Want a stress-free Thanksgiving? Order dinner to go

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 05:04:30 AM. You can get smoked turkeys, ham with pineapple glaze, sweet potato sugared pecan casserole, vegan quinoa, boozy pies and ice cream sandwiches.
Feeling a bit overwhelmed by the idea of preparing an entire Thanksgiving dinner from soup to nuts? Or trying to cobble together some extra side dishes because you suddenly have more guests coming than you’d planned for? There are lots of restaurants and grocery stores that sell Thanksgiving takeout packages that include the turkey and all the trimmings. But where can you go when you just want to pick up a little something extra to supplement your home-cooked menu? Here’s where. Appetizer SpitfireZ Catering in Wilmerding makes renowned “Spinach Ballz” that will disappear in seconds. They are a concoction of spinach, butter, garlic, Parmesan cheese, seasoned croutons and spices. Three dozen sell for $25, six dozen for $45 and nine dozen for $70. Order deadline is Thursday. 316 Airbrake Ave. 412-824-7667; spitfirez.com. Turkey A smoked turkey from South Side BBQ Company. South Side BBQ is accepting orders for takeout smoked turkeys for Thanksgiving(Patrick Joyce, South Side BBQ) If you’re not wedded to the idea of roast turkey, why not try a smoked turkey from a local barbecue joint? South Side BBQ co-owner, Pat Joyce, started offering smoked turkeys for Thanksgiving last year. His turkeys range from $78 for an 8- to 12-pound turkey to $108 for a 20- to 25-pound bird. This year’s order deadline is Thursday, and turkeys must be picked up on Nov. 22. 75 S. 17th St. 412-381-4566; southsidebbqcompany.com. Over at Spork in Garfield, you can get a 13-pound Strip District Meats turkey...Read more
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