Thanks - maybe Chinatown is the thing to do.
I looked at volunteering, but there is mostly church organizations, and I am not familiar with religion (I'm not baptized, don't know the bible, etc).
I saw suggestions about OpenTable, but I'm looking for a restaurant (simple is OK but not McDonalds or Ihop) that is casual and suitable for just a single person. I would feel strange on my own at a restaurant Thanksgiving feast.
I'm in Allston but not near any stores / restaurants. Is it worth a walk over to Harvard Street to see what is open maybe? I don't know the area.
I love Indian food, too, Chinese, Mexican...