I'm delighted to announce that we are having our annual Thanksgiving feast at the Irregardless Cafe, a Triangle area institution. Irregardless is known for its innovative, healthy vegetarian (and other) cuisine and cookbook, and TVS has enjoyed reviewing it twice. Before I lived here, I came to give a talk in Raleigh and the Irregardless, immediately recommended by my bed-and-breakfast, was the first place that I ate at in North Carolina. They have been in business for over 23 years and, among all Triangle restaurants, have had the longest period of time for a chef/owner (Arthur Gordon) to be serving in the same location. The restaurant was rebuilt after a fire three years ago.
This year, it will be a full-service, three-course, sit-down all-vegan meal. The menu may change, but we will likely have Bistro salad with walnuts, apples, and dried fruit, grilled eggplant steak with fresh tomato sauce along with mashed potatoes, cranberry chutney, mini-pumpkin stuffed with wild rice, and green beans and vegetable medley. Dessert will be a choice of sweet potato pie or apple "Brown Betty" (a kind of apple crisp). Tea, herb tea, coffee, and juice will be served.
The all-inclusive (including tip) price will be $16 per adult, $7 for children 5-10, and free under 5 (cash or check). The restaurant will be open just for our event on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday November 27th). As in past years we anticipate this being a big event, so will again have two seatings, at 11:30a and 1:30p. Because this event often sells out, we very strongly recommend reservations; please call Lauren (363-8595) or Audrey (489-2154) for reservations for one of the seatings.
All you Raleigh-ites are no doubt familiar with the Irregardless at 901 W. Morgan St., off of Hillsborough St. between downtown and NCSU (zip code 27603). Coming from RTP, Durham, Chapel Hill, or points west, take route 40 East into Raleigh to the Wade Ave. split (stay to the R). Go 5 miles on Wade (6 lights) and turn R onto Oberlin Rd. In 1 mile, turn L onto Hillsborough St. and in 3/10 mile bear R. Irregardless is 2/10 mile ahead on the R, a green building with maroon awning at the corner of Morgan and Tryon Streets. The restaurant's number is 833-8898.
Can't come to the TVS Thanksgiving and want a turkey-like main dish for your celebration? You may wish to order Tofurky, an all-vegan pre-baked stuffed roast of gluten and tofu with drumettes and gravy that serves 4. It was on the front page of the Wall Street Journal food section (early October) and has been described in Bon Appetit magazine and Good Morning, America TV show. Ask your grocery store if they can order it (retail about $30) or contact (888)TOFURKY to order direct ($49.95 delivered by Federal Express).
Come to watch an exciting video and relax with fellow TVSers at the nearby home of Jim Miller after the dinner at 4 P.M. See Calendar for details.