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Dining news: Max & Erma's open on Thanksgiving; Paris 66 celebrates new wines

| Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, 5:42 p.m.
Kings Restaurants
Kings Restaurants have introduced as meatloaf cupcake

Max & Erma's

Max & Erma's restaurants will be open Thanksgiving Day, serving a special one-day holiday menu, in addition to classic favorites from the regular menu.

Max & Erma's holiday menu will feature a full Thanksgiving meal with a choice of salad or vegetable soup, slow-roasted turkey, homemade apple pecan stuffing, mashed potatoes with gravy, green-bean medley and cranberry sauce for $14.99 (or $7.99 for a children's portion). The entrée includes all-you-can-eat side dishes and a serving of Max & Erma's pumpkin cheesecake.

In addition to the regular full bar offerings, half-priced pitchers of sangria will round out festive offerings.

Details: www.maxandermas.com/thanksgiving

Paris 66

Paris 66, 6018 Penn Circle South, East Liberty, will celebrate the arrival of 2013's Beaujolais Nouveau from Nov. 21 to 23.

Guests can reserve a table for a three-course dinner featuring a special menu created by Chef Franck Lacaille to complement the young wines.

Details: 412-404-8166 or www.paris66bistro.com

Winter 2014 Restaurant Week

Pittsburgh Restaurant Week Winter 2014 will be Jan. 13 to 19. The weeklong culinary celebration focuses on highlighting Pittsburgh food and dining across the region as restaurants offer special menus, including three-course fixed-price meals or $20.14 specialty items.

A list of participating restaurants is available online. Restaurants still interested can register through the event website .

Details: www.pittsburghrestaurantweek.com

Kings Restaurant

Kings Restaurant has introduced meatloaf cupcakes to its menu at all of its Pennsylvania locations.

Each meatloaf cupcake is topped with a signature bacon jam and then “frosted” with creamy mashed potatoes.

In addition to the meatloaf cupcake, guests will find sandwiches featuring fresh-baked bread from hometown favorite Cellone's.

The turkey club has sunflower seed multi-grain bread, while the Reuben will include a thicker marble rye.

Other menu additions: burger pretzel sliders with fresh ground beef, sliced American cheese, lettuce, tomato and onion between a Bavarian pretzel roll; turkey Rachel pretzel sliders with Thousand Island dressing, coleslaw and Swiss on a pretzel roll; green-bean casserole with mushrooms and topped with crunchy onions; and sweet potato casserole with cinnamon and sugar, topped with marshmallows.

Details: www.kingsfamily.com

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