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The Buzz: Thanksgiving without the mess plus thank-you deals for vets

Nov. 4, 2013
 
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Whats Thanksgiving without getting up at 4 a.m. to put the turkey in the oven and that last-minute run to get ingredients you forgot?

Its a whole lot easier for sure.

Readers are starting to ask about my annual list of restaurants that serve on Thanksgiving Day. Its the surefire way to have a fabulous spread without the work and stress. Im gathering information now, and the list will run Friday.

Simultaneously, Im gathering information on deals and freebies for veterans. That list will run Sunday, the day before Veterans Day.

Restaurant owners/managers doing something special on either day should email me by the end of the day Wednesday to get on either or both lists.

For Veterans Day: Is the deal only good on Veterans Day, Nov. 11? What does the vet need to show to qualify?

For Thanksgiving: Is it brunch, lunch, dinner or are you serving all day? Are you serving buffet style or off the menu? How much do you charge? Give a phone number for reservations.

In a related question a few weeks ago, a reader asked which restaurants put on a great Thanksgiving dinner. She was going to make reservations for the first time after years of cooking at home. Several other readers responded saying they liked the Red Ox in Appleton.

The Red Ox is my favorite, said one of them, Patricia Miller from Little Chute. You need to make reservations early because they fill up pretty fast. They have delicious food, and the staff is efficient and cordial. Its not a buffet, and thats the beauty of it. Youre seated and can order off the menu.

Maureen Wallenfang: 920-993-1000, ext. 287, or mwallenfang@postcrescent.com; on Twitter @wallenfang

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