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The Night Before Thanksgiving, Dinner Is an Underdog

This anti-feast can be more fun, no matter what it is

Sausage and bowties in a pan
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It’s the night before Thanksgiving and the last thing most of us want to do is cook dinner. In any year besides 2020, the Wednesday before the holiday is one of the biggest bar nights of the year, which means wings, burgers, tacos, and drinking snacks.




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