I've never bought turkey before, so if anyone can recommend brands/types/supermarkets/butchers to go for a tasty thanksgiving turkey, I'd greatly appreciate it! I did a little research and brands I've seen include Shady Brook (fresh), Butterball (fresh & frozen), Empire (frozen), and Murray's (fresh). I also saw that King's supermarket has their own "fresh" turkey. I'm looking NOT to spend too much; I just want an improvement over the usual free frozen turkey from Stop N' Shop.
P.S. I'm actually on the Queens/Nassau north shore border, so LI places work too.