Well it's day three of Vegan MoFo and I'm breaking with my theme already - usually I make it at least 10 days before falling apart but this time it's for a good reason. I'm rabidly pro-choice and I love tacos so when my pal Stephanie, aka the Vegan Lazy Smurf, nominated me for the Taco or Beer Challenge it was a no brainier. Of course I'll do it! And what better place to do it than Austin, Tx the home of the best vegan breakfast tacos I've ever eaten. Honestly beer never even came into the equation - screw beer, tacos will always win in a fight over my heart.
If you haven't heard of the Taco or Beer Challenge I'll let Stephanie fill you in because whilst she is lazy in name I'm lazy in nature and I'm also on vacation (as they call it over here). She says...
"I think the whole idea might have started as a satire of the ice bucket challenge, you do something, tell everyone that you did it, and then donate to a cause. Why waste a bunch of water and pour ice on your head when you could instead eat a delicious taco or drink a refreshing beer (or both!) and then donate to fund abortion? It makes a lot more sense to me!"
It makes a lot more sense to me too Stephanie. Throwing around buckets of ice during a drought and donating to a charity that animal tests was never going to be a winning plan in my eyes but this? This I'm into! Cherrywood Coffeehouse is today's taco destination of choice.
At Cherrywood your taco comes with three fillings as standard (you can add more for $.50 or $1) and I went with the greatest combo, in my opinion anyway, of potatoes (yup, those are shoestring potatoes which are essentially breakfast chips - fuck yeah!), tofu (deep fried!! OMG!!) and avocado (because, fat and yum).
This was so ridic' delish' that I went back for a second immediately! As I ate two taco's I'm going to be donating to two abortion charities, first, as I'm in Austin I've donated to Whole Woman's Texas Action Fund because it sucks that awesome feminist abortion providers are having to shut down because of Republican political shit. Charity two is a little closer to home. The Abortion Support Network provide financial assistance and accommodation to people (regardless of gender identity) travelling from Ireland and Northern Ireland to England for a safe and legal abortion.
Honestly it blows my mind that people think it's acceptable to tell people what to do with their own bodies and it both angers and saddens me that people are having to go through all of this to have an abortion in 20-fucking-14. I'm tagging my bff and fellow MoFo blogger Sal from Alien on Toast because I know she'll be up for the challenge! You don't need to be tagged to take the challenge on though, oh no, you can just go for it by eating a taco or drinking a beer, making a donation and tagging someone to start the chain off anew.
Here's a bonus Cherrywood Coffeehouse patio dog. To channel Doge, so cute, very tail, much wow.