11.10.2005

Thanksgiving: Bring It Home

You're new potential mother-in-law is coming to your house for the first time. You're nervous because you KNOW she's a very, um, particular woman, and you want nothing more than to impress her with your culinary prowess. Except that you haven't advanced passed making a grilled cheese in the George Foreman, and even then you're lucky to not char it. You need help. These people are here for you.

Hotel Bel-Air
If you can’t make it to the tony Hotel Bel-Air for dinner, take the tony Hotel Bel-Air dinner to your home. The Turkey To-Go meal includes a 14-16 pound roasted free-range turkey, chestnut stuffing, giblet gravy, mixed veggies, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce and a selection of pies and petit fours that serves up six people. $325. Must be ordered at least two days in advance to be picked up between 10am-4pm on Thanksgiving Day. Call Karla Triska at 310 943 6742 to place an order.

Shutters on the Beach
The beachside hotel offers a full turkey spread (turkey, gravy, ham, cranberry relish, cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, yams, and pumpkin pie) for $50 per person. Deadline to order is Tuesday, November 22 by 5pm. Order hotline is thanksgivingtogo@shuttersonthebeach.com or by calling 310 899 1606. Pick up is between 10am-2pm on Thanksgiving Day.

Zeke’s Smokehouse
Both locations (Montrose or Hollywood) offer a down-home take-out meal; everything’s priced a la carte. Smoked turkey, mashed potatoes, vegetables, pie. Call ahead to order.

Grace
Chef Neal Fraser and Pastry Chef Elizabeth Belkind will do the cooking for you, whether you need turkey with all the trimmings, or just some extra sides or a gourmet dessert. Complete assembly and preparation instructions accompany each order. All orders must be placed by Friday, November 18, and orders will be ready for pick up Wednesday, November 23 from 10am to 3pm.

Solar Harvest
Healthy Turkey Day feast to go includes turkey and all the trimmings for only $23 per person. Mary’s Brined Turkey (1/2 a breast, sliced, per order); Quince-Cranberry sauce; Yams; Whole Wheat Stuffing; Vegan Green Bean Casserole; 6-inch pumpkin pie. Take-out available on the Wed. before Thanksgiving.242 South Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills

Real Food Daily
Salad, tofu turkey breast, gravy, green beans, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, cranberry sauce, all organic and vegan. Cost is around $30 per person. Orders must be picked up on Wednesday, Thanksgiving Eve, by 7pm. Both locations (La Cienega in Weho; Santa Monica in SM)

Whole Foods
Most local Whole Foods markets have a “Holiday Headquarters” table (affectionately known as the “turkey table”) set up in the front of the store by Nov. 3. Stop there to order a full spread for six or two, which includes a Diestel Ranch turkey or a spiral ham with all the fixings. $99.99 for six; $39.99 for two.

Joan’s on Third
Orders must be placed by 4pm November 17. Pick up is November 23 between 11am-4pm. No Turkey, but any and all fixings like zucchini fritters with chili aioli, butternut squash, old-fashioned stuffing, turkey gravy, wild rice with pear onions and dried cherries; cranberry sauche; yams, mashed potatoes, etc.. Salads, dinner rolls, apple pie, pumpkin pie, pecan pie, mini pumpkins filled with gelato, cookes, and of course, Joan’s famous cupcakes. 8350 W Thirds St, 323.655.2285.

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