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Buzz60Chefs across Memphis are on a mission to help you have a stress-free Thanksgiving. They are offering to cook your turkeys, hams, sides and desserts. All you will have to do is reheat and serve. Here are 10 Memphis-owned establishments that want to help make a dish (or the whole meal) for your holiday table.Corky’sMultiple locations; corkysbbq.comIn addition to smoking ribs, Corky’s also smokes some pretty tasty turkeys and hams. Options include whole turkeys, turkey breasts and honey-glazed, spiral-sliced hams.“Our most popular holiday item is the smoked whole turkey,” owner Barry Pelts said. “Each turkey is rubbed with our special seasonings and then slow-cooked in our pits over hickory logs.”They also offer a few traditional sides if you don’t want to make every casserole this year.Order à la carte or one of their “Feast” menu options that include the meat of your choice, two sides and giblet gravy. Pickup is available at all Corky’s locations and can be done at the drive-thru window. DEADLINE & PICKUP: To place your order, call your neighborhood location or order online at corkysbbq.com/order-carry-out. There is no official deadline, but they usually sell out each year, so we suggest ordering sooner rather than later. Pickup is Nov. 26 and 27.MEMPHIS RESTAURANTS: From burgers to barbecue: Four family-run Memphis restaurants share secrets to successCurb Side Casseroles5130 Wheelis Drive; (901) 761-0287; curbsidecasseroles.comCurb Side Casseroles owner Bradford Williams has built her whole business on making dinnertime stress-free, so it’s no surprise she offers a wide selection of appetizers and sides to help make your Thanksgiving meal stress-free as well.Curb Side has more than 15 sides on its Thanksgiving menu this year, everything you need from cornbread dressing to sweet potatoes with praline topping to sweet corn pudding.“Our sweet potato casserole with a praline topping is a recipe that has been handed down through the years. It would not be Thanksgiving without it,” Williams said.They also offer an assortment of appetizers and breakfast items to help with all your entertaining needs over the holiday weekend.DEADLINE & PICKUP: To place your order, call (901) 761-0287 or order online at curbsidecasseroles.com. Order deadline is noon Nov. 18. Pickup is available Nov. 23 and Nov. 25-27.IN THE KITCHEN: Meet Bradford Williams. She’s making dinner easy with her business. Curb Side CasserolesFelicia Suzanne’s Restaurant80 Monroe Ave.; (901) 523-0877; feliciasuzanne.comFor Thanksgiving, Felicia Willett, chef and owner of Felicia Suzanne’s, serves some of her restaurant’s most loved dishes. Choose from dishes like sausage and cornbread dressing, Creole oyster dressing, sweet potato casserole topped with oatmeal crumble, and her barbecue Southern collard greens.“These recipes are ones my mother used to make for our family,” she said. Willett will also prep your turkey, offering both a traditional and spicy dry brine.If you are having house guests for the weekend, on her menu are a couple of items for entertaining, including her famous smoked salmon deviled eggs and chicken and sausage gumbo.DEADLINE & PICKUP: To place your order, call (901) 523-0877 or download her order form at feliciasuzanne.com. Order deadline is Nov. 22. Pickup is 2-8 p.m. Nov. 26.WHAT TO ORDER?: This is the must-try dish at Felicia Suzanne’s Restaurant in Downtown MemphisHog Wild — Real Memphis Barbeque & A Moveable Feast Catering291 Tully St.; (901) 522-9453; amoveablefeastcatering.comHog Wild — Real Memphis Barbeque & A Moveable Feast Catering offers smoked spiral-sliced hams, smoked whole turkeys and turkey breasts, deep fried whole turkeys and a selection of all the traditional side items at Thanksgiving.“Honestly I have never tasted a better ham or smoked turkey breast anywhere,” owner Ernie Mellor said. “The turkey breast can be served by itself or use it as an add-on to supplement your whole smoked turkey.” They also offer cornbread dressing that Mellor says “is probably better than your grandmother’s.”DEADLINE & PICKUP: To place your order, call (901) 522-9453. Order deadline is 2 p.m. Nov. 22. Pick your order up Downtown at 1291 Tully St. on Nov. 26 or pick it up in East Memphis at Woodland Presbyterian Church, 5217 Park Ave., on Nov. 27.Katie’s Kitchen9056 Poplar Pike, Germantown; (901) 754-8444; katieskitchengtown.comKatie Oelke knows why her customers order her Thanksgiving offerings year after year.