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Will you be traveling for the hoiday? Gorging yourself? Trying your best to do nothing at all? Here are some things you should know…

THANKSGIVING LIKE A PRO 🦃

If you want to beat traffic: The best time to leave Seattle for Thanksgiving break is super early Thursday morning. That’s according to Google, and Google knows.

If you’re flying out of Sea-Tac: Get the good eats early with this Eater guide to the best food at our airport.

If you want to show off: Try out these Thanksgiving recipes from local chefs, via The Seattle Times. If you make John Sundstrom’s Pommes de Terre Robuchon look as good as they do in that photo, please send us a pic. 😋

If you want dinner to be extra chill: Chef Unika Noiel of Pioneer Square’s Che Sara Sara shared some recipes for cannabis-infused Thanksgiving sides with The Stranger.

If you want to let someone else cook: Join Friendsgiving feasts at Heartwood Provisions or Thompson Seattle, or book a spot on OpenTable.

If you want to make new friends: Check out this Orphan Thanksgiving potluck for Seattle singles.

If you’re hosting friends: Check out these tips from Seattle Refined, and don’t forget the board games.

If you want to shop local: Seattle is the second best place to do it, according to data from Yelp. Curbed’s got a map of 22 pop-up markets for buying awesome local stuff.

If you want to stay home and read: The Seattle Public Library just extended its “Peak Picks” program to all its branches. Translation: More popular books to check out. Get on it.

If you love holiday music: Tune in to WARM 106.9 or STAR 101.5. Both local stations have switched to all carols, all the time.

If you hate holiday music: Avoid the aforementioned stations ‘til 2018.

And if you don’t know what to say to the fam anymore: You’re not alone. Political divides shortened family get-togethers last Thanksgiving by 20 to 30 minutes, according to research from Washington State University.

And on that note…

‘I’M NOT QUITE SURE WHAT OUR NEXT MOVE SHOULD BE’ 🇺🇸

In the spring, 19 of you joined us on a trip to Sherman County, Oregon, to cross a political divide. Sherman County is the nearest county to King County that voted exactly opposite us in the presidential election. We had some fascinating conversations with the 16 Sherman County residents who welcomed us. Should we have more, now? What might they accomplish?

This month, Evergrey cofounder Anika Anand reached out to everyone who participated in the trip, not knowing what she’d hear back. Are you concerned about where our political divisions are taking us? Read Anika’s reflection here, and let us know what you think.

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HERE'S WHAT'S COMING UP 📅

OUR EVENTS

🎉 Nov. 29: The Evergrey turns one! — SOLD OUT

Want to partner on an event with us? Hit reply or email [email protected].

AROUND TOWN

👀  11/22: Far Out Films: Inception
🗣  11/22: National Poetry Slam Qualifier
🏃  11/23: Turkey Trot
🍽  11/23: Thanksgiving dinner out: Eater, OpenTableThe Stranger
🚢  11/23: Thanksgiving Day Dinner Cruise
😙  11/23: Thanksgiving Karaoke
🎉  11/24: Macy’s Holiday Parade
❤️  11/24: Vanishing Seattle Pop-Up
🌲  11/24: Duwamish Holiday Gift Fair
⛰  11/24: State Park Free Day
🌟  11/25: Magic in the Market
🛍  11/25: Small Business Saturday
😋  11/25: Chinatown I.D. Holiday Festival
🤓  11/25: GeekCraft Expo Seattle Holiday Market
💪  11/26: 2017 Seattle Marathon
🌋  11/26: I Dig Dinos

See more upcoming events (and submit your own) on our events page.

WATCH A MASTER AT WORK 🍴

Eat up tomorrow but save room because next week, Chef Justin Khanna of Mix Projects will be cooking live for all the guests at The Evergrey’s one-year anniversary celebration. Got your ticket? Good. ‘Cause this party’s officially SOLD OUT, and you won’t want to miss it.

We’ll see you Monday. 👋

Gobble gobble. — The Evergrey


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