The Strong Buzz Guide to Thanksgiving
Want to go out? Want to order in? Want to just eat pie? Read it and Eat!
Somehow, Thanksgiving is right around the corner…whatcha got planned? Going out? Staying in? Want to do your own turkey and just get the sides? Or really do you want to just sit around and eat a lot of pie? Read on for your guide to every kind of way to be grateful.
IF YOU WANT TO GO OUT….
Thanksgiving in the Rockaways
Why not head out to the sandy shores of the Rockaways for some surfing and sunsets this Thanksgiving? The Rockaway Hotel is doing a special super affordable Thanksgiving at Margie's. The thoughtful prix fixe menu includes perfect Thanksgiving options for both adults and children. ($55 for adults, $25 for kids under 12). The best part? You don’t have to go head home after dinner! Book a room or a bungalow at The Rockaway Hotel and stay overnight for a spa day, get in a sauna, and go for a plunge in the heated pool the next day. You might see me there! You never know….
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Get on a Ship (kind of): Thanksgiving at Holywater
I love Thanksgiving on a yacht….well, I think I would, I have never been on a yacht. But the next best thing is Holywater in Tribeca, the sexy sea-faring hideaway from the folks behind Grand Banks and The Drift Inn, where you can have a Thanksgiving feast curated by Crew Culinary Director, Kerry Heffernan (the OG chef from 11 Madison). His prix fixe dinner ($125pp) begins with a flute of Champagne paired with a Castelfranco Radicchio Salad, their famous Caviar Tater Tots, or a delightful Honeynut Squash Soup. Then you’ll settle in for family-style dinner of Roasted Organic Turkey with Oyster Fennel Stuffing, Marjoram Pan Gravy, Kerry’s mom’s famous Praline Sweet Potatoes, Haricots Verts Amandine, and a Fragrant Cranberry Relish. For dessert, Caramelized Apple Bourbon Bread Pudding with Chantilly. Reserve here.
It’s like Mom’s Cooking….Thanksgiving at Patti Ann’s!
Greg Baxtrom’s fantastic family-centric Park Slope restaurant Patti Ann’s is named after his mom, and he’s channeling all his childhood favorites into a $65 prix fixe Thanksgiving menu this year. The family-style Thanksgiving dinner includes Herb Roasted Turkey with Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Brussels Sprout Salad, Pull Apart Rolls, Roasted Norwich Winter Vegetables, Cornbread Stuffing and of course... Pumpkin Pie! For Kid's they’re doingFrench Bread Pizza and Buttered Veggies! Reserve on Resy!
IF YOU WANT TO STAY IN….
Get John Fraser’s THANKSGIVING LARDER!
Skip the cooking this year and enjoy Chef John Fraser's Thanksgiving feast with everything you need for the quintessential holiday table. Ready to reheat & enjoy.
John’s dinner serves 4 and is $320 and is available for pick up on November 23rd & 24th. Pre-ordering is available until November 15th. ORDER HERE
John Fraser’s THANKSGIVING FEAST FOR FOUR
Bacon Wrapped Dates, Broiled Clams, Butternut Squash Bisque, Citrus and Chicories
Carved Roasted Turkey, Sage Gravy, Smoked Sourdough Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce, Mashed Potatoes, Green Bean Almondine, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Stuffed Mushrooms
Choice of Apple or Pumpkin Pie
WoodSpoon Delivers Homemade Dinner to your Door!
This Thanksgiving, WoodSpoon’s celebrated home chef Tresia Smith, cookbook author and YouTube vlogger, is making your feast from scratch…made with love from her home kitchen delivered right to your door. Your dinner is packaged up in beautifully designed, sustainable packaging with a handwritten note courtesy of home chef Tresia. Tresia’s Thanksgiving menu includes roasts turkey or ham, dinner rolls and a slew of sides like mac n cheese, braised collards, turkey sausage, apple and sage stuffing, spice creamed corn, and roasted bacon brussels sprouts. Orders must be placed by Monday November 14th through WoodSpoon’s app or via their website. You can see Tresia’s complete homemade Thanksgiving menu here.
Blue Smoke in the House
A barbecue feast with all the fixins is on tap at Blue Smoke. The menu for four ($175) includes 2 pounds Smoked Turkey Breast, 1 pint Turkey Gravy, 2 pounds Green Bean Casserole, 2 pounds Cornbread Stuffing, 2 pounds Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Spiced Pecans, 1 pint Cranberry Sauce. Their Thanksgiving Dinner comes fully prepared, packed cold, and ready to reheat. Honeycrisp Apple Crumble Pie, Pumpkin Pie, and Bourbon Pecan pies ($30) are also being baked just for you! The menu is available for pick up Wednesdays from 12pm to 8pm, and Thursdays from 9am to 12pm between November 23 and November 24. Order here!
Popina’s Everything But the Turkey!
Chef Chris McDade is willing to doing most of your cooking this year! You’ll be making the bird, but he’ll do all the sides and the Chess Pie. His “Everything but the Turkey Special” is $95 and includes four sides, or $130 with a Chess Pie (this is a no brainer people, you need the pie).
Sorghum-Bacon Brussels Sprouts
Beets with Green Goddess and Goar Cheese
Cornbread Stuffing, and
Farro with Apples and Pecans.
IF YOU JUST WANT TO EAT PIE
Butter & Scotch
The ladies at Butter & Scotch are (pardon my language) the baddest dessert bitches in Brooklyn! Their cakes are mile high and gorgeous, and you can’t find a pie with more sass. (Plus they’re just off the hook).
This year’s menu includes:
Apple Pear Cranberry Crumble $42
Bourbon Ginger Pecan ($45)
Pumpkin Spice Pie ($42)
Gluten Free S’Mores Pie ($45)
Winner is doing the whole shebang, from whole uncooked turkeys, to fully-roasted heritage birds with sides galore. Their bakery is my happy place and their pies are among the best in the city. There’s a Chai Spiced Pumpkin Pie ($40) or the Maple Pecan with whipped creme fraiche and pumpkin seeds ($45). Order here!
One Girl Cookies
One Girl Cookies makes the best birthday cakes, whoopie pies, and tiny tea cookies you’ll find, but Dave is famous for for his pies. You can get your hands on these three for the holidays: Double Crusted Apple, Maple Pumpkin, and Pecan ($34 each, so a lot more reasonable than the competition!) Order here!
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Love this! Thanks!