There are few things worse than being an obesity scientist at a holiday party. Once they learn my profession, most people skulk away, often hiding their food in the process. The brave few who remain often lean closer and quietly ask for the “secret” to weight loss – as if we scientists were a “DaVinci Code”-style cabal devoted to suppressing the true “secret” to dieting.
The Triangle Vegetarian Society has held a vegan Thanksgiving feast each year since 1993. More than 600 people bought tickets this year. It is believed to be the largest Thanksgiving meal of its kind in the country.
Carrboro’s rules currently allow slaughter of chickens and rabbits as long as it occurs in an enclosed area. But police say it conflicts with ordinances on animal welfare throughout Orange County that ban killing animals.
When the Charlotte location of The Crunkleton, the high-class cocktail spot, opens in the Elizabeth neighborhood next year, it will have something very important that the original in Chapel Hill doesn’t have: food.