Vegan MoFo 2013:11 The Julie Ruin, Derby & The 5 Point Cafe, Seattle

Published September 17, 2013 by Vegan Derby Cat Party
"I skate like a girl."

“I skate like a girl.”

Hello all,
Sorry to have been nearly absent last week. We’ve had a lot of AWESOME things going on lately, so I haven’t been mofo-ing as much as I planned to. (But I’m still confident I can beat my last year’s record of 14!) One of those things has been passing my skills test last weekend for the the PFM rolly derby practice squad. I had been skating twice a week for the last month to prepare, and skated a whopping 3 times last week, despite my desperately overworked legs! This past Sunday, I went to my first real practice, and it was with one of their hardest coaches. (So I’m told!) So walking and sitting and such have been especially rough since, but that didn’t stop me from heading out to The Julie Ruin show on Sunday night at Neumos! (Or from skating on my new wheels last night, which unfortunately, only helped my legs a little bit, if at all!)

The Julie Ruin

The Julie Ruin

Kathleen Hanna & Kathi Wilcox! 1/2 of my all time fave riot grrrl band Bikini Kill, from the 90s.

Kathleen Hanna & Kathi Wilcox! 1/2 of my all time fave riot grrrl band, Bikini Kill, from the 90s.

Kathleen Hanna is absolutely my hero, and I’ve worshipped her awesome feminist, riot grrrl butt since the Bikini Kill days, when I was in high school. I was so jealous of people on the west coast in those days who actually got to see them play live, but 20 years later, it finally happened to me!! The Julie Ruin is a thing she came up with a while back, but she just got a band together, including former Bikini Killer Kathi Wilcox (pictured above), and this time when she did a small tour, I was actually on it! 😀

And now to the food, since you didn’t come here to learn abour roller derby or Kathleen Hanna. 🙂 Last night we got out of the rink famished, and after hitting up a few places that weren’t still serving food, we decided to head to The 5 Point Cafe, which thankfully, is ALWAYS open. (This is the same place we took the pic for the 3rd anniversary post.)


That plate of delicious is one of their 2 unmarked vegan dishes on the menu, the “No Huevos” Rancheros: tofu, black beans, corn, Soyrizo, ranchero sauce & guacamole on tortilla strips, $9.50. Especially good doused with some of Portland’s own Secret Ardvark sauce that they keep behind the bar. (Ask for it!)

The other is the 5 Point Curry Tofu Scramble: homemade rich curry blend, a recipe taken from the legendary Green Cat Café. With vegetables and potatoes. It’s the best tofu scramble in the world. With toast, $11.50. What I usually get has been their Nachos Grande: guacamole, pico de gallo, black beans with NO cheese or sour cream,  $ 8.00, and sometimes I’ll even get a side of tater tots (which is enormous!). But after eating the above last night, (Thomas’ go-to favorite) I will likely be ordering this without hesitation, from now on.

The 5 point Cafe is a well loved favorite in Seattle, and has been open 84 years. Their motto is “Alcoholics serving alcoholics since 1929”. Located at 415 CEDAR STREET SEATTLE, WA 98119. Wide Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Full menu served all the time. 206-448-9991.

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