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Thanksgiving linkage + Underdog!

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...

Thanksgiving Oysters

Several years ago at a friend’s house in DC, we kicked off an annual habit of martinis and oysters before the big Thanksgiving meal. He and I shucked them ourselves — my first time to wield an oyster knife — and in spite of the fact that said friend...

Pre-Thanksgiving Roundup

This photo, if the folks at Swapatorium are right and it was taken in 1932,  shows Felix the Cat at the ninth annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. Felix, the first of the Goodyear-designed oversized balloons that helped make the parade famous, had debuted...