Vegan Lunch at Pig Minds Brewing

This event is now full. If you would like to join the waiting list send me an email.

Please include your phone number so I can contact you quickly if there's a cancellation. Signing up for the waiting list does not commit you to going if space becomes available. There is no fee involved in joining the waiting list.
If you are interested in this event it's important to add your name to the waiting list even if you think it's unlikely you'll be contacted to go:

1) There could be last-minute cancellations and the people ahead of you on the list might not be able to go -- or I might not be able to get ahold of them.
2) It gives me a better indication of the interest level, which can help in planning future events.


Pig Minds Brewing is an all-vegan brew pub in Machesney Park, Illinois (a little over an hour from Madison, near Rockford). It’s gotten rave reviews from group members who have been there (including me). Now we’ve coordinated with them to do the veggie group’s first restaurant road trip event.

All the food for this event is vegan — everything there always is. The appetizers and sides will be served family style.

This event is limited to 40 people. Must sign up by March 8th. 


Wing It
Soy version of the classic buffalo wings. Sauces: mild traditional wing sauce, homemade bbq sauce, and hotter than hell itself atomic sauce.

Macho Nachos
A layer of house made corn chips, Kelly’s homemade chili, homemade cashew queso, fresh diced tomatoes, black olives, vegan sour cream, and green onions.

Towering Eggplant
Battered deep fried eggplant layered with galaxy mozzarella, topped with oven roasted marinara.

Nuttin But Sweat Heat
Deep fried beer battered jalapeno boats filled with strawberry basil jelly and natural peanut butter.

Gonzo Salad
Garbanzo beans, tomato, red onion and avocado with a lite citrus dressing.

Calico Beans
Warm three bean salad with TVP crumbles, garlic, and an apple cider vinaigrette.

MAIN COURSE (Your choice of one of the following)
Selection must be made by March 8th (send an email to Dave).
Anyone who has not chosen by that date will automatically receive the Magic Mushroom sandwich.

Magic Mushroom
Marinated Portobello mushroom served on a pretzel roll with lettuce, onion, tomato and pesto aioli.

Hot Chik’ Sandwich
A house battered & deep fried Chikin' Breast tossed in house buffalo sauce (just a little kick). Served on a sesame bun with lettuce, tomato and red onion topped with house vegan ranch.

Country Chik’ Sandwich
Hot Chik's Country Cousin (with no kick). A house battered & deep fried Chikin' Breast served on a sesame bun with lettuce, tomato and red onion topped with house vegan ranch.

Bulgogi Steakless Sandwich
Marinated soy curls, topped with sauteed bell peppers and onions, mayo with a hint of garlic chili, and melted vegan mozzarella on a lightly toasted hoagie bun.

Buffalo Porky BBQ
House smoked beer marinated soy curls, tossed in house-made buffalo sauce topped with homemade slaw on a lightly toasted hoagie bun.

Sloppy Jalopy BBQ
Homemade tangy BBQ, served on a sesame seed bun with sliced jalapenos.

Pig Mind Black Bean Burger
A black-bean burger served with lettuce, tomato, caramelized onion, and guacamole. Served with chipotle mayo on the side.

Buffalo Wrap
Buffalo style soy chicken with lettuce, tomato and ranch dressing on the side.

So Falafel of Life
Fresh in-house falafels wrapped in a pita with lettuce, tomato, onion and house made cucumber Siracha sauce.

Seoul Food Korean BBQ Taco
Two corn tortillas served with soy curl Korean bbq Chikin, fresh salsa, fresh house made kimchi, fresh cilantro, fresh lime and sour cream. Served with Blue tortilla chips & black bean corn salsa. 


Mini Brownies
Blended with chocolate & Pig Minds Stout Beer, drizzled with chocolate syrup and peanut sauce, and sprinkled with powdered sugar.


Water, lemonade, iced tea, Coke, Diet Coke, and Sprite are included.
(Pig Minds Rootbeer, Microbrews, and Wine are available for an extra charge.)

The $15.00 fee includes the tax, tip, and everything mentioned above (except the noted beverages). That breaks down to about $11.00 for the meal, plus tax, tip, and a little to cover the and PayPal fees.

RSVP/Payment Info:
Pre-payment is required to RSVP (see exception below). automates this process when you pay via PayPal. If you want to pay by check, contact me and I will give you my mailing address. I will manually update your RSVP as soon as I receive your request, but since our events fill up quickly, out of fairness to other group members I will remove the RSVP if the check is not received within four business days.

Special honor system exception: If you have been in the group for a while and have a history of attending and paying for events without any problems you can contact me about paying me at the event. This accommodation is provided as a convenience -- you are still responsible for paying even if you do not attend.

Important Note: I will manually update the RSVPs of people who pay by check or use the honor system, but it's possible the event will fill up before I check my email. If that happens I will add you to the waiting list.

Fee Disclosure:
The $15.00 fee includes a little extra to cover PayPal's fees (74 cents) as well as's $144 annual cost.

Refund Policy:
If you cancel on or before Saturday, March 8th you will get a full refund. There are no refunds for cancellations after the deadline or if you do not show up to the event. If something comes up at the last minute you are welcome to find someone else to attend instead of you. The reason refunds are not given after the deadline is that I agree to pay for everyone who has paid me at that point.

What about kids?
Kids are welcome, but pay full price. However, young children who will only nibble off of your plate can attend at no charge. Please note in the comment section of your RSVP if kids will be joining you.

A few days before the event, I'll coordinate a meeting place for those who are interested in carpooling.

This is a vegetarian group. Why is the dinner vegan?
This group has members who are vegetarian, vegan, and just interested. Everyone is welcome. I think it's important for our events to have a menu that not only has something for everyone, but where everyone can eat everything.

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  • Stephen L

    Excellent--lots of great food, well prepared.

    March 16

  • Justin

    This place has spectacular vegan bar food. We were shocked to find something so good near Rockford, IL - yum!!!!

    1 · February 12

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