Durham, North Carolina is getting its own Vegan Cookoff
North Carolina is looking more beautiful by the day. The Triangle region, a cluster of cities including the capital, Raleigh, and Durham, Cary, and Chapel Hill, has made news recently for their grassroots campaigns such as the Vegan Chalk Challenge and the presence of a vegan contingent at the Moral March on Raleigh. Now, North Carolina is making news again, as fifteen restaurants in Durham are facing off in the Bull City Vegan Chef Challenge.
For it’s forth year, the challenge has brought a fine group of chefs onboard for the entire month of April. The chef’s missions? To put a vegan specialty on the menu of an omnivorous restaurant while consumers serve as the judges and vote on their favorites. Bull City Vegan works year-round to bring vegan options to area eateries, but this is by far their biggest event. What a better way to expose people to how tasty vegan food it by putting top chefs head to head? It’s excellent exposure to “what vegans eat,” and gently pushes restaurants in the direction of becoming vegan hotspots.
The options range from Peruvian food to fine Italian cuisine, but it doesn’t stop there. Pubs are taking part in the cook-off, as well as soul food joints, bakeries, and a restaurant serving up Mexican food.