Take your Turkey To-Go

Thanksgiving is a time for love and hospitality. It brings families and friends together and gives everyone a chance to reflect on the things they are grateful for. New recipes are created and old family favorites cannot be forgotten. It really is a wonderful time of year. On the flip side, it's a time of year that consists of weeks and weeks of food prep, a night filled with dirty dishes and screaming children and scrubbing stains out of the carpet from spills and thrills. The question is, which Thanksgiving would you prefer? Why not take a break this year and let someone else do the hard work for a change. Below are some fabulous restaurants that will be open on Thanksgiving Day and will allow you to enjoy the simpler things in life, like football and vintage wine. Rosebud 1397 N. Highland Ave. N.E. Atlanta, GA 30306 (404) 347-9747 Rosebud is a local favorite and famous for its annual fried chicken festival.

On Thanksgiving, you and your family can enjoy a family-style meal that doesn't miss a singe fixin'. Locate in the trendy Morningside neighborhood, just outside of Virginia Highlands, you will get a real welcoming feeling when you sit down to enjoy its hearty fare with your family. Park 75 75 14th St. Atlanta, GA 30309 (404) 253-3840 Maybe comfort food isn't your first choice when it comes to Thanksgiving meals. If you would like to impress out-of-town guests with a fashionable restaurant in downtown Atlanta during your holiday meal, Park 75 is a great choice. As part of the Four Seasons you can expect elegance and class. Of course, the restaurant is known for its extravagant meals, but there should be a full holiday menu to choose from on the big day.

The restaurant is also well known for its wide array of signature cocktails. South City Kitchen 1144 Crescent Ave. N.E. Atlanta, GA 30309 (404) 873-7358 South City Kitchen is part of the Fifth Group of Atlanta restaurants, delivering upscale Southern fare. Thanksgiving will include a three-course meal featuring a traditional Turkey Day spread along with South City Kitchen favorites at $45 per person. Shrimp n' grits, fried chicken (of course) and real, buttermilk biscuits are just a few of the succulent options to choose from. It's the perfect place for your annual indulgence. Make your reservations early for this one. For more information about the author, Denielle D'Ambrosio, please visit my Google+ profile page.