Nugget to host free Thanksgiving feast | NevadaAppeal.com

Nugget to host free Thanksgiving feast

Nevada Appeal Staff Report

The Carson Nugget is again geared up to provide a free Thanksgiving feast to hundreds of Carson City residents.

“This year we have about 1,000 pounds of turkey, 30 gallons of gravy, huge batches of stuffing, potatoes, 10 cases of yams and marshmallows to go in them, cases of green beans and we’ll bake about 155 or more pies, including pumpkin, apple and cherry,” said Nick DeMagistris, the Nugget’s executive chef and director of food and beverages.

“We make most of it the night before or that morning because we want everything to be as fresh as possible,” he said.

The buffet dinner is offered in the upstairs banquet room from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thanksgiving day. The Nugget is at 507 N. Carson St.

Everyone is welcome, whether they are in need of assistance, don’t feel like eating alone, or just don’t want to cook a big meal.

“People can just come on in, get in line and get a big plate full of food,” DeMagistris said.

Most of the management team volunteers some time to serve on both Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Why do they offer the free meals twice every year?

“There are a lot of families who can’t have a big Thanksgiving, so it’s a blessing for them. That’s what Thanksgiving is all about. Not everyone can afford it, and if we can provide something nice for them, we’re sure as hell going to do it,” DeMagistris said.