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Food & Gratitude: A Thanksgiving Roundup
November 21, 2017
Food & Gratitude: A Thanksgiving Roundup

There’s so much to love about Thanksgiving. Mashed potatoes, gravy, pumpkin pie…And, it’s one of very few days of the year when you know you can be a total glutton and nobody is going to judge you. It’s not just accepted, it is expected! Here at WISH, we are huge fans of Turkey Day. We have so much to be thankful for – this year and every year – and we are not shy about it. Here is everything you need to make the most of Thanksgiving 2017.

What to Cook (and Who to Cook for) This Thanksgiving

Okay, so we’re not saying that you should totally ditch your relationship with instant mac-and-cheese. We’d never suggest such a thing. However, we are going to encourage you to partake in this annual feast, even if you have to do it in your dorm. It’s tradition, after all! Nothing stands in the way of tradition. Here are some tips from years past. Check them out; they’ll take you far!

  • Quick and Easy Recipes: Actually Make Something this Thanksgiving
  • Easy Friendsgiving Recipes You Can Cook In Your Dorm

Speaking of Friendsgiving…

Nobody should have to spend this festive holiday alone! Grab your nearest dorm-mate, and make this year’s Turkey Day celebration your best ever.

  • 6 Rules For The Best Friendsgiving Ever!

Indulge in the Spirit of Thanksgiving

Of course, it’s almost impossible to avoid expressing gratitude on Thanksgiving – it’s in the actual name of the holiday, after all. Why would you want to, anyway? It feels good to be grateful!

  • 30 Things to Be Thankful for Only Interns Understand
  • 50 Things To Be Thankful For This Thanksgiving
  • Gratitude and Motivation

Of course, we should also give thanks for this awesome city we’re living in right now. Let’s start with all of the restaurants that are going to be open and carving up a delicious turkey dinner so no one has to cook or clean up!

Where to Eat in D.C. on Thanksgiving Day 2017

Whether your family is coming to visit or you plan to celebrate friendsgiving-style, no Thanksgiving is complete without food – lots of food. Fortunately, there are several restaurants in D.C. that will be serving a traditional Thanksgiving meal. If you’re hoping to ditch any and all cooking duties, choose one of the following spots for your modern-day hunting and gathering:

City Tap House Penn Quarter

Phone: (202) 733-5333
901 9th St NW
Washington, DC 20001


Phone: (202) 216-9550
1100 New York Ave NW
Washington, DC 20005

Le Diplomate

Phone: (202) 332-3333
1601 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

Cafe Dupont

Phone: (202) 797-0169
1500 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036


Phone: (202) 547-0172
1309 5th St NE
Washington, DC 20002

The Grill Room

Phone: (202) 617-2424
1050 31st St NW
Washington, DC 20007

Still looking for things to do on this long weekend?  You never need an excuse to explore our nation’s capital. Maybe a great time to walk off that big dinner! Don’t miss our list of things to do in D.C. in November, part one and part two.