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No More Turkey!! Some Non Traditional Thanksgiving Ideas Please

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A friend of mine is coming in from out west...We're both not into traditional thanksgiving eats and wonder what some feasible ideas/options might be...she's not an uber-foodie, but might be convinced to try more daring cuisine ( although not. sushi)...thus we're open to most options...looking to spend of or around 50-70$$/person.

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  1. All of the restos which have "Thanksgiving Dinnner" have a wide variety of non-turkey options. Check, for example, Cibo http://cibonyc.com/page/o17o/Holiday_...

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    Cibo
    767 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10017

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    1. re: Jane A.

      Were you looking for a restaurant reccomendation, or something to cook at home? For my first Thanksgiving with my foodie husband we decided to "kick tradition in the teeth" (as he put it) so we had standing rib roast, garlic mashed potatoes and lemon cheesecake for dessert. No stuffing, no pie, and no annoying relatives (it was just the two of us).

    2. Turducken, the best of all worlds. At Delta Grill, probably elsewhere also, or mail order.

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      Delta Grill
      700 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

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      1. re: ssf36

        yes, restaurant recommendation...i do thanksgiving 5 times over for my 125 teen-aged students the week before, so i'm pretty much done with tradition -and cooking...I'm looking for a fun place where 2 gals can go, eat and drink well and not be besieged memories of thanksgiving's recent past.

        1. re: sixelagogo

          Amen to that. Peking Duck House in Chinatown is a totally different experience, fairly classy, and roasted duck several ways is part of the overall experience. Plus it will definitely not remind you of family traumas.

          My family never really ate turkey growing up so I'm come to appreciate almost anything yummy for the holidays including lobster, crab, cornish hen, roast loin, honey ham, etc. It's what you make of it. Though now I do appreciate brined turkey, but only once a year.

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          Peking Duck House
          28 Mott St, New York, NY 10013

        2. re: ssf36

          I had my first turducken last year. the worst thing that got put into my mouth. yuk..never again.

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