Seems an appropriate time of year to mention one of my favorite small businesses in the world (no connection other than being a satisfied customer). My dad first took me to the Bates House of Turkey when I was seven or so, and I’ve been a fan ever since. It’s an all-turkey restaurant in Greenville, Alabama (south of Montgomery at exit 130 on I-65). We try to time our Gulf Shores drives going, coming, or both to eat lunch there. If you’ve never had the pleasure, give it a shot. You won’t believe how delicious a turkey sandwich can be. You can also get a full roast turkey dinner (dressing, veggies, cranberry sauce, and so forth) if you like.
All of the turkey served comes from the Bates farm a piece north of the restaurant, and it’s all natural, with no hormones, feed additives, or the like. Outstanding food!