Mystics Go Vegan Hard-Core Punk
Contributed by VeggieGirl
If ignorant people like Norman Chad weren't trying to chase you all
away from WNBA fandom, I'd spend most of the summer doing nothing but
writing about this team. They got rid of a few of my favorites from
last summer, and yet clearly they still speak loudly to the
post-grunge Red-Room, Food-For-Thought, Sticky-Fingers D.C.
generation. From the magnificent Joseph White's AP story yesterday:
They were navigating the streets of the nation's capital, on the
way to get their hair done. Nakia Sanford was driving, while
Washington Mystics teammate Taj McWilliams-Franklin sat in the
passenger's seat talking and playing with her iPod.
"I look up, and there's this restaurant," McWilliams-Franklin
said. "Soul Vegetarian?"
Sanford pulled over on the spot. The hair would have to wait.
"We hopped out, went in there, it was awesome,"
McWilliams-Franklin said. "We had soy mac and cheese, whole wheat
pasta, soy cheese, soy milk, and it was fabulous."
The chance pit stop at the Soul Vegetarian Cafe was a rare moment
in American professional sports: Two players from the same team
indulging their dietary preferences by sharing a vegan meal.
Soul Vegetarian Cafe--on Georgia Ave., near Howard, and a short jog
from my home--is, indeed, uniquely great. As is the fact that the
Mystics now star two near-vegans, who sometimes eat dairy and
sometimes eat fish but nevertheless have an in-depth discussion about
soy milk vs. rice milk for Joseph White's benefit. (My own preference:
soy for drinking, rice for frozen treats.)
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Approved by andyba on December 11,2008 | 15:06:35