We fancy ourselves foodies here at OpenTable, and while many of us know our way around the kitchen, we’re huge fans of dining out on Thanksgiving Day. No shopping, no dirty dishes – no problem. Plus, no tipsy people passed out on your sofa for hours (or is that just my family?). But beyond those obvious perks, here are a few more reasons culled from at-home Thanksgiving dining disasters that will convince you to put yourself in the hands of culinary professionals and celebrate the holiday at a restaurant.
1. Dressing not typically served in a used neti pot at restaurants.
2. While onion, lemon, and carrots are often used when roasting a turkey in a restaurant kitchen, gravel is not.
3. Turkey is not presented, to quote Neneh Cherry, raw like sushi at restaurants.
4. You can trust that your mashed potatoes are, in fact, mashed potatoes – and not baby food.
5. Delicious housemade gravy will run all over your turkey rather than down the drain.
6. Your dinner is far less likely to be lost at sea…
7. … eaten by a dog,