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Iowa City/Coralville Thanksgiving

rozz01 Nov 11, 2007 06:54 AM

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

  1. rozz01 Nov 25, 2007 11:11 AM

    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..

    1. rozz01 Nov 21, 2007 03:16 PM

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

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      1. re: rozz01
        dishchrista Nov 22, 2007 08:34 AM

        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
          ctscorp Nov 23, 2007 12:25 PM

          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. d
        dishchrista Nov 13, 2007 08:39 AM

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

        1. b
          bygnerd Nov 12, 2007 07:57 AM

          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 ( http://www.powercompanyrestaurant.com/ ), 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
            rozz01 Nov 13, 2007 11:26 AM

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

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