Usually, you’d never say the Cowboys could learn a lesson or two from the Lions. But if you’re headed to Cowboys Stadium Thanksgiving Day, surely you would agree that it would be awesome if they served you Thanksgiving dinner. That’s exactly what the Lions plan on doing at Ford Field when they play the Packers on Thanksgiving. From the Detroit Free Press:
Levy Restaurants -- Ford Field’s official restaurant partner -- will prepare a Thanksgiving sit-down dinner for club-level ticket holders at Thursday’s game against the Green Bay Packers.
Levy executive chef Joe Nader and his staff will roast 50 whole turkeys and prepare 500 pounds of mashed potatoes and 500 pounds of stuffing, along with 20 gallons of cranberry sauce.
The menu for the feast, which will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Hall of Legends, includes roast turkey with giblet gravy and orange cranberry chutney, mashed potatoes with garlic and white cheddar, sweet potatoes glazed with bourbon, dressing and other sides and desserts.
The meal, not including beverages, costs $29.95; $14.95 for ages 10 and under. Call 313-262-2333 for reservations.
Two concession stands, one at each end zone, will offer a turkey drumstick with orange cranberry glaze and stuffing for $8.50.
Mmmm… 50 whole turkeys. And I support any chef who combines bourbon and potatoes. I asked Cowboys spokesperson Jancy Briles if Cowboys Stadium would have similar options Thursday, and she said yes. And you know what? That food should be FREE. Totally free. The Double J should feed 70,000 people Thanksgiving Day dinner. It would be awesome, which is why it’ll never happen.