Where to get to-go Thanksgiving spreads in Philly

It’s that time of year again — Thanksgiving is just around the corner. And while we may be able to more safely celebrate holidays amid a downturn in the pandemic (provided everyone is vaccinated and follows the CDC’s holiday advisories), there’s one big question.

Who wants to painstakingly put together an enormous meal after the last 20 exhausting months?

Luckily, throughout the Philadelphia region, there’s more than a few places that are willing to do the cooking for you. And all you have to do is heat it up and enjoy a nice Thanksgiving meal in the comfort of your own home. Heck, there’s at least one that’ll present your holiday meal for pickup hot and ready to eat — no oven work necessary.

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Best and worst restaurant inspection reports for the week ending Nov. 9, 2021

The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department inspects restaurants twice a year and grades the businesses on a 100-point scale. Scores below 70 require corrective action. Restaurants are reinspected if they fail to meet critical standards.

To file a health-related complaint, call the Department of Environmental Health at 423-209-8110. The scores are original and do not reflect on-the-spot changes, which sometimes lead to upward adjustments.


86 Roy’s Restaurant and Grill

116 Chickamauga Avenue, Rossville, Ga.

Reasons including raw meats stored over ready-to-eat foods in the prep cooler. Wet rags stored out of sanitizer solution beside ice machine. Inspector observed same conditions as last inspection: grease is piling up on ceiling tiles, light fixtures, and on the vent itself; this needs to be resolved very quickly by a licensed professional.


89 El Agave Mexican Grill and Cuisine

531 Signal Mountain Road


90 Choo Choo BBQ

7910 East Brainerd Road


91 Sbarro


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Best restaurants to have Brunch in 7 Northeast Ohio counties based on Yelp restaurant rankings

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but brunch is easily the more anticipated meal of the week — when friends and family gather for a late morning meal. Whether your party prefers lunch food or breakfast food, togetherness has always been the hallmark of brunch.

British author Guy Beringer is credited with coming up with the concept in 1885. He lobbied in an English newspaper article for an alternative to the heavy post-church family meal. He was in favor of a lighter meal served late in the morning, and argued that it “would make life brighter for Saturday night carousers” and suggested that alcoholic drinks be served.

The idea caught on in the United States in the 1930s when Hollywood stars, making cross-country train trips, would take a break from travel in Chicago to enjoy a late-morning meal.

Hotels were quick to jump

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