What to Eat Right Now If You’re Already Craving Thanksgiving Dinner

Choose from the top five turkey dishes around DC.

Photograph by Scott Suchman

1. Turkey-leg confit at Convivial

House-made ranch dressing, candied pecans, and bitter endives make this one of our favorite salads. 801 O St., NW; 202-525-2870.

2. Smoked turkey at Vanish Farmwoods Brewery

The star of Bryan Voltaggio’s barbecue lineup. 42245 Black Hops La., Leesburg; 703-779-7407.

3. Thanksgiving sandwich at Beef ’n Bread

The Penn Quarter shop switches out stuffing for cream cheese—genius. 750 Sixth St., NW; 202-393-0406.

4. Turkey burger at Good Stuff Eatery

The secret to Spike Mendelsohn’s tasty patties: mango chutney and green apples. 303 Pennsylvania Ave., SE, 202-543-8222; 3291 M St., NW, 202-337-4663; 2110 Crystal Dr., Arlington, 703-415-4663.

5. The Rachel at Ted’s Bulletin

Turkey breast, slaw, rye bread, and a whole lotta butter. 14th Street, 202-265-8337; Capitol Hill, 202-544-8337; Gaithersburg, 301-990-0600; Fairfax, 571-830-6680; Reston, 703-956-9510.

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Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Logan Circle.