Many people came out to celebrate the Grand Opening of the Loving Hut Asian vegan restaurant in Mira Mesa, which will hopefully follow in the successful footsteps of the one on El Cajon Blvd. Loving Hut claims to be the fastest growing international chain of vegan restaurants.
The entertainment was by Nominjin of Mongolia who travels around the world and sings in numerous languages, and the charming young sisters called Truth on Earth, a “social action rock group” who write about major world problems like starvation, human rights, animal rights and so on.
The food didn’t stop coming out of the kitchen: spring rolls, soy shrimp, salad, pasta with vegan cheese, fried rice, and a variety of cakes and non-dairy cheesecakes.
Presenters were from the local veggie scene, like Mimi Kirk, 72 and looking great, who won Peta’s Sexiest Vegetarian Over 50 contest, and is working on a book called “Live Raw” and inspiring over 10,000 Facebook friends. Stephanie Redcross spoke about her company Vegan Mainstream’s new zine – see their website next week for a sneak peek of interviews with 25 bloggers talking about their favorite vegan blogs. A few of the Veg-Appeal ladies and Bob Linden of Go Vegan Radio also spoke. The event was a great chance to celebrate a restaurant with delicious healthy food and network with locals who share a passion for environmentally-friendly living.