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Ghostbusters* when Dr. Peter Venkman announces his victory Julius-Ceasar-style with "We came, We saw, We kicked it's ass!" and the crowd went wild! Well, this weekend was kinda like that.
This weekend was all about conquering for The Shannons. I might be referring to the rather impressive brunch we had at V-Spot on Saturday before heading over to the Grand Army Greenmarket for some vegetables. Or maybe I'm talking about the epic game of the nerdtastic computer game Civilization Dan and I played off and on all weekend that involved not only conquering multiple barbarian cities but discovering a new world while enjoying falafels and cashew ice cream. I might be talking about those things... but I'm not.
I'm talking about having brunch at Foodswings in Brooklyn with Leinana Two Moons, the writer of one of my favorite blogs, Vegan Good Things, and her husband Anthony. I'm talking about Vegan Creamsicle shakes, chili dogs, punk fries, bacon ranch chickn sandwiches and The Infamous Vegan Heart Attack Burger! OK - I admit maybe Dan helped me take down the burger, but we're a team, so it still counts... right?
Afterwards, we finally got to check out the Vegan Pop-Up Shop at Pine Box Rock Shop. We probably should have planned it a bit better, because there were dreamy & kind treats everywhere and we were already pretty stuffed. I finally got to meet Barbara over at Gone Pie Bakery and chat about moving to the city and out of the city again, kitchen space, and about how you can loose an accent from Bensonhurst but you can't loose that intensity to your voice that makes people think you're super crazy. Que sera sera.You should check out the photos and links, because there was raw ice cream, truffles, soaps, hummus, jewelry... you name it. It was a compassionate shopper's dream mall.
All and all, a prefect weekend for The Shannon Brigade. Hopefully some of you will join us for the next Foodswings lunch on July 23rd. I have my eye on the personal pizza next... Oh, and if you're wondering where your pie recipe is for today, check back this afternoon. I think you'll like what you find.
* Best music video ever.