Thanksgiving was a great success this year thanks to Chowhound and all the fantastic resources of NYC. I had dinner for 8 people yesterday and for it I got fantastic cheeses at DiPaolo's - esp. parmesean and aged provolone, delicious nova, pumpernickel bread, creme fraiche, and suprisingly good American paddleback caviar (approx. $25 for 50 grams) from Russ & Daughters, chesnuts from Chinatown - couldn't find the pre-shelled ones despite advice from this site - but got very nice ones at great prices from a store on Grand St - and bought boxes and boxes of other wonderful things from Fresh Direct- which saved me loads of time, some money and the energy and pain of loading up all the groceries and getting them into my apt. In particular, thanks to Fresh Direct for a delicious Kosher 18lb fresh turkey, decent parbaked bread, lots of veggies, fresh herbs, great clementines and pineapple. Also, thanks to Deb Van D on this site for her terrific sweet potatoe recipe. They were almost dessert-like and made even me a sweet potato fan.
So thanks to you all at Chowhound and to you New York! Couldn't have done it without you!!!