I love movies, especially slightly shitty, but wonderful rom-coms. For some reason, though, these rom-coms completely disobey the rules of magazine lead times, seriously every. single. time. Think How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and Trainwreck. Why do they do this? Why?
Last summer I was lucky enough to tour the Food Network Headquarters in Chelsea Market. And it was simple amazing. We got to see all aspects of the network, from the editorial side to the set of Chopped Junior, the tentative magazine layout to the test kitchen. It was the first week in August, and the chefs were already baking Christmas cookies for the December issue. Yes, Christmas cookies. In August. That's four months in advance, y'all. So yeah, why in the world do these movies ignore standard magazine lead times by making article deadlines unnecessarily short or way too long? I honestly don't get it, but it's cool. I still enjoy the movies.
This past year I’ve been working as the Food + Drink editor for my university's magazine, ORANGE Magazine, and it has been the greatest. For this semester's print edition, Raven and I rounded up our favorite vegan dishes in Austin. And ho-leeeee shit, it was amazing. Of course, it was very challenging to shrink our extensive list down to only 10 dishes, but we pushed through and narrowed it down. Check out my full list below, and the narrowed down, more descriptive list in this semester's issue of ORANGE Magazine.
Some of my favorite Vegan dishes in Austin:
Bac'n Cheeze Burger | Arlo's
PB&J Doughnut* | Voodoo Doughnut
Veggie Meshi | East Side King
Chocolate Chai Ice Cream with Rainbow Sprinkles* | Sweet Ritual
Vegan Potstickers | Wheatsville Food Co-Op
The Warrior Taco* | Cool Beans
Detroit-Style Vegan Cheese Pizza* | Via 313
Vegan Breakfast Platter with a Vanilla Pancake | Kerbey Lane Cafe
Curry Veggie Pie | Boomerangs Pies
Vegan Artichoke Enchiladas (with no mushrooms) | Mother's Cafe and Garden
Vegetable Roll | Kome Sushi Kitchen
Breakfast Tamales with Tofu Scramble | Bouldin Creek Cafe
The Originator | Juiceland
Vegetable Fajitas with Flour Tortillas (ask for no dairy on the plate) | Polvo's
Garlic Knots | Homeslice
Veggie Burrito (#10) | Cabo Bob's
Acai Bowl | Blenders and Bowls
Vegan Burger with Avocado | Galaxy Cafe
* = my all time favorite dishes, try these first :)