The Chicagoist will be launching later but in the meantime please enjoy our archives.

Thanksgiving Round-Up Part 2 - Restaurant Deals Galore

By Anthony Todd in Food on Nov 22, 2010 8:40PM

ThanksgivingRoundup2.jpg Last Friday, we posted some great special meals for those who prefer to go out for Thanksgiving. Why stay home and dirty up your entire kitchen when you can make someone else do the cooking for you - and at a very reasonable price? Here are a few more special deals that caught our eye - some traditional, some... not so much.

Bin 36, one of our perennial favorites, is serving up a genuinely amazing-looking dinner spread from 3:00-9:00 on Thanksgiving. The meal costs $48, but has a lot more options that the traditional prix fixe, with three choices for every course and all the sides served family style. Highlights include a Chestnut Sage Soup with brown butter and cornbread croutons, slow-roasted prime rib served with a truffled hollandaise sauce and, to finish off the dinner, a traditional steamed english toffee pudding cake and spiced reisling ice cream.

Deleece Grill Pub on Clark has a particularly well-priced deal, $35 for four courses of Thanksgiving yum. For non-turkey eaters, this is a great option, because there are four different main course options, including a hanger steak with shallot demi glace and a whitefish with thyme and lemon. Try the sweet potato-bacon fritters with sweet garlic sour cream as a starter - we wish we could have them!

For a Thanksgiving with a little more kick to it, check out SushiSamba rio. Instead of a prix fixe menu. SushiSamba has added three special dishes to its normal menu to celebrate the day. For the main dish, try mojo-roasted organic turkey with linguiƧa quinoa stuffing and crispy brussels sprouts ($24) and start with braised short rib gyoza ($14).

Photo by Renee Rendler-Kaplan.