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If you think tackling the turkey and the trimmings on Thanksgiving is for the birds, but you still want to feast in the comfort of your own dining room -- and raid the fridge at midnight -- these restaurants, caterers and supermarkets are ready to be your personal chef. Some even deliver.
Whether it's a small dinner for two or a sumptuous feast for 25, they can create savory, traditional foods for friends and family. All you have to do is set the table and pour the wine.
Get your order in early; some places take only a limited number of requests. Here are the cooks we've heard from:
Andrea's Family Restaurant, Crafton-Ingram Shopping Center; 412-921-5060. Complete dinner with roasted 14-pound turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes or yams, gravy, cranberry sauce, rolls and a pumpkin pie, $65. Order early for pickup on Thanksgiving day.
Boston Market. Call the location nearest you to order. Dinners come with whole turkey or turkey breast or bone-in ham, assorted sides, corn bread and pies. Price depends on what you order. Order now for pickup Thanksgiving eve or day.
Bradley House, Baldwin Borough; 412-655-9216. Complete dinner with roasted turkey, sage stuffing, whipped potatoes, home-style gravy, glazed sweet potatoes and apples, green bean casserole, corn, cranberry sauce, rolls, butter, relish tray and two kinds of pie; $239.95 for 15 people; $349.95 for 25 people; $459.95 for 35 people. Deadline Nov. 15; pickup Thanksgiving day.
Duranti's Restaurant, Oakland; 412-682-1155 Whole roasted, natural farm-raised turkey, dressing, giblet gravy, cranberry mold, candied yams, whipped potatoes, rolls and butter, $8.99 per pound; whole roasted turkey with dressing and gravy only, $4.99 per pound; pies $9.99 each. No deadline; pick up Thanksgiving day. Delivery available.
Ferri's Shur Save, Murrysville, 724-327-0921. Roasted 10- to 12-pound Honeysuckle turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, rolls and pumpkin pie $69.95. Serves 8 to 10. Deadline is Nov. 21 for pickup on Thanksgiving day.
Fresco's, Wexford, 724-935-7550. Roasted carved turkey, herb bread stuffing, giblet gravy, garlic mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, fresh vegetable medley, green beans with water chestnuts, cranberry relish, salad, rolls, pie, $115 for 8 to 10 people; $165 for 12 to 14 people (includes two pies); $195 for 18 to 20 people (three pies). Credit card deposit required. Order by Nov. 20 for pickup Thanksgiving day.
G&K Catering, West Mifflin; 412-469-3434. Roasted 14- to 16-pound turkey with stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, cranberry salad, rolls and two pies, $89.95; 24-pound turkey with trimmings and four pies, $119.95. Extras available. Deadline is Nov. 20 for pickup Thanksgiving day. Delivery available.
Giant Eagle Markets. Call your local store for details.. Complete dinner includes a 10- to 12-pound cooked turkey, gravy, home-style stuffing, mashed potatoes, yams and apples, green bean mushroom casserole, cranberry orange relish, rolls, pumpkin pie. Serves 6 to 8, $64.99. Turkey and ham dinners for 2 to 3 people also available.
Hartner's Restaurant, Cranberry; 724-776-2341. Fresh roasted 14- to 16-pound turkey with stuffing, gravy, whipped potatoes, buttered corn and rolls, $84.90, serves 8 to 10. Pickup Thanksgiving day. Credit card deposit of $50 required.
Holiday Inn Green Tree, 412-922-8100, ext. 280. Dinner includes a 14-pound turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, green beans, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie, $64.99. Serves 6 to 8. Deadline is Nov. 21 for pickup Thanksgiving day.
Lamplighter Restaurant, Delmont; 724-468-4545. Roasted 10- to 12-pound turkey with bread stuffing, mashed potatoes, giblet gravy, two small loaves homemade bread, and pie, $69.95. Deadline is Nov. 20 for pickup Thanksgiving day.
McGinnis Sisters, Monroeville, 412-858-7000, ext. 113, and Brentwood, 412-884-2323, ext. 113. Fully cooked turkey, stuffing, gravy and cranberry relish, serves 8 to 10, $75, or cooked turkey breast with the same dressing, serves 2 to 4, $39. Full array of side dishes and desserts available. Deadline is Nov. 17 for pickup Nov. 22.
North Star Market, Richland, 724-443-7240. Oven-roasted turkey or turkey breast, traditional stuffing, gravy, whipped potatoes, cinnamon baked apples, coleslaw, green beans with mushroom onion butter, cranberry relish. Serves 12 to 15, $179. Rolls and pies available. Deadline is Nov. 18 for pickup on Thanksgiving day.
Piccolo Mondo, Foster Plaza Building Seven, Green Tree, 412-922-0920. Complete dinner with 20- to 22-pound roasted turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, candied yams, green beans, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. Serves 10 to 12 people, $150. Deadline is Nov. 17 for pickup Thanksgiving day.
Rania's To Go, Mt. Lebanon, 412-531-2222. Uncooked turkey, seasoned and ready to roast in a roasting pan, with homemade gravy, $4.25 a pound; extras include stuffing, potato dishes, cranberry mold and relish, vegetables, breads, desserts. Deadline is Nov. 18 for pickup Nov. 22.
Reflections Cafe & Catering, West View, 412-931-3610.Roasted 15- to 18-pound turkey, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, coleslaw, rolls and pie. Serves 12, $69.95. Deadline is Nov. 20 for pickup Thanksgiving day.
Shadyside Market & Gourmet Deli, Walnut Street, 412-682-5470. Roasted turkey and your choice of four stuffings, 16 accompaniments, 12 starters and 9 pies. Priced ala carte. Deadline is Nov. 19 for pick on Nov. 22. Delivery available.
Simply Delicious, Fox Chapel, 412-963-0636. Complete roasted turkey dinner, stuffing, gravy, salad, mashed potatoes or sweet potato casserole, vegetable, roll and dessert, $89.99 serves 7, $129.99 (8 to 12), $209.99 (13 to 16). Deadline Nov. 20 for pickup by Thanksgiving day. Delivery available Wednesday evening.
Station Brake Cafe, Wilmerding, 412-823-1600. Complete dinner with 22-pound turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, candied yams, mixed vegetables, salad with dressing, rolls, butter, cranberry sauce, pie and Cool Whip. Serves 10 to 12, $137.39 plus tax. Call early; a limited number of orders can be taken. Pickup on Thanksgiving day.
Whole Foods, East Liberty, 412-441-7960. Orders must be placed at the Holiday Table at the store. Free-range, uncooked turkey in aluminum pan, stuffing, mashed potatoes, choice of two vegetables, gravy, rolls, cranberry relish, pie. $139.99 serves 8; $239.99 serves 15. New this year, dinner for two $44.99. Deadline is Nov. 17 for turkey only; complete meal, Nov. 19.
Woody's Little Italy Restaurant, McKeesport, 412-754-0551. Complete dinner with 14- to 16-pound roasted turkey, stuffing, gravy, herb mashed potatoes, cranberry relish, rolls and pumpkin pie, $89.95; serves 8 to 10. Also: super-size 22- to 24-pound turkey, $119.95. Extras available. Order by Nov. 16 for pickup Thanksgiving day.