Sure, Thanksgiving is great, with juicy turkey accompanied by mashed potatoes and Cool Whip smothered all over pumpkin pie. But then the dishes need to be done. Skip them this year and head to area restaurants and let the staff take over. All prices are per person, unless otherwise noted.
Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails
Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails will offer a three-course menu by executive chef Brian Peterson. Menu options include starters roasted butternut squash and bourbon soup served with Devonshire crème and crostini or baby greens salad with goat cheese. Featured entrées are sage brined turkey served with whipped potato, apple stuffing, green beans, giblet gravy and cranberry; roasted New York strip loin with potato gratin, braised mushrooms, asparagus and mustard zinfandel sauce; or pan-roasted seabass served with sweet potato and crab hash topped with lemon and chive butter. Dessert is pumpkin pie with Chantilly crème or maple and blueberry bread pudding served with vanilla gelato.
Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails, 2 E. Jackson Street, Phoenix, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., bluehoundkitchen.com, $65
Bourbon & Bones
Bourbon & Bones will dish up a three-course menu for the whole family this Thanksgiving. The menu options include starter choices of French onion soup or house salad; entrée featuring sliced turkey, mashed sweet potato, country stuffing and traditional cranberry compote; and finish with a pumpkin spice bundt cake for dessert.
Bourbon & Bones, 4200 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, noon to 10 p.m., bourbonandbonesaz.com, $54
Chompie’s will feature two Thanksgiving meals for preorder and dine-in. The basic meal (serves 12 to 15) includes an extra-large oven-roasted turkey, homemade stuffing, cranberry relish, fresh baked dinner rolls and two 9-inch pies (pumpkin and apple) for $219.99. The traditional meal (for 12 to 15 people) has the basic plus mashed potatoes and homemade gravy, candied yams and homestyle green beans for $269.99. The dine-in special features white meat turkey breast with stuffing and cranberry relish, served with mashed potatoes and pan gravy, homestyle green beans, candied yams, fresh baked knot rolls with butter and a slice of apple or pumpkin pie ($21.99; $9.99 for kids 10 and younger) and is also available for curbside pickup.
Chompie’s, various locations, Thanksgiving Day hours 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Chandler, Tempe, Glendale), 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Scottsdale and Phoenix), chompies.com, $9.99-$269.99
Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant
Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant has a Thanksgiving heat-and-serve meal available for preorder, and a dine-in meal as well, at its Chandler and Scottsdale locations. The heat-and-serve meal feeds six and starts with its pretzel bread and butter along with butternut squash soup with spiced pumpkin seeds. Sides include traditional stuffing, Mary’s potatoes, roasted and glazed green beans and carrots. The main course features the slow-roasted turkey slices with pan gravy and homemade cranberry sauce. Dessert is Eli’s pumpkin praline cheesecake with vanilla whipped cream and vanilla sauce. Preorders must be made by Friday, November 19, as quantities are limited. The three-course dine-in menu consists of same staples as the preorder minus the pretzel bread and butter. Reservations are required.
Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant, 3325 W. Chandler Boulevard, Chandler, 7361 E. Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard, Scottsdale, chwinery.com/thanksgiving, $12.99-$28.99 (dine-in), $174.99 (take home)
EAT by Stacey Weber
The ready-to-serve, family-sized Thanksgiving meal feeds four and includes all the traditional staples and creative dishes, with most items being gluten free and dairy free. Preorders will be available through Thursday, November 18, and ready for pickup until 4 p.m. Wednesday, November 24. Select appetizer options include cranberry ginger salsa with housemade tortilla chips, $18 (gluten free) and rosemary, cinnamon and orange spiced nuts, $16 (gluten and dairy free). The salad, $34, consists of shaved Brussels sprouts, kale, delicata squash, manchego, dried cherries, smoked almonds and Dijon vinaigrette (gluten free and vegetarian). A few side choices include mashed Yukon gold potatoes with coconut butter, $24 (gluten and dairy free); traditional rustic bread stuffing, $24 or $34 for gluten free; spiced cranberry ginger orange sauce, $12; and homestyle gravy, $20. Citrus and herb smoked turkey breast is $66.
