What: Annual vegetarian Thanksgiving feast
When: Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 6:00-9:00 pm (Kipos Greek Taverna, Chapel Hill) AND Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, 11:30 am-5:00 pm (Café Parizäde, Durham)
Where: Kipos Green Taverna, 431 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill (Monday) AND Café Parizäde, 2200 W. Main St. (Erwin Square), Durham (Thanksgiving)
Cost: $27 members, $30 other adults; $8 ages 5-10, free under 5; price is all-inclusive
Reservations: Reservations are required and can be made online at www.trianglevegsociety.org/thanksgiving . Please note that we will likely sell out. Reservations for TVS members and those who want to become members opened at 10 am on Friday, November 8, and reservations opened on Saturday, November 9 at 10 am for the general public. Please do not contact the restaurants directly.
Sponsor: Triangle Vegetarian Society, P.O. Box 3364, Chapel Hill, NC 27515-3364, (919) 943-8784, www.trianglevegsociety.org
The Triangle Vegetarian Society (TVS) is pleased to announce its 15th annual Thanksgiving feast and raffle will be held at Café Parizäde in Durham on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28, from 11:30 am through 5:00 pm. In addition, we are offering a pre-Thanksgiving feast at Kipos Greek Taverna in Chapel Hill the Monday before Thanksgiving from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.
Café Parizäde is one of the Triangle's finest restaurants with a gourmet flair for fresh ingredients with Mediterranean influences. Executive Chef Robert Adams has a well-deserved very strong reputation among peers and the dining public, and has proven over and over for TVS his passion for creating fabulous meals.
Kipos was opened earlier this year by Parizäde founder and owner Giorgios Bakatsias. He brought his sister and childhood friend from Greece to be chefs inspired by childhood Greek meals of simple but flavorful locally grown seasonal ingredients.
Since 2004 with an attendance of 360, this annual event has become the largest vegetarian Thanksgiving in the country, attracting national attention. In 2011, we had 876 attendees from at least 50 cities in 12 states. Regulars and new attendees are again expected this year. In 2012 (2012 Thanksgiving webpage), we had almost 1000 attendees from at least 51 cities and 7 states.
The all-inclusive price is $27 for TVS members, $30 for non-members, $8 for children ages 5-10, and free for children under 5. Reservations are required and can be made online at www.trianglevegsociety.org/thanksgiving.
Full details, including tentative menus, are available online at www.trianglevegsociety.org/thanksgiving. All dishes will be strictly vegan with no animal, egg or dairy products. No honey or white sugar will be used.
As in previous years, we will have a generous raffle with prizes ranging from gift certificates from area businesses to cases of whole food products, fine chocolates, non-animal gardening fertilizers, and much more.
Café Parizäde is at 2200 W. Main in Durham. Take the Durham Expressway (NC 147) either north from I-40, or south from I-85/15-501, and exit at Swift Avenue. At the end of the exit ramp, turn right if coming from I-40, or left if coming from I-85/15-501. At the light just ahead, turn left onto Main Street. Go through one light at Ninth Street and in 100 yards or so, turn right into the Erwin Square complex. Café Parizäde's number is 919-286-9712, but please don't call the restaurant for reservations.
Kipos is at 431 W. Franklin St. in Chapel Hill. From the UNC campus, take Franklin Street toward Carrboro; the restaurant is in the 400 block on the left. From Carrboro, the restaurant will be on the right on Franklin Street. Lot and street parking in Chapel Hill are available. Kipos' number is 919-425-0760, but please don't call them for reservations.
The Triangle Vegetarian Society is an active group with monthly potlucks and many special events. Our web page is www.trianglevegsociety.org. We encourage membership not just for vegetarians, but for all who have an interest in any aspect of vegetarianism. Membership dues for one year are $15 for an individual, $20 for a family, or $10 for a student; a 27-month membership is $30 for an individual or $40 for a family.