“It’s because we use our own home recipes,” she said. “We make these dishes just like we would if we were cooking our own Thanksgiving dinner.”In addition to all the traditional Thanksgiving trimmings, Katie’s Kitchen also offers everything you need to entertain house guests in her “Black Friday Brunch” menu. Items like sausage balls, cinnamon rolls and breakfast casserole can be kept in your freezer until you are ready to thaw, heat and serve.Katie’s Kitchen will host a tasting of their Thanksgiving items from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 7.DEADLINE & PICKUP: To place your order, call (901) 754-8444 or go online to katieskitchengtown.com by Nov. 23. Pickup is Nov. 25-27.Memphis Barbecue Company709 Desoto Cove, Horn Lake; (662) 536-3762; memphisbbqco.comMemphis Barbecue Company is offering smoked turkeys and double-smoked spiral-cut hams for Thanksgiving and Christmas, as well as compete holiday meals and sides à la carte. Chef and owner Melissa Cookston admitted the hams are her favorite. “They are spiral sliced, seasoned with my classic BBQ seasoning, smoked over pecan wood, then glazed,” she said. “They really get a deep, rich, smoky flavor.” A unique side dish not to miss is the Pecan and Grape Salad. “It’s mixed grapes, brown sugar, cream cheese, pecans and a few other secret things — a really refreshing dish to go along with all the heavy sides that are traditionally served,” Cookston said. “My husband eats it as dessert.”DEADLINE & PICKUP: To place your order, call (662) 536-3762 by noon Nov. 24. Pickup is Nov. 25-27.The Cupboard Restaurant1400 Union Ave.; (901) 276-8015; thecupboardrestaurant.comThe Cupboard Restaurant has been known for Southern home-style cooking since 1943. The fresh vegetables that have fans going back on a regular basis will be available by the gallon for Thanksgiving. Choose from items like an old-fashioned green been casserole, sweet potato casserole and carrot souffle.In addition, they will offer a flame-glazed spiral-sliced ham and turkey with homemade dressing.If you decide you just don’t want to deal with dirty dishes but want a Thanksgiving feast, The Cupboard will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thanksgiving Day. In addition to its regular menu, it will also serve turkey and dressing.DEADLINE & PICKUP: To place your order, call (901) 276-8015. Order deadline is 8 p.m. Nov. 25. Final pickup is 7 p.m. Nov. 27.Frost Bake ShopTwo locations: 394 S. Grove Park and 1016 W. Poplar Ave., Collierville; (901) 682-4545; frostbakeshop.comIf you love all things pumpkin, Frost Bake Shop has you covered. For Thanksgiving it is offering eight pumpkin baked goods, ranging from pumpkin cakes and cupcakes, to gooey pumpkin cookies, to pumpkin cheesecakes.“Our pumpkin cake is so wonderful,” said Kristi Kloos, who owns the bakery with her husband, Bill. “I am not a huge fan of pumpkin pie unless it’s equally partnered with real whipped cream because that helps tone it down. Our pumpkin cake is not as strong-flavored as the pie — it has a perfect balance to it, and the vanilla frosting complements it perfectly.”Cakes and pies of all flavors will also be available, as will decorated cookies with Thanksgiving themes.DEADLINE & PICKUP: To place your order, call (901) 682-4545 or order online at frostbakeshop.com. Advance orders are recommended. Final pickup is at 7 p.m. Nov. 27.SWEET TREATS: In the kitchen: Q&A with chef Bill Kloos of Frost Bake ShopMuddy’s Bake ShopTwo locations: 5101 Sanderlin and 585 S. Cooper St.; muddysbakeshop.comThe bakers at Muddy’s Bake Shop are in full swing the week before Thanksgiving, whipping up cakes, pies, cookies, cupcakes and bars for your holiday dessert table.One Thanksgiving item not to overlook is the Pumpkin Five Spice Pie.“A family favorite with a special twist, our pumpkin pie is all the taste of home with a little extra depth of flavor,” Muddy’s owner Kat Gordon said. “We use loads of pumpkin, our homemade all-butter crust, and a freshly ground dash of our take on Chinese five spice to create a flavor that’s both nostalgic and nuanced. It’s rich, creamy and subtly sweet.” DEADLINE & PICKUP: To place your Thanksgiving pre-order, call (901) 683-8844 or order online at muddysbakeshop.com by Nov. 23. Final pickup is Nov. 27.The Pie Folks1028 N. Germantown Parkway, Cordova; (901) 752-5454; thepiefolks.comWith a name like “Slap Yo Mama,” the chocolate pie here must be worthy of your Thanksgiving table. In addition to their award-winning chocolate pie, The Pie Folks also offer almost 20 different pies that can ordered for the holiday. Traditional holiday offerings include Mama’s pumpkin pie, Mammaw’s apple pie, Good Googa Mooga pecan pie and Tato Patch sweet potato pie. Gluten-free pies are also available.A seasonal treat is the Eskimo Kiss Mint Chocolate Pie.“The Eskimo Kiss is a decadent chocolate pie in a chocolate crust laced with the cool taste of peppermint,” owner Audrey Anderson said. “It’s the perfect marriage of chocolate and mint. It’s like a party going on in your mouth.”DEADLINE & PICKUP: To place your order, call (901) 752-5454 by Nov. 23. Pickup is Nov. 26-27.THE PIE FOLKS: Making old-fashioned banana pudding is a cinch thanks to this Memphis bakeryJennifer Chandler is the Food & Dining reporter at The Commercial Appeal. She can be reached at email@example.com, and you can follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @cookwjennifer. Read or Share this story: https://www.commercialappeal.com/story/entertainment/dining/2019/11/07/memphis-restaurants-thanksgiving-to-go-takeout/4122646002/