Normally, wed never urge anyone to mimic George W. Bush (except in jest, of course), but were making a one-time exception: Ape the soon-to-be-ex-Presidents annual tradition of pardoning a turkey by refraining from ripping through the usual 10-pound Butterball on Thanksgiving Day. Instead, give your karma a major boost by feting and feasting without harming any animals at the vegan-friendly ThanksLiving 2008 green Vegetarian Restaurant.
Proprietor and vegan chef extraordinaire Damon Brasch will whip up a marvelously meat-free multi-course meal that makes your usual Stouffer's spread seem like cold mashed potatoes. Besides a faux turkey made from seitan (a wheat-gluten meat substitute), Brasch promises sun-dried cranberry and toasted walnut stuffing, smoked paprika sweet corn, organic winterberry and oat cobbler, and a selection of vegan desserts.
The Humane Society will also offer animal adoptions, raffles will be held, and local bands Custom Deluxe, The Black River Bandit, Farewell Review, and Man About A Dog will perform.