Thanksgiving is a time for connecting with family, counting our blessings and sitting down to a generous feast. Even better, it doesn’t have to be one you’ve prepared yourself! Whether you enjoy the abundance of an all-you-can-eat buffet or the convenience of tasty takeout, you’ll be thankful for these Turkey Day options.
Serpas True Food’s signature Thanksgiving To-Go menu returns for another year! Skip slaving away in the kitchen this holiday season, and pre-order a Thanksgiving feast from Serpas True Food. Serve your family and friends a juicy fried turkey, hearty family-style sides and decadent desserts without spending hours preparing the spread! A seasonally inspired Thanksgiving feast from executive chef Scott Serpas features selections including:
- butternut squash soup with chili croutons and toasted almonds
- mixed fall green salad with cranberry chile vinaigrette, goat cheese and candied pecans
- signature fried turkey with savory cornbread stuffing
- roasted sweet potatoes with maple herb butter
- baked macaroni and cheese
- apple or pecan pie
- cranberry white chocolate bread pudding
Orders will be available for pick-up on Wednesday, November 23, between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. All orders must be placed in advance by noon on Sunday, November 20, and can be received by phone at 404.688.0040.
BOUNTIFUL BUFFETS AND FAMILY FEASTS
Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar in Virginia-Highland is going all out with a plentiful Thanksgiving dinner that includes a Big Green Egg-smoked turkey breast with caramelized apple and sage stuffing and cider gravy; braised pork shoulder with roasted root vegetables and a bourbon glaze; green bean casserole with crispy onions and roasted mushrooms; roasted garlic mashed potatoes; cranberry Grand Marnier compote; sweet potato biscuits; and for dessert, Southern pecan pie and pumpkin cheesecake with a gingersnap crust. Price is $28 for adults, $18 for young adults and $10 for kids under 10. Doors open at 4 p.m., and reservations are strongly recommended. 404-876-7249, atkinspark.com.
Marietta’s Chicken and the Egg is cooking up a traditional Southern Thanksgiving feast, all prepared in-house with responsibly sourced ingredients, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Choose from a smoked turkey breast or a sorghum and mustard-glazed ham with a choice of three sides (cornbread dressing, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, mac and cheese, creamed corn and green bean casserole). For dessert, choose from apple cobbler, pecan or pumpkin pie, all for $27.50 for adults and $12.50 for children 6-12. The restaurant is also offering to-go dinners to feed parties of 6-8 ($90) or 10-12 ($125). Cal the restaurant to order by Nov. 21. 678-388-8813, chickandtheegg.com.
Ray’s Restaurants are known for their Thanksgiving buffets, serving heaping portions of Thanksgiving favorites alongside Ray’s signature offerings from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. At Ray’s on the River, enjoy commanding views of the Chattahoochee alongside roasted turkey and herb-roasted prime rib for $45.95 per adult and $22.95 per child (ages 5-10). Help yourself to a Cajun-fried whole Bell and Evans turkey or a Big Green Egg peppered barbecue brisket at Ray’s at Killer Creek for $39.95 per adult and $19.95 per child. Or dig into a carved suckling pig or steamship of beef at Ray’s in the City, also priced at $39.95 per adult and $19.95 per child. For full menus, visit raysrestaurants.com.
NOVEMBER 24 | JP ATLANTA | $34 THANKSGIVING PRIX FIXE MENU
This holiday season, give your oven a break and let JP Atlanta do the work for you! Chef Julio Delgado is serving up a hearty three course prix fixe menu for $34.00 per person with optional wine pairing from 11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 24th. Round up the whole family and turkey trot your way to downtown’s favorite dining destination for lunch! Planning for the Black Friday rush the following day? Fuel your shopping spree with an early bird breakfast beginning at 6:30 a.m. on Friday, November 25th.
Farm Hand Vegetable Salad with Arugula, Dates and Cider Vinaigrette
Slow Roasted Free Range Turkey Breast and Leg Confit
Corn Bread Dressing, Green Bean Casserole, Giblet and Cranberry Sauce
Ginger Streusel- Pumpkin Pie with Vanilla Cream
230 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta 30303
NOVEMBER 24 | MORNINGSIDE KITCHEN | THANKSGIVING DINNER
On Thanksgiving Day, Morningside Kitchen is offering a fixed-price traditional Thanksgiving meal for all those neighbors who would rather leave the cooking up to the experts. Accepting reservations from noon till 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 24, Morningside Kitchen is offering three traditional courses with a twist for $40 for adults or $15 for children. Dishes include butternut squash with ginger cream, brined and roasted turkey breast, cornbread stuffing a choice of three different pies. Please make reservations by calling 404.347.9747. Morningside Kitchen will not open for dinner after 5:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.
