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Book Tasting

Join Meridith Little, author of Taming Tofu, at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19 at Antigone Books as she whips up chocolate-banana milkshakes and five-star mixed grill for your tasting pleasure; located 411 N. Fourth Ave.


Feeding the Hungry

On Thanksgiving, Primavera Foundation serves a sit-down dinner for 100 homeless men at the Primavera Shelter, and for 30 men and women at the Five Points Transitional Housing. Volunteers are needed to cook and serve dinner plus donate turkeys, 450 rolls, candied yams, cranberry sauce, canned corn and green beans, pies, fresh fruit, coffee, milk and soda. Please call Janna Meiring at 623-5111, ext.125, for amounts needed, volunteer opportunities and drop-off locations.


Tour Italy at Michelangelo's

Savor the regions of Italy without a passport at Michelangelo Ristorante Italiano, with a three-course meal paired with or without wine. Taste Rome-Lazio Nov. 17-30, Campania Dec. 1-14, Calabria Dec. 15-30 and Sicily Jan. 5-18; located at 420 W. Magee Road; 297-5775. Grazie.


Picurro Pizzeria

Pizza Today Magazine, a trade publication, named Picurro Pizzeria one of the nation's hot 100 independents for the seventh consecutive year. This year, they ranked higher than they did previously, ending up in the admirable 37th slot. To be considered, the amount of pizza sold must be at least 50 percent of total food sales, and the restaurants must demonstrate a genuine passion for excellence.


The President and His Turkeys

Since 1947, the National Turkey Foundation has presented the president of the United States with a live turkey and two dressed turkeys in celebration of Thanksgiving. The annual presentation has become a traditional holiday ritual in the nation's capital, providing the president an opportunity to reflect publicly on the meaning of the season of giving. After the ceremony, the live turkey retires to a historic farm to live out the rest of its years.

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