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Restaurant Review -Thanksgiving to go-go! 

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Last week, Dean’s Team Chicago brought you restaurants to ease you into your family’s Thanksgiving meal. For those who don’t want to cook on Thursday, November 24, but want to enjoy a great meal in the privacy of your own home, Chicago offers many to-go options for all diets and palates! Place your order soon… some of the best feasts have deadlines this week and deadlines are listed below. 

“Just Heat, Serve and Give Thanks “ 

Bucktown’s Bristol Restaurant, 2152 N. Damen Avenue, has an upscale ‘Thanksgiving Feast at Home’ by Chef Larry Feldmeier for four. For $225, you canfeast on milk bread with butter, pepita (pumpkin seeds), roast turkey breast, smoked turkey legs, roasted root vegetables, juniper cranberry jam, pomme puree, braised greens, gacon, apple-herbed stuffing, and pumpkin cheesecake! Orders must be placed by Thursday, November 17th. For information and reservations, click here

In Lincoln Square, Luella’s Southern Kitchen, 4609 N. Lincoln Avenue, dinners to go include a pound of smoked turkey with mac and cheese, brown butter green beans, cornbread stuffing, and apple cobbler. According to, there’s a dinner for eight option for $200. The order cut-off is Friday, November 18. For information and reservations, click here.

At Beatrix-River North, 519 N. Clark Street, Thanksgiving Dinner To-Go is $179.95, plus tax, and serves 4-6. The Lettuce Entertain You fixture is serving an American classic menu, including herb-roasted turkey breast, mashed potatoes, holiday green beans, traditional stuffing, traditional gravy, Parker House rolls and house-made cranberry sauce. Orders must be placed by Saturday, November 19 at noon. Check out Beatrix’ other locations in Streeterville and around town as well! To order,click here

Vegetarians and those needing gluten-free options can celebrate in fine style at The Chicago Diner locations in Lakeview, 3411 N. Halsted Street, and Logan Square, 2333 N. Milwaukee Avenue. Thanksgiving carryout preorders must be made by Sunday, November 20. Feast on corned-beef and Italian-style seitan, stuffing, mashed sweet potatoes, mashed regular potatoes, gravy, jalapeño corn fritters, and ‘Mac ‘n Teese®’ as well as pumpkin and apple pies. For more information and to reserve your feast, click here. 

“Family, Friends and the Farm” 

Lakeview’s Farm Bar,1300 W. Wellington Avenue, offers a Thanksgiving To-Go dinner for 2-4 for $145, or dinner for 6-8 for $240. Their farm-to-table-to-home menu includes herb-roasted turkey, Farm Bar Thanksgiving stuffing, garlic mashed potatoes, roasted root vegetables, Farm green salad, home-made gravy, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie. Place your order by Sunday, November 20 at 5 pm. Toorder, click here

Roscoe Village’ s Le Sud Mediterranean Kitchen , 2301 W. Roscoe Street, has a $99 feast for 2-3 that includes herb and lemon-brined roasted turkey, with their signature Basque seasoning, cranberry and peach mostarda, and caperberry gravy, Yukon potatoes, Brussel sprouts, butternut squash, bacon and Idiazabal cheese gratin, duck confit chestnut stuffing, brioche dinner rolls and whipped butter. But wait! Save room for pumpkin tiramisu, with pumpkin mascarpone and espresso liqueur, and take advantage of half-priced bottled wines! To order, click here

Alison Moran-Powers and Dean’s Team Chicago