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$29 for a Raw-Foods Class and Tasting ($59 Value)
Chef and celebrity restaurateur Ron Russell demonstrates at least four recipes—which may include raw vegan flan, kale chorizo tacos, lettuce wraps, and sunflower breakfast scramble—featuring raw, plant-based foods. At the end of class, students can taste the dishes and ask the chef questions. Classes are held Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Plum Cafe & Bakery
It has been more than 35 years since Ron Russell has eaten any meat, according to ABC7 news. The award-winning chef and co-owner of Plum Cafe & Bakery crafts a menu of homestyle comfort fare made with organic, gluten-free ingredients sourced from local farms alongside craft beers from across the country on tap. Russell draws on international influences to create popular dishes such as a sweet-potato and avocado panini, kale tacos, and fresh-baked herb steak fries. Russell continues to cook up cupcakes, cookie sandwiches, and muffins in the bakery, despite protests from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Vegetables.