For the month of November, Tony’s Darts Away—the vegan-friendly Burbank pub started by Tony Yanow of Golden Road and Mohawk Bend—asked plant-based tastemakers of Los Angeles to design four signature vegan hot dogs as part of a monthlong Dogs for Dogs campaign. One dollar from each purchase goes to the work of the Beagle Freedom Project, a nonprofit devoted to rescuing and finding homes for beagles used in laboratory research. You can read more about their work and beagles used in laboratory testing on the group’s site (for instance, the very heart-breaking fact that beagles are the most popular breed for lab use because of their friendly, docile, trusting, forgiving, people-pleasing personalities).
Katie + I are very pleased to announce that Tony’s Darts Away asked us to be a part of the campaign and—this week and this week only—you’ll be able to order “The Owen,” a Banh Mi style vegan hot dog named after our very own Owen, who can easily be described as friendly, docile, trusting, forgiving, and people-pleasing. Okay, maybe not docile, but nonetheless, we can picture him in that very same, deplorable, unnecessary (animal tests and human results only agree 5-25% of the time according to one of the world’s largest animal testing labs, Huntingdon Life Sciences) situation and it breaks our hearts to think of.
So help the Beagle Freedom Project out this week by heading to Tony’s and ordering an Owen—a Tofurky Keilbasa with vegan aioli, cilantro, pickled carrots & daikon, cucumbers, fresh jalapeño slices, and sriracha on a toasted bun. If you can’t make it this week, you’ve got three more weeks of special Dogs for Dogs, listed on TDA’s site and on the poster below (Nic Adler’s Frito Pie dog sounds especially intriguing). If you can’t make it to Burbank at all, give to BFP online.
Below, said poster and Owen 100% about to chow down on his namesake.