Before I get into the delectable Thanksgiving buffet feast we are offering at Argyles Restaurant in Kitty Hawk, I want to bring your attention to some unspoken facts about Thanksgiving. We have all seen the pictures of the first official Thanksgiving. The settlers sitting down with the Wampanoag native Americans in Massachusetts. The Thanksgiving buffet is set with a cornucopia of fresh meats, vegetables, and sundry dishes. It is the picturesque American scene of the feasting and celebrating. But it is a little unrealistic.
No I am not talking about the historical evidence of the fact that the first Thanksgiving that happened two years before the Massachusetts Colony in Virginia. No I am not talking about the underbelly of American history and yet another story of Native American Mistreatment. I am talking about the complete lack of historical account of the stress of planning, prepping, cooking, serving, and cleaning up after this giant Colonial feast.
Where are the pictures of the enormous amount of work that went into The Thanksgiving meal. Without grocery stores procurement of these dishes could not have been easy. Farm To Table in the 17th Century meant a lot stalking, hunting, and running. And that was just to get the food. Think about prepping all those dishes without little things like electricity, refrigerators, mixers, burners, Tupperware, non stick cookware and the like. And you never see paintings of the cleanup.
The Angry Pilgrim
I never see the angry young Pilgrim bride gazing angrily at her husband who is not offering to clean up after the feast. I know there was no Thanksgiving football, but there was some way to waste time while dishes and silverware had to be moved off the banquet table to the dish washing area?
Yet, in spite of these hard domestic truths, there are no pictures of the work. There is no Thanksgiving marital strain pictures hanging in galleries. There are no lazy pilgrim overeating turkey naps after the feast displayed at the Smithsonian or a sculpture of the Pilgrim women scrubbing a mountain of dishes for the overcapacity table filled with a native population and colonists. And maybe there is a reason for that.
Maybe you should enjoy Thanksgiving. Maybe you should focus on enjoying the food without the stress of prepping and cleaning. And we are here to help you do it.
Outer Banks Thanksgiving Feast At Argyles
Our Thanksgiving feast will give you all the fun of family and great food without all the strain. Celebrate Thanksgiving at our dinner table instead of enjoying Thanksgiving meal prep cardio at home. And like the Pilgrims it is Farm to Table Fresh Game and local ingredients (less chasing though).
Our Thanksgiving Feast
THANKSGIVING DAY BUFFET
- Adults: $31.95
- Children under 10: $14.95
Price includes Coffee, Tea and Soda.
- Slow roasted fresh Turkey
- Grass Fed Prime Rib Au Jus
- Shrimp Daniel
Sour cream and Chive Mashed Potatoes, Corn, Bourbon Glazed Carrots, Green Beans, Candied Sweet Potatoes, New England Fresh Herb Stuffing, Traditional Gravy, Buttertop Rolls, Cranberry sauce, Cranberry Orange Relish, Corn Bread, Cheese Straws
Soups, and Appetizers
*Corn Chowder, *Shrimp and Lobster Bisque, * Fried Oysters, *Crab Dip, *Cheese Straws, *Argyle Salad, *Brochetta Salad
Dessert Buffet Selections
Apple Pie, Pumpkin Pie, Coconut Cream Pie, Banana Cream Pudding, Wild Blueberry Crumb cobbler, NY Cheesecake, Chocolate Grand Marnièr Torte, Pecan Pie
Thanksgiving Martini Specials $8.00
Candy Corn Martini, Pumpkin Spice Martini, Salted Caramel Martini, Candy Cane Martini, Spiced Cidar Martini