Paradise Vegetarian Noodle House, an initiate owned and operated vegetarian restaurant in Greater Vancouver, British Columbia, opened its doors three years ago. Every few months there was a very positive unsolicited review of their restaurant in one of the two main newspapers of Vancouver. However, recently, the two initiates that own the restaurant say that there is a dramatic rise in their lovely customers' commitment to vegetarianism. People come in, try the food, come back again, and say that they have become vegetarian! In their restaurant, there are also vegetarian recipes and information provided, including the Alternative Living flyers and sample booklets in 11 languages.
The restaurant is located at the borderline of two of the smaller cities which make up Greater Vancouver. On February 7 and 9 respectively, the community newspapers of both cities, New Westminster and Burnaby, published wonderfully positive and informative articles, which can also be accessed on-line, about the restaurant, including Alternative Living flyers and the teachings of Supreme Master Ching Hai on compassion for all living beings, and the benefits of vegetarianism in general. The newspapers have a combined door to door circulation of more than 65,000 households, plus many public places.
Indeed, veggie heaven is here and now, and more and more people happily step in!
Articles in the Royal City Record newspaper of February 7, Golden Year 4 (2007):
http://www.royalcityrecord.com/issues07/022107/community.html http://www.royalcityrecord.com/issues07/022107/community/022107co1.html http://www.royalcityrecord.com/issues07/022107/community/022107co2.html
Articles in the Burnaby NOW newspaper, February 9, Golden Year 4 (2007):
http://www.burnabynow.com/issues07/022207/community.html http://www.burnabynow.com/issues07/022207/community/022207co1.html http://www.burnabynow.com/issues07/022207/community/022207co2.html