A top restaurant in the city where I live did an all veg menu for one night last month and it was impossible to get a reservation. In Cleveland, a meat and potatoes city according to this article, the vegan trend is on the up-tick. The Cleveland Vegan Society organized a fundraiser to raise money for a VegFest, and it sold out with over 400 people attending! A local vegan chef commented:
"I was totally shocked that it wasn't just a bunch of my Trekkie friends that usually hang out in their moms' basement," jokes Harouvis. "These were normal, professional, amazing people that were there. There were no secret handshakes. I was so excited. Whenever you find your people, you're just so happy."