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When people think about Thanksgiving, among the first words that comes to mind is: Turkey! Not everyone, however, partakes. All this week, 89.1 WEMU is exploring some of the different ways the holiday is being celebrated in Washtenaw County. Today, we look at a restaurant that is offering up an alternative feast. 


The Lunch Room

89.1 WEMU'S Lisa Barry is joined by local food expert and writer Jessica Webster as they talk about the vibrant restaurant scene in Washtenaw County.  This week, they are joined by a special guest, the co-owner of The Lunch Room and the recently opened Detroit Street Filling Station in Ann Arbor, Joel Panozzo.


Area Residents Urged To "Go Veg" For A Week

Apr 19, 2013
annarborvegweek.org

Area residents are being encouraged to give the vegetarian or vegan lifestyle a try for a week next week. 

The organization Compassion over Killing is sponsoring a number of Veg Week events around the country, including Ann Arbor Veg Week next week. 

Event co-chair Dana Gramprie says there are three great reasons to give up meat: One, it's good for your health, and two, it's better for the environment.  Gramprie says going vegetarian or vegan is also better for animals, who she says are often bred in horrible conditions on industrial farms.