Next week, Strawberryrock and myself are cleverly, and ridiculously, aiming to dine only at businesses that have a Twitter account. We will purchase all meals outside of our own kitchens, at, or to go, from these businesses, or if it comes down to it, at least exist on food and drink from companies that have a twitter, like Dave Killer's Bread, New Deal Vodka Luna and Larry's, and Turtle Mountain. Bread, vodka and soy and coconut based ice creams! Again, we're aiming to do this, because we can, and there's no denying that twitter can be a wonderful tool for local businesses.
It's called: Dittering. Or the Ridiculously Great Twitter Dining Week, if you can't stomach that first name.
When: Monday, June 22nd- Saturday, June 27th, 2009*
*coinciding with the start of the Let Live Northwest Animal Rights Conference, which of course, you should check out.
I've no doubt spent a week where the majority of my meals I have not cooked have come from a cart, keeping in mind leftovers and that I do actually enjoy cooking many of my meals, so I don't think the reality of this is very difficult.
So who's up for it? If you actually are, please leave a comment or contact me on twitter. I'll feature any vegan grub you photograph and mention and so should you, perhaps throughout the week, and definitely on a final posting afterwards. This isn't a vegan specific thing, but my site is. I'm sure this idea won't change the world yet, but it amuses me, of course, and serves some type of attempt of a purpose...
Supporting local business! Spending your dollars wisely! Score! Fun!
Dear friends who don't tweet, see you afterwards! I'll be mentioning that dreaded application and dropping usernames more than usual. Much more. You can feel free to bet if we keep with this.
For my readers in and out of Portland, here's some food porn from businesses who tweet:
Korean tofu taco from Koi Fusion PDX
If you know me at all, you know I frequent the food carts on SE 12th and Hawthorne, a short walk from my apartment, and regularly on my walk home from social engagements. You've probably run into me there. My latest favorite there is Whiffies Deep Fried Pies, of which I have a submission on Veggie Thing posted.
Whiffies photos by Lucas DeShazer.
Cauliflower Red Lentil from Savor Soup House
Toasted bagel with Chipotle and Black Olive vegan cream cheezes, from Sweetpea Baking Co.
Pad Kee Mow from the Just Thai cart
Check out New Deal's blog with an extensive listing of Portland Food and Drink related twitters.
Follow my account, Get Sconed!, for the usual nonsense, vegan tidbits, where I'm dining and what's going to happen next. As usual, but with even more PDX enthusiasm!
Look for a full write up the following week, and more on Stumptown Vegans in the future.