"The Exact Opposite of Thanksgiving" ?
So, my husband says this weekend, we have to go out for "the exact Opposite Of Thanksgiving".
Here are ways we have thought we could figure out just what that is.
1. Someone else MUST cook (I do Thanksgiving all from scratch)
2. It can't be a typical American Thanksgiving or close kind of meal. So, it could be breakfast, or exotic food, or hamburgers, or something.
3. It should not be super expensive.
4. It has to be lighter than thanksgiving, at least in flavor.
5. Perhaps it should be from a people who are known for being bitter, or resentful, or do not like Americans all that much
6. Or it could be Native American or English (you know, escape English and ruin the life of a tribe is sort of what Pilgrims did.
So, we have thought of a few things:
Breakfast from a diner
Chinese of some sort
Cheap sushi or izakaya
Korean (not bbq, cause you gotta do it yourself)
Muslim food (combine two and find Chinese Islamic)
Any more ideas?
If you've never been this might be a good opportunity to dine at Yong Su San. This is a multi-course Korean menu that is more Northern Korean food. They have various menu's that increase in price that offer more dishes and "fancier" types of food, but none of their choices are that much, (ranging from around $20 pp up to around $40 pp). The location is the old Korean Gardens where my wife and I used to do Thanksgiving dinner together before we started our own family.
950 S Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90006
A friend of ours in Nashville used to throw an Anti-Turkeyday party every year on the day after. Menu was basically hot dogs, potato chips, coleslaw and beer. Anyone showing up with leftovers was roundly abused. Now that we're doing TWO TGs in a row every year, one in Pasadena with Mrs. O's family, the next down in San Diego with my niece and hers, I keep remembering those hot dogs, just a bit wistfully...
i'd add al noor to the list.
the food is great, but nothing at all like american/european food
the place is not festive
the prices are cheap
the food is great.
the food is FLAVORFUL (as opposed to roast turkey)
The exact opposite of Thanksgiving would be a meal experance (maybe ambiance, food, service, overpriced) that you would not really be all that Thankful for. If you did it right is would even enhance the actual Thanksgiving dinner to follow therafter.
Maybe some place that was mentioned here before