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Find the Restaurants Featured on Guilty Pleasures: Thanksgiving Madness

These holiday-worthy plates from your favorite chefs take seasonal indulgence to a new level.

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The Purple Room

Ross Mathews admits that come Thanksgiving, he ditches homemade dessert in favor of the Pumpkin Cheesecake from The Purple Room in Palm Springs, Calif. "This is how you do a pumpkin dessert," he says of the indulgent treat. Warmed up with fragrant spices, like cinnamon and nutmeg, the cream cheese-pumpkin filling is baked atop a graham cracker crust before being finished with rum-laced caramel topping.
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Funk 'n Waffles

"They make the stuffing that makes the waffle," Guy Fieri says of the base of the Jive Turkey Waffle, a Thanksgiving-inspired waffle, from Funk 'n Waffles in Syracuse, N.Y. This piled-high plate features not only the rosemary-laced stuffing waffle, but also all of the traditional turkey day fixings, like mashed potatoes, roast turkey and rich gravy. According to Guy, this "hits you like a holiday."
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Sweet Potatoes

For Jackée Harry, of course it's all about the Sweet Potato Bread Pudding at Sweet Potatoes, located in Winston-Salem, N.C. "It's rich, creamy, buttery, but also has that little crunch, 'cause you taste those pecans," Jackée says of the sweetened nutty topping that’s baked atop the sweet potato-soaked sweet potato biscuits, which make up the base of the bread pudding. And the bourbon-spiked caramel sauce that comes with the bread pudding "permeates your senses," Jackée says.
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City Grocery

"It's like the best of Thanksgiving leftovers on one plate, but with a twist," Joey Lawrence explains of the Mississippi Hot Brown from City Grocery Restaurant in Oxford, Miss. Buttermilk-marinated fried chicken, sliced ham, pickles, and smears of mayonnaise and mustard, plus a generous spoonful of rich Gruyère sauce and a runny egg — it's all stacked on two slices of toast. "Everything about it is guilty — except maybe the pickle," Joey jokes.
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