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#1 Old 09-18-2010, 07:32 PM
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So I am going out drinking with friends tonight. I have heard of things such as rennet in cheese which I never knew about or that fish are used in the wine making process... so my question is what I can drink or should I watch out when I go bar hopping? I am a lacto vegetarian (I never liked eggs and haven't eaten one for years before I even became a vegetarian) by the way and I would like to drink out but not hurt any animals in the process (I live in Ft. Lauderdale in a 1 bedroom so I have to go out to drink since no one here has the space for house parties so staying in and drinking is not an option). Please help!

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#2 Old 09-18-2010, 07:52 PM
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If you drink beer, I know that Heineken, Corona and Sam Adams are vegan. As for wine, Yellow Tail reds and Delicato are vegan. As for hard liquors, Smirnoff is vegan.

There are many more, but that's what I know off the top of my head. Most "organic" stuff is vegan friendly, so you may want to ask for that.
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That's an awesome list... now I just need to know about rum, lol.

Especially flavored rums like coconut...

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#4 Old 09-18-2010, 07:57 PM
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P.S. I went to Ft Lauderdale about a month ago for vacation. Damn that area is nice! There is some serious money there. Surprisingly, there aren't any veg-friendly restaurants. Down in Miami, there's an all vegan restaurant that is freakin' great. It's called "Vegetarian Restaurant by Hakin". No alcohol there, though. It's against the owner's religion.
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As for rum, this site claims that Captain Morgan is vegan friendly:

http://www.barnivore.com/liquor/112/Captain-Morgan-Rum

Oh, and have fun on your night out!
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From experience these are what I stick to:

Miller 64's
Gilligan's Island is vodka, peach schnapps, orange juice and cranberry juice
Teeny Bikini Martini is vanilla vodka, coconut rum and pineapple juice
Margarita's
Cranberry juice and vodka
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Teeny Bikini Martini is vanilla vodka, coconut rum and pineapple juice




Sounds exactly like something I would love to drink!!

As far as restaurants go there is also Sublime but I have never been. I was surprised myself at how little vegetarian places there are here since its such a diverse area with everything else. Centra Florida (Orlando and Tampa) seem to have more and I am planning on visiting if I can the Central Florida Veg Fest (even though its a 3.5 hour drive).

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Sublime is very nice. It is immaculate and elegant. The owner comes around and talks to the customers. However, it is a bit overpriced. Most meals cost around $16-$20 and the portions are not particularly large. Good if you want to impress someone on a date.

They claim to give all the profits to animal charities. But my friend and I discussed this. That doesn't necessarily mean that ALL the money goes to charity. The owner has to pay employees. And the owner is an employee. Therefore, her salary could be anything she wants. We have no idea what that is. We just noted that it doesn't mean charities automatically get the maximum amount of money that they could. But it is still noble that the restaurant gives profits to charity.
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They claim to give all the profits to animal charities. But my friend and I discussed this. That doesn't necessarily mean that ALL the money goes to charity. The owner has to pay employees. And the owner is an employee. Therefore, her salary could be anything she wants. We have no idea what that is. We just noted that it doesn't mean charities automatically get the maximum amount of money that they could. But it is still noble that the restaurant gives profits to charity.

Don't be too hard on them here... the profit margins for full service restaurants are exceedingly slim, like well under 5% in most cases.

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And I am pretty sure that restaurants in Ft. Lauderdale/Miami have to pay a lot for their location. Everything here is expensive. A meal at the ale house will cost you $10 to $12 here...

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Just check out www.barnivore.com for your favorite drinks. I've found that most of the things I like are vegan. There were a couple stout beers I was attached to that aren't, but there are lots of other tasty ones that are.

As for food, depends a lot on where you're going, but if you're vegetarian & not vegan, it should be very easy to find at least one thing just about anywhere.

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