Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers gave out a lot of gift cards on the radio, especially on KFMB-FM, and because their veggie burger can be made vegan by rejecting the cheese and requesting a lettuce wrap instead of the bun, it was pretty smart of vegans to win them (pretty smart of me anyway.) I won mine from Robin Roth. (Years ago, there was a radio contest where the cue to call was Roth reading Morrissey lyrics. I won, of course, and saw her outside after the show where she hugged me. LOL.) Anyway, the vegan patty is made of brown rice, black beans, and oats with a “sweet soy glaze.” Pretty good.
I got the Alpine Duet beer, which is purportedly vegan-friendly, although used to not be (Barnivore.com.) It’s more bitter than a jealous person. I saved some in a drink container to finish later.
The Gaslamp location is only seven (7) blocks west of the Central city public library branch in the East Village, which means two (2) hours of freebie parking (validate your parking stub for free.) (You can use Ancestry.com for free at the library too.) When you walk out you’ll see the homeless camped on the sidewalk. (By the way, my cyber-bully who I wrote about here tried to cyber-bully me again by falsely accusing me of “disparaging the homeless,” but didn’t back it up of course. I’m the one who called out 10 News and the police for showing bias against the homeless in favor of homeowners!)
Then I headed off to Hillcrest to score $100 worth of free groceries because I won a Whole Foods gift card on Star. (But I had coupons too so I still have a balance.) There was a lady with a kid and a dog by the parking lot with a “HUNGRY VEGAN FAMILY” sign. I gave the lady a card for VeganTownUSA.Wordpress.com and said, “Lots of referral links for vegan freebies.” (Yes they had a smart phone and I presumed they already knew about food stamps, food banks, and Food Not Bombs.) (Since I posted the list of birthday freebies I noticed that Jersey Mike’s also has a birthday freebie sub when you subscribe to the E-mail Club. I just didn’t realize it before because when I originally signed up it didn’t ask for my birthday.)