A "rawsome" dinner to benefit our local animal sanctuary!

What's the perfect place to dine when it's 100 degrees outside?

How about the hugely popular (and all raw, all organic, all vegan and all gluten-free) Good Life Cafe on Main Street! 

This is our first-ever joint Meetup with fellow Midlands dining group Good Eats and Meets so this is a great chance to meet some new folks!

Owner and chef Sharon has generously offered to donate a percentage of sales from 5 pm to close (10 pm) on Monday, July 21st to benefit our local farm animal sanctuary, Cotton Branch!  Cotton Branch is a lovely place where rescued pigs, goats, donkeys, horses, turkeys, ducks and chickens who have been abandoned or abused live out their lives in peace.

Click here to join our next volunteer day at the sanctuary on June 28!

Good Life food and juices are beautiful, colorful and bursting with vitamins and other healthy stuff.  Wine and cocktails are available as well! Check out the menu here.

The restaurant is a pleasant and sophisticated space, and a VERY welcome addition to downtown Columbia.

Please feel free to bring a guest or two!

*Please consider your RSVP carefully as the restaurant is making a special accommodation for our group.  If you need to change your RSVP, do so by the 20th so we can let Sharon know.

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  • Denine W.

    Yes, the Good Life location in West Columbia officially closed several months ago.

    1 · August 14, 2014

    • Janiece

      Thanks for letting me know, Denine!

      August 14, 2014

  • Janiece

    Did the location in West Columbia close? Does anyone here know? I tried their phone number several times today, and no one ever answered. So I went to the Main Street location instead. :-) I just wanted to know for future reference if the West Columbia location had closed.

    August 10, 2014

  • Denine W.

    Did make it and enjoyed ourselves. Thank you to Alex and friend (I'm terrible w/ names) for opening up your table to us!!!

    1 · July 24, 2014

  • Alexandra C.

    Good food good cause good company :)

    1 · July 22, 2014

  • Leisha

    GREAT turn out! Nice job planning and coordinating, Rosemary. I know that Jan was delighted for your efforts! Very nice brochure, too.

    1 · July 22, 2014

  • Bernie

    Great food and conversation.
    Nice night. Good to see everyone

    2 · July 22, 2014

  • Janiece

    I had a great time! The food was fantastic (at least what I had was!), and I really enjoyed talking to the people on my end of the table as well! Thanks!

    1 · July 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sitting in the rain.

    July 22, 2014

  • Rosemary

    A huge thank you to everyone who came out tonight to benefit Cotton Branch!

    2 · July 21, 2014

  • Katina

    Have to work over for a client. Wish I could make it!

    July 21, 2014

  • Rosemary

    Ok all, there are a lot of people here . Cola Veg will be seated outside (of course you can be inside if you'd rather, but for now it looks like we'll be outside under the awning. :) looking so forward to seeing everyone!!

    July 21, 2014

  • Denine W.

    Husband under the weather. Sorry we won't be able to make it. Hope to see you next time. Please give Sharon our regards and apologies. -Glenn and Denine

    July 21, 2014

  • Leisha

    I'm planning on being there around 6ish. What time is everyone else going? My +1 is on call but unless he's called in, we should be good.

    July 21, 2014

    • Rosemary

      I'll be there by 6 or earlier (the Meetup dinner officially starts at 6:30)

      July 21, 2014

  • Janiece

    Opps. I've just RSVPed. Now I see the section above that says we were supposed to have done so by the 20th. Is it too late? Should I wait until next time?

    July 21, 2014

    • Rosemary

      No, no, please come :) I've given Good Life a rough number to expect but will send them an update later today.

      1 · July 21, 2014

  • Amanda B.

    We're going to come later- maybe 7/7:30 and we're bringing 2 non-veg friends! So no need to include us on the reservation !

    1 · July 20, 2014

    • Rosemary

      Awesome, hope your friends love it. I recommend the eggplant bacon or tacos :)

      1 · July 20, 2014

  • Janice G.

    Conflict in scheduling makes it impossible for me to attend.

    July 20, 2014

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