Last Call: What food are you most looking forward to eating on Thanksgiving?

The Takeout will be spending the next few days with our friends and families—we hope you are, too—but before retreating to our barcaloungers, we wanted to kick off the holidays with a question for our staff and community of readers: What food are you most looking forward to eating this Thanksgiving? We’d love to hear…

Americans are desperately seeking ham shops and other Thanksgiving Google-search revelations

How many times did you Google “ham shop” this year? We’d cop to fairly regular internet sweeps of pork purveyors, but the phrase really spikes in national searches around noon the day before Thanksgiving. Google Maps and Google News Labs teamed up to visualize some of the more unique, location-based searches around…

Popeyes’ Cajun turkey is tastier than whatever you’re roasting this Thanksgiving

I just about fell out of my chair when a colleague suggested turkey meat tastes better than chicken. Taste is subjective, but still, the clean neutrality of chicken is more delicious (and versatile) than the gamey undertones you get with turkey. At the risk of heresy, I’m of the opinion Thanksgiving dinner is the…

Greta Gerwig's Lady Bird does indie filmiest thing: a Thanksgiving recipe collection

No movie in 2017 has captured that Venn diagram intersection of critical acclaim + adorbs-indie cachet quite like Lady Bird, the Greta Gerwig-helmed film receiving monster raves—including from The A.V. Club’s A.A. Dowd. It’s a coming-of-age film without the trite coming-of-age conventions, and Saoirse Ronan—straight…

Avoid the Thanksgiving frenzy with these easy side-dish recipes in 100 words or less

Thanksgiving is stressful enough as is, and this year we’ve got to deal with relatives who voted for you-know-who. We at The A.V. Club advocate a low-anxiety holiday, so let us at least keep the cooking part as stress-free as possible.