Soft formed in Brooklyn in 2003, but the group did not begin performing live until more than a year afterwards; for this reason, they were not well known on the New York music scene despite receiving critical acclaim elsewhere. Prior to forming Soft, lead singer John Reineck had previously played in a band called The Siren Six! at the University of Minnesota, and spent a year in Osaka working for a noise music record label after college. The name "Soft" was given to the group by Mickey Madden from Maroon 5, who suggested it after the group opened for one of their shows. The group also opened for such acts as Kiss, Phantom Planet, Hot Chip, and Voxtrot. After releasing several EPs and an LP in Japan, the group's debut full-length, Gone Faded, was released on October 23, 2007. The band recorded a follow-up album in early 2008 with producer Chris Coady which was released in 2011 as Dogs.
Hot Club and the Smoke Machine (2006, Japan only release)
Veganism is both the practice of abstaining from the use of animal products, particularly in diet, and an associated philosophy that rejects the commodity status of animals. A follower of veganism is known as a vegan.
Distinctions are sometimes made between several categories of veganism. Dietary vegans (or strict vegetarians) refrain from consuming animal products, not only meat but also eggs, dairy products and other animal-derived substances. The term ethical vegan is often applied to those who not only follow a vegan diet but extend the philosophy into other areas of their lives, and oppose the use of animal products for any purpose. Another term is environmental veganism, which refers to the avoidance of animal products on the premise that the harvesting or industrial farming of animals is environmentally damaging and unsustainable.
The term vegan was coined in 1944 by Donald Watson when he co-founded the Vegan Society in England, at first to mean "non-dairy vegetarian" and later "the doctrine that man should live without exploiting animals." Interest in veganism increased in the 2010s; vegan stores opened, and vegan options became available in more supermarkets and restaurants in many countries.
Wine is sometimes finished with animal products. Specifically, finings used to remove organic impurities and improve clarity and flavour include several animal products, including casein, albumen, gelatin and isinglass.
Wineries might use animal-derived products as finings. To remove proteins, yeast, and other organic particles which are in suspension during the making of the wine, a fining agent is added to the top of the vat. As it sinks down, the particles adhere to the agent, and are carried out of suspension. None of the fining agent remains in the finished product sold in the bottle, and not all wines are fined.
Aleeya Mayo/ Insider I tried vegan ice cream at Van Leeuwen's newest location in Philadelphia. It was the best animal-free ice cream I've had in my 5 years of being vegan ... The chain recently opened a new location in Philadelphia, and, having been vegan for five years now, I went on a mission to try their famous animal-free desserts.
VeganOktoberfest takes place in DTLA on Saturday, October 16 at Los Angeles Center Studios with a bevy of beers, non-alcoholic craft brews, Bavarian food and live music ... Expect an assortment of traditional Bavarian specialties like bratwurst, sauerkraut, German potato salad, cabbage, soft pretzels, as well as German-inspired vegan options ... L.A ... .
She is now vegan ... After a couple of months, she had come up with a vegan substitute ... Peet's Coffee is selling a vegan breakfast sandwich made with mung-bean-based Just Egg. A New York City soft-serve shop, 16 Handles, collaborated with the popular Oatly drink to create a line of vegan sweets in flavors like chocolate, chai tea and iced latte.
Realme GT ME features a premium vegan leather finish with a suitcase-inspired design, which gives it a distinct identity ... The vegan leather feels nice with a slightly textured finish, which helps offer a better grip. However, it seems that the company has affixed a thin coating of vegan leather as the fabric isn’t very thick and too soft ... Tags ... .
If you’re drinking beer in Germany, it’s probably vegan ...Put on your dirndl or lederhosen, open a beer, and cook up some delicious vegan food with German flavors. A study run by the German Nutrition Society in 2016 estimated that almost 1% of the population of Germany is vegan ... 1 cup vegan beer. 4 vegan-friendly soft pretzel buns ... 4 vegan bratwurst.
Dairy Queen's soft-serve ice cream treats have been a staple in American fast food since 1940... As you can imagine, given the nature of its name, finding a satisfying vegan meal at Dairy Queen can pose a bit of a challenge ... VeganBurgers and Sandwiches ... For vegans, however, the small vanilla soft serve Kids' Cone is the, ahem, "meal" breaker.
Janey Wong In a city that’s gained a reputation for elevated vegan cuisine, plant-based eaters can now find things like meatless burgers, dairy-free pizzas, and corn dogs not constituted from spare parts under one roof ... The curly fries that accompanied it were pitch perfect, but the real revelation was the vegan ranch.
The small menu includes beef and vegan cheeseburgers, fries, regular and vegan shakes and soft drinks ... A quick-service concept called 518 Donuts, featuring doughnuts, fried chicken as sandwiches or in doughnut batter, french fries, ice cream sandwiches and coffee and soft drinks, ...
Tofu can be silky or soft, which have been used in vegan desserts like mousses and cheesecakes, to firm or extra firm, which can easily be sliced into chunks marinated and roasted, fried or sautéed ... The fried tofu has a slightly fried shell and soft inner flesh that eats like eggs and tasted clean, was open textured and super filling ... to 2.30 p.m ... .
ALBANY — An Indian restaurant and a quick-serve burger concept are recent additions to the city's dining scene, located a few blocks from one another ... to 2.30 p.m ... on weekends ... The small menu includes beef and vegan cheeseburgers, fries, regular and vegan shakes and soft drinks ... .
At vegan restaurant Berbere, dishes will include injera, chickpea stew and a house-made veggie burger ...Gogo’s also offers dipped soft-serve cones and floats, all served daily from 11 a.m ... Oompah band Festmeister Hans und Die Sauerkrauts will headline the event, and bites will include bratwurst, potato salad, soft pretzels and multiple vegan options.
Grilling on Labor Day is an American tradition, but basic burgers and hot dogs can get boring year after year. Luckily, there are many ways to put a fresh spin on the classics ...Try carrot hot dogs. Carrot hot dogs ... Even if you aren’t vegan, carrot lovers are sure to enjoy this marinated veggie, smothered with toppings in a soft, warm bun ... Credit ... Credit.