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Nanci Alexander of Sublime Would Vote Foie Gras Off the Island

Quick! Name all the restaurants you can that donate all their profits to non-profit organizations?

Sublime does just that.

Sublime's owner, Nanci Alexander, is number five on our Tastemaker countdown. She founded the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida (ARFF). The creation of Sublime is an extension of her efforts to reduce animal cruelty. She wanted to show the world that a plant-based diet can be delicious and that a restaurant that serves all vegetarian food can be sophisticated.

Alexander believes that the world's greatest source of animal cruelty is "animal agriculture," and that the most significant step any one can do to reduce animal abuse is to adopt a vegetarian diet.

Alexander's vision is working so far with a celebrity clientele that includes Alec Baldwin, Alicia Silverstone, Bob Barker, and Sir Paul McCartney.

Additionally, 100% of Sublime's profits will go to organizations that promote animal welfare and a vegan lifestyle. That's good karma. In fact, you could say her work (and her restaurant) is sublime.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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