Author: Spittler, Christina
Date published: November 23, 2011
It's Thanksgiving and you're all alone (you poor thing), or maybe you need 17 drinks after your family dinner to help you forget. You have options!
LINDA'S TAVERN (707 E Pine St, 325-1220) Your "dinner" was at 2 p.m., and now you're sober and hungry again? Starting at 7 p.m., Linda's will be serving the "Lonely Heart Hungry-Man Special": a Hungry-Man TV dinner (turkey!), a can of Hamm's, and a shot of Wild Turkey for $10. Enjoy your meal in a comfy booth under the watch of various taxidermied animals (no turkey). Hungry women also welcome.
THE 5 POINT (415 Cedar St, 448-9993) "Alcoholics serving alcoholics" will also be serving a special Thanksgiving menu starting at 10 a.m. Roast turkey with giblet gravy, stuffi ng, mashed potatoes, Michele's broccoli casserole, glazed sweet potatoes, green salad, pumpkin and pecan pie, and lots of booze will be available for a holiday meal you won't forget (or, more likely, will).
OLIVER'S at the Mayfl ower Park Hotel (405 Olive Way, 623-8700) Don't be sad that no one ate your pumpkin pie this year (but seriously, how did you mess that up so bad?). At Oliver's, bartender Patrick Donnelly Jr. will take good care of you, as he has done for all of his customers every Thanksgiving for the last 10 years. A fourcourse Thanksgiving meal will be available for $40, and Patrick will happily keep you in $6 Moscow mules and Sazeracs. He "looks forward to ruining a lot of livers" this holiday season. Thank you, Patrick Donnelly Jr.
THE BARANOF (8549 Greenwood Ave N, 782-9260) Pretend like you're eating Thanksgiving dinner in the interior of the Niña, Pinta, or Santa Maria at the Baranof, a nautical-themed dive bar/crusty diner that feels like it's been open forever. All the traditional foods will be served with additional sides of sass and grit. Be thankful for the Baranof, as there is nothing else quite like it.
ALSO OPEN on Turkey Day: Ballard Smoke Shop, Big Mario's, Fremont Dock, Hazlewood, Liberty, Owl 'n' Thistle, Shorty's, the Rickshaw, and the Twilight Exit.