The Rev. Casey dunsworth

serves as Associate Campus Pastor to the Belfry, the Lutheran-Episcopal Campus Ministry to UC Davis

and as Program Director for LEVN, the Lutheran Episcopal Volunteer Network.

Ah, sustainability. And beer. Duh.

Last night, we all went out to dinner at Ladyface Alehouse & Brasserie, a sustainable restaurant and brewery! It was so lovely. We sat out on the patio, ordered a bunch of different beers, and I ate a hamburger! It was my first hamburger in months and it was absolutely delicious. I also had potato cheddar soup, some of Bobby's grilled asparagus, and some of Sarah's chicken and spaghetti squash. Oh, and did I mention that all of it was organic, free-range, local, family farmed -- they grow their herbs and some veggies on site!! -- and all other sorts of happy? So delicious and so sustainable! I really think it tasted better. And even though it had been months since I'd eaten red meat, it barely upset my stomach. I'm pretty sure that the amount of food and beer is really what did, haha.

I can't believe we didn't know about this restaurant ALL of college. I would have gone so often! Taken my parents there, had a senior social there, had my graduation party there, even! It makes me so happy that there are people who think sustainable food is important. And everyone who goes to Ladyface hears about their philosophy, as it's on the front of their menu! This is it:

At Ladyface, we believe in hand-crafted and artisanal products. We strive to provide dishes with 100% natural ingredients, prepared at their peak of freshness. In an effort to assure freshness, and be environmentally responsibile by reducing transportation distances, we try to offer only in-season, locally available, or California-grown produce, which is why you may notice slight menu changes throughout the year. We choose meats that are free-range, raised without hormones or antibiotics. Our to-go packaging is made from recycled or compostable materials. Little things like this keep us all healthier and happier.

I am certainly healthier and happier from having eaten dinner there last night. The combination of food and friends was delicious.

Two posts in one day because this is just so important. (Untrue.)

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