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#1621 Old 08-02-2007, 10:14 PM
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Yes!!! First Saturday of each month...



http://vegan.meetup.com/11/?gj=sj3



Even if you're not vegan I recommend going. There are usually several VB'ers there. And if you're interested in bumming around with us afterward we usually make a day of it.



Aww I am on vacation and I get back on the 6th. Now I have to wait a whole month for a meeting. Oh well, it will be well worth the wait!!!
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#1622 Old 08-03-2007, 02:47 PM
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Hey everyone I have some bunnies that are for adoption. There are a few black and 2 brown ones. Special deals for VB memebers!
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#1623 Old 08-08-2007, 10:06 AM
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I attended the meetup last weekend I met Michael briefly and talked with some other veggies from the area. What a nice setting in the Botanical Gardens. Maybe I can meet some more VB'ers next time Thanks again for telling me about the group.
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#1624 Old 08-08-2007, 10:32 AM
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Sorry we didn't get to talk more. I thought people would come back to the picnic area after the tour but everyone left.

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I attended the meetup last weekend I met Michael briefly and talked with some other veggies from the area. What a nice setting in the Botanical Gardens. Maybe I can meet some more VB'ers next time Thanks again for telling me about the group.

Sorry I missed you. My train was really late, which held up all the people who were picking me up.... So I think you guys went on a tour about the time we got there. But we had fun, it was very beautiful.





I'm looking forward to this weekend, North Halsted Market Days
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I'm looking forward to this weekend, North Halsted Market Days



I wish I was.
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I don't think I'll be able to make it this weekend. We'll see.

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Okay I like to plan in advance. Does anyone know if they are going or might go to the September meetup?
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I'm always there, Wolfie, and September fo sho, as I'm supposed to be organizing it. I'd better get crackin', eh?
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Okay I like to plan in advance. Does anyone know if they are going or might go to the September meetup?

I'll be in vacation in Florida that weekend, so I shalln't be there.
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Well I'm thinking about Sept and/or Oct if I can, even though I might have to get back home earlier than usual. It would still be worth it to drive up just for the meetup to see Carnelian and everyone else.



I wish I had made plans earlier to come up this weekend. Dang dogs are cramping my lifestyle.
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Bring em with you! I want to meet them anyways.
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That would be interesting to say the least. I have an extra dog this weekend, so 5 dogs in my car would be quite the feat. Especially when two of them love to beat up on one of the others.



I actually was going to make my sister watch mine again this weekend, but it's been so hot all week I've been rescuing my other sister's backyard dog in the afternoons and I didn't think sister #1 would go for watching my dogs again plus checking on the other dog in the heat. It turns out my other sister is camping this weekend so I'll have her dog anyway. I've only left him at my house alone an hour at the most. I don't know what he'd do if I left him here all day. Besides he spends so much time alone I like to give him attention when he's here.



Plus I took the kids to a movie earlier in the week and they pretty much wiped out any extra money I had. Then I came home from that to find out my dogs broke a window (in their defense my house is old so the glass is very fragile) and now I have that to fix.



But I hope you, carnelian and whoever else goes has a wonderful time!



Nothing like turning the IL thread into a dog-related thread.
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#1634 Old 08-14-2007, 08:55 AM
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Ok, just came back from my first trip to chicago.. Very impressed i must say. Unfortunatley i couldn't find any of the restaurants all the lovely people on this forum told me about, i was very disappointed. And i had some trouble with my omni friend not being supportive or helping me look...booo!!



But i loved chicago, and will definately be going back at some time. I might also be going to northwestern which would be great.
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#1635 Old 08-31-2007, 09:53 AM
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I can't justify paying 18 bucks for dinner right now so I won't be at the Sept meetup
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I justify it by the fact I can't get most of that stuff here, so it's totally worth it.



And of course the company is great too.
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#1637 Old 09-06-2007, 08:38 PM
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I'm from Chicago, IL!



Uptown neighborhood
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I'm from Chicago, IL!



Uptown neighborhood

*wave*



Anyone go to the meetup? I'm sort of in withdrawl from Iowa City, where every other person is veg*n. But great groceries here! Trader Joe's, that oriental foods place in Uptown, Whole Foods, and farmers markets. Oh and Thai restaurants everywhere.
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Miss Garbo...do you mean Iowa City, Iowa? I had no idea it was so vegan friendly.

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#1640 Old 09-14-2007, 04:52 PM
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Miss Garbo...do you mean Iowa City, Iowa? I had no idea it was so vegan friendly.

Believe it or not, yes Home of the University of Iowa, it's the "Berkeley of the Midwest." There is an amazing co-op there (New Pioneer). They have awesome veggie sandwiches and you have a choice of soy or dairy cheese. Most all restaurants (except the chains) offer good veggie options, there's one *all*-vegetarian place, one all-vegan place, and a falafel joint. I miss my veg*n friends who I would have dinner with a lot. I grew up in small-town NW Iowa and would never have believed such a town existed in Iowa. Longer answer to short question, I feel really nostalgic.
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Iowa City is probably the only city in Iowa where the residents can even spell vegan.



Well, maybe in Des Moines. Maybe.
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#1642 Old 09-21-2007, 06:17 PM
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Just thought I'd jump in and say I'm also in Chicago, down in Hyde Park.
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Yay!



(sorry, I've been away for a year and half, but I still love Hyde Park)

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Bloomington Normal Vegetarian Group



Meet fellow vegetarians for friendship, discussions, and tasty vegetarian food.



Vegetarian Chat (Fourth Thursday of every month at 7:00 PM at The Coffeehouse-address below)

\tJanuary 24, February 28, March 27, April 24, May 22



Vegetarian Dining-out (Second Thursday of every month at 7:00 P.M. At locations below)



October 11, 2007 at 7:00 P.M.



Coffeehouse & Deli

Address: 114 E Beaufort St, Normal, IL 61761

Phone: (309) 452-6774



November 8, 2007 at 7:00 P.M.



India Bhavan Restaurant

Address: 716 S Eldorado Rd, Bloomington, IL 61704

Phone: (309) 661-0853



December 13, 2007 at 7:00 P.M.



Reality Bites

Address: 414 N Main St, Bloomington, IL 61701

Phone: (309) 828-1300



January 10, 2008 at 7:00 P.M.



Michael's Restaurant

Address: 110 W Washington St, Bloomington, IL 61701

Phone: (309) 820-1330



February 14, 2008 at 7:00 P.M.



Latte Time Coffee

Address: 706 S Main St, Normal, IL 61761

Phone: (309) 452-3700



March 13, 2008 at 7:00 P.M.



Los Potrillos Real Mexican Cuisine

Address: 201 Landmark Dr, Normal, IL 61761

Phone: (309) 862-0824



April 10, 2008 at 7:00 P.M.



Orient Gourmet

Address: 2103 N Veterans Pkwy # 312, Bloomington, IL 61704

Phone: (309) 661-1868
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Hey! I didn't know you were a member here! This is Michael from the meetups. Sorry I haven't been to the last few, I'll really try to make the next one.

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#1646 Old 10-02-2007, 07:34 PM
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Awesome...welcome Tom! Great to see you on VB!!!
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Apparently Tom registered 4 years ago. Small world!

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#1648 Old 10-03-2007, 12:46 PM
 
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What I want to know is...when did Michael get his own restaurant?

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#1649 Old 10-19-2007, 02:22 PM
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Hi!! I live in Plainfield and haven't gotten to try ANY veggie restaraunts! I've seen posts about meetups and would LOVE to go! When's the next one?
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