Dining Out for Thanksgiving???
As we live near Dallas, and
As all the kids & grandkids are 'back East', and
As Thanksgiving travel is a pain ...
We have dined out each Thanksgiving since moving here in 2005.
The best place was at the French Room in the Adolphus
, but dropping $175. for lunch is more than a bit extravagant. The worst was Steve Fields Steak and Lobster Lounge
in Plano where a resentful waiter seemed offended by our ordering the "Thanksgiving special" (a tepid, pre-plated mediocrity) rather than a $50 steak. The happy medium which we have enjoyed for 10 years and will enjoy again in a few hours is at the last remaining Copeland's
in the Metroplex.
Founded by the founder of Popeye's, Copeland's is a chain of finer dining places that specialize in Cajun cuisine. And they serve a wonderful Cajun deep-fried turkey with wonderfully flavorful sides. For $20 or so they offer excellent value.
Even before we moved here from McLean, VA I always hosted the whole bunch of us at my club
which always offered a spectacular Thanksgiving buffet. I think we are moving back next year. I can hardly wait!
So, those of you 'empty-nesters' who dine out as a couple for Thanksgiving and
those of you who host a bunch by avoiding the hassle and mess of cooking by going out: where do you dine?
Here is a list of MSN's idea of great places to enjoy Thanksgiving "out".