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Thanksgiving

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2013

    Nothing Says 'Happy Thanksgiving!' like a Walmart Brawl

    Brian Spain was looking forward to taking advantage of some Black Friday deals while visiting his parents in North Carolina for Thanksgiving. On Thursday morning, the New York-based writer/actor/comedian vlogged about camping out in the local Dollar Tree parking lot to be first in line. Spain was j ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2013

    Soup Kitchens on Thanksgiving: Surplus of Volunteers, Needs Everywhere Else

    Most days, the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen in Chelsea gets about 50 volunteers, sometimes as much as 70. This Thanksgiving, they will have more than a hundred, all of whom signed-up far in advance. The first-come-first-serve list filled up weeks ago, and the kitchen has had to turn away "hundreds" of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2013

    Black Friday Is the Worst: Big Box Stores Get Ready to Open Thanksgiving Night

    It's not particularly surprising or original any more to talk about how terrible Black Friday is; it's materialistic, dysfunctional, and every year someone dies or is gruesomely injured; you can pretty much count on a video of a horrible stampede somewhere by about 9 a.m. Not even the Wall Street Jo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2013

    Six Vegetarian Thanksgiving Options in NYC

    For most, there's little way around it: Being a vegetarian on Thanksgiving sucks. It's not that you want to eat the turkey on the table -- or not necessarily, anyway. It's more that everyone else is eating it, and loving it, and making it sound like the best thing ever. (Word to the wise: It's not.) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2013

    Savory Delivers Thanksgiving for One

    If you're lucky, one of the few things you and your parents will be able to agree on is that the prospect of you traveling out of New York for Thanksgiving is too hectic, too expensive, and, simply put, not worth the hassle. If you have not established this understanding, our first suggestion for fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2013

    A Dozen Spots Serving Interesting Thanksgiving Feasts

    It doesn't matter that Thanksgiving is one of the biggest homemade meal holidays of the year -- apartment kitchens in NYC are still tiny, and the prospect of turning a full feast out of a set-up that resembles an E-Z-Bake oven and a Bunsen burner is daunting at best. If you're inclined to let someon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2013

    10 NYC Treats to Order for This Thanksgiving

    Have you ordered your turkey yet? We hope so -- last week, we recommended a number of places that sell local, sustainable birds, but many of those vendors were on the way to selling out. And assuming you have the poultry under control (or aren't responsible for roasting the fowl), it's time to start ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2013

    Terri's Thanksgiving Sandwich Is a Vegan Treat Worth Gobbling Up

    In this space, James A. Foley explores New York City's strangest sandwiches. After one big first bite into the Thanksgiving sandwich at Terri, which launched in Flatiron and just opened a new location in the Financial District at 100 Maiden Lane, a number of thoughts struck all at once: First, it w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    Thanksgiving: Eat Out, Ye Pilgrims!

    Aside from family, friends, and being thankful, Thanksgiving is all about the food. While mom's home cooking may be preferred, if it isn't, there are dozens of places to dine during the holiday.

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2012

    Spatchcock? Consider Butterflying Your Turkey This Year

    As two excellent resources for home cooks point out to us this week, it's as gruesome as it is rewarding to spatchcock a bird: Flip it over, snip out the spine, and cook the bird flat. Also known as butterflying, here's why you might want to consider applying this simple technique to your Thanksgivi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2011

    What To Do With Your Leftovers: The Turkey Stuffing Hero

    ​A hero roll has never seen a better filling. Let's face it: the very best part of Thanksgiving is not the dry turkey breast, the candied yams, the green bean casserole, or the pumpkin pie surmounted by a cumulo-nimbus of Cool Whip. It's the stuffing, hands down. Nor does the food taste bes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    David Burke, Dale Talde, and Damon Wise (and Others) on Their Thanksgiving Memories: Interviews Part 2

    Yesterday we spoke with several New York City chefs about their upcoming Thanksgiving plans and learned all about the unique dishes they'll be making, from Todd Macdonald's White Castle-stuffed turkey to Josh Capon's hundreds of chicken lollipops. Today we hear from another batch of toques about how ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2011

    New York City Chefs Talk Turkey About Turkey Day: Josh Capon, Missy Robbins, Michael White, and More...

    Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Hopefully by now the turkey has been purchased and the pie crusts have been made. After all, this is the one time of year when everyone in America dons their chef whites. But how do bona fide chefs celebrate the holiday? We checked in with some of New York Cit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2011

    The Five Worst Thanksgiving Dishes

    smallhandbartender.blogspot.com​More architectural element than food, jellied cranberry sauce from a can has long been an immutable fixture of the Thanksgiving table. There is no worse holiday for the true foodie than Thanksgiving. Cooking it is like being trapped in a crashing rocketship, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2011

    Jim Meehan's Top Five Cocktails to Celebrate Thanksgiving (with Recipes!)

