St. Johnians and visitors celebrated Thanksgiving in traditional as well as local ways last week.
Amy Farris, visiting from Springfield, Va. had what she called the "traditional meal at the Banana Deck which, for others in her party, also served more casual and even West Indian dishes. Many island eateries had holiday specials, including Island Blues in Coral Bay. As for cook-at-homes, there were plenty of choices at the island’s markets. Among the luckiest who wanted to celebrate in the old holiday way were staffers at villa rental agency Catered To. They received turkeys as gifts from the Boss, Eileen.
Farris (aka "FlipFlop" on a Virgin Islands On Line forum) was also on island the previous week, when she and her husband ponied for $100 tickets to attend Rotary Club’s tasty fund raiser, Flavors. Zozo’s was her favorite among the almost two-dozen restaurants and caterers which offered a smörgåsbord of samples. She gave a second place nod to a dish from Ted Robinson, now running his in-villa dinner business, Ted’s Supper Club. Rotary raised a reported $20,000 for its scholarship fund and other island projects.
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