Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Tampa Bay Vegetarians April 23rd Dinner - Lotus Vegan

We will have our Tuesday, April 23, dinner of the Tampa Bay Vegetarians at LOTUS VEGAN RESTAURANT, 6575 Park Blvd. North, Pinellas Park. As many of you remember, this is an excellent Vietnamese vegan restaurant.

The dinner will be served family-style and will include:
  • FRESH SPRING ROLLS (one for each person)
The cost of the meal for members is $18.00 per person, including tax and tip. Beverages other than iced tea and water will be available for an additional charge.

There is a $2.00 additional fee for non-members of the Tampa Bay Vegetarians. In lieu of the $2.00 non-member fee, you can join for April through December for a pro-rated fee of $8.00 for an individual or $11.75 for a household (cash only, please). The membership fee and the non-member fee are used to pay for the speaker's dinner each month, for paper plates, cutlery, etc. for our yearly picnic, for costs of printing the monthly flyers, etc. Whatever is remaining at the end of the year is used to lower the cost of our annual December holiday dinner party for all of the members.

Please make your reservation no later than noon on Saturday, April 20, by calling Steve at (727)224-8731, Sheryl at (727)623-4372, or Debby at (727)432-3327. This is the way to guarantee that a seat will be held for you at the dinner. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT to cancel your reservation if, after having made it, you find that you will be unable to attend the dinner. We don't require advance payment, but this is the only way in which we can continue to do this! We work hard to negotiate special prices for the dinners of the TBV, but we must be fair with the restaurants.

Our special speaker at the April 23rd dinner will be physical trainer/coach Pete Chapman, who will speak on:
Muscle is the Organ of Longevity
How to Build Muscle and Maintain Good Posture as a Vegetarian
Best Ways to Boost Memory and Mood Naturally

We look forward to seeing you at this dinner!

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Tampa Bay Vegetarians March 26 Dinner

The Tampa Bay Vegetarians will have their March dinner on Tuesday, March 26, at one of their all-time favorite restaurants, Mirage.  It is located at 2284 Gulf to Bay Boulevard in Clearwater, with plenty of parking behind the restaurant.  Mirage has won the TBV award on several occasions for FAVORITE RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR.  If you haven't been there yet, you are in for a treat!

We will have a plentiful Mediterranean all-you-can-eat buffet, with Greek Salad, Tabouleh, Shirez Salad, Baba Ganoush, Falafel, Dill Rice, Green Beans, Veggie Kabobs, etc., etc.  The delicious dessert will be baklava (made with sugar instead of honey for the vegans among us).  The entire buffet will be vegetarian (actually almost completely vegan).  The owners of the restaurant are giving us a special price of only $20 apiece, including tax and tip, for the entire meal.  If you wish special drinks other than water, you  will pay separately for them.

Non-members of the Tampa Bay Vegetarians will pay an extra fee of $2 apiece to the club, but anyone who wishes to join the club for the rest of 2024 may do so for $10 for one person or $13 for a  family membership (for people living at the same address).
It is the custom of the TBV to have a speaker who will talk for around ten minutes following the dinner on a topic of interest to vegetarians.

If you would like to join us at this very special dinner, you MUST contact either Sheryl at 727-623-4372 or Steve at 727-224-8731.  If you prefer, you may email Steve at sd56@tampabay.rr.com.  We must give the restaurant the correct  number of attendees three days before the event.  If you have signed up for it and then find that you will be unable to attend, please contact us so that we can give the correct number of attendees to the restaurant owner.  

We look forward to seeing you at Mirage!

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

January 23rd Dinner - Mellow Mushroom

The January 23, 2024 dinner of the Tampa Bay Vegetarians will be held at the Mellow Mushroom, 2630 Gulf to Bay Blvd., in Clearwater. Seating will begin at 6:30pm, with the dinner starting at 7:00pm. 

The price per member is $14.00, including tax and tip (beverages other than water will be self-pay).  Non-members will pay an extra $2.00 per person unless they sign up for membership. 

This dinner will be served buffet-style and will include:

House Salad (2 vegan dressing options)


Vegan Cheese Pizza (with extra veggie options)

Vegan Cheese Veg-Out Pizza

Vegan Miss Mushroom Pizza

Cheese Pizza

Kosmic Karma Pizza

Veg-Out Pizza  

Loaded Potato Pie Pizza


We MUST have reservations for everyone attending the dinner.  All reservations must be made by 9AM on January 22nd.  Call Debby at 727-432-3327 or Sue Peck at 727-420-0543. Please note when you RSVP whether you are eating vegan or not so we can properly plan for the vegan versus vegetarian pizzas. 

If, after having made a reservation, you find that you will be unable to attend the dinner, please call Debby or Sue right away.  

We will have a speaker – information on that will be sent out later. 

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, January 23rd!