Ok, so with all this VeganMoFo food talk, you might be thinking, "do these people do anything besides think about, make, and eat food?" Well, we do try to get in some work between meals. One thing we've launched in October is new store hours! So through the end of the year, we're going to be open every day of the week from 11:30-7:30. We're accomplishing this with the help of our newest LO team member, Amara. You may have met her already helping Kirk out on the weekends. Now you can welcome her to Mondays and Tuesdays!
We're excited to be giving this schedule a try. We've been running the store for six years and it seemed about time to give this a go. Hopefully you'll find it more convenient for your shopping needs. We're always working on new LO projects as well as finding cool new books and zines and art and paper goods and look forward to the increased opportunity to share them with you.
And for once, I'm going to do my VeganMoFo writing earlier in the day. So the main reason I was down in the Bay Area this weekend was for my grandpa's 93rd birthday. After a luncheon in downtown Oakland (if you've ever been to a Chinese banquet, you'll know they're not exactly veg-friendly. I got a special tofu dish), we retired to my cousin's house in Alameda. My aunt bought me some handmade frozen dumplings from a northern chinese restaurant in Oakland that specializes in dumplings, buns, and noodles. I used to go there a lot in college and still have a fondness for their doughy dumplings, although my taste for vegetable filling has evolved beyond their somewhat uninspiring cabbage mix. It's still fun to get to eat some for old time's sake since I haven't found anything as good in SF or Portland.