Evan has been with J. Selby's since the beginning. You can find him on Instagram @evan.ascent.

  • What do you do for J. Selby's? I do various things, mostly in the front of house, like cashiering, serving, preparing desserts, bussing, and expediting.

  • What's your favorite J. Selby's menu item? My fav Selbs menu item is definitely the Burrito Bowl, but the Solo with some Dirty Secret Sauce is a close second.

  • What's your favorite thing to do in the Cities? Most of my time in the cities is spent exploring, going to various parks, lakes etc., and finding vegan options at any food place I end up in.

  • What's your favorite animal? My favorite animal has to be a Red Panda. I did a school project on it in like third grade and just fell in love cuz they so dang cute.

  • Your favorite binge-worthy TV show? I'm gonna give a few TV shows cuz they're all binge-worthy.. Game of Thrones, obviously, Lost (an oldie but a goodie), Black Mirror and Sherlock. There's probably more but those are the best I have right now.

  • If you're vegan/veg/plant-based: What made you decide to follow the diet/lifestyle? I went vegan entirely because of Ethics and Logic. The idea of animal rights was revealed to me in a philosophy class. I knew that it wouldn't be logically consistent for me to continue supporting all the bad stuff given that I believe it's wrong to unnecessary harm animals.

What is one piece of advice you'd offer to someone hoping to become vegan or eat plant-based? 

 If you're gonna go veg, there's three things you gotta do: 

1. Know in depth why you're doing it (like for me it was ethics)

2. Come up with a realistic plan for transitioning that's based of you and your lifestyle. E.g. it may take someone an instant to switch after watching a cruelty vid, but others might take a year or longer, and that's okay too. As long as you're further along your personal life journey towards veganism than you were yesterday, there's no need to fret. :D 

3. Act in accordance with your plan! There may be setbacks and such, but as long as you're moving in a positive, forward, healthy direction, then you're good.