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White House Turkey Pardon; Steal Belga's Beer Glasses

Eater's taking off a little early today to start making that pumpkin cake. Happy Thanksgiving to all, especially the industry folks who will still be hard at work tomorrow. See you all on Monday.

THANKGIVING—As per tradition, President Obama pardoned some turkeys today. Their names are Liberty and Peace and they apparently received some media training before the big day — which involved being exposed to loud noises, flash bulbs and being taught "how to gobble without really saying anything." [YouTube]

CAPITOL HILL—So we all know you're not supposed to put Lyon Hall's beer glasses down your pants, but starting today and continuing through November 29, Belga Café would actually like for you to steal their beer glasses. The Belgian restaurant is serving up a special three-course "Drink Your Beer, Steal Your Glass" menu featuring things like Belgian steak tartare, truffled mussels and banana-bacon waffles. The dinner itself is $45 per person, but beer pairings will cost you extra. But, hey, you do get to keep the glass. [EaterWire]

CAPITOL HILL—Citybizlist reports that Yes Organic Market has signed a 10-year lease on the Hill and will move into the space at the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and 8th Street in Barracks Row. [Citybizlist via DCMud]

CHARITY WIRE—All those men you see walking around town with mustaches this month have not necessarily been hipsters. Perhaps they are participating in Movember, a fundraising month in which people grow mustaches to raise awareness (and money) to fight prostate cancer. Proof is hosting its own Movember fundraiser on Sunday at 9 p.m. that will involve hors d'oeuvres, craft beer, wine and a special punch and cocktail. Tickets are $50 and may be purchased at Proof or sister restaurant Estadio. [EaterWire]


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