It’s almost time to put on your fanciest sweatpants and prepare for the biggest meal of the year: Thanksgiving.
The National Restaurant Association reported that nearly one in 10 American adults plan on having their Thanksgiving dinner in a restaurant as opposed to shopping, cooking, and doing the dishes.
Locally, a number of eateries are opening their doors on the holiday, giving options to those noshing away from home.
Once again, the Rainbow Market in Nevada City will be serving a free take-out dinner from its Nevada City location from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Nov. 23rd continuing a long-held tradition. Everyone is welcome and are encouraged to donate to help fund the meal which is described as traditional with “all the fixin’s.”
For more information please call 530-478-9777.
Also in Nevada City, Alexander’s Station Steakhouse will serve a Thanksgiving feast on November 23 from 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., which will include a diner’s choice of appetizer, soup or salad, an entrée, and a dessert. For additional information and to make reservations, please call 530-265-4492.
Lola at The National Exchange Hotel will be serving a Thanksgiving Prix Fixe dinner with what they call a “modern twists on of classic holiday fare” for $85 per person, and an optional wine pairing for an additional $50. Reservations start at 2:00 p.m. and can be made at www.thenationalexchangehotel.com/dining/lola/. Call 530-362-7605 with any questions.
Over in Grass Valley, the Holbrooke Hotel is inviting folks to a four-course prix fixe menu of comforting autumn classics. $75 includes amuse bouche, and service will start at 12:00 p.m. with the last seating at 6:00 p.m. To reserve your table, go to holbrooke.com/dining or call 530-460-4078. Concurrently, the Holbrooke’s Miracle Bar will open November 21, offering a room full of Christmas cheer complete with copious lights, tinsel, and other such décor. Reservations are also open for Miracle Bar, which is a popular holiday destination.
For those hoping to save a turkey’s life, a community Vegan Potluck Thanksgiving dinner will be served from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Seaman’s Lodge in Nevada City. Guests are asked to bring a vegan dish to share, as well as plates, utensils, and wine, if you’d like. A drum circle will take place at 2:30 p.m. With questions, please contact Cris Kelly at 530-559-5402.
Sergio’s Caffe on Mill Street in Grass Valley will be open on Thanksgiving with their regular menu in addition to holiday specials that are still in the works. To reserve your table call 530-274-2600 or check out their website at www.sergioscaffe.com.
If you are more a homebody but don’t want to cook, there are plenty of local options.
Back Porch Market in Grass Valley will be doing the cooking for you, offering everything you need for your holiday meal including turkey, Yukon Gold potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, and much more. Items will be available a la carte. Back Porch is currently accepting preorders, though they must be placed by Friday, November 17, and picked up November 21 or 22. Orders can be placed by calling 530-271-7111 or in person.
Emily’s Catering is urging folks to get their orders in as soon as possible for their full turkey meal, which features the bird, mixed greens, buttermilk & chive potatoes, buttermilk yeast biscuits, and an assortment of other sides and pies. The full meal is $200 though items are available a la carte. A $58 dinner for one is also on the menu. For more, please call Emily’s at 530-271-2253.
SPD Markets will offer a turkey dinner through its deli which serves up to six people. Additionally, on November 22, the deli will also have precooked sides in its hot case. The meals will all be prepared, but will need to be properly heated before serving. For $89, folks will get a turkey with all the trimmings: mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, rolls, and a pumpkin pie. To place your order call 530-265-4596 for the Nevada City store or 530-272-5000 for Grass Valley.
From 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., The Stone House in Nevada City will welcome diners with a three-course turkey dinner for $50 per person, or $80 with a wine pairing. An option for kids under age 12 will also be available for $25, as will vegetarian options.
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