Pam Giarrizzo

Pam Giarrizzo Pam Giarrizzo has been a Sacramento vegan for almost ten years. She and her non-vegan husband are the parents of a college-age son, also not a vegan. The challenge of dining out under these circumstances led to the creation of the Sacramento Vegan blog.

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Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — Hook & Ladder Manufacturing Co.

Oct 19, 2014
Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — Hook & Ladder Manufacturing Co.

With less than two weeks to go in this year's Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge, I'm scrambling to get to all the participating restaurants I haven't visited yet. Sunday night, my husband and I headed over to Hook & Ladder Manufacturing Co., where a three-course fixed price Challenge meal is being offered.


I knew that...

Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — Lou’s Sushi

Oct 16, 2014
Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — Lou’s Sushi

I had lunch with my friend Melissa today at Lou's Sushi, which is participating for the first time this year in the Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge. I was pleasantly surprised to see several different items offered on their Challenge menu.


We ordered the Tofu and Grilled Asparagus Salad to share, squares of soft tofu...

Make a Natural Car Air Freshener

Oct 13, 2014
Make a Natural Car Air Freshener

I splurged last week and took the Mommymobile to a nice car wash place by my work. It was great to have a clean car, but they sprayed some horrible air “freshener” inside that instantly gave me a headache.  Considering that the EPA acknowledges that air fresheners contain formaldehyde, petroleum... 

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Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — Tower Bridge Bistro

Oct 12, 2014
Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — Tower Bridge Bistro

My husband, son, and I had a wonderful dinner Saturday night at Tower Bridge Bistro. Chef Clay Purcell has participated in the Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge ever since it began, and his vegan creations never disappoint. What makes it even better is that he offers so many vegan options during the Challenge....

Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — The Porch Restaurant and Bar

Oct 11, 2014
Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — The Porch Restaurant and Bar

When I saw that The Porch Restaurant and Bar was going to be offering a fried beets appetizer during this year's Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge like they did last year, I knew a trip to the Porch was going to be in my very near future.My husband and I...

Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — Blackbird Kitchen + Beer Gallery

Oct 8, 2014
Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — Blackbird Kitchen + Beer Gallery

I met a friend for lunch today at Blackbird Kitchen + Beer Gallery, which is participating in the Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge this year for the first time. They are expecting to offer different vegan items throughout the month, but at the moment, ...

Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — Evan’s Kitchen

Oct 7, 2014
Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — Evan’s Kitchen

I had a lovely lunch at Evan's Kitchen Tuesday afternoon. I know I'll go back there at least another time or two before the Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge is over, especially since their breakfast is always so good. But rather than writing a big lon...

Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — Fahrenheit 250 BBQ

Oct 5, 2014
Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — Fahrenheit 250 BBQ

My husband Phil and I had dinner Saturday night at the already vegan-friendly Fahrenheit 250 BBQ. Since this restaurant just opened several months ago, this is its first time participating in the Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge.I told the server I wan...

Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — Capitol Garage

Oct 2, 2014
Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — Capitol Garage

I'm just back from eating every single item on the Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge menu at Capitol Garage, and I'm so full I can barely breathe. I probably should have had some of the food boxed up to bring home, but I just couldn't stop eating it!


The first course was a pumpkin salad...

Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — Shine

Oct 1, 2014
Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — Shine



Yesterday was the first day of the Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge. Since I wasn't going to be available to go to dinner at one of the Challenge restaurants, I decided to go to Shine, where Challenge items are offered at lunchtime too. Amanda Lawrence, one of the owners of...

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