Happy Thanksgiving, River City!
As America celebrates overeating and bargain prices (that's what Thanksgiving is about, right?), escape from the dining room and spend Turkey Day in some of our favorite St. Louis spots:
If you need to forget it's Thanksgiving: Blueberry Hill
Everyday is a holiday at Blueberry Hill. The St. Louis favorite is serving a full menu all day and a late night menu after 9 p.m. Grab a beer and a bucket of darts and spend a typical night in the Lou.
If you don't want to be alone and have nowhere else to go: The LGBT Center of St. Louis
The Center started hosting a dinner for Thanksgiving orphans two years ago. If you're looking for a friendly face, head to the Center in the Grove after 3 p.m.
If you want to eat out and you have money: Home Wine Kitchen
Seriously, the bread basket alone that Cassy Vires is offering sounds amazing: bacon muffins, buttermilk cornbread and pumpkin loaf. Reservations are required; it's $65 per person.
If you want to eat out and you're on a budget: EdgeWild Restaurant and Winery
The buffet is only $29, and it adds breakfast foods to a delicious lineup of Thanksgiving staples. Plus, two words: chocolate fountain.
If you need to work off those Thanksgiving calories: Steinberg Skating Rink
Steinberg is St. Louis' most athletic winter tradition. The outdoor ice rink is open 'til midnight on Turkey day. It costs $6 to get on the ice and $5 to rent skates.
If you just want your family to shut up for five minutes: Wehrenberg Movie Theaters
Catch a movie on Thanksgiving Day. If your family's fighting has you ready to explode, maybe watching the ultra-violent Japanese remake Oldboy will help you let off some steam. Showtimes run from 2 p.m. to midnight in south county, O'Fallon and St. Charles.