From the Turkey Down to the Pie: Thanksgiving on Top 5 Restaurants — Vote for Your Favorite
If you're looking to get your Thanksgiving fix without the hassle of cooking for a crowd, then Food Network's Top 5 Restaurants, Mondays 10:30|9:30c, has the answer. Whether you want a piled-high turkey sandwich or a pie buffet so big it will make your jaw drop, there's something for everyone. Hosts Sunny Anderson and Geoffrey Zakarian counted down the list. Find out where you can get the best Thanksgiving dishes in the country.
If you love your leftover turkey sandwiches, and wish you could eat them year-round, well, you can at Mike's City Diner in Boston. The Pilgrim sandwich has everyone lining up; it's in such high demand that owner Jay Hajj goes through 600 pounds of turkey per week.
Most people are familiar with stuffed potatoes, but the Stuffed and Crisped Potato at Rotisserie Georgette in New York City goes through multiple steps to become one of the most-comforting side dishes. After the potatoes are hollowed out, the skins are deep-fried. The potato mash is made even richer with milk, melted butter, Gruyère cheese and an egg yolk. It's all piped back into the deep-fried skin before being crisped in the oven.
Moving on to the West Coast, Top 5 stopped at Akasha in Culver City, Calif., where on Thanksgiving Day the restaurant features a buffet of 160 pies, including a customer favorite: the Chocolate Cream Pie, made with layers of sliced banana and spiked with bourbon. Taste them all and see which one is your favorite!
Back on the East Coast, Cheesetique in Arlington, Va., has turned the classic holiday dish of mac and cheese into a main course. The dish's unique blend of goat's, sheep's and cow's milk cheeses, plus a dash of truffle oil, makes it one of the richest and earthiest choices around.
And topping Food Network's list is the Creole Smoked Turkey served at Broussard's in New Orleans. "Taste what's old in a brand-new way" is how Chef Neal Swidler describes the restaurant's cuisine, a blend of Creole and French. The turkey is served with haricots verts, sausage gravy, sweet potatoes and spoonbread.
Browse through the photo gallery to see what Top 5 Restaurants features as the country's best Thanksgiving dishes. Then vote in the poll to tell us which dish is your favorite.
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