    Let's face it: Thanksgiving is not only the tastiest holiday, but also one of the booziest. Maybe you're downing the cocktails because you don't have work on Friday, or because you can't bear the thought of actually having to go to work on Friday (Black Friday workers, we appreciate you), or because ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2011

    Your Modern-Day Thanksgiving Guide to Getting Through the Holiday With Only Slightly Less Dignity Than You Started With

    This is not your grandmother's "How to Survive Thanksgiving" guide. It's not even your spinster aunt's. This is far more about you and the troubles a modern-day busy and productive person with a job and responsibilities and a life, for the love of God -- even if that life is just DVRing TV shows you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2011

    Ask the Critics: What Are Some Affordable, Non-Gimmicky Restaurants Where I Can Celebrate Thanksgiving?

    Another Pint Please.../FlickrWhere to find turkey dinners (and non-turkey dinners) this Thanksgiving​ Rob Z. asks: I was wondering if you had any recommendations for Thanksgiving. My friend and I are going to be by ourselves. Do you know of restaurants that will be open that day? We would love ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2011

    This Week in Food Blogs: Paula Deen Might Still Be an 'Evil Sex Fiend Succubus'

    This week in food blogs ... What big teeth you have!​ Eater National describes Paula Deen as an "evil sex fiend succubus" again. We appreciate the reminder, and will remain vigilant and report any suspicious, succubus-like activity. Diner's Journal has some bad news for filicidal foodies: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Thanksgiving Sandwiches Put Your Holiday Between Bread

    Lauren BloombergLenny's: Where the Pilgrims went for takeout?​ Sure, Thanksgiving is awesome. There's turkey, stuffing, and all sorts of delicious sides, but what's even better than a commemorative feast? The day-after sandwiches. Thanksgiving sandwiches are one of the best parts of the holid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2011

    Make Marc Forgione's Maple Whipped Sweet Potatoes

    Do these mashed potatoes.​It's that time of year again. Time to start planning what to serve with your turkey this Thanksgiving. If you're looking to shake things up a little, you might want to try this recipe from Marc Forgione for Maple Whipped Sweet Potatoes. "This has been a fixture on o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    Thanksgiving Croissant Debuts at Momofuku Milk Bar -- Kind of a Turkey

    ​Say grace, and then dive into the Thanksgiving croissant. I was as excited as everyone else to check out the new Thanksgiving croissant at Momofuku Milk Bar, which has moved across the street from its original West 13th Street location. Well, in spite of all the hype, it's not really new, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2011

    Best of 2011: Runners-Up for Duck and Turkey

    ​Eating our way through the city to determine the best of the best is no easy task. The hard thing about naming something the "best" is that we had to leave behind many very, very good dishes. So to honor those wayward souls, here are some great plates worthy of mention. Today: duck and turk ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    Amanda Cohen Enlightens Us on the Topic of Canadian Thanksgiving

    ​What can one say about Thanksgiving that hasn't been said already? Absolutely nothing. Which is why we find ourselves thinking about our friends to the north, who already celebrated Thanksgiving a month ago. Canadian Thanksgiving, like Canadian Nanaimo bars and Canadian curling, is a subject ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    How New York City Chefs Prep for Thanksgiving

    free-extras.comIt's Turkey Time!​ By now, the turkey should be brining, the cranberry sauce underway, and the medicine cupboard stocked with an ample supply of Valium should the family get-together take a turn. And how are New York City restaurant chefs prepping for the big day? We checked i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    Momofuku Milk Bar Offers One Last Savory Thanksgiving Tidbit

    Blondie/Midtown LunchHold Thanksgiving in your hand.​Courtesy of the Milk Bar counter at Má Pêche and captured by Midtown Lunch, a Thanksgiving Dinner-stuffed croissant. It contains white and dark meat, cranberry sauce, meat gravy, and more than enough grease to get you in the moo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    Bubby's is Giving Away Free Pie Right Now

    thebrooklynbaker.comGet a slice of this.​Getting into the Thanksgiving spirit a few days early (and to celebrate its 20th anniversary), Bubby's (120 Hudson Street, 212-219-0666) is giving away free slices of the trendiest dessert du jour: pie! The deal started at 11 a.m., and they're giving aw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    Introducing the 100-Proof Turkey; 60-Year-Old Macallan Now World's Most Expensive Scotch

    ​The age-old Thanksgiving Day question is back: red or white. The answer? It doesn't matter -- just make sure you have lots of it and plastic cups for doling it out. [NY Times] Drinks International, a trade magazine, has named two Australian bars the best in the region. So, what's so great ab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    Marco Canora Dishes About The Next Iron Chef and Cooking at the School of Hard Knocks

