Jun 11 2013
Vegan Juneteenth BBQ Celebration

Vegan Juneteenth BBQ Celebration

Celebrate freedom! Join us in Atwater for Juneteenth, the celebration of the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation. The proclamation declared “that all persons held as slaves are, and henceforward shall be free.”

Juneteenth celebrations, which originated in Texas, feature barbecue. We’re serving it vegan — Urban Dinner Socials style!

Sponsored by Whittier Backyard Farms, our vegan BBQ menu includes cultured strawberry soda, eggplant ribs, fried green tomatoes, and blackberry cobbler.

We’ll dine under the stars on this beautiful June evening.

All-Vegan Menu:

– Cultured Strawberry Soda
– Eggplant Country Style Ribs
– House-Made BBQ Sauce
– Fresh Baked Buns from The Baker’s Mark***
– Fried Green Tomatoes with Spicy Remoulade
– Sweet Potato Fries
– Coleslaw with Cultured Cabbage and Coconut Mayonnaise
– Blackberry Cobbler with Raw Cashew Vanilla Ice Cream

Dove Pressnall, Executive Director of Survivors’ Truths (working in Africa and America), will present on emancipation, freedom, and how media is used today to work with people affected by violence and/or discrimination to inform and inspire others.

Come enjoy delicious food and good company with the Urban Dinner Socials.


Sunday, June 23
7:30 p.m.
3048 Fletcher Dr., 90065
$25 online ($20 pre-sale tickets available)
Tickets at the door $40


All dinners are vegan. Local and organic where possible. Food sensitivities accommodated; please let us know.

***Mark Eklund of The Baker’s Mark will bake fresh buns for your BBQ plate.

Produce from Whittier Backyard Farms for this event includes chard, kale, lemons, tomatoes, blackberries, hyssop, scallions, chives, and mint.

The Vegan Juneteenth BBQ Celebration also features single cultivar, first cold press olive oil from Antica Extra Virgin Oils & Vinegars in Los Alamitos.


Tickets online are $25 and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Pre-sale tickets are available for $20.

Alternately, you’re invited to join our volunteer kitchen crew: Purchase a volunteer dinner ticket online for $5 (must be purchased 24 hours or more before event). Arrive at the kitchen at 4:30PM on Sunday and we’ll show you what to do from there!

A two-course child’s menu is available for $7.


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