If you still haven't finalized plans for Thanksgiving yet, well, you're really pushing it. A sizable number of Chicago restaurants will be open on Thursday so that diners can have a relaxing meal without any of the work. But for those who would rather spend the holiday in the comforts of home, it's not too late to have a bountiful feast catered. And with some secrecy you might even be able to pass it off as your own cooking.
Time is running out, as many places will stop taking orders at the end of today, so don't dawdle. Enjoy scrumptious fried chicken from Parson's instead of the usual fare, or let talented chefs like Jimmy Bannos Jr. take care of the family while you pour another glass of wine. Either way, there's a lot to be thankful for this year and not having to make a turkey should be at the top of the list.
The River North barbecue spot will smoke up a feast for carry-out. Each holiday platter features a 14 lb. whole smoked turkey with corn bread & sage stuffing, mashed potatoes & country gravy, cranberry sauce and autumn salad. Extra sides and meats can also be added. The meal feeds 8 people and is priced at $18.75 per person.
Lettuce Entertain You’s chophouse has multiple locations in the suburbs, (Glenview, Oak Brook, Schaumburg) as well as Chicago, making it an accessible option for Thanksgiving. The a la carte party platters can feed 8-10 guests, with entrees such as spit roasted turkey ($129.95), cedar planked salmon ($129.95) and roasted beef tenderloin ($169.95).