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Good News! Stories We Dig from Around the Web

Good News! Stories We Dig from Around the Web

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A round-up of VT editors’ favorite links this week.

Celeb chef Tal Ronnen will open a new vegan restaurant in Los Angeles next month! Expect Mediterranean-inspired small plates paired with "farm-to-glass" cocktails. And maybe this scrumptious-sounding beet-and-tofu tempura he described in a 2010 VT interview? Fingers crossed. [Eater LA]

Hasbro will replace Monopoly's iron game piece with a cute rescue cat. Here's hoping it inspires a few players to save a shelter animal from euthanasia. [Ecorazzi]

NYC's about to get a whole lot greener—Mayor Bloomberg hopes to create 10,000 parking spaces for electric cars, pass a ban on Styrofoam in restaurants and stores, and launch a curbside composting program to cut down on food waste. [New York Daily News]

So much yummy stuff you can eat at PETA's top 10 veg-friendly NBA arenas, we almost want to actually go to a basketball game! High-scoring vegan sloppy Joes and Vietnamese ginger-garlic tofu sandwiches all around. Check 'n' see if your town's on the list! [PETA]