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The Ultimate Guide to Eating Out On Thanksgiving

So let’s say you just didn’t get to the store in time to nab a turkey, or perhaps you accidentally set your broccoli gratin on fire. You and your family are gonna need to eat out. The only problem? Many restaurants are closed on Thanksgiving and the few that are opened probably required reservations months ago. Fear not, intrepid holiday diner. You should be able to find a spot at many eateries who not only open their doors on this sacred day, but even offer up some great specials. Here are some places to get grub on Thanksgiving day. 

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What to Look for in a First-Date Restaurant

First Dates

First dates are one of two things:

1. They turn out to be thrilling evenings of lust and intellectual discovery spent with someone who just might be your soul mate, or
2. They are colossal wastes of time.

We’re generalizing, of course.

But since life is like a box of chocolates, and some of them are really good walnut caramels and others are turtle dung, it pays to choose a first-date restaurant destination that will let love flourish.

Below are the top five factors to consider when selecting a first-date restaurant. Think of a few restaurants that fit these criteria in your neighborhood, and keep them written on a piece of paper in your wallet or tattoo them on your forearm to avoid that pre-date “I don’t care, where do YOU want to go?” banter.

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Eden Eats Her Way Through Austin, and Around the World

Eden Grinshpan from Cooking Channel's Eden Eats

This hungry traveler is eating her way through U.S. cities and exploring their international restaurant scenes.

Ever wish you could travel the world, feeding your appetite for international cuisine one country at a time? After graduating culinary school, Eden Grinshpan spent seven years exploring the globe, eating her way across the map. We know — we’re jealous, too.

Once back stateside, Eden longed for the varied flavors and rich stories she consumed while traveling. But she soon realized she didn’t need a passport, because a world’s worth of flavors are in her — and your — backyard. They don’t call it the “melting pot” for nothin’.

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Resolution-Friendly Restaurants

Does this squash soup look like diet food? At Rouge Tomate in New York, there's a nutritionist on staff to ensure that each dish is balanced and healthy.

The simple act of going out for dinner can be a total resolution-buster. Even if you think you’re ordering wisely, that virtuous-sounding fish entrée might be bathed in butter and loaded with more calories than you should consume in an entire day. So where can you go to be sure they’re not finishing every dish with a generous dose of cream or butter back there in the kitchen?

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