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Artango’s Thanksgiving Dinner Will Please the Norbert in Your Life

Artango is making life easier for us by serving food that is going to make all of us happy. Add to that the bonus that we don’t have to cook, or clean up, and we’re all going to split the bill, so it’s actually a very economical way to enjoy each other’s company. On Thanksgiving Day, […]

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Nov 09, 2018 09:37 PM
Sneak Peek: The Darling Also Has a Little of the, Um, Daring

Lindsey Marks – who performs burlesque as Lady Jack – is chatting in front of a large Alice in Wonderland painting in the downstairs dining room at The Darling, on W. Randolph St.. This new space, owned by Sophie Huterstein, who also owns L.A.’s The Wellesbourne, is next door to J.P. Graziano, purveyor of exceptional Italian […]

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Nov 07, 2018 09:50 PM
What Food Pairs with Scotch Whisky? At Chicago’s SideDoor, Lots!

It doesn’t seem that Scotch whisky would be a great pairing with food: the spirit is big, sometimes smoky and seems like it could steamroll all but the most powerful flavors. But you might be surprised how well Scotch can pair with foods. We were eager to try pairing Scotch whisky with Scottish-type food It […]

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Nov 01, 2018 09:15 PM

Let's Talk Turkey

Ironically, the centerpiece of the Thanksgiving table is often the main source of strife at holiday gatherings. There's the whole conundrum of where to buy the turkey from, how to cook it, if/how to stuff it, how to carve it, and how to block images of tofurkey * out of the anals of your mind. Fortunately this year, there are a number of reputable restaurants doling out top-tier turkeys sourced from local farms for your wholesome Thanksgiving get-togethers. With such esteemed options, it certainly minimizes the guesswork of where to get your turkeys. Here are some places in Chicago where you can go get your turkey fix for Thanksgiving.


Turkeys to-go are available for ordering at Frontier. Orders must be placed by November 24 and picked up November 28 between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. The price is $75 for a 15-pound turkey and $95 for a 20-pound turkey. That's a lot of poultry. The Amish turkeys are smoked, imparting depth of flavor and body to the birds. The restaurant also has a la carte sides available to-go, including potato salad, string beans, and cornbread stuffing. Call Israel at Frontier.


Speaking of smoked turkeys, another surefire bet is ordering your birds from Smoke Daddy. The barbecue restaurant knows its way around a smoker, and this year they're slow-smoking whole turkeys at $65 for 11 lbs. or $85 for 20 lbs. For a supplemental charge, folks can augment their smoky turkeys with gravy and stuffing. Orders must be placed by November..


Turkey from Weber Grill
(Turkey from Weber Grill)


From turkeys to sausage stuffing, Publican Quality Meats has everything you need for a meaty holiday feast. The all-encompassing butcher shop will be stocked with turkey stock, poultry seasoning, loose sausage stuffing, Slagel Family Farm turkeys, freshly baked breads, cheese, and charcuterie. It's all available for pre-order. Though the shop will be closed on Thanksgiving, they'll be extending hours on the Tuesday and Wednesday before Thanksgiving.


14 lbs. of pristine poultry perfection doesn't come cheap. And really, you can't put a price on quality food with family. Actually you can and it's $200. That's how much the D'artagnan free-range turkeys are going for from Local Root. Birds are pre-cooked or raw, depending on your needs, and sides are also available. Place your orders here.


For those looking to not lift a single pinky in the kitchen this holiday, place your Thanksgiving order with the Radisson Blu Aqua. The hotel is kindly offering to prepare entire Thanksgiving dinners for pick-up or delivery, with enough food to feed 14 to 22 people. The meals cost a scant $18.95 per person for 14 servings or $14.65 per person for 22 servings. Components include free-range and organic turkey, chestnut-herb stuffing, housemade cranberry sauce, candied sweet potatoes or mashed potatoes, and dessert options such as pumpkin pie, cookies, and chocolate-pecan pie. Orders must be placed by November 18 by calling 312-234-0103, and pick-up is Thanksgiving Day between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.


Pick and choose your Thanksgiving cravings and order them ready-made to-go from Weber Grill Restaurant. The menu is entirely a la carte, from the grill roasted smoked turkey with turkey gravy and cranberry sauce to the sausage stuffing, cornbread, roasted Brussels sprouts, mashed potatoes, pecan pie, and more. Check out the whole menu and place your orders here.

*http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tofurkey


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