Sure, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November every single year, but somehow it always manages to creep up and catch us unprepared.
If you want to take it easy and avoid the last-minute shopping scramble—and also don’t feel like getting dressed up for dining out—we’ve got a few restaurants that’ll do most of the heavy lifting so you can enjoy a turkey day meal in comfy pants on your couch.
435 N. Clark St. 312-610-4200
Bub City’s “Thanksgiving To-Go” option ($23.95 per person, serves eight) features a whole smoked turkey, cornbread and sage stuffing, salad, mashed potatoes and gravy and optional add-ons including brisket baked beans and green bean casserole. Call to place your order by 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22 and pick it up on Thanksgiving from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Mity Nice Bar and Grill
835 N. Michigan Ave. 312-335-4745
If you’re planning to do some Black Friday shopping at Water Tower Place, you might as well scope it out beforehand with a visit to Mity Nice’s Thanksgiving buffet. For $19.95, you’ll get two containers (48 and 38 ounces) and one soup cup. Fill those up with selections including shrimp and crab bisque, pepper-crusted beef tenderloin, baked macaroni and cheese and pumpkin chiffon pie. The buffet is open noon-8 p.m.