Fair season is over, my friends. Since I had been to the State Fair twice already this year, I decided to celebrate it's last day by accompanying my wife and some of our brave friends to the completely vegan Texas State Veggie Fair presented by DallasVegan.com.
In an effort to score good husband points (which my wife points out I owe her because the day before we had beer for breakfast at a pub so I could watch a soccer game) and because I am a naturally curious person, I was looking forward to seeing what this (meat-free) event was all about.
Instead of deep-fried, bacon-y food (my go to at the regular State Fair), I had stir-fried seitan (a meat alternative) and breaded vegan shrimp (meat and seafood-free, of course, and not bad at all). Instead of quenching my thirst with a beer, I sipped on kombucha (a sweetened fermented tea) by a very cool company, holykombucha.
There were many food trucks with delicious offerings and booths from vegan restaurants from all over the DFW area. My only complaint is that smaller portions weren't available from each place because I wanted to sample a lot of different things before getting full. Hopefully, this will be an added feature next year.
My wife and I both agree that the highlight of the event was when we came across Recycled Pomeranians, an organization that rescues and finds homes for (mostly) purebred pomeranians. One of our dogs is a pom and she's awesome...weird, but awesome. If you want to look into fostering, or better yet, adopting a pom, check out Recycled Pomeranians here.
Sadly, the Texas State Veggie Fair lasts only one day, but I have a feeling that this carnivore will be back next year to check it out.