In this issue, we celebrate some anniversaries and a new location but endure some struggles. And it was a quieter week at the national level for once, but things are heating up at the state level.
Rep. Brad Buckley, R-Killeen, proposed a bill that outlaws the use of labels like “‘meat,’ ‘beef,’ ‘chicken,’ ‘pork’ or any common variation of them from being used on [product] packaging, even if only to claim similar textures, flavors, or cooking methods, unless the official definitions are met,” according to the Statesman in “What is ‘beef’? Texas bill would block imitations from using the term.” The Texas Meat and Imitation Food Act, House Bill 316, is expected to face opposition.
The Star Tribune also picked up this story in “Texas tries to answer meat vs. beef query.”
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In Austin Veg News
Happy 30th, Casa de Luz!
Happy one-year, Plow Bao!
Lick It Up Austin announced a new location at The Grackle.
Binge Kitchen got real and gave out some food. They ask for your feedback to make improvements.
Big Nonna’s becomes more official with new packaging labels.
You can now find Celeste’s Best at Machine Head Coffee.
HapPea Vegans has closed temporarily due to a close encounter with COVID-19. They plan to get tested but gave no details about when they would reopen.
Austin Veg in the Media
KVUE highlights local juicery in “Keep Austin Local: Vida Pura Juicery.”
Zucchini Kill Bakery gets the spotlight in Community Impact’s “Vegan, gluten-free bakery Zucchini Kill mixes pastries with punk.”
Austin Veg Delights
Explore Vegan ATX released another episode featuring Big Nonna’s: “Pineapple on Vegan Pizza? Yay or Nay? Big Nonna’s Pizza & Ice Cream.”
Austin Veg Events
The Wandering Vegan is holding its fourth-anniversary market, Saturday, February 6, from 12:00–4:00 PM, at The Vegan Nom.
Austin Veg Jobs
Counter Culture is searching for a line cook.
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