‘It’s not the cow, it’s the how’: why a long-time vegetarian became beef’s biggest champion | Food

After refusing to eat meat for 33 years, Nicolette Hahn Niman bit tentatively into a beefburger two years ago. She had become a vegetarian because she was concerned about animal welfare and the environmental cost of meat. Unlike most vegetarians, she had experience of the dire conditions on factory farms during her career as an environmental lawyer campaigning against pollution caused by industrial meat production in the US. Then she married a farmer.

Hahn Niman’s journey from vegetarian activist to cattle rancher to writing a book called Defending Beef may be driven by love, but it is also informed

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Scoop: Longtime Charlotte restaurant Bonterra is expanding into Phillips Place

Scoop: Longtime Charlotte restaurant Bonterra is expanding into Phillips Place

Renderings are courtesy of JD Duncan. The architect is LS3P Associates Ltd.

Bonterra is opening a second location in Phillips Place early next year. Bonterra Coffee and Wine Bar will have a Dean & DeLuca vibe, serving coffee, breakfast and lunch during the day, then transitioning to wine and appetizers in the evening.

Details: Bonterra will take over the 3,600 square-foot spot that Coplons is currently in, developer Lincoln Harris confirmed. The developer is in the midst of finding a new spot for Coplons within the shopping center.

What to expect: The new Bonterra will serve La Colombe coffee along

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