33146Thanksgiving at The Buttery (Dorchester MA)
- Nov 6, 2012Note: this is NOT a gaming event. But we have regular game days here and
some people on the list may be interested.
One of our traditions continues: Thanksgiving at The Buttery, our
celebration of the only national holiday dedicated to gluttony. As we
have said in the past, this is a Thanksgiving for orphans, or "for
people who have nowhere to go or don't want to go there". If you don't
have a place to celebrate the holiday, or you like the idea of
celebrating it with us, you are welcome. If you have a place to go but
know people who do not, please forward this invitation.
Thanksgiving is a bit different from our other large gatherings. You
need to let us know you are coming so we can plan. It's not a pure
potluck dinner; we ask everybody to bring a food or beverage but we
coordinate what people are bringing so we end up with a balanced meal
and don't have ten dishes of cranberry sauce. We do the turkey and
stuffing; everything else is up to the guests. For the last couple of
years I have used a Google Docs spreadsheet to keep track of who is
bringing what; once I know you are coming I will send you a link.
We'll open the doors at 3pm. (If you come earlier we'll put you to
work setting up.) We'll sit down to dinner somewhere around 4:30 or
5pm, depending on when the turkey is ready. We have two stoves with
ovens (kitchen and basement) available for baking or reheating your
dishes; the turkeys go in electric roasters so both ovens are
available. After we're done with our gluttony we usually sit around
and talk for a while, and it all ends somewhere between 9 and 10.
We're at 24 Kenwood St in Dorchester, just as we have been since 1988.
You can get directions at http://www.buttery.org/directions
If you would like to come, please contact me in advance! If you know
people who you think would enjoy Thanksgiving dinner here, feel free
to pass the invitation along to them. You can call or text me on the
phone (617-905-9126) or email me (mark@...). I need to know
how many people you are bringing (and if you are bringing children,
what ages they are) and what kind of dish you would like to bring. I
may have suggestions if there are categories that are undersubscribed.
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