ChicagoVeg's 5th Anniversary: Polish Vegan Dining, Presentation, & Prizes!

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

Menu:

• 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... Marla Rose! 

Marla Rose is an author, award-nominated journalist, event organize, mother and longtime vegan. As co-founder of Chicago VeganMania, the largest free vegan festival in the region, and co-founder of Vegan Street, she has found her life's work in spreading the message of compassionate living and helping people foster confidence in their own abilities to integrate their habits with their values. Named activist of the year by Mercy for Animals along with her husband, Marla believes that finding community is essential to a successful integration of veganism so this also drives much of her work. 

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

The entire event is only $16 (tax, tips, and transaction fees included!) IF PAID ONLINE IN ADVANCE (at least 2 days before the event) or $20 at the door. Pay on-line with confidence as you will be able to have 100% refund if requested at least 48 hours before the event. No refund after that. 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!

WHAT A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO ENJOY VEGAN DINNER, LISTEN TO AN INTERESTING PRESENTATION, MAKE NEW FRIENDS, AND SUPPORT CHICAGOVEG - ALL IN ONE!

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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  • khrispetro

    I wasnt able to make it but hope there will be another meetup like this with polish food :)

    June 23

  • Paul Darwin P.

    Great food and company!

    1 · June 22

  • Olivia C.

    I really appreciate these groups and these kind of gatherings. They give me sense of belonging, so that I do not feel alone here

    4 · June 22

  • Catherine from N.

    Delicious food and stimulating company!

    2 · June 22

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a really nice event. By the way, someone forgot their umbrella at the event tonight. If it was you, please send me an email and I'll get it to you.

    1 · June 21

  • Paul R.

    Had a great time with great peeps

    1 · June 21

  • Vadim

    It would great to have one or two volunteers who may come about 30 minutes before the event to help greeting and checking in people. If you are willing to help please send me a message or just show up at about 5:30pm. Thank you in advance!

    June 20

    • Don R.

      My place is just a few blocks away, I'll show up early to help out, V.

      1 · June 21

    • Vadim

      Thank you so much, Don!

      June 21

  • Rose P.

    I RSVP'd last night for the event and I still want to go. There is a possible storm coming. In fact, it's looking a little scary outside my house right now. I live an hour away, not counting the construction issues. My attendance will depend on how the weather is the next couple hours.

    June 21

  • Vadim

    I am receiving a number of emails asking about on-line payments. Per the event description the advance pre-payment has ended as of yesterday. If you have not pre-paid online but just RSVP'd you may pay at the door ($20). Cash only.
    We will be offering raffle tickets $1 each or 20 for $10 as a fundraiser and adding some excitement to win some prizes. You can see the list of prizes in my previous comment on the event page.

    June 20

  • David G.

    Congratulations on ChicagoVeg's 5th Anniversary, Vadim! What golden intentions and love you put into everything you do. And how expertly effective you have been. The people of Chicago are blessed to have you as a moral leader.

    2 · June 19

    • David G.

      Vadim, the fact that the group I organize is larger has to do with two reasons: 1. New York is bigger than Chicago 2. You do more activism events than I do. My group is more focused on socializing (which draws greater numbers -- everyone like to have a good time), while you do groundbreaking work like founding and organizing the Veggie Pride Parade, for the benefit of all Chicagoans and all animals. You also publicize excellent educational events like Dr. Brian Clement's recent lecture. You are a true moral leader and a fantastic human being, who has been a very dedicated and effective advocate for veganism. I salute and applaud you 10,000 times for your heroic work. It is my privilege to know you.

      4 · June 20

    • Vadim

      Thank you again, David. It's good no one can see me blushing! :)

      1 · June 20

  • Beth

    Where do I prepay? Or is it too late?

    June 20

    • Vadim

      Beth - Pre-pay option ended yesterday but you can pay at the door.

      June 20

  • Dawn

    Vadim emails the tastiest picture of food from Teresa II ! I am going to try my best to attend.

    2 · June 19

    • Paul R.

      Dawn, (nice name by the way) taking the risk of creating an overexpectation, Theresa's is the best vegan food I've ever had and it's an old building so it's homey. My only problem is my shrunken vegan stomach is not big enough to give justice to the dinner. ...Vadim, 95% chance Ill be there buddy, but I can't RSVP. Never can.

      June 19

    • Vadim

      Paul, if there is 95% chance you will be there please RSVP.

      June 20

  • Vadim

    What raffle prizes are we going to have?
    Grand prize: $100 Protein Bar gift card. Have you tried their shakes yet?!
    Additional prizes: $20 Upton's Breakroom gift certificate, $10 FlatTop Grill gift cards, the latest book by Marla Rose, VegNews one year subscription, and more!

    1 · June 19

  • Michael G

    Thrilled to be part of this group. Unfortunately I have a conflict that evening but hope to attend future events. Love being part of this community. Ready to learn from everyone.

    1 · June 15

  • khrispetro

    Wow, I used to go with my family when I was a kid to Teresa's.....yummy.

    1 · June 12

  • Yu C.

    Can't wait to be involved in such a cool local vegan community for the first time since I moved to Chicago!

    2 · June 12

  • Paul R.

    This is my favorite place in Chicago....by far. My mouth actually started to water just at the sight of this event. If you pay at the door, it's 4 dollars more. My question is, does that four dollars go to Chicagoveg?

    June 1

    • Vadim

      Yes, Paul, my mouth starts to water when I am thinking about all that food we had there last time too!
      We offer the lowest admission to those who is willing to commit ahead of the time.
      All additional proceeds including raffle will go to ChicagoVeg. Please buy some extra raffle tickets to increase your chance to win and benefit ChicagoVeg at the same time!

      June 3

    • Paul R.

      Right now I'm in Bismarck North Dakota driving truck. I can try to be in Chicago...and in fact I will try very hard...but I can never commit. It doesn't matter so much to me about the four extra dollars anyway since it goes to ChicagoVeg. P.S. Even if it fills up, if I'm in Chicago, I'm going to crash the event :D

      This place is one of the "must do's" in my book!

      1 · June 10

  • Ken

    How come we are we doing Terressa's food 2 weeks in a row ??

    June 3

    • Mike N. D.

      I don't see the 2nd event Ken speaking of?

      June 8

    • Vadim

      Mike - You posted your message on the 2nd event asking about paying in person (you would need to wait for Megan's response how/if it's possible).

      June 8

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