When it comes to Thanksgiving, there is one school of thought that holds that, from a culinary perspective, leftovers and their creative uses are the best thing about America’s favorite holiday.
Alas, not all of us have the remains from the previous day’s indulgence left over to savor. If that misfortune befalls you this year, take comfort. At least two New York restaurants have your back. Burger & Lobster and the East Village’s new FryGuys both offer solutions for post-Turkey Day cravings (although neither involves actual leftovers).
At FryGuys, there’s The Feast, FryGuys’ double-fried fries loaded with cornbread stuffing, drizzled with FryGuys’ housemade maple syrup gravy, and piled high with house-fried turkey. The production is completed by a healthy helping cranberry sauce and crowned with marshmallows.
The Feast will be available daily from Black Friday through Nov. 30. FryGuys, 150 E 2nd Street, nr. Ave. A, (917) 319-7179. Open noon to 2 a.m. Sunday through Thursday, till 4 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
At Burger & Lobster, there’s the Thanksgiving Combo, which pays homage (homardage?) to the fact lobster was on the Pilgrims’ table in 1621 for the original Thanksgiving (along with venison, waterfowl, and, yes, turkey). The combo includes a turkey roll — confit of turkey with almond pecan stuffing, ginger-orange cranberry sauce, and whipped potatoes on B&L’s custom-baked warm potato brioche bun with traditional gravy — and a whole one-pound lobster with lemon garlic butter sauce, plus fries and salad, all for $33. And in the spirit of the holiday, $1 from the sale of each Thanksgiving Combo will be donated to Robin Hood to improve the living conditions of 1.8 million low-income New Yorkers.
The Thanksgiving Combo is available starting today through Nov. 26 (excluding tomorrow, when the restaurants is closed). It will be found at both locations: 39 W. 19th Street and 132 W. 43rd Street.