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Turkey from someone else’s kitchen: Where to dine out for Thanksgiving dinner around the South Sound

Every year during recipe testing for SoundLife’s back-to-back Thanksgiving food sections, I remember exactly why it is some people like to dine out on Thanksgiving.

Ouch. My back. My feet. My kitchen. What a huge mess. Is that gravy on my ceiling?

Dine out? Not a bad idea.

Click “read more” to see the list of restaurants serving Thanksgiving meals Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011. Don’t see your favorite restaurant listed? Email me or comment below and I’ll check in on what they’re serving, if anything. Read more »


Thanksgiving dine out: Keep your kitchen clean and find a South Sound restaurant serving turkey and all the fixings

During recipe testing for SoundLife’s Thanksgiving food sections (read the stories here), I was elbow deep in a cornbread stuffing recipe while stirring roasted pumpkin soup when I had an epiphany about why people don’t want to cook on Thanksgiving: It’s a lot of work.

Dine out? Not a bad idea.

Click “more” to see restaurants open for Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 25 2010. Don’t see your favorite restaurant listed? Just comment and I’ll track down details. Read more »


Where to eat Thanksgiving dinner

I’m bumping this Thanksgiving thread, which originally was posted Nov. 10.

We published recipes today from local chefs for a dressed-up Thanksgiving dinner. Read the story at My favorite dishes were the pumpkin bread pudding from Thad Lyman of Brix 25, and the pear-cranberry crisp from Danielle Kartes at Minoela. Both will add impressive flavors to your Thanksgiving dinner. And here’s a great new resource for locally sourcing your Thanksgiving dinner:

As I was in the middle of the cooking flurry of recipe testing, I was reminded why it is that people dine out on Thanksgiving. So, for all of you “I don’t wanna cook!” people, click “more” for a list of restaurants serving dinner. We’ve been compiling the list since last week and will continue to add more as we find restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner.

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