The Beat Cop’s Guide to prepping for Thanksgiving

Bob Sirott

SAN LEANDRO, CA – NOVEMBER 26: Alameda County firefighter Bob Perez prepares to lower a 13 pound turkey into a pot of boiling oil during a safety demonstration November 26, 2003 in San Leandro, California. Serious home fires and fatalities have been linked to deep-frying turkeys in homes on stivetops. Turkey fryers should be used outdoors, a safe distance away from buildings and other combustible materials. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Lieutenant David Haynes, a police officer who works on the North Side of the city, made his weekly visit to the WGN Radio Studios and the Bob Sirott Morning Show. Lt. Haynes, who co-authored “The Beat Cop’s Guide to Chicago Eats,” brought in some cookies from Dinkel’s Bakery (3329 N Lincoln Ave). In addition to reviewing restaurants, the Lieutenant had a few tips for those who may be hosting their first thanksgiving. He had some need-to-know info, including a reminder to thaw out the turkey before cooking, especially if you’re planning on deep-frying it.

Don’t forget to check out Lt. Haynes’ podcast on YouTube. Got a restaurant suggestion for the Lieutenant? Send him an e-mail at BeatCopsGuide@Gmail.Com.

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Bob Sirott's acclaimed broadcasting career has spanned nearly five decades and has included stints at WMAQ, WBBM-FM, WLS, WGN and various television stations. (Click for more.)
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