By Gabriela Resto-Montero
GREENWICH VILLAGE — Middle-Eastern themed restaurant Le Souk is offering a free Thanksgiving Day meal for its Greenwich Village neighbors without a place to celebrate the holiday Thursday.
Le Souk, which is the term for "the market" in Arabic cities, used to serve up hookahs and North African fare on Avenue B in the East Village, but reopened at 510 LaGuardia Place last October.
A spokeswoman for the restaurant, Meghan Brady, said the dinner is a way to gather neighbors together.
"It's a nice opportunity for people who, for whatever reason, are in the city," said Brady, who said she'll take part in the festivities because she can't make it back home to Boston this year.
Since passing out fliers advertising the dinner late last week, the restaurant has already received 63 reservations, Brady said. The chefs expect a full house for Thanksgiving.
The bill for the free meal is being footed by the restaurant and the Bleecker Area Merchants’ and Residents’ Association (BAMRA).
The Le Souk Thanksgiving dinner will run from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. or, "until we run out of food," Brady said.