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Choosing a Thanksgiving turkey dinner to go

Has anyone tried this brined turkey from Costco? I asked about fresh turkeys in general on another thread (http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/666664) and am really curious about this item.

What is your favorite fresh turkey to buy for Thanksgiving?

Thanks for the great info everyone! I also saw on another thread that Costco had/has a pre-brined turkey from Framani. Does anyone know anything about this?

What is your favorite fresh turkey to buy for Thanksgiving?

Thanks for the alternatives to brining link! Someone in that thread mentioned a kosher turkey, so if anyone has compared a fresh kosher bird to a Willie or heritage one I'd love to hear the results!

What is your favorite fresh turkey to buy for Thanksgiving?

I am hosting Thanksgiving dinner for some dear (and foodie) friends in my tiny rental apartment kitchen and need some help choosing a turkey. What kind of bird do you recommend, and where can I buy it? I see that many have recommended Willie Birds, Mary’s, or Niman (from Bi-Rite) in the past – are these the best choices? I would rather not spend more than $5/lb.

The bird does not need to be heritage or organic, but I would prefer something fresh, without phosphates or anything strange injected, and ideally raised humanely.

Secondary question: brining seems to be universally recommended, no matter what bird is chosen, but I am not sure this will be feasible for me space-wise. Any suggestions or alternative approaches?