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The Weekly Appetite

22nd Annual Vegan Thanksgiving Eve Dinner Govinda’s Vegetarian Buffet will host this event with an expected attendance of 250 people. Organic mixed greens, mock turkey, mash potatoes, homemade pumpkin pie, holiday spice cake and more.

McCoy Pavilion, Ala Moana Beach Park

Wed., 11/23, (Various seating times from 4–7pm) $15–$19. Reservations required at [email: vsthanksgiving] or call 531-1929 between 9am–9pm only

A Very Vegan Thanksgiving Your fall holiday favorites with a delicious vegan twist. Special Thanksgiving menu includes: seitan “turkey,” maple glazed squashes, mushroom gravy, apple crisp with homemade vanilla ice cream and more. Must reserve your seat, only two seatings.

Peace Cafe, 2239 S. King St.

Thu., 11/24, (12pm and 2pm) $20 per person. RSVP at [email: info], []

Ahoy, Thanksgiving! Spend this Thanksgiving cruising the high seas of the Pacific. Featured dishes include roasted turkey and gravy, fresh catch of the day, kalua pork, garlic mashed potatoes, stuffing, pumpkin cheesecake and more. We live in Hawaii, so you’re guaranteed a beautiful sunset. Thankfully.

Navatek I, Atlantis Adventures, Pier 6, Aloha Tower Marketplace

Thu., 11/24, (5:30–7:30pm) $53–$121. 973-1311

Ayurveda Vegetarian Cooking Dr. S.K. Kamlesh, a seventh-generation Ayurvedic doctor and founder of Kamlesh Ayurveda, prepares exciting dishes including a favorite of Mahatma Gandhi.

McCoy Pavilion, Ala Moana Beach Park

Sat., 11/26, (7pm) Free.

Healthy Holiday Chocolate Truffles Kristen Klassen of local chocolate-maker Madre Chocolate demos how to make delectable truffles using vegan and raw ingredients. Healthy dark chocolate crafted from bean to bar. Reserve your place by Sunday, 11/27.

Slow Food Oahu, For specific location and details, RSVP to Michelle at [email: sfo.reservation]

Sat., 12/3., (1–4pm) $45–$50.

It’s a Halekulani Thanksgiving Gobble up Thanksgiving at House Without a Key, Orchids and La Mer with a variety of seasonal menu items, entertainment and special hours.

Halekulani, 2199 Kalia Rd.

Thu., 11/24 $38–$105. [], 923-2311

Man v. Food Nation Viewing Party The popular Travel Channel program filmed at Moose McGillycuddy’s–it’s monster 12-egg “Moose Omelet” the challenge. Moose invites viewers to watch it in restaurant and partake in the planned party.

Moose McGillycuddy’s, 310 Lewers St.

Wed., 11/30 [], 923-0751

Special Early Thanksgiving at Brasserie Du Vin It’s a hassle-free holiday with Brasserie Du Vin’s Thanksgiving feast. Menu includes: lobster ravioli, roast goose carpaccio, braised turkey leg stuffed with pumpkin sage and more. Du Vin even selects the perfect pairing of wines for three of the four courses. So blessed!

Brasserie Du Vin, 1115 Bethel St.

Wed., 11/23, (5:30pm) $45–$65. [], 545-1115

Thanksgiving by the SHOR Watch the waves and overlook coconut trees this Thanksgiving at this all-you-can-eat turkey buffet with all the trimmings: cranberry jam, giblet gravy, maple and nutmeg yams and more. Extraordinary dishes featuring local ingredients.

Shor American Seafood Grill, 3rd floor of Diamond Head Tower of Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort, 2424 Kalakaua Ave.

Thu., 11/24, (5–10pm) $39 per person. [], 237-6145

Wiki Wiki Turkey Turkey Convenient alternative to a long supermarket line. The Wiki Turkey Take-Out meal adds the Thanksgiving flavor, but removes the stress. Meal includes a 10–12 pound turkey, Feeds six to eight people.

Pacific Beach Hotel, 2490 Kalakaua Ave.

Thu., 11/24, (8am–2pm) $95 plus tax. Reserve your turkey meal at [email:], 921-6137

Eat the Street: Post-Thanksgiving Black Saturday A parking lot this holiday season that won’t drive you insane! Shop and eat in this food truck festival featuring a special $5 pupu meals-on-wheels theme.

Kakaako parking lot, 555 South St.

Sat., 11/26, (4–9pm) Free. []

Ultimate BYOB Dinner Two days after Thanksgiving and you have another reason to get around a communal table. Featuring a wine-friendly menu specifically for those big timers you’ve been saving. Here’s your chance to practice the reason for the season: sharing.

Vino, Restaurant Row, 500 Ala Moana Blvd. Suite 6 D-1

Sat., 11/26, (6pm) $46 per person. Reservations only at [email: ataketa], 533-4476