Food - Drink
What Really Happened To Anthony Strangis After The Bad
Vegan Scandal
By MOLLY HARRIS
The Netflix series "Bad Vegan" comes with plenty of jaw-dropping surprises and questions, but what many viewers might find themselves wondering is where Anthony Strangis ended up. Sarma Melngailis, the restaurateur behind Pure Food and Wine, clearly made her way out, but the documentary series isn’t as clear about Anthony’s fate.
After reportedly stealing from investors and employees, dodging taxes, and briefly disappearing, Melngailis and Strangis were found and arrested in 2015. Strangis, who had a $350,000 bond, could not pay up and stayed in jail, and by the time he pled guilty, he had already served his sentence.
Now, his lawyer asserts that Strangis has successfully moved on. "He's gone on to live his life. He's got a job, uses his name, this is behind him and she's behind him [...] Anthony is remorseful for the people at the restaurant that lost money and he took full responsibility for his part in that."