Accidental Thanksgiving

So there I was with a couple of co-workers after the Shanghai marathon after party pre-party. Yes, that’s right it was the after-party pre-party.

Instead of continuing on to the actual after-party, we decided that dinner would be a preferable option, so we decided on nearby Madison to get something to eat.

Now, due to having to prepare for the Shanghai Marathon, I skipped Thanksgiving this year, and was very sad about it. I mean, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday with the turkey and gravy and mashed potatoes and stuffing and, well, it makes me hungry even now to think about it.

So when we walked into Madison, we were pleasantly surprised to hear they were doing Sunday night dinner: Thanksgiving. 300 RMB for all we could eat turkey, stuffing, green beans, etc. etc.

We were in!


Green Beans


Delicious Pumpkin Bread

Mashed Potatoes


Sweet Potatoes

Brussels Sprouts (These were tasty)





Pumpkin Pie


In world where one gave up Thanksgiving, it’s always nice to find it unexpectedly. Even four days later.

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7 Responses to Accidental Thanksgiving

  1. nicolas says:

    Where’s the picture of me? I was also there.

  2. terence says:

    @Nicolas – I didn’t even take photos of Nicole and David who I ate with!

  3. Dad says:

    How come the sweet potato looked just like the mashed potato?

  4. terence says:

    @Dad – edited

  5. uzbekcelia says:

    You’ll make Joe sad with this post, he was kind of homesick for traditional Thanksgiving dinner, but we ended up having paella and sangria.

  6. Terence says:

    @uzbekcelia – no TGI Friday’s type restaurants in Latin America?

  7. uzbekcelia says:

    I think there was a TGI Friday in the Alto Palermo mall near the apt we stayed at in Buenos Aires. There was definitely a Benihana. (There was a TGIF in Guayaquil). But I think even Joe wouldn’t be desperate enough to eat a Thanksgiving meal at a TGIF in S. Am.

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