Hi, fellow plant muncher,
(Note that this event starts at 4 p.m.)
Symphonie is one of the few restaurants open on Thanksgiving, and members have enjoyed their Thanksgiving meals there, so let's go back for the third year in a row (50 members came the first year!). It's starting to feel like tradition.
They haven't decided on the menu yet, but I'm told they'll have similar dishes to last year's—"Thanksgiving-y" dishes such as Rosemary Chicken, Champagne Chicken, etc. (all vegan), plus fixins. There may be soy-free and vegetable-based dishes too. If and when I get the final menu, I'll post it on the Meetup website.
Symphonie is in a cute shopping district in Point Richmond, about 20 minutes north of Berkeley. Here are directions from Berkeley/Oakland:
- Take I-580W (north).
- Exit I-580W at Canal Blvd.
- Turn LEFT onto Canal Blvd.
- Turn RIGHT onto Cutting Blvd.
- Turn LEFT onto Dorman Dr./S Garrard Blvd.
- Turn RIGHT onto E. Richmond Ave.
- Symphonie will be on your right just before Park Place. Use their parking lot, or park on the street.
The restaurant is pretty big, so I'm putting a high cap on this event to avoid a waiting list. As always, please be considerate of the restaurant, and RSVP yes only if you truly believe you will be able to make it. If you RSVP and then discover that you can't come, please update your RSVP right away.
I pay Meetup about $200 per year to organize this group. And that doesn't include the time and energy I spend choosing restaurants, making reservations, answering emails, and such. So please chip in a couple bucks to reimburse me, either on the Meetup site or at the event.
If you are bringing guests (great!), please put their first names in your RSVP comment, so I can make name tags for them too.
Finally, to all those who have come out to a event, shared their knowledge and opinions and stories, and contributed to this group, thank you. It's been a privilege to organize these events. I hope to see you at one soon.
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