The deranged turducken—a chicken stuffed inside a duck stuffed inside a turkey and roasted—is something that most of us would like to try, but would never want to attempt. If you find yourself in this camp, then check out your nearest Potbelly Sandwich Shop (2118 S. Highland Drive, Ste. 10, 801-478-9977, potbelly.com) where they're making a sandwich out of this culinary monstrosity while supplies last. In addition to the thick slice of pressed turducken goodness, the sandwich comes with cornbread stuffing and a cranberry honey sauce. If that's not Thanksgiving enough for you, their menu also features a pumpkin pie shake made from actual slices of pumpkin pie. We're not sure exactly how long Potbelly can keep these shenanigans up before the law shows up to shut it down, so get there quick if you want to partake.
Gimme Some SugarBear
When I was in high school, I had a part-time job working at the now defunct Sam Goody/Suncoast in Fashion Place Mall. The only thing that I liked about working in a mall during the holidays was when the cinnamon-roasted nut kiosk opened up and made the whole place smell like a sugar-coated yuletide dream. Thanks to SugarBear KettleKorn (facebook.com/sugarbearkettlekorn), the corridors of Trolley Square (602 S. 700 East) will be effulgent with the holiday scent of cinnamon and caramel. The local business has made quite an impression at the Downtown Farmers Market, and serves up bags of roasted nuts and trademark kettle corn for hungry holiday shoppers seven days a week from now until Jan. 1.
Giving Thanks (For Being Open)
For those looking to dine out on turkey day:
• Chabaar Beyond Thai (87 W. 7200 South, 801-566-5100, asooksri.com/chabaar). Come for the Thai dinner buffet, and stay until you need to get in line for Black Friday shopping. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
• Franck's (6263 S. Holladay Blvd., 801-274-6264, francksfood.com) For those feeling fancy, Franck's is offering a Thanksgiving prix fixe menu. Open noon-6 p.m.
• Hub & Spoke (1291 S. 1100 East, 801-487-0698, hubandspokediner.com). Serving up traditional Thanksgiving fare, tableside or to go. Open 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
• Little America (500 S. Main, 801-596-5700, saltlake.littleamerica.com). The Grand Ballroom at this downtown hotel will be serving a traditional Thanksgiving buffet. Open 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
• No Name Saloon (447 Main, Park City, 435-649-6667, nonamesaloon.net). One of Park City's finest watering holes offers a free Thanksgiving buffet for anyone 21 and over—best bet for those looking for a kid-free experience. Open 10 a.m.-2 a.m., buffet starts at 2 p.m.
Quote of the Week: "After a good dinner, one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations."
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