“A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.” – Oscar Wilde
This adorable little fellow had a birthday on January 25th. I posted it but realize it didn’t go live and was only a draft. You can read about him at CHIMFUNSHI – Happy Birthday Ian!
“If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.” —Oprah Winfrey
Imagine you’re on a long car ride. You want to take a break and grab something to eat. You have been trying to make healthy choices and are skipping meat and dairy as often as possible. A quick scan of the restaurants on the “Next Rest Stop” sign doesn’t give you too much hope for good options, but it’s either this or wait another hour for the chance at something else. Once in the restaurant you choose, your scan the menu and the all too familiar sinking feeling in your stomach starts – there is hardly a vegetable on the menu, let alone an option that is meat OR dairy free. There has to be a better option out there, right?!
We have been in this situation TOO many times, and luckily, so have Matt and Cierra de Gruyter. They, however, have set out to fix it.
In 2014, Matt and Cierra opened the doors of the very first Next Level Burger, an all plant-based burger joint located in Bend, Oregon. The menu, crafted by Cierra, features all the staples you could dream of in a fast, casual burger restaurant: burgers, hot dogs, tater tots, and even milkshakes. Using healthy, sustainable, GMO-free, organic, and fair trade ingredients, Next Level Burger is completely redefining the world of burgers.
“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” – Maya Angelou
“He saw great possibilities in every direction, and he had an unquestioned faith in his personal ability to achieve whatever he set out to do,” writes Bonner in William F. Cody’s Wyoming Empire: The Buffalo Bill Nobody Knows.