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No figs or pigs, but there will be vegan cheese at this Fresno food blogger’s pop-up dinner

Eat Figs, Not Pigs new plant-based vegan blog

Ashley Hankins-Marchetti and Ashlee Marchetti have started a new blog featuring plant-based comfort vegan food
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Ashley Hankins-Marchetti and Ashlee Marchetti have started a new blog featuring plant-based comfort vegan food

Ashley Hankins-Marchetti has created a following as a chef and creative force behind the vegan food blog Eat Figs, Not Pigs. She’s also become known in the pop-up foodies scene for her creations (like Loaded Vegan Frito Boats, for example).

On Labor Day (Monday, Sept. 2), Eats Figs, Not Pigs is hosting a Italian-themed vegan dinner at Max’s Bistro and Bar on Bullard Avenue. There are no animal products or bi-products in any part of the seven course prix fixe meal.

There is a French onion soup with vegan Gruyère cheese. Tickets are limited.

Details: 5 p.m. Monday. Max’s Bistro and Bar, 1784 Bullard Ave. $75. www.eventbrite.com

Other noteworthy events

Fresno Street Eats: Back to School, 5 p.m. Friday. Tioga-Sequoia, 745 Fulton St. Free. @fresnostreeteats on Facebook

Andrea Nickatina, 8 p.m. Saturday. Strummer’s, 833 E. Fern Ave. $21. All ages. 559-485-5356, www.strummersclub.com

Fresno Punk Invasion, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Full Circle Brewing Co., 620 F St. $35. www.livemusiccity.com

Rock and Ribfest, 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino, 711 Lucky Lane, Coarsegold. $10. 559-692-5200, chukchansigold.com

Central Valley Guild Mixer, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. T.W. Patterson Building, 2014 Tulare St. $45, $15 designated driver ticket. www.eventbrite.com

Trace Adkins, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 5. Madera Fairgrounds, 1850 W. Cleveland Ave., Madera. Free with fair admission. 559-674-8511, www.maderafair.com

Joshua Tehee covers breaking news for The Fresno Bee, with a focus on entertainment and a heavy emphasis on the Central Valley music scene. You can see him share the area’s top entertainment options Friday mornings on KMPH’s “Great Day” and read more of his work here.
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