DC Celebrates 4th Annual Meat-Free Week

Written by Elena Johnson

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Now in its fourth year, the much-anticipated DC Meat-Free Week is in full swing, from Feb. 4-11, 2013. Presented by the Kindness Collective Compassion Over Killing, and DC Vegan, this week-long  celebration is a direct response to (and kicks off immediately after) the artery clogging Meat Week. What better way to show that there’s a more compassionate, healthy, and delicious way to eat than with a week of meat-free indulgence?

DC Meat-Free Week features daily events plus week-long specials at area restaurants! Be sure to take advantage of these deals and unique menu items — we’ve highlighted a few below! And stay tuned for more specials during the national VegWeek celebration, coming up in April!

deli.jpgWednesday: Whole Foods Market Foggy Bottom‘s Wine-Down Wednesday will be all vegan this week. Sample vegan wines, gourmet dishes, and take your glass home – all for $5.

Thursday: Join DC Vegan Drinks at Elizabeth’s Gone Raw! Elizabeth’s will launch their small-plates menu at this special happy hour. Enjoy raw vegan crab cakes, sliders, and soup along with new organic cocktails and organic, sustainable wines!

Friday – Sunday: (Update: SOLD OUT) Gouter’s Pop-Up Dinner featuring the art of Dana Ellyn -  you’ll enjoy cocktails, a four-course vegan meal, and a chance to meet the artist. Ticket sales benefit Compassion Over Killing and the Kindness Collective!

veganmindmeld.pngSaturday: We’re excited to announce that vegan comedian, Myq Kaplan will be joining us for a special Vegan Brunch Benefit at Todd G ray’s Muse at the Corcoran Gallery! Myq is performing at Arlington Draft House this weekend so be sure to check out his shows. You can get more details directly from Myq over a cocktail and all-you-can-eat vegan brunch! Muse will donate 20% of ticket sales to Compassion Over Killing. Seating is limited – reserve your spot today!

Sunday: Veggie Gourmet is offering a discounted cooking class for Meat-Free Week. Sign up for Mimi Clark’s Comfort Foods class which puts a healthy slant on foods that satisfy and de-stress. Get $5 off when you mention Meat-Free Week!

Monday: February 11 is Meat-Free Week’s Closing Celebration at the Wonderland Ballroom. Get $2 off vegan specials during happy hour – try the sloppy joe, meatless-meatball sandwich, spicy sweet potato bean burrito, or peanut butter cookies!

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