Friday, December 5, 2008

St. Louis Vegan Birthday!


What does a vegan in St. Louis do for her birthday? Well, she might eat lunch at Local Harvest Cafe, where she can order the vegan soup of the day (Creamy Roasted Vegetable) and the special sandwich which happens to be a vegan wrap.

Then she might be greeted after work with a vegan chocolate birthday cake from SweetArt!

But wait, there's more. (I do know how to get mileage out of a birthday.)

With my birthday falling on a Thursday, we planned to celebrate Friday night by going out, which also allowed MD to make his Thursday night mandolin class. But of course we were able to squeeze in a quick dinner Thursday at Atomic Cowboy, including margaritas and fries.

It's not officially my birthday until fries are involved.

Tonight for the continuing celebration, we'll hit Terrene for cocktails and Shangri-La for dinner, two of the vegan friendliest spots in town.

A very wonderful first vegan birthday indeed, thanks to my sweetie and birthday wishes from friends and family! I'll be back to recipes on Monday. Have a great weekend!

24 comments:

  1. Oh man, that wrap is calling my name!!!

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  2. happy birthday! i hope it's super fun & full of good food, laughs, friends & family! :D

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  3. Happy birthday Lisa! That cake and the wrap look wonderful. I hope you have an excellent weekend!

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  4. happy birthday! the cake looks beautiful :)

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  5. Happy Birthday! Depending on our timing, there's a chance we may even run into each other at Shangri-La tonight! There's a Peaceable Kingdom screening at Black Bear Bakery at 6 p.m., and I'm attending and speaking on the post-screening panel. We've been hoping to hit Shangri-La for food afterward.

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  6. happy birthday! that cake looks amazing!

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  7. Happy belated first vegan birthday! And happy Friday after your birthday, since you're still celebrating!

    What a gorgeous cake, and what a delicious lunch! Have a fabulous birthday weekend!

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  8. Happy Birthday! I looks like a wonderful day!

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  9. Happy Birthday-- looks like you celebrated in style!

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  10. Happy birthday!!! WOW, you really picked good STL spots to celebrate, too. I am so grateful that you mentioned Local Harvest Cafe, because I love going there now! Their espresso is so, so exquisite, and I have been meaning to go back for lunch. I went to Terrene recently also, their tofu "big plate" is incredible and extremely well-presented.
    Eat a vegan hostess cupcake for me when you go to Shangri-La too! Hehe. (Or a mocha milkshake!!!)

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  11. Happy birthday! That cake looks big enough to share with the whole vegan blogosphere.

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  12. Happy birthday! Sounds like fun, with great food - the chocolate cake looks awesome.

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  13. Sounds like an amazing birthday! That cake looks too good to be true! You are one lucky St. Louis Vegan.

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  14. Happy birthday :) Looks like there was a lot of nommish food, which makes a good birthday if you ask me. Sounds like you had a great time.

    (My random work verification today is - dorkscib.... hmmmm)

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  15. Happy Belated Birthday! That cake is stunning (drool, drool). Have a great weekend celebration :)

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  16. Happy Birthday Lisa! I'm like you - I'm all about "Birthday Week" - hey, we deserve it! Your cake is just beautiful, and that wrap...yum!

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  17. Happy, happy, happy birthday!!!! Birthdays should always be several-day-long marathons. Gotta get the most out of a celebration when you can. The cake is totally making me crave chocolate right now ... and it's bed time. Oh well.

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  18. Happy Birthday Lisa!!! Hope you had a great b-day weekend! The cake and wrap looks amazing! :-)

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  19. I'm so disappointed we never ran into while we lived in St.louis! That is our exact Bday itinerary as well! But mostly we eat at Terrene and then head to Shangrala for Dessert

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  20. Me too Lex! You must be enjoying all the vegan options in LA though.

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  21. Yum. Wish I ate gluten again (for the cake part)!!

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