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Thanksgiving bird from the bayou



If you can't bear the thought of another home-cooked Thanksgiving dinner -- the kind that involves a mountain of dishes to wash afterward -- here's a different way to get your fill of bird this year. LuLu's Bait Shack at Pointe Orlando (9101 International Drive; 351-9595) is hosting a deep-fried Cajun turkey feast from 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Thanksgiving Day.

The menu includes a hefty portion of meat, which is "not overly spicy, but it has a nice kick," according to a LuLu's spokesperson. There also will be crawfish salad, cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes with gravy, and your choice of pumpkin pie or homemade peach bread pudding, all for $15.95 per person.

You can order turkey takeout, too. Ten- to 12-pound birds are going for $40, available for pickup on Nov. 24 and 25. The deadline for placing orders is Monday, Nov. 22; call (877) 777-4225.

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