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Frying Turkey for Free on Capitol Hill

Medium Rare will cook your turkey for you. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Unsure how to cook your turkey this Thanksgiving? A Capitol Hill restaurant is here to help — and to make sure no one burns the house down.  

On Thursday on Barracks Row, Medium Rare will fry your turkey for free, a nine-year tradition for the restaurant. “It’s great to be able to give back to the community like this and helping to make their holidays more enjoyable and hassle free — giving them more time to spend with family and friends,” Medium Rare co-founder Mark Bucher said in a statement.  

The frying frenzy will take place between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. The statement announcing the event noted that many of the participants are D.C. residents who received their turkeys from the annual Marion Barry turkey giveaway. The turkey giveaway was once again held on Monday , on the one-year anniversary of the former D.C. mayor's death .  

As in the past, there are a few rules for the turkey fry at Medium Rare. Participants do have to supply the turkey themselves and they must bring a completely thawed eight to 10-pound bird. Participants will also have to bring a container to transport the turkey to and from the restaurant, and frying will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. While the frying is free, participants are encouraged to make a donation to D.C. Central Kitchen .  

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