One of my near and dear vegan businesses, The Ravens, is a vegan and vegetarian restaurant located at the Stanford Inn by the Sea in Mendocino, CA. My first best friend (we've known each other since preschool) is the daughter of the owners of the Inn and Luxury Coastal Resort that is animal friendly and boasts an large, on-site organic garden, llama pastures, and ocean views. I spent a lot of time growing up on the grounds with my best friend, and it was so wonderful to have other vegetarians in my life (I was the only one in my family), who are now also life-long vegans.
Their current Chef was recently featured in O magazine, and I've been slacking as far as blog posts, but I wanted to share THIS ARTICLE HERE. Congrats Kyle! The Ravens is not only my favorite because I adore the owners, but the food is absolutely phenomenal (fresh veggies picked from the garden daily for their gourmet menu).
I'm heading back to the West Coast in September and am definitely looking forward to dining at the Raven's at least once... for breakfast, and for dinner.