Every year we slave over our Thanksgiving menu. Let’s just say, there are spreadsheets involved.
Simply finding the perfect recipes from Food Network, Martha Stewart Living and the back of the Campbell’s Soup cans takes a careful amount of consideration. It’s important to give our guests something brand new and exciting, but also deliver on the traditional dishes that cause rioting if not served. (Green Bean Casserole, our love-hate relationship continues.)
And every year, we spend eight to ten hours in the kitchen for a meal that is consumed in about 20 minutes. So this year, we’re giving the bird to that pile of frozen turkeys in the grocery store and letting someone else do all the work. Now, we’ve just got to decide if we want to order in and pretend we did all the cooking, or pull back the curtain and just take everyone out for a three-hundred-item buffet and call it a day.
It’s not too late to put that bird back in the freezer. Check out the list below for some great last-minute ideas for tomorrow night and the big day itself. Brunch, lunch, dinner, we’ve got you covered. Just make sure to call or click on the links for special hours and other important details. After all, we want you to feel like you put a little work into this!
Thanksgiving Eve at DISH
Enjoy a three-course meal for $45 (+$20 for wine pairings). There’ll be a fashion experience and a live DJ, too. A portion of each meal benefits Resource Center of Dallas. It’s a great way to kick off the long weekend. And if you eat enough, you can just sleep right through the parade and pretend Thanksgiving never happened. Reservations start at 6:00 p.m.
4123 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas
Turkey To-Go from eatZi’s
The chefs at eatZi’s go through more than 2,900 pounds of spuds just to make mashed potatoes for Thanksgiving. 4,200 pounds of turkey breast. And 4,800 pounds of cornbread stuffing. Something tells us, they’ll have plenty for you. Prices are great, too. A roasted turkey breast that serves up to four is just $14.99. Sides, breads, desserts also available in abudance.
eatZi’s Market & Bakery
3403 Oak Lawn Avenue, Dallas
5600 W. Lovers Lane, #136, Dallas
A Plano Thanksgiving at Mignon
For just $34.95 per person, enjoy a lavish buffet with soup, salad, three entrée choices, eight sides and three desserts. We’re ready to eat our weight in Buttermilk and Cheddar Whipped Potatoes alone. Yum. Reservations recommended.
4005 Preston Road #518, Plano
Brunch with your
If you want to truly impress, start Turkey Day off right with a sumptuous four-course brunch at Nana. How about Lobster instead of a drumstick? Rack of Lamb over dry white meat? Or pancakes instead of stuffing? There are tons of choices and this elegant spread, which includes bottomless champagne or mimosas, is a fancy bargain at $79 per person. Reservations recommended.
Hilton Anatole 27th Floor
2201 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas
It appears that four courses is the magic number today. At Dragonfly inside Hotel ZaZa, enjoy Crab Cakes, Pan-seared Antelope and Sweet Potato Pie among other mouth-watering choices, traditional and otherwise. Reservations recommended. $55.
2332 Leonard Street, Dallas
Holy Buffet Pants, Batman!
Um, yeah. We think InterContinental Dallas is out to please everyone with their cruise-ship-worthy spread. With nearly 40 selections, including a Risotto Station, an Omelet Station, Shrimp, Crab Claws and Prime Rib, we just might have to rent a room to take a nap between trips to the buffet line. Reservations required. $65.
15201 Dallas Parkway, Addison
Happy Thanksgiving, Y’all!