The Wall Street Journal: Turkey ice cream, anyone? Turkey soda? Chefs get creative with Thanksgiving fare

by | Nov 21, 2022 | Stock Market

At his pizzerias in the Buffalo, N.Y., area, proprietor Nick Argy likes to get creative with his toppings by offering pies with options from fig jam to chicken fingers. But come November, he takes things to the next level in recognition of the Thanksgiving holiday. That is, he puts the entire traditional Thanksgiving spread — turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing, corn, cranberry sauce — on a pizza.

“It’s just something about the holiday,” says Mr. Argy, owner and chef behind Macy’s Place Pizzeria, of his inspiration. “Or maybe I’m a weird guy.” Actually, Mr. Argy might be more in the mainstream these days. Increasingly, restaurants of all kinds are getting in on the Thanksgiving act, creating mashup items that combine various elements of the holiday meal. At Socarrat, a Spanish restaurant with locations in New York City, a Thanksgiving paella is on the menu, featuring turkey, butternut squash and green beans, among other items. At Burrito Union, a Mexican restaurant in Duluth, Minn., November is all about — what else? — the Thanksgiving burrito, filled with turkey and the traditional sides. And at King David Tacos, another New York City establishment, the current favorite is the Cranbirdy Taco, a breakfast offering with turkey sausage, sweet potatoes, eggs and cheese, accompanied by a cranberry salsa. The taco has been featured during November for the pas …

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