Turkey from Luke’s Local. Photo by Ashley Batz.
All of the sides from Luke’s Local. Photo by Ashley Batz.
By Dana Eastland. It’s time (maybe even past time) to think about Thanksgiving, which is galloping toward us like an aggressive turkey. To prepare for Thursday November 26th, we’ve rounded up a few places to dine out, as well as some hot tips for making your at-home Thanksgiving a success (minus the headache). If you’re eating out, check out OpenTable for reservations, and don’t forget to peek at our post from last year for some of our favorite choices.
Thanksgiving at ~THE CAVALIER~ means a choice of appetizers, entrées, and dessert, as well as family-style sides for the whole table to share (like pumpkin steamed pudding). It’s $80 per person, with wine pairings for an additional $50 per person. Check out the menu here. 360 Jessie St. at Mission, 415-321-6000.
For a dinner with all the fixings, ~PRESIDIO SOCIAL CLUB~ is your spot, with a turkey dinner complete with stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, and cranberry sauce. The dinner is $60 per person, and reservations can be made by calling 415-885-1888.
Perhaps Thanksgiving with a view sounds nice? ~AMERICANO~ has you covered, with their three-course dinner menu. The menu offers plenty of choices for everyone (the butternut squash panzanella sounds great, and there’s prime rib if you really don’t want turkey) and costs $65 per person, $35 for kids.
Celebrate downtown style at ~BURRITT ROOM~, where the classic space and three-course menu are sure to please. It’s served family style and costs $58 per person. 417 Stockton St. at Bush, 415-400-0561.
If you’re cooking at home, there are plenty of ways to make your life easier and your dinner more delicious. First, ~LUKE’S LOCAL~ can help you out with everything you need, from a fully prepared meal to turkey to pies (from Black Jet!) to flowers. Oh, and it’s all available for delivery. Score!
Speaking of helpful home hacks, ~DIN~ is bringing their easy, quality meals to your door this year with a special menu from chef Thomas McNaughton. There’s turkey, stuffing, risotto, and even pies from the fab Three Babes Bakeshop. Order everything you need right here, and use this link for a discount on your first order!
Grocery delivery is particularly handy this time of year, and ~GOOD EGGS~ is ready to help. You can reserve a turkey from BN Ranch and order any ingredients or prepared sides you might need. Oh, and don’t forget some pies from Three Babes and Black Jet Bakery!
~OLIVIER’S BUTCHERY~ has the usual turkeys, of course, but also their turkey roti, which is stuffed, rolled, tied, and ready for the oven. There is also a brick turkey, butterflied and ready to cook in half the time of a regular bird. Or if you’re not going the turkey route (good for you, maverick), they can set you up with any other meaty needs you might have. 1074 Illinois St. at 22nd St., 415-558-9887.
We’d be remiss to talk about meat and not mention all the offerings at ~BELCAMPO MEAT CO.~, where you can order turkeys as well as a full turkey dinner with all the fixings.
For all you 510 folks, ~THE PASTA SHOP~ has you covered with their ready-to-go meals, available with or without the turkey (for vegetarians or those roasting their own bird). You can also order their sides and more. The whole holiday menu is right here, and you can order here.
You gotta have some spirits to keep the Thanksgiving spirit warm, right? Well, keep it classy with punch! ~NOVELA~ is offering a special Thanksgiving punch class on Wednesday November 18th from 6:30pm-8pm. You’ll learn about the history of punch, how to make your own, and even get to take home a special punch mix for your own celebration (just add booze). Tickets are $45 per person. 662 Mission St. at 3rd St., 415-896-6500.
Whatever you do for the holiday, remember to pause, give thanks, and offer gratitude for your table and your loved ones. Here’s to you and yours!
Thursday Nov 26, 2015