As the number of "plant-based-arians" (AKA Vegans) grows in the area, the demand for more dining options in and around Lake Norman, North Carolina is also growing.
Kristy and Neil Serdinsky recently started a local meetup group ( http://www.meetup.com/LKN-Veggies/ ) to gather local vegans and to start to build awareness in the area. Their objective (aside from getting to know one another) is to develop an outreach program to local restaurant owners. "My restaurant owners simply don't consider vegan options" remarked Neil Serdinsky, "some have vegetarian choices, but virtually none offer vegan plates".
Their first meetup was at Noodletasia in Huntersville, where there are several vegan choices on the menu and the owners will also modify other dishes to make them vegan.
"It's just a matter of awareness and a little bit of time, but I am hopeful that we soon see vegan options at some of the most popular restaurants in Lake Norman"
Neil Serdinsky >