Thanksgiving Dinner on the Wild Side

Deconstructed Thanksgiving Dinner

Generally, Thanksgiving dinner screams tradition. If you’re like us, between the stuffing, turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy and the controversial cranberry sauce – all on a plate, you’re mind is bound to wander as you make your way through the pile of deliciousness. ‘I wonder what this would taste like on a hot dog,’ you might say to yourself. Or, ‘WWLD’ – What would Lloyd do?. ‘He’d put a tortilla around it,’ you’d answer to yourself.

Stop hurting your brain and read on. These guys have untraditional Thanksgiving dinner covered. Here are 4 interesting, no doubt delicious takes on Thanksgiving dinner available in Western New York.


Dog e Style Turkey Dog
Photo Courtesy of Dog é Style

Turkey Dog

@ Dog é Style in Downtown Buffalo

128 Genesee St, Buffalo, New York 14202

As one of Buffalo’s newest restaurants, Dog é Style isn’t wasting any time showing Buffalo how to have fun – in more ways than one. Stop by for their normal menu items and try out their Thanksgiving special, the Turkey dog. It’s made with a low fat turkey dog, homemade stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy & cranberry mayo on a bun. Get it Thanksgiving week and the following week! Sounds like the perfect way to get your fix after Thanksgiving dinner and leftovers are long gone.


The Gobbler from Lloyd Taco Truck
Photo Courtesy of Lloyd Taco Trucks

The Gobbler

@ Lloyd Taco Truck – Food Truck – It Moves!

Leave it to the Lloydians to come up with a bangin’ Thanksgiving week special. “The Gobbler” is a tasteful combination of dark meat turkey, cumin mayo, cranberry chutney (!), and arugula-apple salad with orange vinaigrette. Sounds like Lloyd was talking to that one aunt that always shows up to Thanksgiving dinner with the best salads. The Gobbler is available at Lloyd trucks all week!


TED Sandwich at Craft Tap House


@ Craft Tap House in East Aurora

701 Main St, East Aurora, New York 14052

Craft Tap House takes Thanksgiving food to the next level, offering it on their regular menu, year round. Their TED (Thanksgiving Every Day) Sandwich consists of Cajun roasted turkey, cornbread stuffing, and cranberry mayo on sourdough bread. Take note for when you’re craving a little Thanksgiving flavor the day before or after the big day, or any other day for that matter!


Pizza Plant Harvest Pilgrim Pod
Image from Pizza Plant Facebook

Harvest Pilgrim Pod

@ Pizza Plant in Williamsville

7770 Transit Road, Williamsville, New York 14221

Pizza Plant is getting in the game with their Harvest Pilgrim Pod. First of all, in case your a pizza plant newb, a pod is their take on a calzone. This Thanksgiving special pod is stuffed with tender turkey, mashed potatoes and fall veggies in a rosemary-dough pod. It’s topped with Pizza Plant’s turkey gravy and comes with a side of cranberry sauce. Yes, please Pizza Plant. The Harvest Pilgrim Pod is available the entire month of November.

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