The Discerning Brute and our brother store, Brave GentleMan have both been nominated to win a Veggie Award! This isn’t just any award, this is from the prestigious, award winning, and most-widely read lifestyle magazine of it’s kind in the world! Tens of thousands of people typically cast their votes on this annual award poll, which is why you, Discerning Brutes and Brave GentleMen, need to open your mouths and roar a battle-cry in the name of well-dressed vegan manliness… or gently poke a few keys on your computer. You can win awesome stuff for voting (for us), so take a minute a do it!

All submitted votes will be entered to win insanely fabulous prizes including:

http://www.yogavive.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/princess-cruises-300x154.jpgGrand Prize: CARIBBEAN CRUISE
Get ready to embark on an all-expense paid vegan vacation of a lifetime. You and one very lucky guest will sail on the breathtaking Italian luxury liner Poesia for a weeklong cruise with Holistic Holiday at Sea. Nourish your mind, body, and spirit as you traverse the clear-blue waters of the Carribbean, enjoying stops at St. Thomas, Puerto Rico, and the Bahamas. While on board, enjoy artfully prepared organic vegan cuisine, morning yoga, cooking classes, educational seminars, evening parties, and so much more. In addition, you’ll enjoy dinner at the stunning all-vegan Sublime restaurant in Fort Lauderdale before setting sail. Bon voyage!


First Prize: YEAR SUPPLY OF COCONUT BLISS ICE CREAM
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Imagine taking a bite of one of the richest, most decadent vegan ice creams available. Now, imagine having this indulgent dairy-free frozen dessert in your freezer 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for an entire year. With flavors like Chocolate Walnut Brownie, Ginger Cookie Caramel, and Pineapple Coconut, Luna & Larry’s Coconut Bliss is perfect for sundaes, milkshakes, or just right out of the carton. This coconut-based ice cream will leave you in a state of bliss, guaranteed.
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Second Prize:  DESSERT PARTY
Did someone say Peanut Butter Bomb Cake? We did, and we’re offering an entire party’s worth of cake, brownies, cookies, cannolis, doughnuts, sticky buns, and more
from VeganTreats bakery just in time for the holidays. Think platters of Tahitian Vanilla Bean Sugar Cookies, White Chocolate Pretzel Brownies, and Marshmallow Cream Doughnuts (and that’s just the beginning). One lucky winner will receive three dozen of VeganTreats’ very best, plus free tote bags, t-shirts, and buttons for the ultimate vegan dessert party. Let’s just say you’re going to need a lot of almond milk for this shindig.

Third Prize: VITAMIX BLENDER
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Make silky-smooth soups, refreshing smoothies, and the perfect cashew-cheese sauce with a state-of-the-art Vitamix blender, a favorite of the VegNews staff. With a motor that packs some serious horsepower and blades spinning at upwards of 240 miles per hour, the Vitamix’s power and performance can’t be beat, and neither will the ice cream, bisques, and piña coladas you make with it (send photos!). This industry-leading culinary contraption is a must-have in every vegan kitchen.

Organic Non Dairy Dark Chocolate Truffles

Plus, Weekly Giveaways! CHOCOLATE TRUFFLE BOXES
Trust us, you’ve never tasted vegan truffles like these. Premium Chocolatiers’ 30-truffle boxes feature classic, decadent flavors such as “milk” fudge, coffee, Grand Marnier, raspberry, and salted caramel made with the company’s own soymilk-based pareve chocolate. Whether you’re spending the evening hosting a dinner party or simply relaxing at home, you will want these luxurious truffles by your side. (five winners)

The Details:Ballots must include identifying information and be at least 50% complete to qualify for prizes. Entries must be received between August 1 and August 31, 2011. Nominees are based on the people, places, and products receiving the most votes in the 2010 Veggie Awards as well as nominations made by VegNews editors, and we encourage you to submit write-in votes. Happy voting!