Monday, November 22, 2021

Dish Up A Fabulous Feast This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is upon us. Still making plans? If cooking is not on your radar, your favorite DTLA restaurants near Circa are dishing up some fabulous Thanksgiving feasts, from elegant indoor dining to meal kits to-go, and even some plant-based options. If you’re making Thanksgiving dinner at home, your favorite foodie Stanley Tucci has some great tips to put a little swagger in your stuffing. Ready to give back? Consider making a donation to a local charity and spread your gratitude this season. 

What’s Stanley Tucci Doing for Thanksgiving?

Who but Stanley Tucci could charm us on social media with his Negroni-making skills, eat his way through Italy for a documentary series, and publish a food-heavy memoir all during a global pandemic? But what we really want to known is: What’s Tucci doing for Thanksgiving? The author and Hollywood star shares his fool proof holiday strategy – and yes, there’s a martini involved. Find out more HERE

71Above 633 W 5th St 71st floor Los Angeles, CA 90071

The highest restaurant west of the Mississippi is serving an elevated three-course Thanksgiving Dinner, featuring Mary’s Turkey Breast and family-style sides like Pomme Purée, Mushroom Stuffing, Roasted Carrots, and Mac & Cheese. Pricing is $95 for adults (with optional $48 wine pairing) and $45 for the Children’s Dinner.

Manuela 907 E 3rd St. Los Angeles, CA 90013

This Arts District favorite is offering a $75 per person Southern-inspired Thanksgiving dinner, with vegetarian and vegan options. First course and sides are preset and served family style, while main courses and desserts are ordered after seating and served individually.

Cafe Gratitude 300 S Santa Fe Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012

This Thanksgiving, give thanks and gratitude while also taking the stress out of cooking because Café Gratitude is bringing back their special Holiday Pies & Sides. Pre-order these plant-based, flavor-forward dishes now through their website before supplies run out.

Holy Basil 718 S. Los Angeles St. Unit A. Los Angeles, CA  90014

DTLA Thai street food pickup spot Holy Basil is offering a Thanksgiving package that feeds six for $244. The menu includes gra pow sausage, a whole Jidori chicken, crisp pork belly, grilled branzino, garlic rice, cucumber salad and more.

Fogo de Chao 800 S. Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 90017

Brazilian restaurant Fogo de Chao will be open for dine-in and takeout on Thanksgiving, serving their full all-you-can-eat (for dine-in) churrasco menu as well as holiday specials including roasted turkey, sweet potato casserole and a Brazilian sausage with apple dressing. For the holidays, they’re also offering wagyu and other luxurious cuts that can be added a la carte.

Fat & Flour Grand Central Market 317 S Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90013

Order your Thanksgiving pie from Fat and Flour, a tiny pie shop in Grand Central Market from Los Angeles chef and author Nicole Rucker. Rucker is known internationally for her rustic desserts and has won several awards for her homespun pies, including the 2012 National Pie Championship, KCRW Good Food Pie contest, and a Star Chef award for baking. Her first cookbook, Dappled: Baking Recipes for Fruit Lovers, was recently nominated for a James Beard Award for baking.

St. Vincent Meals on Wheels

Deliver Love and Thanksgiving Dinner to more than 2500 seniors. St. Vincent Meals on Wheels prepares and delivers nutritious meals to homebound seniors and other vulnerable residents across Los Angeles, regardless of age, illness, disability, race, religion or ability to pay. Every dollar donated is triple matched. 

Turkey Trot LA City Hall 200 N Spring St. Los Angeles, CA 90012

Don’t miss LA’s best Thanksgiving tradition. Run/walk a 5k or 10k before you feast and help fundraise for The Midnight Mission. Enjoy a historic course along Spring Street, referred to as the Wall Street of the West. You’ll pass by such notable buildings as the Continental Building (LA’s first skyscraper), the Walt Disney Concert Hall and more. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, this event benefits The Midnight Mission, an amazing organization that offers a path to self-sufficiency to those experiencing homelessness. 

Photo Credits:

Photo #1: Butterball

Photo #2: Bon Appétit

Photo #3: 71Above

Photo #4: Manuela

Photo #5: Cafe Gratitude

Photo #6: Holy Basil

Photo #7: Fogo de Chao

Photo #8: Fat & Flour

Photo #9: St. Vincent Meals on Wheels

Photo #10: The Midnight Mission

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