Turkey, Ham, Lamb, Cornbread Stuffing Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Yams, Cranberries, Green Bean casserole, Yeast Rolls, Pumpkin Pie, Sweet Potato pie, Pecan pie and your aunt auras infamous Jell-O mold. Yes, it’s that time of the year when we give thanks for all of the wonderful blessings that God has bestowed upon us. We are thankful for our health, our families, friends and Gods provision. Next to Christmas, Thanksgiving is my favorite Holiday and not just for the food, which is pretty spectacular, but it’s a great time to reflect on your past blessings and look forward to the blessings to come.
There is nothing better than fellowshipping on Thanksgiving. However, wherever there is a blessing there is typically a burden before or behind it. On Thanksgiving the burden no doubt begans before the Holiday itself. First, you must go out and shop for all of the food and ingredients needed to bring your family recipes to life. I’ve been told that people have spent up to 2 weeks preparing to dazzle and entice family and friends with their Thanksgiving menu. Personally I shop for everything the day before and prepare a few things that evening and in the morning complete my entire menu, so by 1 or 2 p.m., soups on! Spending time shopping and preparing for the Holidays is great for those who have the time, resources and strength to accomplish this sometimes daunting task. What about that single person with no family close by or that newlywed couple that hasn’t quite figured out how to turn their oven on, let alone bake a turkey in it.
No need to worry, there’s always a restaurant open on Thanksgiving Day. Some open mid morning around 11 a.m. and then close at 3 p.m. and some don’t open until dinner time between 4-6 p.m. There is a place for everyone this Holiday Season. Get those pens and pads ready; here are my top 3 picks for the City of Duluth, Georgia.
KURTS – Fine dinning meets family chic. This elegant restaurant is the perfect place for that single or young couple that would like to enjoy a homecooked Holiday meal without the work. Kurt’s will open from 11:30 to 2:30 p.m. and offer a lunch buffet. They will be serving their regular menu items along with turkey and the traditional American sides. Please call ahead for reservations at 770-623-4128. Kurt’s is located at 4225 River Green Parkway, Duluth, Georgia 30096.
BOGEY’S– This is more of your all American pub kind of atmosphere and these folks are serious about their sports. Therefore they will be open from 4 p.m. – 2:30 a.m. Yes, you heard me right, until 2:30 a.m. for all you sports fans. They are serving their regular menu and you can feast on everything from their famous wings to a shrimp dinner. There is no need for reservations here, but if you have a large party it might be a good idea to call ahead at 678-584-9559. Bogey’s is located at 3312 Peachtree Industrial Road, Duluth, Georgia 30096.
HARU Ichiban Japanese – Japanese steakhouse cuisine at it’s best. Although they will not be offering traditional thanksgiving fare here, you can still feast on the best Japanese steak and chicken around. HARU will open from 6-9:45 p.m., so plan to dine early and leave in time enough to see the latest blockbuster movie. There is no need for reservations but if you would prefer to do so, please call them at 770-622-4060.
I do love my traditional Thanksgiving Day feast but sometimes a little bit of a variety is just what you need to shake things up a bit. There you have it folks, you can sit back and relax this Holiday season and all you have to make is reservations!