This is the day when all diets should die, when your sense of restraint should be restrained and your first and last thoughts should be of pie. Thanksgiving is a day of eating, and it’s a marathon, not a sprint. You have to pace yourself and space out your meals if you want to be standing in the light of the fridge at midnight making a turkey sandwich. This is why brunch was invented -- think of it as a bridge between breakfast and lunch, not a compromise. RED Kitchen and Bar (315 Chestnut Street; call 314-342-4699 for reservations) offers a Thanksgiving brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today that stars lemon rosemary-brined Amish turkey, with maple-glazed ham and baron of beef as a supporting cast. There’s also a cranberry bar, which is exactly the sort of innovation this most American of holidays has been lacking. Admission is $17.50 for kids ages four to twelve and $39 for adults. Visit for more information.
Thu., Nov. 25, 2010

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