Tag Archives: Thanksgiving

Fire Scorches Caribbean Grill on Lee Highway

Source: ARLnow

Fire Scorches Caribbean Grill on Lee Highway

A fire on the eve of Thanksgiving has damaged well-known local restaurant Caribbean Grill.

The fire broke out around 11 p.m. inside the restaurant at 5183 Lee Highway, according to fire officials. It was “caused by hot coals that fell out of [a] grill on to combustibles nearby.”

A large fire response was dispatched, but the fire was quickly extinguished and only minor damage — including smoke damage — was reported. No one was injured. The restaurant filled with smoke and firefighters remained on scene to ventilate the structure afterward.

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America’s Ongoing Grocery-Price War Has Created the Cheapest Thanksgiving Dinner in 5 Years

Source: Grub Street NY

Don’t forget to say a very special thank-you this Thursday for the U.S. grocery industry’s everescalating battle for shoppers. Several new reports show that the cost of this year’s Thanksgiving dinner is almost the lowest it has been in the past decade, which you can mostly credit …

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Raise a cup of good cheer: 3 holiday cocktail recipes

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Mulled wine is a centuries-old drink made with red wine and brandy. Photo: Beth McKibben

Raising a glass of cheer with guests during the holidays doesn’t have to mean being stuck behind the bar. These three simple, make-ahead cocktails will keep holiday guests satisfied and hosts free to mix and mingle all night long.

Mulled wine
The centuries-old drink is akin to the traditional cider or ale-based wassails of old England with roots dating back to second century Rome. This warm cocktail is batched and contains a comforting blend of dry red wine and brandy mixed with a variety of ...

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White Castle Wants People to Stuff Burgers Inside Their Thanksgiving Turkeys

Source: Grub Street NY

Already a hot Valentine’s Day hangout, White Castle doesn’t want Turkey Day passing you by without a chance to patronize the burger chain — so this year it’s “rereleasing” its “famous” slider stuffing recipe. Apparently invented in 1991 — the same year White Castle debuted V-Day reservations, …

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Over 180 DC Bars Can Stay Open Until 4 AM on Thanksgiving Eve

Source: Washingtonian Food

We all need a drink (or several) to make it through a family-packed Thanksgiving weekend. Luckily, the DC government will once again allow bars to stay open extra-late and serve drinks until 4 AM on “Thanksgiving Eve” (a.k.a. Wednesday).  Nearly 200 bars have been approved for the late-night extension—and some are offering specials or hosting […]

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Trader Joe’s for the Holidays

Source: Brightest Young Things NYC

By David Carter

This was originally published on November 24, 2015. It’s still just as useful. -ed.

Happy Holidays! From the Turkey to The Final Countdown, we have so many amazing memories ahead of us to share with our loved ones shop. So why not return home to the culinary labyrinth I taught you to survive, one more time! This is how to Survive the Holidays in a Trader Joe’s.

Have a Plan of Action
Do you think we stormed the beaches of Normandy like a bunch of improv comedians, making it up as we went along and hoping ...

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High-Design Pie Is Instagram Food We Actually Love

Source: Grub Street NY

For at least the last month, Lauren Ko has been forcing pies on her friends and family. Ko has a full-time administrative job in Seattle, but she is also the person behind @lokokitchen, a pie-only Instagram account that, until recently, counted a few hundred followers. Then, the site

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Presidential Turkeys Drumstick and Wishbone Receive Media Training, Love Classic Rock

Source: Washingtonian Food

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the National Turkey Presentation—a Thanksgiving tradition that started when Harry Truman accepted a live gobbler as a gift from the National Turkey Federation during a ceremony in the Rose Garden. The process has become much more elaborate in modern times. Today’s “presidential turkeys” are raised by alternating NTF chairmen […]

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The Store-bought Ingredients Top Chefs Rely On for Thanksgiving

Source: Grub Street NY

Thanksgiving: It’s stressful. It’s a production. Maybe someone’s child is running around, threatening to crash into you when you’ve got the turkey in hand, or a side dish of this, or that tuber on the verge of overcooking. Let everyone else overcomplicate it. There are, in fact, ways to actually …

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How to Pair Wine With Thanksgiving Leftovers

Source: Grub Street NY

If you’re like me, you have stuffing on the brain. Thanksgiving is the meal I most look forward to all year, and that’s largely because of the leftovers sandwich that comes the next day. In my house, we go classic: toasted white bread, turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, a crucial layer …

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Drink your Thanksgiving at Hank’s, Now Serving Turkey and Sweet Potato Cocktails

Source: Washingtonian Food

Thanksgiving with the extended family can make you want to drink your dinner instead of eat it. At Hank’s Cocktail Bar in Petworth, that urge can be fulfilled. Beverage director Jessica Weinstein and bar manager Michael Norman cooked up the “We Give Thanks for Cocktails” menu, which emulates a Turkey Day meal–down to the turkey. The libations include plenty […]

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Restaurants in Atlanta still accepting RSVPs for Thanksgiving meals

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Guests will be treated to a three-course meal for Thanksgiving at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta. Photo credit: Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta.

Eat, but don’t cook.

Thanksgiving is less than a week ago. If you haven’t done so already, now—like today—is  a good time to make reservations for breakfast, lunch or dinner at the following metro Atlanta restaurants. On Thursday, Nov. 23, Thanksgiving Day, you’ll just need to round up your family and friends then head out to a bountiful meal—no dishes and maybe a little something leftover to nosh on the following day. Currently, each restaurant listed below still has availability; call ...