    Food NetworkMarco Canora: He might have lost on TV, but he's still a winner.​ The Next Iron Chef ended its run this week, and Marc Forgione was crowned the winner. But runner-up Marco Canora still has plenty to celebrate: A Tribeca location of his East Village wine bar Terroir opened this yea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    What We Fight About, When We Fight at Thanksgiving

    ​It's pretty much guaranteed that if you're going to spend a prolonged or shorter amount of time with any immediate or distant family members over the upcoming holiday, you're going to have to channel all that togetherness and enforced thankfulness into something a little more dysfunctional at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    David Burke to Open New Resto in the James; Brad Farmerie Gives Turkey Tips

    ​The Senate has voted to consider a bill that would give greater power to the FDA to deal with food safety issues. [NY Times] Alec Baldwin is shilling for Wegmans in a couple new ads. Apparently, his mother really is a fan of the supermarket chain. [Democrat & Chronicle] David Burke has con ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2010

    Tourtières & Nuns' Farts at M. Wells Ce Soir

    What is that heavenly scent?​Here in America, November is all about Thanksgiving. We spend the whole month talking about that big turkey dinner we're going to have at the end of it. But in Quebec, Thanksgiving is already over and done with. November instead marks the beginning of tourtière se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    For Thanksgiving, Torrisi Is Talking Turkey

    ​Having already done their part to revamp the San Gennaro Festival, the folks at Torrisi Italian Specialties are turning their attention to Thanksgiving. Per Serious Eats, they'll be selling their much-acclaimed slow-roasted turkey breasts for $16/pound beginning on Nov. 1. If you're more of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2009

    Rightbloggers Fight War on Thanksgiving (And, Of Course, Muslim Obama)

    ​While you lily-livers are feasting on turkey and whatnot, rightbloggers are defending Thanksgiving, the nation, and their Second Amendment right to kill hippies. RedState remembers the first Thanksgiving, in 1941, when "Americans around the nation settled into a peaceful Thanksgiving weekend ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2009

    5 Things To Ruin Your Thanksgiving

    For us, Thanksgiving was pre-ruined by the grisly medical press releases we received over the past week, portraying the holiday as a menace. (And they keep coming! The Saint Louis University Medical Center offers "Surviving the Holidays: 10 Tips for Staying Healthy." Number 1: "Keep your distance -- ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 24, 2009

    HOLD THE TURKEY

    Celebrate a meat-free Thanksgiving

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2009

    What's Happening This Week: Turkey Day in the City

    Our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! A Craft-y Thanksgiving Hours: 2:00pm-8:00pm Sure, it's not mom's green bean casserole. But you could do worse than Tom Colicchio's Thanksgiving dinner ($115). An amuse-bouche of spi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2009

    Nightmares Before Thanksgiving: Medicos Warn of Holiday-Related Injuries, Celiac Disease, Etc.

    ​Christ in Heaven, King Kong and the Rockettes have announced holiday Christmas season. So it's time to start thinking about that cozy, mildly-patriotic warm-up event, Thanksgiving, and the turkey with which those of us who are not celebrity vegans celebrate. Looking forward to it? Let us fi ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 17, 2009

    GOBBLE GOBBLE

    Have Thanksgiving early and on the cheap

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2009

    Cruelty-Free Pre-Thanksgiving with Lou Reed, Others at Tavern on the Green

    ​Planning to tuck into a nice, fat turkey this Thanksgiving? What are you, sick? Turkeys are your animal companions. Repent of your carnivorism in the traditional way -- with celebrities! On November 22, the Sunday before Thanksgiving, Russell Simmons will host "Celebration FOR The Turkeys" ... More >>

  • Columns

    November 21, 2006
  • NYC Life

    November 14, 2006

    Wild Turkeys

    The Thanksgiving plans of clubland's most grateful—not to mention finest, sexiest, and gayest

  • NYC Life

    November 22, 2005

    Cold Turkey

    Thanksgiving's glory is in the leftovers

  • Music

    November 22, 2005

    Talking Thanksgiving

    Stop arguing and pass the anecdotes: It's National Conversation Week. Really.

  • People

    November 22, 2005

    More Than a Meal

    Thanksgiving as a ritual of American identity

  • Columns

    November 15, 2005
  • NYC Life

    November 20, 2001
  • News

    November 21, 2000

    A Landlord’s Road to Bountiful

    The Propertied Class Gives Thanks

  • NYC Life

    November 21, 2000

    Stuffed

    Thanksgiving: Blast or Bust?

  • Long Island Voice

    November 23, 1999
  • Film

    December 1, 1998
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