1397 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30306
NOVEMBER 24 | LIVINGSTON RESTAURANT & BAR |
THANKSGIVING AT LIVINGSTON
Livingston has your Thanksgiving menu covered! Stay out of the kitchen this holiday season and enjoy Livingston’s diverse Thanksgiving menu from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Thursday, November 24. With a menu including bacon basted turkey, whipped sweet potatoes, pumpkin cognac cheesecake, bourbon pecan pie and much more, you’ll be going back for seconds and thirds. The full menu and more information can be found on Livingston’s website. A portion of proceeds, as well as a silent auction with festive prizes, will benefit the charitable Sotherly Foundation. The buffet style meal is $50 for adults, $25 for children ages 12 and under and complimentary for children ages 3 and under. Price does not include beverages, tax or gratuity. Be thankful this Thanksgiving at Livingston!
659 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA, 30308
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Acclaimed Atlanta chefs Shaun Doty and Lance Gummere are joining forces once again to open The Federal, named after the nearby Federal Reserve Bank, at 1050 Crescent Avenue in Midtown on Tuesday, Nov. 15. The Federal’s menus feature a roadmap of Doty’s and Gummere’s culinary experiences from New York City to Belgium to previous Atlanta restaurants such as Shaun’s, MidCity Cuisine and Mumbo Jumbo. The restaurant will open with weekday morning coffee bar service from 7:30 to 11 a.m. and nightly dinner beginning at 5 p.m., then add weekday breakfast, lunch and weekend brunch toward the end of November.
Midtown residents and office dwellers can start the day with a much-needed jolt from the coffee bar, which features a selection of hot and iced espressos, lattes and mochas available with house-made syrup options; iced shaken specialties like the café cielo cold brew with sorghum cinnamon and vanilla; a house blend brew and loose leaf teas by Rishi.
Dinner service begins daily at 5 p.m. and includes features such as:
- Chopped chicken liver with toast and cornichons
- Whole loup de mer with chickpea pancake, fennel, olives, saffron yogurt and bee pollen
- Pork schnitzel with onion salad, peanuts and Italian parsley
- Federal burger with American cheese, grilled garnish and fries
- West Texas venison with cheese pierogi, red cabbage, sour cherries and leek ash butter
- Side dishes include Anson Mills grits with Green Hill cheese, sautéed hen mushrooms, creamed or sautéed spinach, mashed fingerling potatoes, sautéed broccoli rabe with garlic pickles and fries with homemade mayo
There is also a selection of steakhouse traditions such as a 14-ounce dry-aged Kansas City strip, 20-ounce Iowa porterhouse and 16-ounce Strauss grass-fed ribeye all cooked in cast iron. Add-ons for steakhouse items include béarnaise sauce, Asher blue cheese, Green Hill cheese, au poivre sauce and Chasseur sauce.
For a sweet finish, the dessert selection offers Doty’s beloved sticky toffee pudding, Key lime pie with coconut mousse and a chocolate fried pie with vanilla bean ice cream.
The Federal’s thoughtfully crafted cocktail selection includes a Southern 75, a coconut rum punch called El Moro and Beer:30 made with beer, rye whiskey and St. Germaine. The beer list includes a few local favorites, and wines are available to order by the glass or bottle.
The Federal is located in Midtown Atlanta at 1050 Crescent Avenue between 11th and 12th Streets and is open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Reservations may be made via OpenTable. Two-hour validated parking is available next to the restaurant in the 1010 Midtown Parking deck, and additional paid parking is on Crescent Avenue. Valet parking is offered at the corner of 11th and Crescent Avenue Thursday through Saturday. For additional information, call 404-343-3857 or visit thefederalatl.com. Follow The Federal on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for further updates.
Drop by HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern to try all of the new dinner items, cocktail creations and spirited offerings. Start with one of the novel cocktails: Getting Foggy With It, Easy Ride, Southern Charm or Spanish Inquisition. Bourbon imbibers get a boost from the addition of 30 bourbons and ryes to the bar list. Sip away while deciding on the HOBNOB farmhouse salad or farmer’s wife’s salad. Or New Orleans-style BBQ shrimp, braised Short Rib Lettuce Wrap, Southern Belle Pimento Cheese, Artisan Cheese & Friends, Pecan-Crusted North Georgia fresh trout, pork and veal meat loaf or those yummy and shareable new generation duck nachos. If only all decisions were so palatable. Good news for those avoiding gluten. In addition to gluten-free salads, buns for burgers and gluten-free dough for pizza, HOBNOBers can indulge in gluten-free vanilla bean brûlée cheesecake.
