Turkey time’s upon us. So before we settle in for long, lazy dinners with our families and friends, let us clear up some myths that have long fenced in and pigeon-holed this widely misunderstood bird.

Myth No. 1: Turkeys are the most American of birds. True, even more so than eagles. That’s because long before roaming farms, turkeys roamed only the great forests of North America. Eagles? The mostly come from Asia and Africa.

Myth No. 2: Turkeys can’t fly. False. They can fly, just not very far, nor very long.

Myth No. 3: Turkeys are so stupid that they drown when it rains because they can’t remember to close their gaping mouths and just stare at their feet. False. This myth is stupid.

Myth No. 4: Turkeys, because, they possess a high concentration of tryptophan, make you drowsy. False. Your friends and families make you drowsy. Well, that and the booze.

Myth No. 5: When you don’t want chicken and you don’t want fish, a Turkey Burger is a great substitute for a hamburger. True. And like a hamburger, it comes with the usual fixins (lettuce, tomatoes, onions and housemade shallot aioli) And, just like hamburgers, turkey burgers are even better with cheese. And bacon. And maybe sauteéd mushrooms or avocado or guacamole. Maybe some caramelized onions, too. In fact, why not top one with a fried egg?

So before you settle in for that long, lazy dinner with your family and friends, swing by The Original for a turkey burger.

Think of it some sort-of aperitif, a test-run for your belly before you head home for the holidays. And, just because, ask for it with sauteéd mushrooms and melted gruyère. Trust.