This afternoon I’ll be heading to Philadelphia’s Reading Terminal Market to pick up oysters for tomorrow’s dinner, per tradition. I’d thought about making the oyster leek soup featured in NYMag this year, but have decided that, well, we’d rather just eat the oysters.

If you’re hankering for historical holiday reading, check out the posts tagged “Thanksgiving” at The Bowery Boys (where I nabbed the Underdog photo, above), Ephemeral New York, and Forgotten NY.

At Virtual Dime Museum I found this Thanksgiving Dinner menu from the Park Avenue Hotel, dated 1900:


The BBs’ post on Underdog mentioned an old Thanksgiving special I’d forgotten about. For your holiday viewing pleasure, all four parts:

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