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YumUniverse Launch Party

August 17th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Last week Alden, Jess and I went to a launch party for the YumUniverse blog.

YumUniverse is about making clean food choices and about being healthy and eating well. The site soft launched in the spring and is now ready for the big time. I thought that YumUniverse was all vegan as well, but I just read that their “contributors include steak-loving chefs, raw food fanatics, vegan dabblers, insatiable athletes, in-demand moms and even imaginative kids.”

The YumUniverse party took place at the Chicago Urban Art Society in Pilsen. The event was really well attended with more than 200 people RSVPing that they’d be there.

Some unique things at this party: The Rub Hub was giving free massages.

And there was all these crazy earth-oriented art installations around the party space.

Like any good party, there was a lot of food. All of this food happened to be vegan and raw and delicious. There were a lot of desserts, which my sweet tooth loved.

There was also a lot of booze at the YumUniverse party. It was all small tasting portions, but after a few shots of straight-up vodka, it’s not like you need to have a full glass of anything. We tried fair trade certified quinoa vodka (with lemon and elderflower), organic and sustainable wine from Hahn Family Wines, and did a acai spirit tasting thanks to VeeV. There were a few other liquor tables, but we didn’t want to stand in line to try them out.

After a while, we decided to leave the party and get some dinner. The raw vegan finger foods were not building a good base for all the liquor we were being offerred! But, it was cool to check out and I’ll be keeping my eye on the YumUniverse site.

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