Plates for the World 

Nov. 28, Noon–5 p.m., Plates Neighborhood Kitchen

300 Glenwood Ave., #100, Raleigh,, $45

If cooking at home isn’t your thing, this Glenwood Avenue eatery serves three-course Thanksgiving dinners. The event is also a partnership—now seven years deep—with Rise Against Hunger. Twenty bucks from each meal goes to the nonprofit. RSVP required.

Mini Food Truck Rodeo

Nov. 30, 2–7 p.m., Bull City Ciderworks

305 S. Roxboro St., #3628, Durham,

If the Tupperware in the refrigerator is getting down to the dregs of Thanksgiving leftovers and you haven’t made it to the grocery store yet, fear not—a bite-sized food rodeo at Bull City Ciderworks might be just the ticket. Vendors on the bill: Beli’s Sazón, Las gringastacos, Mr. Cheesesteak, and Holy Moly Cannoli.

Holiday Bazaar 

Dec. 1, Noon–5 p.m., Carrboro Town Commons

301 W. Main St., Carrboro

We know the Triangle seems to have billion holiday markets—and yes, there will be more (see below)—but Carrboro is the kind of place made for mingling with neighbors under string lights. The thirty-some local craft and business vendors on hand include Chatham Hill Winery, Carrboro Coffee Roasters, Yee Haw Donuts, and Boricua Soul Food Truck.

Oyster Roast

Dec. 1, Noon–6 p.m., Motorco Music Hall

723 Rigsbee Ave., Durham,, $24–$26

Motorco has oyster roasts on frequent rotation, but it’s an event that becomes especially valuable when you have family in town and are looking to keep hands busy. Plus, the oysters that Ryan Bethea harvests on his farm are said to be the saltiest in the state. When your hands get tired from that briny business, make sure to step inside the Motorco showroom for beer and the Bright Spirits Holiday Market. 

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