at
http://www.BirdFluBook.org, and can be ordered from
7) SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER EDITORIAL ON CLONED MEAT
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer Editorial Board published a terrific opinion on cloned meat. It opens, "As discomforting as most Americans find the idea, the Food and Drug Administration's tentative approval for allowing the sale of cloned meat and milk makes a certain kind of sense. The plan is a logical extension of an industrialized food system that treats plants, animals and nature with an often-reckless disregard.
"For animals, it's a system of routine cruelties: docking pigs' tails, clipping chickens' beaks and taking cattle off grazing land to live their lives standing in manure in so-called confined animal feeding operations. It makes sense only to the corporate forces behind the food system that they should be able to make money and create efficiencies by replacing any form of natural reproduction with $15,000-a-shot cloning attempts."... Read the full article at
8) PEACEABLE KINGDOM FREE SCREENING IN CAMBRIDGE
Saturday, Feb. 10, 6 PM - Free screening of award-winning documentary PEACEABLE KINGDOM (70 minutes) * discussion follows screening; complimentary tea and cookies * viewers will receive a gift certificate for one free yoga class at Karma Yoga Studio "Peaceable Kingdom is a masterpiece." –Jane Goodall
Location: Karma Yoga Studio, 1120 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA. Five minute walk from Harvard Sq. (Red Line T) going towards Central Square. Event details: http://karmayogastudio.com/Website%20Pages/Main%20Pages/specialevents_mai n_singlepage.html