Monday, November 25, 2019

Thanksgiving Becomes Eclectic! LA's Best Bets for the Holiday Weekend

Thanksgiving is upon us! Still making plans? If cooking is not on your radar, your favorite DTLA restaurants are dishing up some fabulous fare to share with family and friends. Want to work it off before you gobble it up? Join thousands of runners and walkers at the DTLA Turkey Trot, which benefits the Midnight Mission. The long weekend is also a great time to get a head start on your holiday shopping, check out the LA Auto Show, or just chill. This year, Thanksgiving becomes eclectic, and we’ve got LA’s best bets for the holiday weekend!

Fleming’s Steakhouse 800 West Olympic Boulevard, #A135 Los Angeles, CA 90015

Be the guest at your table this Thanksgiving! Fleming’s Steakhouse at L.A. LIVE is serving a a scrumptious three course feast with choice of Herb-Roasted Turkey or Filet Mignon served with all the trimmings and dessert, starting at $52 per guest. The full dinner menu will be available as well as their Thanksgiving Children’s menu, $22 per Child. Located across from STAPLES Center and the Los Angeles Convention Center, Fleming’s is an outstanding choice, with the perfect ambiance, a menu filled with your favorites, and a local chef’s table that changes with the season. The bar is always open and the wine manager has curated a wide selection of locally selected wines, hand-crafted cocktails, and spirits.

Dekkadance 900 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90017

Thanksgiving with a view! Located on the 69th floor of InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown, Dekkadance is the perfect spot to gather family and friends to enjoy an international buffet style Thanksgiving brunch. Feast on selections such as roasted and Cajun fried turkey, beef tenderloin, a fresh seafood station, house made dessert bar, and more. Includes bottomless sparkling wine, Sparkling Mimosas, Bellinis, Kir Royales, and Mai Tais.

Best Girl 927 S Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90015

Best Girl is serving a special 3-course meal for Thanksgiving, featuring all the traditional favorites with a Best Girl spin. Dinner is $65 plus tax and features James Beard award-winning chef Michael Cimarusti’s take on these American classics. Named after the first film screened at the United Artists Theatre in 1927, Best Girl is Downtown Los Angeles’ local haunt featuring rotating, seasonal fare and classic favorites.

Patina 141 South Grand Avenue The Walt Disney Concert Hall Los Angeles, CA 90012

Gather around the table and enjoy a feast for the senses by Executive Chef Andreas Roller. Choose from three- and six-courses for $75 and $110 per person. Children’s menu available $35. Complete your Patina experience with a custom wine, water or specialty non-alcoholic beverage pairing. Located in the spectacular Frank Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall in Downtown Los Angeles, the flagship restaurant of Patina Restaurant Group expresses the highest culinary ideals of Chef and Founder Joachim Splichal, with cuisine by Executive Chef Andreas Roller.

Gelateria ULI The Spring Arcade Building 541 S Spring St. #104 Los Angeles, CA 90013

Are you on pie patrol for Thanksgiving? Gelateria ULI’s got you covered. Their gelato holiday pies are delicious and different, but still reminiscent of the best traditional pies you’ve ever had. Choose from Pumpkin (pumpkin gelato with freshly ground spices and a layer of dark chocolate gelato, with a hint of sea salt, topped with torched meringue and toasted, candied pumpkin seeds); Caramel Apple (VEGAN using the best Murray Family Farms apples, laced with house-made totally vegan caramel); and Maple Pecan (n-house made pecan butter spun into creamy maple gelato, topped with torched meringue and pecan crumble). All pies are 8 inches.

7th Annual Turkey Trot 2019: Downtown Los Angeles 200 N Spring St. Los Angeles, CA 90012

Nov 28 Trot before you gobble! Join thousands of runners and walkers for the seventh annual Turkey Trot Los Angeles on Thanksgiving morning. 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. This year all 5k and 10k participants will receive a Turkey Trot LA race t-shirt and Unique Finishers Medals for all participants!

Jackalope Art Fair Grand Central Market 317 S Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90013

Nov 30 & Dec 1 Shop small on Small Business Saturday weekend and get a jump on your holiday shopping at the Jackalope Indie Artisan Fair at Grand Central Market’s newly renovated downstairs “underground” event space. Shoppers can expect to find trendsetting indie goods including original fashion and jewelry design, paper goods, innovative home decor and housewares, art, photography, food, plus much more.

Los Angeles Auto Show Los Angeles Convention Center 1201 S Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 90015

Nov 22 – Dec 1 One of the world’s largest auto shows with 1,000 vehicles on display, the Los Angeles Auto Show is open to the public from November 22 – December 1. The show is a great one-stop-shop for comparison shopping cars, trucks, SUVs, electric vehicles and more, without any sales pressure. Whether you’re new vehicle shopping or a lifelong auto enthusiast, there’s something for everyone, including 65+ debuts; free test drives of 100 of the latest models; stunning custom builds, VR experiences, the life-size LEGO Bugatti Chiron, and a real-life version of Guinevere, the van from Disney•Pixar’s upcoming film, Onward.

Los Angeles Mission 303 E 5th Street Los Angeles, CA 90013

The Los Angeles Mission’s annual Thanksgiving celebration serves over 3,000 pounds of turkey, 700 pounds of mashed potatoes, 800 pounds of green beans and 600 pies to their neighbors experiencing homelessness. They also give out over 1,400 blankets and over 1,200 tarps in preparation for the colder winter months. Now that we’ve seen a 16% increase in homelessness across Los Angeles, the Mission is expecting more people to attend their Thanksgiving event than ever before. If you can’t volunteer this Thanksgiving, you can still help by making a donation.

 

 

 

 

 

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