Come to Medina for a wonderful restaurant with a vegan, Dr. E following chef named Gary who does amazing things with vegan and no oil added dishes. He also offers gluten-free entrees.
Here's a link to the restaurant http://www.themainstreetcafe.com/
Here's a link to their vegan menu, which is being updated very soon with more delicious offerings: http://www.themainstreetcafe.com/vegan-menu/
PLEASE refrain from using fragrances, cologne, aftershave, perfume, etc. They aggravate asthma and can trigger migraines.
If you bring a guest who is not vegan, have them refrain from ordering meat items. Not everyone wants to smell it or see it and after all, it is a veg meetup.
We have had several meetups there and it's been a pretty good experience. Gary makes the most amazing carrot cake ever and it just happens to be vegan w/ no oil added. Pinch me.
Medina offers activities for after as well, live music, theater, movies, a nice walk around the square, etc.
The Medina Ice Festival will be going on while we are there. You can take in speed ice carvings with chain saws around 5:30, 6:00 and 7:00 ( times approximate) and the lighting of the ice tower at 7:00. I don't know what is an ice tower, or that you could light it, but if it lights on fire, I'm for it!
Note we have moved our start time to 7:30 to accommodate these events, just right across the street from the restaurant's front door. Here's a link with sketchy info: http://www.medinaoh.org/calendar/Medina_Ice_Festival
This event will also be posted on the Akron vegetarian meetup site. Please RSVP on one only. No need to RSVP on both sites.
Please respect your RSVP if you change your mind, please change your RSVP by Thursday, otherwise we will be expecting you. We don't want to leave the restaurant hanging. AND, if this meetup is cross-posted, PLEASE just RSVP once. We add the RSVP's together to get a final count.
As ever, feel free to suggest ideas for future meetups. The group is everyone, the group belongs to everyone.
peace & fun,