Dining out for an unconventional Thanksgiving

6:28 PM, Nov 22, 2012   |    comments
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Chances are many of you slaved all day in the kitchen to prepare a feast for your family.

Others decided to let someone else do all the work.

The Judkin women decided to trade in their aprons for white tablecloths at the Crown Plaza.

"We decided since our family had gotten smaller with us moving here that maybe we didn't have to do all the cooking. This was a joint decision with my daughter and I. We are the ones that do the cooking," said Sharon Judkin.

For 20 years, the downtown hotel has given a break to mom's like Judkin. This year, they estimated they served 600 people.

This is the second year for her family to eat here and she hopes it's not the last.

"We're going to do this annually," she said.

While the hotel offers some alternatives, they serve the staples too.

Those looking for a big change from turkey and dressing stuffed themselves with Indian food at Taj.

"I think it's a great way to spend Thanksgiving. I love the food," said Jason Myers, a customer at Taj. "Turkey is important. But what's more important is who you're spending it with and having a good time."

Whether people filled their plates with crab legs, chicken masala, or turkey, there were a lot of full bellies this year.

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