Comedian Alex Falcone’s Guide to Vegetarian Dining in Portland

Comic Alex Falcone became a vegetarian as an act of teenage rebellion. “I wanted to try it out, and my mom was like, ‘Ugh, I think it’s just a phase.’ So I was like, ‘Well, now I’m going to do this until you die,’” Falcone says in a bit. “People are like, ‘How do you get enough protein?’ Spite. I photosynthesize spite.”

Years later, Falcone still gets a little embarrassed whenever he tells people he’s a vegetarian. The comic, who came up in the Portland scene and recently moved to Los Angeles, is passionate about food: He hosts a

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Candy v kale: healthy food comes to US corner stores in fight against ‘retail redlining’ | Food poverty

When Samantha Pounder and Hannah Choi imagine the shelves of a corner store, they see fresh aloe and kale instead of the usual sugary, shrink-wrapped confections and salty snacks.

It’s a vision that will soon become a reality when the pair open Muki’s Market in Washington DC, one of the newest additions to a growing movement to supply big city food deserts with healthy corner stores.

“The reality is there’s a need for more fresh food options,” says Pounder, food access director of Arcadia, a local non-profit. “When there are no grocery stores within walking distance or even a

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