R.O. Hospitality is proud to reveal plans for a third concept, Coalition Food and Beverage, summer 2017. Located in Downtown Alpharetta in the Teasley Place development at the corner of Milton Avenue and Canton Street, Coalition Food and Beverage will be the third, chef-driven restaurant by the team that launched Roswell’s Table & Main in 2011 and Osteria Mattone in 2013.
“R.O. Hospitality, which stands for Reckless Optimism, will unify our mission as we dive in to our third restaurant opening. I am proud of the reputation Table & Main and Osteria Mattone have built for our new hospitality group, and, with Coalition Food and Beverage, we will continue growing and improving our established values and standards of hospitality. Coalition Food and Beverage will be an extension of the culture and community-focus that R.O. Hospitality believes in,” said Ryan Pernice, R.O. Hospitality Founder and Owner.
The lead in the kitchen at Table & Main, Chef Woolery “Woody” Back, a Co-Owner, will also be the driving force in the kitchen at Coalition Food and Beverage, offering a contemporary menu with progressive and signature interpretations of American wood-fired classics. The foodscape will emphasize premium meats, entrée-sized salads and burgers worthy of a second napkin. In addition to a selection of craft beers and cocktails, Beverage Director and Co-Owner Daniel Pernice (also a veteran Owner of Osteria Mattone) will make quality wine accessible by presenting the kind of curated wine list that’s typically reserved for special-occasion restaurants while also exploring one of Daniel’s guiding principles: that great wine doesn’t have to be expensive.
Coalition Food and Beverage will serve to further the scope of R.O. Hospitality and the company’s growing imprint within Georgia. For more information please visit coalitionalpharetta.com.
For more information about the Indie Craft Experience and the 2016 holiday event lineup, visit www.ice-atlanta.com. Stay connected on Twitter and Instagram at @iceatlanta and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/IndieCraftExperience.
About the Indie Craft Experience:
Founded in 2005 by Shannon Mulkey and Christy Petterson, crafters and advocates for handcrafted, ICE now produces events throughout the year: Summer ICE (June), ICE Holiday Shopping Spectacular (November), Salvage (April and September), the ICE Pop-Up Shop (November and December) and more. ICE’s mission is to provide opportunity for crafters and vintage sellers, to educate shoppers on the benefits of buying handcrafted goods, and to encourage people to craft.
Excited to share that Atlanta’s Ponce City Market is opening two exciting “pop-up” shops this week: fashion lifestyle brand, Alternative Apparel, and California lifestyle company, Chubbies, with clothing geared towards the weekend! To celebrate the openings, the retailers are hosting special events this Thursday, November 17th and Friday, November 18th.
- About: Fashion lifestyle brand, Alternative Apparel, to open 700 square foot pop-up store and first stand retail space in the Southeast at Atlanta’s PCM. Since 1995, Alternative has grown into a leading lifestyle apparel brand that delivers the best quality and value in fashion basics. Hand-crafted with signature vintage softness, each piece embodies the brand’s commitment to comfort, craftsmanship, community and authenticity.
- Opening: Monday, November 14th – February 2017
- Grand Opening Event: Holiday Press Event & Shopping Experience—Thursday, November 17th 6PM – 9PM
- Special shopping card to take 40% off everything to use now and later, good gift bag, drinks and opportunity to meet Alternative Apparel execs.
- Invite attached
About: Chubbies is a lifestyle company based in San Francisco, California creating original content and clothing geared towards the weekend! The brand is set to open a 2.5 month long pop-up shop within PCM and their first retail space in the Southeast this holiday season.
Opening: Thursday, November 17th
- Grand Opening Event: Grand Opening Party – Friday Nov, 18th 5pm – 10pm (ish)
- Jimmy Buffett look-a-like contest: anyone wearing shorts and a Hawaiian shirt will get a polaroid taken of them for our wall of fame, winner gets a free pair of shorts.
- Complimentary beer and hot dogs (open event)
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MONTH OF NOVEMBER | FOX BROS BAR-B-Q |SMOKED TURKEYS FOR THANKSGIVING
Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q has a few of their iconic smoked turkeys still available for Thanksgiving. Call Fox Bros. catering at (404) 414-0826 to reserve your Whole Smoked Turkey or Turkey Breast and to schedule a pick-up time. Whole smoked turkeys are $75 and weigh in at 10-12 lbs. cooked. They are brined and dusted with Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q signature dry rub before being hickory smoked to perfection. One turkey serves 10 to 12 guests and come with two pints of homemade Giblet Gravy. For folks who don’t want to deal with the hassle of carving a whole turkey or who don’t have quite as many mouths to feed, consider Fox Bros. turkey breasts, priced at $22 per pound. Don’t forget the sides! Green Bean Casserole and Cornbread Dressing are available in small, medium, and large servings.
