1. The BEST tofu-scramble I have ever had is at Bliss, an unassuming hole-in-the-wall organic, vegetarian brunch and dinner joint, in a prime location on Bedford Ave in Williamsburg. The music is innocently and charmingly terrible, the staff is adorable and sweet, and the homemade cashew cookies and chocolate cupcakes are addictive. The winner, though, is the amazing, savory, soy scramble that keeps me coming back at least once a week.718-599-2547 **Cash Only** 191 Bedford Ave Brooklyn, NY 11211 Neighborhood: Williamsburg Cross Street: Btwn N 6th & N 7th Sts Public Transit: L @ Bedford Ave
2. Trader Joe's has finally abandoned Gemperle Enterprises Eggs after friends of DB, Mercy For Animals, exposed undercover investigative footage of the gross neglect and cruel treatment of hens at Gemperle Enterprises' factory egg farm in California. Like the Westland Meat/ Hallmark Beef recall, this has generated a flurry of media attention across the nation, including stories on CNN.com and by the LA Times, and the Associated Press. Not surprisingly, when people really see what's happening on factory farms, it's almost impossible not to withdraw financial sponsorship of behavior that is so contradictory to our own conscience.
The decision came on the heels of MFA's news conference in Los Angeles, which revealed the grocery chain's business relationship with Gemperle Enterprises, where employees were caught on hidden camera kicking, throwing, and stomping on live birds.
Although this announcement is a good first step, Trader Joe's must do more. Please write to the CEO of Trader Joe's and urge him to take further action to prevent cruelty to animals by adopting a strict policy against the sale of battery-cage eggs.
Egg Laying chickens are probably the most abused animals, and unfortunately, these behaviors are considered normal on typical egg farms. Egg alternatives, click here:
Advice on substituting eggs from Post Punk Kitchen.
DB Etiquette Recommendation: The best way to avoid supporting activities with no regard for the suffering of living, feeling animals is to stop eating eggs and adopt a healthy, plant-based diet.