Local vegan eatery VegeNation—now with two locations—has mastered the pop-up game like no other, using social media to market ever-changing specials you can only get on certain days of the week. Now I spend Wednesdays longing for Thursdays, when I know I can get my paws on a vegechanga, a giant deep-fried burrito stuffed with rice, beans, vegan “chicken” and veggies and topped with delicious dairy-free crema and VioLife vegan cheese (arguably the best on the market). Part of me wishes the vegechanga took up a permanent residence on the menu, but its fleeting presence keeps me coming back. Follow VegeNation on Instagram, or sign up for the email newsletter to get daily notifications about Chef Donald Lemperle’s creative pop-ups (udon noodles, blue corn flautas, BBQ “beef” sandwiches, “chicken” and waffles) and stay up to date on VegeNation’s many community-based events. The restaurant has steadily been building a culture all its own, creating an environment fueled not just by cruelty-free eating, but by joining forces with other small businesses in Las Vegas as well. It’s the kind of restaurant you can feel good indulging in, no matter the day of week. Vegenationlv.com, @vegenation.
Thu, Mar 22, 2018 (midnight)