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Nov 11, 2007 06:54 AM

Iowa City/Coralville Thanksgiving

The 'rents are coming for Thanksgiving. They said they would rather hit a restaurant than suffer through my culinary attempts. Any ideas on any options other than a Village Inn or Perkins? I dont eat meat or fowl, thats the only consideration. Thanks

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  1. I think you're probably going to have a hard time finding anything "traditional" that'll suit a vegetarian for that particular meal. However, I'm sure that lots of Chinese, Thai, Indian restaurants will be open. There are a couple of restaurants that I would check out for prix fixe or buffet type meals: Iowa River and Power Company ( ), Blackstone-- a new place on the deep eastside, and House of Lords. Those are likely your best bets. I've always enjoyed the drive around town on Thanksgiving. That usually yields something good :)

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    1. re: bygnerd

      I do eat fish. A buffet would be ideal, they want something sorta traditional after years of shepherd pies or tofurkey :)

    2. New Pioneer caters... you'd have to reheat the meal [they're closed Thanksgiving] but they have vegetarian options.

      1. My parents have decided they want OCB. Please pray for me in my time of need....

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        1. re: rozz01

          Ha ha! Laughing in empathy, of course. Sounds like a good time to shut off the taste buds and enjoy your company. Good luck!

          1. re: dishchrista

            Yeah. I had a great meal, a gathering of foodies and friends... but my family's a thousand miles away. I'd take OCB with them over smoked Solon lamb leg any day. (After some serious consideration!)

        2. It was my own little slice of hell... Only made worse by the exclamations they had over how wonderful it was.. Who'd thunk my highlight would be steam table brussel sprouts.. oy..