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John Cheever

Making the feast easy

Making the feast easy

Why not? Thanksgiving dinner in a restaurant was once something only people in John Cheever stories would do, those lonely souls who were cut off from their families or who had drunk away their fortunes. Now everybody's doing it. Or at least a lot more people. Kali's Court in Fells Point opened for Thanksgiving for the first time only last year. Customers would continually encourage Kali's to open for Thanksgiving, says Darrin Mislan, operations manager of Kali's Restaurant Group, but Kali's tradition was to throw a big Thanksgiving party for its employees, many of whom are from Greece and Mexico. Last year, Mislan said, a call came from the theater hosting the...