The first Thanksgiving was born out of a spirit of brotherhood and the then-popular tradition of eating one big meal per year instead of every day. Tradition lives on with this Groupon.
$149 for a Thanksgiving-Dinner Package for Six to Eight ($350 Value)
- Quart of butternut-squash soup
- Quart of cornbread stuffing
- Pint of turkey gravy
- Quart of mixed garden vegetables
- Pint of housemade cranberry sauce
- Quart of mashed sweet potatoes
- Uncooked 10- to 12-pound fresh turkey in a pan
- Marinade to brush on the turkey before baking
- Pint of diced carrots, celery, and onions for the pan
- One dozen cheesecake lollipops
- Six parker house rolls for next-day sandwiches
- Set of disposable gloves
After brushing the turkey with marinade, set it in a 325-degree oven to cook for 2.5–3 hours. The sides and stuffing can be reheated in a microwave, and the cheesecake lollipops should be placed in the refrigerator to chill. Meals will be ready for pickup on November 21.
David Burke at Bloomingdale's
Chef David Burke studied at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America before earning a glowing reputation as chef at the River Café and later the Park Avenue Café. He would parlay those experiences into his own entrepreneurial success, opening the celebrated davidburke & donatella on 61st Street in 2003, and then taking over the 59th Street façade of the iconic Bloomingdale's department store. David's intent in opening his eatery in Bloomingdale's was to fuse different sensibilities. On one side, the Burke Bar Café offers an accessible but slightly more elegant dining experience. Alternatively, shoppers in a hurry can step over to the other side of the historical frontage. There, a streamlined, more cafeteria-like mood prevails at Burke in the Box, which swaddles the award-winning cuisine in snazzy takeout boxes. The menus at both establishments change regularly and abound with American fare updated by exciting twists, such as crispy fish tacos with pineapple-guacamole salsa or mac 'n' cheese infused with bacon and lobster.