OSSINING, N.Y. If you don't feel like cooking on Thanksgiving, don't worry. Though many local restaurants will be closed, a few will be open with Thanksgiving specials.
"We get busier and busier every year. I don't think people want to cook any more," said Michael Casarella, owner of Goldfish restaurant at 6 Rockledge Ave. "People like to go out and make a mess."
Goldfish will be serving four-course meals, including an appetizer, soup or salad, an entrée and dessert, at a fixed price ranging from $23 to $37, depending on the main course. There will be traditional turkey breast served with apple sage stuffing, scallion mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, cranberry and gravy; fish dishes, including mahi mahi, salmon and swordfish; chicken breast layered with asparagus; filet mignon and a brown-sugar glazed pineapple and orange ham.
About 120 to 150 people usually come to Goldfish on Thanksgiving day, Casarella said. The restaurant is open on Thursday from noon to 7 p.m.
The Landmark Diner at 265 South Highland Ave. is also open on Thanksgiving from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. The diner will be serving a $17.95 turkey special that comes with apple stuffing, cranberry sauce, sweet potato, mashed potato and turnips, as well as twin lobster tails, baked ham, prime rib, duck and steak and seafood combinations.
For dessert, there will be a selection of pies and cakes.
"We don't close. We're open every day of the year. We stay open because the business is really good every year," said Scott Rosenberg, a manager at Landmark Diner. "I don't mind. I'm used to it by now. I work early and I have night time to my family."
In Briarcliff, Good Food at 1205 Pleasantville Rd. is offering to prepare a complete roast turkey dinner capable of feeding 10 people for a price of $240. The dinner comes with turkey, herb stuffing, gravy, garlic mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes with apple and maple syrup, vegetables, cranberry sauce and pumpkin or apple pie.
"I've worked all my life on Thanksgiving. Every year we do it on Friday because we're working on Thursday," said John Chambal, the owner of Good Food.
Good Food will be open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday. It will be serving turkey crepes in addition to its usual menu, and there will also be extra cranberry sauce and gravy for sale.
Two other restaurants that will be open on Thanksgiving are El Tambo, a Peruvian restaurant at 57 Croton Ave., next to the library in Ossining, and The Patio Restaurant at 1133 Pleasantville Rd. in Briarcliff.
El Tambo, which will stay open until 4 p.m., will be serving stuffed turkey with garlic bread, rice, salad, a drink and dessert, in addition to its regular menu.
The Patio Restaurant will be open from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. serving its regular breakfast and lunch meals.
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