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Turkey Countdown
A very special bird-and-pie-inspired Dish on Dining.

                                                    Miller Time Pub's Thanksgiving creation. 


Your Bun Runneth Over
Ready to put on five pounds next week? Oh, you know what I mean. Green bean casserole topped with French’s fried onions, pumpkin pie smothered with Cool-Whip. Oh, wait. That’s my family. But once the turkey is gone from the bird, it may seem sad. Consider, however, that from Nov. 19 until the end of the month, Miller Time Pub & Grill is offering a special Thanksgiving meal in a bun, with a side of mashed potatoes and gravy. Yes, the real McCoy. Turkey, stuffing and cranberries piled together on a big fat bun ($7). Get yours, along with a seasonal craft beer, starting this Monday. Hours: daily 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Hilton Milwaukee Hotel (509 W. Wisconsin Ave., 414-271-2337)

Hot Crust
I slide a fruit pie out of the oven and watch mesmerized as the hot filling bubbles at the corners of the crust, spilling filling all over the bottom of the oven. I love that part. Hate cleaning it up, but love that part. Bon Appetit’s new spread on the country’s best mail-order pies includes one Wisconsin name – Mukwonago’s Elegant Farmer. Best known for its apple pie baked in a paper bag, Elegant Farmer also makes some eight other kinds of pies, including strawberry rhubarb apple. And according to EF’s website, you can still order a pie ($13.99-$15.99) for the big day next week. Click here for info. And to see Bon Appetit’s list, press your cursor right here. (1545 Main St., 262-363-6770)

In Denial
Undecided on what where you are eating on Turkey Day? Wait too long and it’ll be Chinese takeout for you. But there’s still time to get a res at one of the city’s hotel restaurants. Feast your eyes on these:

Iron Horse Hotel: Three courses served family style. First seating at 11 a.m.; last at 4 p.m. Adults $32; children 3-10 $14. Call 414-831-4615. (500 W. Florida St.)

Mason Street Grill (PFister Hotel): Open 1-7 p.m. Serving the daily menu, plus a prix-fixe Thanksgiving menu. Adults $35; children 12 and under $12.95. Call 414-298-3131. (425 E. Mason St.)

Kilawat (Intercontinental Hotel): Serving brunch, 7 a.m.-2 p.m.; dinner tasting menu, 3-8 p.m. Call 414-276-8686. (139 E. Kilbourn Ave.)

Look for Dish on Dining on Tuesdays and Thursdays!

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