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Home for Dinner: Steve Osunsami, ABC News Correspondent

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Also at dinner with Osunsami (right): Joe Remillard (center), Ayn Remillard (left), and Marguerite Madden (bottom left). Not pictured: neighbors John West and Michael Lappin and friends Robin and Doctor Le’Roy Reese.Photograph by Raymond McCrea Jones Part of the reason that ABC News correspondent Steve Osunsami, 46, goes all out for Thanksgiving is because he can. The son of Nigerian immigrants, he grew up in Peoria, Illinois housing projects eating government cheese. “You know, it came in those big blocks?” His mother would cook on Sundays, but otherwise it was Shake ’N Bake chicken. “We were never able to do ...

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Thanksgiving To-Go: Where to buy last-minute holiday dinners in Atlanta

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Alon’s Bakery & Market offers several Thanksgiving to-go options. COURTESY OF ALON’S BAKERY & MARKET.

Thanksgiving traditions don’t have to be home-made. If you’re worried about burning the turkey or don’t have time to cook a full meal, here’s a roundup of restaurants and grocery stores offering to-go Thanksgiving dinners.

North Fulton

Pick up Thanksgiving dinner while doing your normal grocery shopping. Sprouts offers several to-go options costing $29-$79. Packages include turkey, sliced hams, Hawaiian rolls, creamed kale and spinach, scalloped potatoes, spiced apples and creamy cauliflower. Orders can be made at the Sprouts deli counter or online until Nov. ...

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Amazon Cuts Whole Foods’ Prices Again Ahead of Thanksgiving

Source: Grub Street NY

Whole Foods bargain hunters can start finding Thanksgiving recipes that don’t involve organic bananas or avocado, because Amazon announced this morning that prices just dropped on a bunch more groceries. The cuts, which began today, expand discounts that Amazon rolled out on 15 items after the acquisition. …

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Where to eat on Thanksgiving 2017 in Atlanta (or get your turkey to-go)

Source: Atlanta Magazine

You can order D.B.A.’s turkey to-go before Thanksgiving.Photograph courtesy of D.B.A. Whether you prefer to dine out or host at home, it’s time you let someone else do the heavy lifting. These Atlanta restaurants are serving your favorite traditional (and not-so-traditional) Thanksgiving foods. Dine-in 103 West Big appetite? Choose your appetizer and then nosh on turkey and trimmings served family-style. After the meal, the sides will be replenished and packed up for guests to enjoy at home the next day. There’s a four-guest minimum, and the cost is $84 per adult, $36 for ages 7-12, and free for kids 6 ...

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Morning Notes

Source: ARLnow

Family Still Searching for Missing Arlington Woman — Family and friends spent the weekend searching for Katherine Hawald, who went missing Thursday, last seen in Arlington. Volunteers checked places Hawald would hang out and handed out flyers, enlisting others to assist in the search effort. [Fox 5]

Veep Participates in Memorial Day Ceremony — Vice President Mike Pence participated in the annual Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery on Saturday. “From the hour of our nation’s birth, our best and bravest have stepped forward to defend our freedom,” Pence said. “And as we speak, a new generation of ...

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Where to Eat on Thanksgiving in New York

Source: Grub Street NY

Turkey time is approaching. Yes, you can cook at home — traditional, wholesome — but the best part of living in New York City is that there are plenty of places to go out for a meal, or even just to pick up some sides. Top restaurants and markets are …

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Where to Find Great Thanksgiving Takeout Around DC

Source: Washingtonian Food

Don’t have time to baste a turkey every hour? Burnt the first (and only) pie you ever made? Save yourself the hassle and get some (or all) of your Thanksgiving dishes from these DC-area restaurants offering feasts to-go. Remember: many places have deadlines for orders and specific pick-up and delivery days and times, so make […]

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5 places to purchase Thanksgiving pies in metro Atlanta

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Get pies and more for Thanksgiving at Southern Art. Photo credit: Phase:3 Marketing and Communications.

You can have you cake pie and eat it too.

Pumpkin pie is always an option, and certainly, this list includes a few, but there are more choices you might want to sink your teeth into. From bourbon pecan pie to apple crumble, these decadent desserts are just what you need to put the finishing touch on your Thanksgiving meal.

Alon’s Bakery and Market: This shop is offering an abundance of pies including salted caramel apple, lemon meringue, chocolate chuck and apple cranberry. Orders ...

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You should eat more turkey

Source: Atlanta Magazine

This is what one of Jenni Harris’s broad-breasted black turkeys looks like as a teenager.Photograph by Laura Mortelliti Eat more turkey. That may sound obvious, this being Thanksgiving month, but there are health benefits to varying your poultry routine throughout the year. “Turkey is just a really good, sustainable source of energy,” says chef David Sweeney, who is best known for his popular vegetable-forward cooking at his former restaurant, Dynamic Dish. “We should be eating turkey—and rabbit and duck, for that matter—year round.” Turkey could almost be considered a superfood: It’s packed with protein, low in fat, and contains iron, ...

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Where to buy Thanksgiving dinner to-go in metro Atlanta

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Pre-order a Thanksgiving feast from Serpas True Food. Photo credit: Heidi Geldhauser.

Planning a big Thanksgiving dinner is for the birds.

This year, stress-less and save time by ordering dinner to-go—from turkeys and all the trimmings to appetizer and desserts. Contact the following restaurants in Fulton, Cobb, North Fulton, Gwinnett and DeKalb counties to place your order for pick-up. Take it home and in an instant, dinner will be served.

Fulton County

Forgo spending the day in the kitchen this holiday season and pre-order a Thanksgiving feast featuring a roasted turkey with cornbread stuffing, butternut squash soup, mixed fall green ...

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