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  1. bitt

    good for you for asking for the vegan meal! yes I have been blown away sometimes when I’ve made that request, other times it’s been just adequate, but i didn’t starve at least. always good to self advocate.

    love seeing you in goth!

  2. Alayna @ Thyme Bombe

    That sounds like tons of fun. So glad the chef was up to the challenge and didn’t just throw a salad at you. Also, you rock the goth look lady!

  3. Jen@foodfamilyfitness

    What a meal!!! I have found that at non-chain restaurants, the kitchen loves a good challenge and will happily prepare different types of food!!!

  4. Char @ www.charskitchen.ca

    WOW!! What an amazing chef! I love how they can be so accommodating! The best vegan meals I’ve ever had (that were served in non-vegan, high-end restaurants) were at The Georgian in Seattle and The Watermark in Niagara Falls. Both times, we let them know ahead of time and they just blew us away! Sounds like you guys had the best meals at the party πŸ™‚ Also, the whole thing sounds like so much fun!

  5. hihorosie

    What a fun Halloween! You look festive and fabulous. πŸ˜‰ And hey, major kudos to Chef Frank and staff for being accomodating and presenting such awesome eats.

    Side note: this post was marked as junk in my gmail account (just this post, your others weren’t). Boo! But I’m glad I checked in my junk folder (I always do — I know, weird to some but it seems something ends up there that shouldn’t).

  6. Bobbie {thevegancrew}

    How fun (and delicious!)! I’d love to try the artichoke hummus πŸ™‚ It’s always worth asking for something vegan anywhere you go. Worst case scenario, they say they can’t accommodate you, but they might surprise you, too. You know the fancy AMC on Main Street? We had a work outing for a lunch and a movie a few months ago and, despite not one vegan item on the menu, their chef whipped up an awesome pasta and veggie dish for me. I know a pasta and veggie dish doesn’t sound particularly overwhelming or creative, but was it was seriously one of the best dishes of its kind I’ve ever had.

  7. foodfeud

    How nice to get an unexpectedly decent meal! Sounds like a fun outing. I need an excuse to bust out my old goth clothes too! (Or maybe I don’t need an excuse – I should just do it!)

  8. Monica Soto

    I remember when I was a part of the LGBT group at KU we would have a few food-related events. I’m not stereotyping but a LARGE majority of gay students at KU are vegan. Pretty much all of them. We knew our events would be a total failure if we didn’t have vegan options. We decided to do about half vegan and half non-vegan. In the end hardly anyone had the non-vegan food because our vegan stuff ended up being so much better. Oops, lol.

    The Phantom’s Feaste looks like so much fun. I don’t know why I have never gone!

    The veggie plate with hummus looks fantastic!

  9. Jess from Midwest Vegan

    My friends used to work the Renn Fest and the Phantom’s Feaste, but I’m not sure if they did this year. They’ve tried to get me to go but I just haven’t gotten around to it, lol.

    Love the prom dress, though! Mine was a similar shade of noire. πŸ™‚

  10. Monica Soto

    Oh, and I forgot to comment on the grape boobs!


    It’s even funnier that one is bigger than the other, like real life boobs.

  11. Kris

    Ooo How Fun!!!!! I’ve always wanted to try dinners like this where there are actors that get you into the part! I would love this!

    I’ll be in Kansas in March, do they only have dinners like this during Halloween??

  12. kris

    ive asked for a vegan meal at a 5 star fish resturant in hawaii and i was so stoked they made me the most delightful local veggies that i ever had i never knew corn on the cob could be so good!!!! It was amazing !! Local hawaiian veggies are the bomb!!!! definetly ask to be accomadated when eating out at least you wont have to pick around stuff…. and if its a nice place they usually do a good job

  13. Bliss Doubt

    Lovely looking vegan meal, but looks like the potato mushroom entree needed some Sriracha.

  14. Hannah

    I requested vegan at my work’s conference dinner, and while it wasn’t exactly splendiferous, I was impressed with the fact that they didn’t just serve me bland pasta or a basic curry (well, there was an element of curry…) I wish I could’ve had that platter of veggies and capers and hummus though!

    That self-portrait will be your wedding invitation, right? Right?

    Oh, and I’ve said this already on facebook, but HOTNESS. PERSONIFIED.


  15. Ela

    So glad that you were so well served–it sounds like it removes a lot of potential anxiety from the event and makes it even more of an adventure!

  16. veganhomemade

    That looks like so much fun! The appetizer plate certainly is a stunner, love the almonds. I’ve definitely been surprised by some great meals.

  17. christine

    what a fantastic event – food and scenario:)

    We have a small restaurant in Preston which always has one veggie option on the menu, but when I book for my small group of friends, the chef creates a special menu for us with a choice of 4 starters, 4 mains and 4 desserts, all vegan, and mostly gluten free – he’s a star! The dishes look as good as any of the other plates that we see passing by, and taste great – he believes all diners should share the same enjoyment of their meal out. Why can’t all chefs think like that?