Whenever anything starts to get a little boring, your options are two -- find something new, or take what you've got and fry the sh*t out of it. This Thanksgiving, forget the dried-out roasted bird, and pick up a deep-fried turkey from YATS.
Because you unconsciously yearned for it, the vaunted N'Orleans Po Boy outfit's offering a sweet take-home special: moist, seasoned birdies vat-fried over open flames, a don't-try-this-yourself process that can spark a holiday supernova with the help of one errant drop a grease. Before taking the plunge, each 10-12 lb gobbler's hypodermically injected with one of three marinades: Traditional (salt/pepper/butter/garlic), five-spiced Cajun ("not spicy, simply the most flavorful turkey you will ever have"), and hot n' spicy Caribbean Jerk (also, what George Bush calls Harry Belafonte). To round out your feast, YATS is cooking up a hodgepodge of fixin's from bread crumb-flaked green bean casserole, to brown sugar/cinnamon/vanilla bean candied yams, to pecan pie, which has pecans in it.
If, inexplicably, you've already thought to buy a turkey, YATS is having an "Open Fry" next week from 7am Wed to 12pm Thurs. Just reserve a time, bring in your fully thawed bird, and watch the Po Boys go to town -- if it turns out you find them boring, you know what to do.