Noshing Around

CafÉ Poca Cosa Benefits Hurricane Victims

Susana Davila, chef/owner of CafÉ Poca Cosa, wants your help to raise $30,000 to benefit the victims of the recent hurricane in San Carlos, Mexico. The benefit, A Night at Suzana's, is Nov. 30, with three seatings from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Each plate is $100, and 100 percent of that money goes to Los Ranchitos, the organization Ms. Davila works most closely with to designate funds to the neediest families. RSVP at 906-0813.

Giving Thanks at Hotel Congress

Celebrate not having to cook by enjoying Thanksgiving at the Cup CafÉ from 1 to 9 p.m. The meal includes turkey, prime rib or stuffed eggplant with all the traditional side dishes and dessert. $22.95 per person. Call 798-1618 to reserve.

The Kindness of Strangers

That's you! Primavera Men's Shelter needs some volunteers to help serve Thanksgiving dinner. (It feels good to do it.) Whether you volunteer or not, they still need food--cooked turkeys, bags of potatoes, big cans of vegetables like corn and green beans, pies and Cool-Whip, rolls and butter, gravy packets, coffee, sodas and cranberry sauce. To volunteer, contact Jennifer at 623-5111 ext. 125. To drop off food, go to 200 E. Benson Highway (east of Sixth Avenue).

Talking Turkey

Make Thanksgiving easier and order a turkey with all the trimmings from Safeway, or for an organic experience, try the fresh turkey or vegetarian grain roast with side dishes from Wild Oats. Advance notice required. For cooks, check out these helpful Web sites:, and

Get a McJob

Much to McDonald's dismay, the word "McJob" has been added to the latest Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, which defines the word as "low paying and dead-end work." Predictably, McDonald's is threatening legal action in an effort to get the word dumped. McDuh.
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