BEGINNING NOVEMBER 1 | VENKMAN’S | CHEF’S TABLE TASTING MENU
Take note foodies. Venkman’s is now offering an exclusive Chef’s Table Tasting Menu that will run Tuesday – Friday. Guests who want an elevated dining experience are invited to dine at one of the communal tables and enjoy a four-course tasting menu tailored by Chef Nick Melvin. The dinner is offered for $60 per person and drink pairings are available for an additional $20. This is a chance to experience a truly chef driven menu and will be limited to only one reservation per night Tuesday – Friday. To reserve, guests must call Venkman’s and request a Chef’s Table Tasting Menu reservation any time between 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. on the specified days. Parties as small as two and as large as twelve are welcome. If the reservation has already been taken on your desired night, feel free to reserve another date in advance. For more information and to reserve your date, please call Venkman’s at (470) 225-6162.
740 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30312
NOVEMBER 15 – 17 | OSTERIA MATTONE | OSTERIA MATTONE’S THREE YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Saluti! Osteria Mattone will be celebrating its 3 Year Anniversary with an extraordinary 3-course menu featuring seasonal truffles! The limited-edition menu will be available for dinner only from November 15-17 for $29 per person, with the option to add on wine pairings from sommelier Daniel Pernice for an additional $17. Regular menu items will also be available for those who choose to commemorate the occasion by enjoying our classic dishes. Call (678) 878-3378 to make your reservation.
1095 Canton St, Roswell, Ga. 30075
NOVEMBER 20| VENKMAN’S| CHEF ADAM TEEMS POP-UP
Venkman’s Sous Chef Adam Teems is partnering with Chef Matthew Palmerlee, to bring you a special dining experience at Venkman’s on Sunday, November 20. Well-known for his elegant twists on traditional Southern cuisine at Venkman’s, Chef Adam learned a few tricks from his mentor, Chef Palmerlee. The Athens-based chef is known for his Instagram-worthy dishes created from locally sourced ingredients – his pop-up with Chef Teems is Atlanta’s first opportunity to Chef Palmerlee’s food as he plans a move to Atlanta. Dinner starts at 8:00 p.m. and ends when the food is gone, so be make sure to reserve a seat early so you don’t miss out!
740 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30312
NOVEMBER 23| VENKMAN’S | YACHT ROCK REVUE TURKEY EVE
Thanksgiving is on its way, and we are always grateful for a good party! Bring your family or leave them behind meet up with old friends and escape to Venkman’s for not one, but two Yacht Rock Revue shows on Wednesday, November 23. Venkman’s will be celebrating Turkey Eve with an unplugged show at 7:00 p.m. before rocking out at full force at 9:30 p.m. A limited amount of seats will be available and space is limited so be sure to purchase tickets early at venkmans.com! Be sure to make a reservation to dine at Venkman’s pre-show as well!
740 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30312
NOVEMBER 23 | EDGAR’S PROOF AND PROVISION | WILD TURKEY PARTY
Squeeze in some much needed friend time before Thanksgiving obligations and kickoff the holiday homecoming at Edgar’s Proof and Provision’s Wild Turkey Party on November 23. Beginning at 5:00 p.m., grab your friends and catch up over some festive Wild Turkey drink specials. Guests will enjoy shot specials and a $5 Wild Turkey Punch with proceeds going to the Sotherly Foundation– which provides significant aid to veterans in the Atlanta area. There will also be a raffle where guests have the chance to win great prizes and some of the pesky items you forgot to get your mom at the store – like cans of cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie and more. There is no cover for this event and 3 hour complimentary parking. For more information, please call 404-897-5045.
The Georgian Terrace Hotel, 659 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30308
NOVEMBER 25 | VENKMAN’S | BLACK FRIDAY BEATLES BRUNCH
Take a break from the hustle and bustle or simply skip the afternoon shopping crowds altogether to get by with a little help from Venkman’s during their Black Friday Beatles Brunch! As a more relaxing way to ease into the holiday season, Venkman’s will be serving up their classic brunch menu while guests enjoy favorites from the Beatles starting at 12:30 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. on November 25. This is a free show and space is limited, so be sure to make your brunch reservations at venkmans.com.
740 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30312
WHAT: The Aquafina Rink at Park Tavern
WHERE: Park Tavern
Atlanta, Georgia 30309
*Dates subject to change.
AGES: Ages 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Skate After 8 begins at 8 p.m. nightly for ages 16 and up.
COST: $15 to skate all day on non-peak days, which includes rental for ice skates.
$20 all day skate during peak season days.
*Guests are strongly encouraged to purchase tickets beforehand to verify availability.
– The Rink at Park Tavern is open to ages 16 and up only after 8 p.m.
– The ice team resurfaces the ice every 1 ½ hours.
Please visit www.parktavern.com the