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Free turkey meal at LES Native American Friendsgiving

BY THE VILLAGE SUN | Everyone knows Mikey Cole makes great ice cream. But on Thursday he’ll be making the turkey and veggies.

The Mikey Likes It Ice Cream founder will be cooking three 20-pound birds, to be exact, along with cranberry sauce and stuffing, plus vegetables — roasted potatoes, eggplant and carrots — for the First Annual Native American Friendsgiving Brunch.

The turkey dinners should feed about 30 people — plus there also will be food for families to take home.

Mikey Cole will be cooking up a delicious Native American Friendsgiving meal. (Photo by Alex Ebrahimi)

And since it’s Loisaida, naturally there will also be Puerto Rican food, including pernil (pork shoulder) arroz con garbanzos (rice with chickpeas) and vegetarian pasteles.

The free meal will be served at the Loisaida CommUnity Office, at 428 E. 10th St., starting at 1 p.m.

Along with chef Cole and Lower East Side CommUnity Concerns, the brunch’s other sponsor is local food pantry UA3, which is providing the turkeys.

“It’s going to be a combination of American and Puerto Rican cuisine,” Frank Gonzalez, the head of LES CommUnity Concerns, said. “We understand the holidays can be hard for many. We would just like to provide a wonderful meal with some good company.”

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