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Let Someone Else Cook the Turkey - A Thanksgiving Roundup

By Molly Durham in Food on Nov 17, 2011 4:40PM

2011_11_17Turkey.jpg If you're one of the people who's been saying lately, "It's Thanksgiving already?!" then you might be interested in some options for next Thursday where you get served, rather than serving others. Plenty of Chicago eateries have Thanksgiving options to take the gruntwork out of your holiday.

Bistronomic will host a four-course menu of French-inspired Thanksgiving favorites, including a vegetarian option for each course. For $55 guests can chow down on foie gras and chicken liver terrine, baby spinach lyonnaise, roasted farm turkey, wild mushroom ravioli and apple crepes. Plenty of fancy fall flavors there.

Frontier will offer turkeys-to-go for $4.50 per pound from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Thanksgiving Day even though they're closed for dining. You can also order sides to pick up like Five-Cheese Mac, Cornbread Stuffing and Sweet Potato Puree.

Kit Kat Lounge will offer a discounted meal at 50% off for anyone who donates one or more canned good or nonperishable food items. All food items that are collected will be donated to local charity Vital Bridges, in support of their "Harvest for Hope" community food drive. The $30 prix fixe menu will be $15.

For a more casual holiday, Lottie's Pub will be open and serving $4 Italian Beef Sandwiches, $6 32-oz Miller Lite and Coors Light Drafts and $4 SoCo Lime Shots. Holidays are all about drinking, right?

And for the most avid Thanksgiving-goer, Shaw's Crab House will have a huge buffet at its Schaumburg location, including traditional Thanksgiving dishes. For $45 per adult and kids 12 and younger eating for free, you can sufficiently put yourself into a food coma for a steal.