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ChicagoVeg 4th Anniversary: Polish Vegan Dining, Presentation, & Prizes!

Many of you remember a delicious Polish vegan dinner at Theresa 2 with almost 100 attendees. This time we will have the same delicious vegan dinner and the celebration!


  • Appetizers: Cole Slaw (raw), Cucumber Salad (raw), Pickles
  • Soups: Mushroom Barley, Dill Pickle
  • Entrees: Potato Pancakes, Pierogi (potato, cabbage), Golabki (stuffed cabbage)
  • Sides: Boiled Potatoes with dill, Leczczo (Fresh Mixed Vegetables with sauce), Kapusta (Cabbage)
  • Drinks: Ice Tea, Coffee
  • Dessert: Fresh Fruit

Right after the dinner we will have a presentation.

Please welcome this evening guest speaker Sujatha Ramakrishna, M.D. who will give us a 20-30 minute presentation entitled "Compassion and Mental Health". The presentation illustrates how our culture of self-centeredness often contributes to the development of modern mental disorders, and identifies the psychological benefits that result when we show compassion for all living beings. Dr. Ramakrishna is a pediatric psychiatrist, author of the book "Raising Kids Who Love Animals", and an active promoter of vegan diets in her local community (click here for details).

And finally we will have a raffle with a number of exciting prizes!

The entire event is only $15 (cash only). Everyone who RSVP on-line will get a free raffle ticket. You may consider to get some additional tickets to benefit ChicagoVeg for only $1 per ticket or 20 tickets for $10 (half price per ticket!)

Please invite your non-vegetarian friends to enjoy this evening with us!


Not familiar enough about ChicagoVeg and its huge progress over the past few years? Click here.

Bring your entire family for this family/kids friendly event: Kids under 5 are free and from 5 to 12 will have $5 discount!

You can park on Milwaukee Ave or behind the restaurant (unless the parking is filled).

Any question or comments? Car-pooling arrangements? Please use "Comments" section on the event page.

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  • Alan

    A video we should all watch (no, no animals shown): Philip Wollen: Philip Woolen states: Eliminating meat would end starvation forever.

    What species in the History of Life has had that power?

    June 24, 2013

  • Alan

    Another question, no time:

    Vegans and war? I have no hard information on individual vegans and war, other than the USA military is starting to respect us in meals provided. But, vegans "need" less war: we use less oil, so less need need to protect oil supplies. Less water, so less water conflicts - and the Water Wars are either coming, or already here - and not genteel courtroom arguments, I'm expecting armed conflicts. Less global warming and climate change from vegans, so we are delaying some climate change, and hence fewer (and not as soon) environmental refugees. Less land needed to feed use. so less need to forcibly take land to feed our non-existent animals. It goes on and on.

    June 24, 2013

  • Alan

    A question we didn't have time for:

    Vegans in prison: I recall one article, where prisoners were allowed to opt-in to a vegan program. The group had way less violence in prison, and less recidivism after release. Of course the project was discontinued for (bogus, my opinion) reasons. See also Buddhist Prison Project, they are getting good results.

    1 · June 24, 2013

  • Paul R.

    Great food, little by little I feel more comfortable in such a large group and I think it says much about this group.

    2 · June 23, 2013

  • Harv

    Thank you Vadim and Chicago Veg for a great evening of fun, food and friends.

    2 · June 23, 2013

  • Yvette

    Food was great! Met some new and really nice people. So glad I went!

    2 · June 23, 2013

  • Shauna F.

    Sorry to leave at the last minute, but I can't make it.

    June 23, 2013

  • becky

    I won't be able to come tonight, so I'm giving up my RSVP for any spur-of-the-moment guests you might want to invite. :)

    June 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can I bring my (film ) camera ?

    June 23, 2013

  • Mary k.

    Mary Kaufman is registered and will have 1 guest.

    June 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    First time , looking forward to know all the veg comunity :D and not feel like a weirdo anymore lol

    3 · June 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would it be okay to arrive around 7:30? I work until 7.

    June 22, 2013

  • Aditi G.

    The food at the last Polish vegan dinner was AMAZING and I am so happy that there's another one! Bringing a friend tonight so the count is 2 total for me!

    2 · June 23, 2013

  • Michael & Varteny I.

    total of 4 Mike & Varteny
    plus 2 guests

    June 22, 2013

  • Neil J.

    Can't wait!

    1 · June 20, 2013

  • Michael & Varteny I.

    total of 2

    June 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is on my son's 2nd birthday so will not make it but enjoy, good day to have it as it is on the giant full moon!

    June 15, 2013

  • Ginger M.

    Sounds great, I am on raw detox with Karyn's Raw until end of June, let me know about the next one, please.

    June 7, 2013

  • Prattitude83

    I can give a ride to someone coming from northwest suburbs. I live in wheeling!

    1 · June 6, 2013

  • Ania

    I really really wish I could attend. I enjoyed the other Polish dinner so much, hopefully there will be a next time.

    2 · June 5, 2013

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