Al Gore is Vegan Now, But St. Louis Already Knew That

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Former vice president Al Gore is totally a vegan now. Just like Bill Clinton! Forbes and the Washington Post are both reporting that he's given up animal products.

But, hey, guess what -- Gut Check totally already knew that. Back in February, Gore came to St. Louis for his book tour and got a vegan dinner catered by Local Harvest Cafe (3137 Morganford Road; 314-772-8815).

See also: Local Harvest Cafe & Catering Preparing Vegan Dinner for Al Gore's Weekend Visit to St. Louis

Gore's team requested a vegan, nut-free and oil-free meal: roasted carrot bisque with radish kimchi, smoked butternut squash puttanesca over lemon-scented Missouri wild rice and quinoa-stuffed dolmas with raisins and mint.

"One of his staff members contacted us last week about his visit to St. Louis," Local Harvest's co-owner Patrick Horine told us at the time. "They had some fairly precise dietary restrictions, told us what they were, and asked us to come back with a menu. We did and they approved it."

Gore has been criticizing the meat industry over the past few years, blaming it in part for global warming. That may be why he made the leap, but we'd like to think it has more to do with the fact that his buddy Bill has been a vegan for over three years. (Clinton changed his diet after quadruple-bypass heart surgery in 2004.) That, and the fact that Gore's meal here in St. Louis was obviously so mind-blowing that he made up his mind then and there to give up animal products.

Forbes also reports that Gore is considering investing in a startup that's trying to "replace eggs with a plant-based formula." Which sounds like the worst thing ever. Are we sure this has nothing to do with ManBearPig?

Gut Check is always hungry for tips and feedback. Email the author at nancy.stiles@riverfronttimes.com or follow her on Twitter.




Location Info

Local Harvest Cafe & Catering

3137 Morganford Road, St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant

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21 comments
Mike Igleheart
Mike Igleheart

Al Gore will be whatever he needs to be to keep the "Global Warming" gravy train rolling.

Kristi Lee
Kristi Lee

Yeah, that's sane talk. Think for yourself.

Steve Mincer
Steve Mincer

nooo...see, kristi...when the libs call everyone that doesn't kneel before obama a "racist"...then we get to tell mr. gore up there to screw off.

Steve Mincer
Steve Mincer

he'll create a "vegan" television channel and then sell it to buffalo wild wings. sound crazy? that's just what this douche did with his television channel. a bunch of climate change liberal rhetoric about how bad fossil fuels are and then he sells it to the nation of qatar...that makes all its money from...wait for it...oil.

Person
Person

If Al Gore "lied" about global warming, then he has also successfully convinced an entire scientific community to go along with that lie. An entire scientific community who have, um, facts and stuff. (And no, the one Libertarian guy in Denmark or whatever with an only tangentially-related PhD in the field will not make a good case that global warming is a hoax).

But feel free to keep repeating your free-market-cheerleading South Park quotes. So funny!

Global warming deniers: the new Creationists.

How utterly embarrassing for you.

Jay Smith
Jay Smith

Ah, thought you meant the article. All the RFT, People.com, publication tabloids are usually filled with the wingnuts and "Who Cares?!1" idiots. Nothing new there.

David B Fowler
David B Fowler

Who cares. Liar about global warming. Carbon taxes.

Jay Smith
Jay Smith

So....what exactly did St. Louis do that was unclassy?

Brian Mull
Brian Mull

I'm super cereal!!! I'm vegan!!! Who f'n cares......

Allen Ward
Allen Ward

No wonder he's cranky and off the rocker, dude needs to chill and eat a Whopper.

Person
Person

@Mike Igleheart 

Nice scare quotes, you blubbering idiot.

I'll bet Al Gore even believes in a "round" Earth and a "heliocentric" solar system! Git R done!

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