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Vegetarian Staffers Prep Last 2013 Feast, Plan for 2014

The Congressional Vegetarian Staff Association wants to send everyone home for the holidays with a full belly, so it’s bringing in the Randy Radish to feed the masses at the final policy luncheon of the year.

The educational event, which will feature a keynote speech by Dr. Michael Greger, director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at the Humane Society of the United States, is scheduled to take place Dec. 18 at noon in the Capitol Visitor Center (HVC 201). The lunch discussion, part of the group’s ongoing outreach, is free and open to everyone.

The Randy Radish is a local food truck that hangs its hat on vegan fare. House specialties include: a baked, barbecue sauce-drizzled jackfruit offering, a marinated tofu “Reuben,” a vegetarian hot dog with your choice of toppings (chili, sauerkraut, chopped onions) and house-made iced cinnamon buns.

Meanwhile, the CVSA is already plotting a dynamic new year.

A CVSA aide told HOH the group is hoping to bring together a certain diet-conscious New Jersey Democrat (newly minted Sen. Cory Booker) and pro-animal advocate from the President George W. Bush era (Matthew Scully) for a bipartisan powwow early next year.

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