It's so darned predictable. This time every year, people start hankering for deep-fried turkeys, but can't seem to remember from one Thanksgiving to the next where to find them. And so the e-mails pour in: help, help! Well, help is on the way.
In Nashville, Bro's Cajun Cuisine is the place for deep-fried Cajun turkeys. They're $45 each and can be ordered right up to the day before Thanksgiving by calling 329-2626. Located at 3214 Charlotte Pike, Bro's also has fixins to grab 'n' go, and will be happy to fax you a menu.
Aubrey Bean has never let opportunity knock on a closed door, and he has stepped right up to the deep-fried turkey cooker at Judge Bean's Bar-B-Que. Call 244-8884 for prices and to order.
Martha Stamps has created a Thanksgiving spread with Johnny's Special Fried Whole Turkeys as the centerpiece. Cost is $45 for a 12- to 14-pound bird. Build your feast from there with sides that include Creole cornbread and sausage dressing, oyster dressing, pear and cranberry chutney, roasted mashed sweet potatoes with honey and orange, and Martha's spicy kale. Save room for deep-dish pumpkin pie with gingersnap crust and chocolate pecan pie. Orders must be placed by Saturday, Nov. 20, and picked up on Wednesday, Nov. 24 between 3 and 5:30 p.m. Call 353-2828.
In last week's review of family-owned and -operated Dem' Bones Bar-B-Que, an integral member of the McKnight family was inadvertently left out. Roslyn McKnight is Lee Ann and Leslie McKnight's stepmother and Lee C. McKnight's wife. Roslyn not only contributed the recipes for many of the side dishes, she was also the inspiration behind the name, noting that when folks tried her husband's ribs, there wasn't anything left but a pile of 'dem bones. The barbecue restaurant is at 708 Monroe St. Phone: 742-9010.