Taking a Sabbatical

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In this issue, we say so long to the newsletter, and our favorite spots are up for Austin Chronicle’s “The Best of Austin.”

Last year about this time, Austin locked down for what we would later learn to be the longest year of our lives. The city and county changed the rules frequently, and vegan restaurants tried to adapt to a new normal. It was anything but normal. It has been anything but normal.

When all this occurred, I hadn’t planned on launching a weekly AVN newsletter last year. Still, it seemed to be the most helpful way to disseminate information at the time, so I did. Cut to today: I’ll be honest. I’m burned out and tired. It’s been a year, to say the least. If I had more time, energy, or even sanity, I would continue the newsletter. But I cannot.

So it’s with sadness (and relief) to inform you that the weekly newsletter is going on sabbatical. Will it come back? I don’t know. If I can get more help with AVN, then maybe. 

In the meantime, we’ll continue to curate and share updates on Twitter and Instagram Stories. And with help, as normality continues to come back to the Austin vegan community, we hope to bring you more stories and features to get the best vegan news to you.

Speaking of help, we need volunteers. Is this you?

Call for volunteers: If you have an equitable disposition to get the facts and stick to the facts, Austin Veg News needs your help. We’re seeking volunteers in the following areas:

  • Newsletter curator and writer
  • Contributing writers
  • Social media coordinators

Journalism students and citizen journalists are encouraged to apply. Please send us a message.

Would you like to contribute to AVN in some other way? Let us know. We’re open to ideas.


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The Austin Chronicle invites you to vote for your favorite spots. Many of our vegan favorites are here, so be sure to cast your vote:

For the Best Vegan/Vegetarian category: The Beer PlantCounter CultureMr. NaturalRebel CheeseThe Vegan Nom, and Bouldin Creek Cafe.

Other categories:

Austin Veg Events

Saturday, April 3

The Wandering Vegan Market, from 12:00–4:00 PM, at The Vegan Nom

Austin Veg Media

Project Pollo
+ “Texan Vegan Chick*n Chain ‘Project Pollo’ Plans Rapid Expansion And Chicken Shop Takeover.” (Plant Based News)
+ “Talking to Lucas Bradbury of Project Pollo about his vegan chain’s meaty expansion plans.” (San Antonio Current)
+ “This Vegan Chicken Chain Founder’s Business Plan? Take Over 100 Fast Food Locations By 2024.” (Green Queen)

Mr. Natural: “Guide to Austin’s East Cesar Chavez Neighborhood.”

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Texas Veg News

Vegan restaurant/alcohol-free bar coming to Flower Mound.” (The Cross Timbers Gazette)

Boneless Butcher in Dallas-Fort Worth does amazing vegan steak and ribs.” (Culture Map Fort Worth)

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National Veg News

The Internet Is Going Crazy Over Faux Bacon Made Out of Banana Peels.” (Real Simple)

Does Eating Meat Cause Pandemics?” (Inverse)

The 32 Best Vegan Food Products of 2021, According to Nutrition Experts.” (Good Housekeeping)


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