My name is Clarissa and I live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest in a city called Bellingham. I have been vegetarian since Thanksgiving of 1989 and vegan since the spring of 2000. I originally created this site in 2008 as a way to share information about vegan topics and vegan options at local restaurants. At that time, I wrote new posts on a weekly basis, but in 2016 I decided to change it from a blog to a website with some core restaurant information. And now, here I am, three years later, and I realize I am unlikely to return to updating this site in the way that I once did.
Over the last decade, Bellingham has grown substantially more vegan-friendly. I am so grateful to have so many wonderful local options for dining out with friends and family, or picking up takeout for cozy evenings at home. However, while I remain a vegan in Bellingham, I no longer have the passion, time, or commitment I once did to review and post updates about local restaurants.
That being said, I am afraid it is time to let that part of my life go. Maybe there is someone else out there who wants to revive this endeavor and create a site like this themselves, or maybe technology has brought so many changes with it, there is no longer the same need for a site like this as there was when I first started.
At any rate, I want to thank you all and say that I have loved our time together. Over the coming weeks, I am going to un-publish many of the posts that still remain. I may end up converting this site to a recipe archive, but I have not quite yet decided for sure.
I have really enjoyed the time I spent creating this site, and all of the wonderful people I have met along the way. The vegan meet-ups were awesome, and realizing there was a community out there of both vegan and vegan-friendly people was really heartening. I am grateful to you all for your support, kind words, emails, and comments.