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Old 11-05-2009, 05:10 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh area
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Alright, here's this year's list from the Post-Gazette:

Where to go if you are going out for Thanksgiving dinner

Most are the same as usual, although I don't recall Lidia's being open before. The casino is new, of course, and Ditka's wasn't there last year either.

Of particular interest to the OP might be Atria's, which has a location in Wexford and charges a reasonable $19.95. If they were open before, it was not widely known. Expect teething pains if it's their first year being open on that day.

Calll NOW for reservations wherever you go!
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Old 10-15-2011, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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Last year I went to Giant Eagle at Edgewood Town Center (they were open early on Thanksgiving) got chicken legs from the hot case (I know it's not turkey, but that's OK with me) had instant mashed potatoes, stuffing (boxed) and cranberry sauce. I was content with what I had.i then went out for a movie that night.
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Old 10-15-2011, 09:47 AM
 
Location: ELFS
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Last year I went to Giant Eagle at Edgewood Town Center (they were open early on Thanksgiving) got chicken legs from the hot case (I know it's not turkey, but that's OK with me) had instant mashed potatoes, stuffing (boxed) and cranberry sauce. I was content with what I had.i then went out for a movie that night.
Why instant mashed potatoes? Mashed potatoes (real) are one of the easiest things in the world to make, and they taste so much better than instant (which I know, because my mother made instant every Sunday).

Maybe you're just fishing for invites for this year.
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Old 10-15-2011, 10:31 AM
 
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Why instant mashed potatoes? Mashed potatoes (real) are one of the easiest things in the world to make, and they taste so much better than instant (which I know, because my mother made instant every Sunday). .
Mine comes out lumpy. I'm OK with instant.


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Maybe you're just fishing for invites for this year.
Thank you for the invite. I'm not desperate. No need to brag about your food.
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Old 10-15-2011, 10:40 AM
 
Location: ELFS
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Mine comes out lumpy. I'm OK with instant.




Thank you for the invite. I'm not desperate. No need to brag about your food.
Mine are somewhat lumpy. I don't strive for un-lumpy. It's on purpose.
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Old 10-15-2011, 10:56 AM
 
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Mine are somewhat lumpy. I don't strive for un-lumpy. It's on purpose.
If that's the case, I'll defenitely stick with the instant. (I prefer mine without the lumps and chucks. )
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Old 10-15-2011, 11:51 AM
 
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Iím looking for a (not too expensive) restaurant that serves a Thanksgiving dinner buffet. Two years ago we went to a hotel in Cranberry and paid $45 a plate which I thought was a bit expensive once you added tax/tip ($185 for 3 of us), especially for my daughter who probably ate a couple bites of turkey, a few spoonfuls of potatoes, and 2 rolls. I would prefer the north of Pittsburgh but it doesnít have to be.
Highland Country Club in West View is now open to the public. They use to have a really good Thanksgiving buffet back when they were private. I'm not sure if they still do it under the new ownership, but it might be worth a call.
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Old 10-15-2011, 12:05 PM
 
Location: ELFS
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If that's the case, I'll defenitely stick with the instant. (I prefer mine without the lumps and chucks. )
Well, I could make them without lumps. It's just never bothered me, having lumps in mashed potatoes.
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Old 10-15-2011, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Perry South, Pittsburgh, PA
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Lumps are the best part of mashed potatoes. I have no idea what I'm doing for Thanksgiving this year but usually we just get a turkey breast, not a whole turkey
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Old 10-15-2011, 09:25 PM
 
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If that's the case, I'll defenitely stick with the instant. (I prefer mine without the lumps and chucks. )
The refrigerated ones are quite good.

One year junior and I went to a Shoney's on Thanksgiving and found out that they were out of turkey.

It can be rather difficult to find a reasonably priced dinner for Thanksgiving.
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