Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving...and We'll See You Monday

Posted by on Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Sit. Eat. Repeat.
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  • Sit. Eat. Repeat.
Happy Thanksgiving to you. May your next few days be filled with good food and family. And a turkey that is perfectly cooked. And stuffing that is fluffy and plentiful. And creamy mashed potatoes that can hold a spoon upright. And tart cranberry sauce that wakes your mouth up for another round of leftovers. With the holiday in mind, thanks for being faithful readers online and in print. We're off until Monday, but then we'll be back with the latest on Kansas City eats. After the jump, there are a few events over the next few days if you're entertaining (or looking to get a break from) family.

You could stand out in the cold when the mayor lights the Christmas tree at 5:30 p.m. Friday. Or you could be forking your way through a plate of short ribs inside the American Restaurant. The Crown Center restaurant with a perfect view of the city's tree is taking reservations for Friday, as well as for tonight (when Mayor Sly James does test lightings at 6 and 8 p.m.). Make a reservation by calling 816-545-8001.

If you've been thinking about pregaming for Thanksgiving, you'll want to check out Jive Turkey at the Brooksider Sports Bar & Grill (6330 Brookside Plaza). For a $5 cover (or five nonperishable food items), you get to practice on an all-you-can-eat Thanksgiving buffet from 7 to 10 p.m. tonight. The party is a benefit for the Harvesters Community Food Network, and DJ Austin starts spinning at 10 p.m.

Benjamin Franklin believed in rising early to get a proper start on the day. He might have been on to something. The Burger Stand at the Casbah (803 Massachusetts, in Lawrence) has a new lunch special: half off food orders (booze not included) between 11 and 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. With fall in full swing, they've also added daily soups like ham and potato.

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