To celebrate the holiday and show appreciation for all members of the “Big
Red One” family, the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley are offering
Thanksgiving meals Nov. 22-23 at two of the post’s dining facilities. In
addition to serving world-class meals, food service Soldiers at the Devil’s
Den and Demon Diner dining facilities are competing to win the Commander’s
Best Thanksgiving Dining Facility Competition.
In keeping with the Army tradition, leaders from throughout the Big Red One
– including Maj. Gen. Joseph M. Martin, 1st Inf. Div. and Fort Riley
commanding general, and Command Sgt. Maj. Joseph Cornelison, the division’s
senior noncommissioned officer – will serve Thanksgiving meals to their
The Thanksgiving meals are open to all Soldiers, Department of Defense
civilians, contractors and their guests. The standard meal price is $9.05
with a discounted rate of $6.80 offered to family members of Soldiers ranked
specialist and below. Only cash will be accepted for these meals; however,
an ATM is located outside of each dining facility.
The Thanksgiving meal at Demon Diner, 694 Huebner Road, on Nov. 22 will be
served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The menu will include rotisserie turkey,
seared duck breast, baked ham, steamed crab legs, baked lobster tails, green
bean casserole, candied yams, savory bread and sausage stuffing, fresh
mashed potatoes and collard greens. Desserts will include sugar cookies,
cheesecake, German chocolate cake, banana pudding, chocolate truffles,
eggnog milkshakes, assorted pies and pumpkin and maple bourbon ice cream.
The Thanksgiving meal at Devil’s Den, 7011 Siebert St., also on Nov. 22 will
be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The menu will include shrimp cocktails,
roast turkey, steamship round of beef with au jus gravy, butterflied lobster
tails, seasoned crab legs, candied sweet potatoes, macaroni and cheese,
carrots almandine, bacon wrapped asparagus, buttered corn on the cob and
more. Deserts include assorted cakes, pies and cookies.
Devil’s Den will also serve a Thanksgiving meal on Nov. 23 from 11 a.m. to 2
p.m. That menu will include roast turkey, baked ham with brown sugar glaze,
stuffed baked fish, mashed potatoes, savory stuffing, sautéed summer squash,
honey-glazed carrots and assorted sides and deserts. Devil’s Den will remain
open for regular weekend/holiday hours Nov. 24-26.