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More Turkey Day Options, Other things for those who don’t cook

Gnat’s Landing will smoke or fry your turkey for $4 a pound. The restaurant is also offering side dishes and pecan pie, as long as you call by Tuesday for pick-up on Wednesday.

Heirloom Cafe doesn’t have turkey, but is doing everything else: stuffing made with Luna bread, apples and pecans; green bean casserole; braised turnips and turnip greens; carrot, pumpkin, apple and ginger soup with cran-apple coulis and toasted pumpkin seeds; sweet potato souffle; beet, carrot and fennel salad; cranberry sauce; and a choice of pumpkin, pecan and apple pie. All of these are vegetarian. Sides are $11 and serve four to six; cranberry sauce is $6 a pint; pies are $13 each and serve eight. The deadline was yesterday at noon, but sweet talkers could potentially get lucky, right? The restaurant is also hosting a Thanksgiving wine tasting Tuesday, Nov. 22, at 6 p.m. The tasting costs $10, but you get 10 percent off dinner if you stay after and 10 percent of the day’s proceeds go to Boybutante (AIDS Athens).

Big City Bread Cafe had a ton of beautiful sweets, including pumpkin tart, a four-layer pumpkin and walnut tart, dessert sampler trays, pull-apart rolls and breakfast trays of pastries, but the last day to order was Sunday. If you stop by the restaurant, I’m sure you could buy whatever’s in the case.

Mama’s Boy is also offering take-out. If you order by today (Monday, Nov. 21), you can choose from sweet potato souffle, green bean casserole, mac and cheese, mashed potatoes and biscuit stuffing at $25 per pan (serves 10 to 12); cranberry sauce and giblet gravy at $10 a pint; and pumpkin pie, pecan pie and sweet potato bread pudding at $10 each. Pick up by Wednesday or Thursday at 1 p.m.

Shiraz was taking turkey orders and may have a few extra on hand. The store will also have brioche rolls this week.