Vegan dining in Escondido, California

Escondido has a treasure in its Vegan Soup Bar downtown. Right on Grand Avenue, there is both indoor and outdoor seating for this casual-dining spot. The menu has an amazing selection of all-vegan items, from soups and salads to sandwiches and paninis. We tried one of the specials, a Vietnamese noodle dish that was excellent. …

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Louie’s of Ashland adds a vegan menu!

We have long been big fans of Louie’s of Ashland for its wonderful food, its great bar, its lovely creekside seating, its amazing owners, its fabulous staff — and especially its vegetarian menu and vegan cheat sheet. Now we have another reason: Its new vegan menu. This wonderful menu has many familiar items to vegans …

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An interview with Gretchen Primack

We are big fans of the wonderful author Gretchen Primack, whose books include the poetry collection Kind, as well as the nonfiction book The Lucky Ones, coauthored with Jenny Brown. Her new poetry collection, Visiting Days, is a beautiful, compassionate, and important new work that compels us all to take a closer look at the …

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It’s World Penguin Day

Today is World Penguin Day — not that we need a reason to celebrate these amazing little creatures, but it’s great to have a designated day on which everyone thinks about these birds and how they’re faring in such a rapidly changing world. So, how exactly are the penguins doing? According to the International Union …

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An interview with John Yunker, author of WHERE OCEANS HIDE THEIR DEAD

Finally, the long-awaited sequel to The Tourist Trail is here. Where Oceans Hide Their Dead, which can be read as a stand-alone novel as well, picks up where The Tourist Trail left off (which is all we can say here, in case you haven’t yet read The Tourist Trail). Hailed as “an epic, gripping, charming …

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