Welcome to The Lunch Belle, a NYC based food, travel, and hospitality consulting services website!  I'm glad you're here.



Search this site
My delicious calendar
  • 8/23-8/25: Houston
  • 8/31-9/3: Maine
  • 10/18-10/20: Austin
Contributions & affiliations

Tabelog Reviewer TheLunchBelle



« Restaurant roundup: Sons of Essex, Almond, Cafe Boulud, He Nan Flavor | Main | Dinner at Pulqueria...the real 'Barrio Chino' »

I'm back! Plus, my arsenal of NYCentric Thanksgiving websites

Can you all believe that Thanksgiving is almost one week away?  Seriously, where has the time gone?  This year will be the first time, since 2006, that I will be "home" (with my family in Texas) for my favorite holiday.  And you know what?  I can hardly wait to board that south-bound plane and escape the rat race for a handful of days.  God knows how badly I need this break. 

And speaking of the rat race/being crazed:  For those of you who read The Lunch Belle on a regular basis, I want to apologize for my dramatic lag in posting.  Since the beginning of the fall, I have had my hands completely tied, due mostly in part to accepting an amazing leadership position where I plan events for an "extracurricular" volunteer organization.  This role is in addition to my 'day-job' at an investment bank - The Lunch Belle - and volunteering for yet another non-profit.  My life is happy and full - I'm *not* complaining or whining - but I do realize that I've been molasses-slow to post, and I'm sorry about that.  Additionally, I owe you my iPhone/iPad application, which I hope will be completed very soon.   

So, on that note - and with the impending arrival of Thanksgiving - I'd like to know, what do you have planned? 

  • How do you and your family celebrate my favorite holiday of the calendar year? 
  • Do you have any wacky/quirky food traditions?
  • Is watching football a big deal at your house/celebration? 
  • What time do you eat Thanksgiving "supper," during lunch or dinner?

*And, last but certainly not least, I wanted to share some of my favorite informational websites with those of you who are staying in/coming to the NYC area next week:

  • Looking for a restaurant that serves Thanksgiving supper?  Click here for a full list and to make a free table reservation!
  • Looking to stay-in and have someone else do all of the 'dirty work?'  Click here for a list of Thanksgiving take-out options/prepared meals.
  • Click here for pertinent information regarding Macy's Thanksgiving Parade 2011
  • Too busy to bake that pie yourself?  Then order one from critically acclaimed M. Wells Diner's pastry chef, Brenna!  You know it'll taste way better than your version, anyway.  My dear friend, "Flywheel Christine," highly recommends the Coconut-Cream.  Click here to view the menu and place your order today!  But hurry, because after November 20th, prices will rise dramatically.  


Until we eat again,

The Lunch Belle

PrintView Printer Friendly Version

Reader Comments (1)

Welcome back and hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family.

November 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>