It may be Veterans Day weekend, but before you know it, Thanksgiving Day will be here and this post is aimed at helping you out. THIS POST WILL BE UPDATED! Did we miss something? Have a tip or trick to share? Email firstname.lastname@example.org!
Help! What are my choices?
Even if you absolutely love cooking, you deserve a break! And if your getting a break means keeping our wonderful local restaurants in business, everyone wins. Here are some of our vetted favorites:
A Presto Italian Foods : Steph’s cooking is top-tier–– a mix of homey flavors executed with precision and flair. This year, Steph is doing a special take-out Thanksgiving Dinner as well as holiday catering. Click here for the menus ( Thanksgiving and Catering ). Thanksgiving pre-orders close November 20. To order, email email@example.com Barrel: What’s better than Thanksgiving dinner? A dinner that comes with your choice of cocktails! Barreled Thanksgiving pre-orders are available through November 18 at 6 p.m. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to order. Link
Belga Café: Want a Thanksgiving feast with a Belgian flair– or just need a couple of statement sides to really wow your guests? Yeah, you do. Link
Beuchert’s Saloon: Let Chef Andrew Markert do the cooking this Thanksgiving! Whether you need an intimate two-person feast or are going to seat more, Beuchert’s Saloon is open for Thanksgiving pre-orders. Mm.. gram’s rolls. Link
Bistro Cacao: Order your Thanksgiving up and say Ooh, la la! Get your Thanksgiving feast by November 21 by emailing email@example.com or ordering online at the link below for pick-up on Thanksgiving morning at 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. There is also limited seating for Thanksgiving. Link Call Your Mother: Everything bagel stuffing? Roasted Brussels sprouts with labneh? It all sounds magnificent. Yes, they do pies as well! Pre-orders close 11/20/ Link Due South: If you’re craving elevated Southern fare, look no further than Due South! They have wonderful Thanksgiving packages for small and large families. And what’s even better? If you have a Capitol Hill or Navy Yard billing address, you’ll get a bonus gift card in the amount of $20. Order by November 18! Link
Eastern Market: Our favorite is fully stocked with turkeys, roasts, hams, and all manner of mouth-watering ingredients for all the sides you need. Plus pies AND beautiful bouquets if you’re lucky enough to have been invited to someone else’s home. Don’t forget to pre-order your turkey this week! Link
Ophelia’s Fish House: Ophelia’s has some delightful sounding fare and one of their menus includes (gasp!) chicken! For the unapologetic maverick who won’t settle for the potential lack of moisture in their breast, this menu is for you. Link
Osteria Morini: Want someone else to take care of the dishes? Osteria Morini is open on Thanksgiving doing a family-style three-course dinner from noon to 8 p.m. Link
Paraíso Taquería: Mole gravy? Mexican Casserole? TRES LECHES CAKE?! That’s what we call a Día de Acción de Gracias. Pre-order by Sunday, November 20. Link
Radici: One of our favorite places for buying small feasts and passing them off as our own is Radici. And for an Italian-accented Thanksgiving menu, look no further. Truffle mashed potatoes? Parmesan Brussels sprouts? SAY LESS. Link
Rose’s at Home: If you dream of Rose’s, why not indulge for Thanksgiving? Whether you want a full dinner for you and eight guests or just want to have their sides compliment your bird, make sure you hurry because the number of orders is limited. Link
Pie Shop DC: Is pie a perfect food? We’re not sure, but our love for it is… irrational! (Get it? Get it?) Anyway, score yourself a chess pie or a pecan pie or a delicious savory pie because, why not? Link
The Duck and the Peach: Look, sometimes you need to indulge with simple, clean flavors and an elevated version of the classics. Whether you want the whole kit and caboodle, just a few sides, or simply dessert, The Duck and The Peach will help you look like a peach. Link
Help! I can’t find my turkey baster!
Thank goodness, Hill’s Kitchen is open until 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Stock up on turkey basters and all sorts of wonderful kitchen implements. And why not pick something lovely up for the host or hostess? Even if you’re hosting, you deserve something lovely. Link
I need to burn calories STAT
Trot for Hunger 5k:How about Trotting for Hunger for So Others Might Eat? Register and burn those Thanksgiving calories as you help our most vulnerable thrive. Link
Is it too early to do some Black Friday shopping?
Neighborhood Provisions: Oh alright, yes. Plan to pick up a ChurchKey Advent box from The Roost starting this #ShopSmall Saturday. Rare and exciting beers all in one box full of mirth? Holy moly. Link