If you're staying in town for Thanksgiving, we've found a cool spot for you to impress your family or friends.
Contemporary American eatery Powerhouse (215 N. Clinton St., 312-928-0800) opens just in time for you to check out with Executive Chef John Peters (formerly of Naha, Alinea and Trio) in charge.
The holiday menu is offered 11am-7pm on Thursday, Nov. 22 for prix-fixe meals only. You'll get all the fixings such as a butternut squash soup, wild mushroom risotto and salad, plus a choice of meat. Go traditional with a whole roasted turkey with sage stuffing, sweet potato, caramelized brussel sports and cranberries for $55, or go all out new American with choices like the 10oz beef tenderloin with roasted garlic-yukon potato puree, green beans and crispy shallots in a red wine reduction for $68 or a seared venison loin with dried fruit, wild rice ragout, chestnuts and broccoli rabe for $64.
The only downside: no leftovers.