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Is the traditional Thanksgiving the most overrated food holiday?


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Is the traditional Thanksgiving the most overrated food holiday?

ipsedixit | Nov 18, 2011 08:08 PM

Yes, says me.

Seriously, who the hell really likes turkey?

No one, outside of Thanksgiving and maybe Xmas, ever says, "Hey, lets go out for some Turkey tonight!" Or "This is a special occasion, I want me some big bird turkey!"

No, of course not. People say those things about steak ("I want to celebrate at a steakhouse"), or seafood ("I'm looking for the best fish n chips" etc.), or even chicken (e.g. "I want to find a great roast chicken").

But turkey? No way.

I mean if the traditional Thanksgiving dinner was so great, why isn't it a common item on menus?

Why aren't there dedicated Turkey Restaurants, like there are for seafood, chicken, or even hot dogs?

And how many posts do you see on local Chowhound boards asking for "The Best Turkey Dinner in your City"?

I mean, c'mon, without gravy, mashed spuds, and whatever else to make that darn overstuffed bird palatable, who would really enjoy turkey?

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