Monday, June 15, 2009

Coming Soon: Ridiculously Great Twitter Dining Week! (Dittering)

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.

Blueberry:

BBQ Tofu:

Whiffies photos by Lucas DeShazer.

Cauliflower Red Lentil from Savor Soup House

Black Currant Cider from Green Dragon Brewery during BeerandBlog

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.




10 comments:

Veganissexy said...

I'm so jealous of your portland eats! If I could live in any other city in the NW it would be Portland in a heartbeat! I just read a big article in Sunset magazine about Portland's food carts. I think it was an old March issue at my gym....you should try and track that down. It was talking about how huge the food cart movement has become. Only a few they mentioned were vegan, but they looked amazing :) Have fun dittering with your pal...sounds dirty :)

tasteslikeyum said...

I have a serious need for some pad khee mao and a cold beer right now... I guess a teeny bottle of riesling and leftover pad basil tofu will have to do.

I'd comment more, but usually I spend my time after reading your posts wiping drool off the keyboard. Boyfriend hates that, but cats find it amusing.

Veganbeer said...

I am game, I may need help locating twitted businesses though.

extramsg said...

So since I came up with the term "dittering" does that mean you'll be making a stop at one of my restaurants, either Sandwichworks or Kenny & Zuke's Delicatessen? ;-)

Erica said...

EVERYONE is talking about the Korean taco truck! i've got my twitterpated friend following them for lunchtime soon.

Erica said...

oh, and "dittering" sounds vaguely naughty!

vegtasticvoyage said...

i've got to get over to whiffies. it looks/sounds too good to be true.

Monique a.k.a. Mo said...

Oh my goodness. I am seriously contemplating a drive to Portland for Whiffies pies alone!!!

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