TurkeezRus transforms its turkeys into deep-fried, 12–14 pound feasts, and each part of the bird can be customized with your choice of eight flavorful upgrades including peach bourbon and savory garlic. Since every fowl features two legs, two thighs, two breasts, and two wings, customers can pick and choose a total of 64 different poultry permutations for their next Christmas feast, New Year's party, or Arbor Day goat sacrifice. Stash a shot of Georgia peaches and genuine bourbon in the leg, just like Uncle Walt does with his wooden one, or fill both flappers with gourmet lemon-pepper marinade and stuff the other parts with butter curry. If turkeys bring back painful memories of an extremely jowly ex, use your Groupon instead on a honey praline ham ($37 with tax) or a Cajun deep-fried chicken ($17.50 with tax).
Doc's facilitates neighborhood socializing with mouthwatering burgers, a gargantuan bar, and festive events ideal for a postwork romp or a weekend night out with friends. Piled high with lettuce and tomato, the half-pound char-grilled Doc's burger entertains enormous appetites and, like a newborn baby, comes swaddled with thick-cut fries. Servers behind the trophy-clad bar pour cold beers, cocktails, and shooters, ensuring no patron goes without lubrication.
Fifth Group Restaurants began in 1993 with a hunger-driven dream and the opening of South City Kitchen in Midtown; in the intervening 17 years, the restaurant management company has grown to include a caravan of five grumble-silencing victual villas in a variety of cuisine styles. The restaurant group is also actively involved in a number of charitable and green programs, including a no-trash initiative where at least 95% of waste is either composted or recycled (Ecco is dumpster free and recycles or composts everything).
From the brick-paneled walls and booths lined with dark wooden accents to the seasonal selection of gourmet American cuisine, Blackstone embodies every aspect of the classic steak house. A selection of hearty cuts anchors the menu, whether as solitary 8-ounce cuts of filet mignon, or massive 22-ounce cowboy rib eyes adorned with béarnaise sauce, jumbo lump crabmeat, lobster-shaped earrings, and other edible accessories. Guests can also savor a taste of the seas with plates of Atlantic salmon or pan-fried trout. Blackstone's wine list collects more than 35 pours, including 19 by the glass.
At Kuroshio Sushi Bar and Grille, sushi creations and other beautifully presented dishes could double as artwork. The "Crazy" roll, for instance, includes unagi and avocado rolled together, then topped with spicy snow crab salad and tobiko?but the bright reds, greens and, carefully presented rolls first serve as something to stare at in admiration. The menu includes a wide range of inventive specialty rolls, plus appetizers such as crispy egg rolls and calamari, edamame, and hot wok shrimp.