====No, no, no, DO NOT go to a restaurant! (Sorry MikeS.) I lost control there for a minute. Us chefs rank Thanksgiving right up there with Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Eve. That means snarky service, the kitchen is snarky, well, you get the drift.===
I feel the same problem is going to occur this Thanksgiving, but my problem is unique. Mom is flying me, my brothers and their families to Oahu, Hawaii. Sounds nice, but I have found out that one brother (the one with all the money) has made reservations for three to four nights out of the seven days there. Straight up, the idea of eating in a restaurant on Thanksgiving does not thrill me for the same reasons mentioned. I have worked those days too.
If I had my druthers, I would prefer working in the soup kitchen where I do volunteer work once a week.
As mentioned previously, there are reservations for other places and I wonder where and what they are? I had a great list of places where only the locals go from an article from the Honolulu Star. These are Roadfood caliber type places. I am trying to figure how to spend some of my holiday away from my family.
The newlyweds are lucky to be dining alone before other family members get in the way. I love ’em all, but….
On another note, I always wonder who really goes to those Chinese restaurants on T-Day and Christmas??? I feel sad for the people who work there and at the thought that they might even get folks who come in as a customers