SFoodie enjoyed eating healthy and creative vegetarian food at last year's World Veg Day
, but organizers have stepped up the extracurricular excitement for 2009. This year's World Veg Festival
, hosted by the San Francisco Vegetarian Society and In Defense of Animals, expands to two days, and with the extra time comes a little more playfulness with the format, including the oh-so-promising-sounding vegan speed dating session (Saturday, October 3, at 5:15 p.m.). We're not sure, however, if that playfulness will extend to the vendors hawking animal cruelty prevention buttons and bumper stickers -- they've still got to get a not-so-fun message across, after all. Saturday and Sunday, October 3-4, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the San Francisco County Fair Building (Ninth Ave. at Lincoln). There'll be a $6 suggested donation at the door (kids, students, seniors free).