So we had ourselves a little trip last weekend. Ken and I decided to exhibit at the Boston Vegetarian Food Fest for the first time. Let me start be giving major props to the Boston Vegetarian Society for putting this event on so smoothly. What a crowd! I'm amazed at the HUGE amount of people that turned out for this thing.
(crowd pic stolen from Laura)
We traveled up with some friends who were also exhibiting, Kevin and Laura. Once we hit Boston on Friday, we caught up with our friend Josh who also flew in to exhibit at the fest. Everybody was starving, so we hit up a vegan pizza joint called TJ Scallywaggle's. Prior to our trip, I had at least three people tell me that TJ's is the best place to eat vegan in Boston. To that I say pish posh. That's fancy talk for "I disagree". But despite my below average calzone and the cramped, dirty space, I would still much rather give my food money to a vegan retail establishment that's trying to do good and that lots of people have had positive experiences with, than to some meat-serving restaurant that will use my money to purchase more...well, meat. So there's that. Plus, I was so hungry that I devoured every last bite.
After working our asses off at the fest on Saturday, we were ready for a really good meal. We headed out with a group of folks to My Thai Cafe. I ended up having the best pad thai dish in my life so far! I really wish I lived closer to My Thai Cafe so I could have this dish on a regular basis. So amazing!
Pad Thai with vegan shrimp and a side of peanut sauce:
Laura with an enormous platter of food:
Kevin, caught in the headlights:
Josh giving either a "toodle- oo" or a "howdy":
Some new friends, some old friends:
A couple of cute Canadians, Jae & Sarah:
A luscious lemon poppyseed cake:
It was nice to have some fun with friends in between all of the travel and the working. I'm already looking forward to next year!