Casper's Cherokee Tavern in West St. Paul has given free Thanksgiving dinners to those who can't afford or cook them since 1983. But a fire last month to Jim and Rick Casper's Eagan restaurant almost stopped the tradition. Despite facing $750 thousand in damages, the brothers knew they had to go forward, no matter the cost.
Gobble up a Thanksgiving dinner at these Twin Cities restaurants
If cooking a turkey seems more of a chore than choice, take a break this year and have Thanksgiving dinner at a restaurant. The Pioneer Press offers up some recommendations.