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Vadim
vadim424
Group Organizer
Oak Brook, IL
Post #: 34
Our group has already established a few really good places that could be used for our future meetings (Arya Bhavan, Lake Side Cafe, Veggie Bite, Dharma Garden , Soul Vegetarian East, etc.) However, it would be fun to go to some new places.
Please suggest:

1. a location/space for a potluck
2. suggestion for a restaurant for a lunch or a dinner
3. any other location (i.e. bowling, a movie, etc.) for our next events
4. any other ideas related to our meetups to make it more interesting and fun

It would be great if you can help to organize or possibly host an event but even just an idea would be really appreciated. The location should be able to held at least 35 people. Suburban location can be potentially smaller (up 20 people).

Don't be shy to share your ideas or possibly offer us your help to implement it!
A former member
Post #: 1
Borrowed Earth in Downers Grove
Reid
user 8855234
Chicago, IL
Post #: 1
Ideas:

Reza's on Ontario, 432 W Ontario. Vegetarian friendly. Middle Eastern. Look at menus: http://www.rezasresta...­. Don't waste your time clicking on Vegetarian on the site as it brings up a bunch of meat dishes, but instead just download the lunch or dinner menus.

I know the group has gone to the vetegarian-friendly Ethiopian Diamond (http://www.ethiopiand...­, but that is a choice spot not only because of the excellent food that is very different than normal Western fare, but is also a few doors away from the Broadway Antique Market, a two level museum quality antique store. But one has to time such a visit to catch the Antique Market when it is open, which is 11-7 M-Sat and 11-6 on Sun.

Reid
Andrew B.
user 4912395
Chicago, IL
Post #: 1
I've always been surprised that what I consider the primary classic vegetarian restaurants never get mentioned here as options. Kopi for example is just blocks away from me and has been committed to vege for decades. Andie's just a bit south is excellent and always conscientiously has options. Other Mediterranean is nearby but none as good as those two. Venturing farther out, what about Chicago Diner, Heartland, or Blind Faith? Maybe I'm just much more of a North/East Sider than most.
A former member
Post #: 3
Reid took the words right out of my mouth. :-) I know the group has already gone to the Ethiopian Diamond, but it's a great restaurant, with delicious food that is veggie-friendly. My vote goes for the Diamond!

Also, I will be more than happy to help organize events.
Reid
user 8855234
Chicago, IL
Post #: 2
Another place to consider for sometime is Evanston's Blind Faith Cafe (http://www.blindfaith...­, during a period when NU is not populated with students.

And I don't know if Victory's Banner has enough space, but I have wanted to check it out since I read the review in the Reader
( http://www.chicagorea...­ ). Every time I have decided to go there I called first and found that they were on vacation.

And I think someone could be Vegan at Pocket's (http://www.pocketsonl...­, which is a fast food place with several locations. Pocket's typically takes something like a supersized pita and crams some white cheese into it, cooks it and then crams it full of veggies (or at least I think that is the order). You can definitely be vegetarian there, though they do also offer meat selections. If one picked the Hyde Park location, they could walk to the beautiful UC campus, Wright's Robie House, the lake and the Museum of Sci & Ind.
A former member
Post #: 3
Karyn's 1901 North Halsted Street, Chicago, Illinois
60614 (also a location on Wells and Chicago)
Phone: 312.255.1590
http://www.karynraw.c...­
Love this restaurant! Great vegan eats!


Alice and Friends Vegetarian Cafe 5812 N. Broadway (at Ardmore), Chicago IL 60660, 773-275-8797 http://www.aliceandfr...­
Small restaurant in Edgewater with great food!
A former member
Post #: 4
Reid took the words right out of my mouth. :-) I know the group has already gone to the Ethiopian Diamond, but it's a great restaurant, with delicious food that is veggie-friendly. My vote goes for the Diamond!

Also, I will be more than happy to help organize events.


Ethiopian Diamond is delicious! It gets my vote too!
Sandi G.
user 8940131
Chicago, IL
Post #: 2
How about Udupi Palace? Its all vegetarian Indian food.
Vadim
vadim424
Group Organizer
Oak Brook, IL
Post #: 35
We have been at Ethiopian Diamond about half a year ago which was nicely arranged by Karen. I guess we need to beg her to take us there again! :))))))

If anyone suggests for us a place to go let's focus on the following requirements:

1. The place will fit at least 40 people.
2. Reasonably priced so our members who are students or on a budget will be able to afford it.
3. Preferably vegan/vegetarian or have an extensive selection of vegetarian food that cooked without animal fat or other animal products which is pretty common for non-vegetarian restaurants for their "vegetarian" dishes.

It would be also great if anyone would be interested to step out to help organizing a specific event too.

Also, what about a potluck? If someone is unable to cook, it's always possible to grab something in Whole Foods or something. Does anyone have an idea how to arrange a potluck or can help organizing?
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