EAT by Stacey Weber, 4740 E. Shea Boulevard, Phoenix, eatbystaceyweber.com, $16-$66
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort
A buffet-style Thanksgiving feast will feature herb-roasted turkey served with stuffing, cranberry relish, giblet gravy, as well as maple-basted ham with butterscotch glaze. Additional selections include free-range chicken with creamed orzo; a spiced root vegetable hash; stewed beef barbacoa tacos; and several seafood selections, including roasted salmon with cranberry glaze, chilled Alaskan crab legs and jumbo shrimp. Families can select from several kids menu items such as cheese and pepperoni pizzas, chicken tenders, and macaroni and cheese. The meal will also feature the “Candyland” dessert station with various house-made desserts, including pumpkin pie, cherry cheesecake, warm fudge brownies and chocolate mousse cake. Reservations are required.
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa, 7500 E. Doubletree Ranch Road, Scottsdale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 408.629.6231, hyattregencyscottsdale.com, $48-$120; free for children 5 and younger
On Wednesday, November 24, LDV Winery will offer 10% off bottles of wine. LDV specializes in wines produced from Rhone-varietal grapes including grenache, syrah and petite sirah.
LDV Winery Tasting Room, 7134 E. Stetson Drive, Suite B110, Scottsdale, ldvwinery.com, various prices
Thanksgiving feast is not complete without a delicious pie — or two or three. Liberty Market is making it easy to have desserts this holiday season. The restaurant will take preorders until Wednesday, November 17, for scratch-made pies for pickup on Wednesday, November 24. Pie choices include pumpkin, French silk, Dutch apple and double decker pumpkin-pecan.
Liberty Market, 230 N. Gilbert Road, Gilbert, 480.892.1900, libertymarket.com, $25
Maple & Ash
Maple & Ash will host a multicourse dinner with dessert options and seasonal cocktails. The dinner features slow herb-roasted turkey breast, whipped and buttered potatoes, mushrooms medley and autumnal vegetables, turkey gravy with fresh shave truffles, ricotta and apple stuffing with truffle jus and cranberry ginger relish. Dessert options, at $14 each, include pumpkin pie mousse cake and cinnamon ice cream. Seasonal cocktails include See Right Through You, a clarified apple spice old fashioned ($19) and a pumpkin pie martini ($20).
Maple & Ash, 7135 E. Camelback Road, Suite 130, Scottsdale, 1 to 8 p.m., mapleandash.com, starts at $70
Match Market & Bar
Match Market & Bar has a delectable three-course dine-in or to-go Thanksgiving menu. Starters include house salad or sweet potato harvest soup. Entrees include vegetarian tofu stuffing or traditional sliced turkey. Dessert options are pumpkin or apple pie. Guests can add a side of stuffing to the turkey entrée for an additional $5. A bottle of house wine or a six-pack of craft beer can be added to any meal for $25.
Match Market & Bar, 1100 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., matchphx.com, starts at $55
Pork on a Fork
The slow-smoked barbecue experts at Pork on a Fork can help take Thanksgiving dinner to the next level with their preorder meal. Preorders must be received by Friday, November 19. The meal that feeds between 10 to 12 people includes a whole smoked turkey, traditional stuffing, cheesy mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, gravy, dinner rolls and cornbread. Turkey can be served hot or cold, sides are served cold, and reheating instructions are included.
Pork on a Fork, 1515 W. Deer Valley Road, Phoenix, porkonafork.com, $199
Rawhide will offer a buffet-style Thanksgiving. Entrees include prime rib, glazed ham and sliced turkey breast. The hot line offers mac and cheese, cornbread stuffing and roasted veggie baked ziti. Sides feature broccoli cheese casserole, scalloped potatoes, creamy mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, creamed spinach and cranberry sauce. Kids can have homestyle chicken tenders, tots, crispy French fries and pizza. A variety of dessert and beverages will be available.
Rawhide Western Town, 5700 W. North Loop Road, Chandler, seating starts at 11 a.m., 480.502.5600, rawhide.com, $12.95-$38.95
Sierra Bonita Catering
Enjoy a complete take and reheat generously portioned Thanksgiving meal for two or four. Preorders are due by 4 p.m. Thursday, November 18, for pickup between 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday November 24. The Thanksgiving menu sees maple-chile brined off-the-bone turkey with pan gravy, Boursin mashed potatoes, garlic and herb stuffing, wild mushroom green bean casserole with crispy tobacco onions and citrus-cranberry relish.
Sierra Bonita Catering, 8522 N. Seventh Street, Phoenix, sb-catering.com, $75-$150