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It’s the third year in a row organizers will attempt to provide an alternative to the aforementioned carnivorous event.

“Meat, meet your match,” reads a promotion for the event at DCVegan.org. Participants can look forward to vegan or vegetarian cuisine from Sticky Fingers Sweets & Eats, Meridian Pint, Elizabeth’s Gone Raw, Bread and Brew and more. Items on the various menus include BBQ seitan, purple slaw, corn bread and, of course, plenty of beer.

More: Going Out Guide interviews Erica Meier, executive director of Compassion Over Killing and a vegan advocate. A transcript of GOG’s chat with Meier is here.