Thanksgiving 2000
Press Release

Triangle Vegetarian Society Hosts
Annual Thanksgiving Feast

What: Annual vegetarian Thanksgiving feast

When: Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 23, 1:00-4:00 pm

Where: Cafe Parizäde, 2200 W. Main St. (Erwin Square), Durham

Who: Public

Cost: $18.50 current members, $22 other adults; $9 ages 5-10, free under 5; price is all-inclusive

Reservations: Contact Lauren in Cary (919-363-8595, or Rondy (919-572-0093) in Durham

Sponsor: Triangle Vegetarian Society, P.O. Box 3364, Chapel Hill, NC 27515-3364, (919)489-3340,

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The Triangle Vegetarian Society (TVS) is pleased to announce its annual Thanksgiving feast and raffle will be held at Cafe Parizäde in Durham on Thanskgiving Day, Thursday November 23, from 1:00 pm through 4:00 pm. Cafe Parizäde is one of the Triangle's finest restaurants with a gourmet flair for fresh ingredients with Mediterranean influences.

The all-inclusive price will be $18.50 for current TVS members, $22 for non-members, $9 for children ages 5-10, and free for children under 5. RESERVATIONS are strongly recommended as this event is our biggest of the year and has sold out in the past. You can make a reservation by calling or emailing Lauren in Cary at 919-363-8595 or, or calling Rondy in Durham at 919-572-0093.

The menu (subject to minor change) will be a Fall Antipasto Buffet Table featuring wheatberry salad with maple vinaigrette, arugula and carmalized pear salad, fall lettuces with pumpkin seed- cider dressing, spinach orzo, roasted red pepper salad; garlicky greens and garbanzo beans, citrus cous cous with dried fruits, braised portabello mushroom with thyme and cinnamon, grilled asparagus, roasted fall vegetables, grilled corn with herbs, breads, crustinis and pita with walnut and red lentil hummuses, and marinated olives.

Main courses then will be Morrocan Sweet Potato Tagine, Basil- Roasted Garlic Whipped Potatoes, and Turkish Rice Pilaf with almonds, cinnamon, and saffron. Grilled and seasoned Tofu will be served with Apple-Walnut stuffing, braised wheat gluten, sweet onion gravy, and fresh raspberry-cranberry relish. There will also be semolina penne pasta with fresh tomato-basil sauce, savory bread pudding, baked lima beans, and country cornbread. Dessert will include fresh seasonal fruits, phyllo cookies, pumpkin pie, and apple and cherry crisps. Beverages will be herbal tea, coffee, and apple cider. No honey, white sugar, or any animal ingredients will be used.

Cafe 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.Cafe Parizäde's number is 919-286-9712, but please don't call the restaurant for reservations - call Rondy or Lauren.

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. People can arrive to eat anytime between 1:00 and 4:00, and the raffle is likely to be around 2:30 or 3:00. After the meal, there will be a reception at a nearby home.

The Triangle Vegetarian Society is an active group with monthly potlucks and restaurant reviews, as well as many special events. Our web page is 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.

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