My birthday is next Tuesday, and to start the celebration early (and to, uh, get my driver’s license renewed), I visited my parents in Maryland for the weekend. We went to Great Sage for dinner tonight, which is (surprisingly) the only 100% vegan fine dining restaurant in the Baltimore and DC areas (its about halfway between both, in Clarksville, MD). There are other great vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants in Baltimore and DC (shout-out to Everlasting Life), but nothing as swanky as Great Sage. Their menu is pretty diverse, and everything I’ve had there has been delicious. Below are some highlights from our dinner.
I recently spent a week traveling up the west coast of the U.S. for the first time in my entire life. I’m not very well traveled. Heck, I don’t even have a passport. Needless to say this was a pretty big adventure for me. I met two of my (also vegan) friends in Denver, while they were in the middle of their Punk Rock Karaoke tour. The PRK Collective is a great group of folks who put on fun events to benefit activist groups, including many animal rights and rescue organizations.
From Denver we drove through Las Vegas to LA, up through San Francisco, Portland and Seattle. My plans of what to do and see were primarily motivated by one thing: food. I wanted to eat at all the wonderful vegan restaurants I’d heard about and never tried, and that’s exactly what I did! So, I present you, dear readers, a “food diary” of my west coast travels, along with my top 3 favorite spots that I visited.