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Feast with the Beasts
Tired of slaving in the kitchen on Thanksgiving, only to have nothing but scraps for yourself after the vultures (er, family members, friends, and curious neighbors) have descended? Be the first to pounce on this traditional dinner at the zoo, which features carved turkey and ham, the usual "fixins"—we hope that means green-bean casserole and sweet potatoes with marshmallows—and a dessert buffet. A cash bar is available for those who need more than tryptophan to destress; a raptor will be hanging around in case you'd like the festivities to swing in the other direction. There are a lot of Thanksgiving dinners available in town on this day, but this is the only one where you can go hog wild over your banquet, and feel right at home. Woodland Park Zoo, North 50th Street and Fremont Avenue North, 206-684-4825, www.zoo.org. $26.95 adults/$16.45 children 3–10; free for children 2 and younger. Member discounts apply. Advance registration required. 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., 1–3 p.m., and 3:30–5:30 p.m. RACHEL SHIMP