Love to host, but don’t love the idea of slaving over a hot stove all day (not to mention the dishes that come along with all that cooking)? Outsource the work to one of your favorite local eateries and you’ll free up time to mingle with guests and enjoy that slice of pie.

Hub 51

Hub 51 offers both dine-in or carry out Thanksgiving options, so the toughest decision you’ll have to make this Turkey Day is whether or not you want to wear real pants. Their all-you-can-eat buffet offers roasted organic turkey, Tillamook cheddar mac and cheese, slow-braised short rib and Mama Casey’s green bean casserole. Buffet prices are $49.95 for adults and $18.95 for kids. If you’d rather hang at home with the fam, to-go meals are $34.95 per person and feature many of the same dishes as the buffet.

51 W. Hubbard, Chicago