We’ve reached that time of year again: the crunching sound of leaves, chilly nights, pumpkin candles filling up the autumn air and, most importantly, turkey time! This is a time to rejoice and spend with your loved ones, but cooking for Thanksgiving Day can be hectic and time consuming. Why cook if it can be served for you and yours to enjoy without the hassle? A full course meal is awaiting. Which meal will you choose?
On Thursday, November 24, guests are invited to celebrate Thanksgiving with the Chompie’s family at any of its Valley locations. Diners can enjoy a homemade feast, available for dine-in or takeout, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The meal includes white meat turkey breast with stuffing and cranberry relish, mashed potatoes and pan gravy, homestyle string beans, candied yams, fresh baked knot rolls with butter, and a slice of apple pie or pumpkin pie. Cost is $24.99 per person or $12.99 for children 10 and under, plus tax and gratuity. Wine, beer and cocktails are available for an additional charge.
Chompie’s, chompies.com, check website for locations and numbers
Dad’s Modern Cocktails & Eatery
Dad’s Modern Cocktails & Eatery is celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday from Sunday, November 20, to Saturday, November 26, with its popular peach sangria on special for just $5. In addition, happy hour is from open to close on Tuesday, November 22, and Wednesday, November 23. On Black Friday, November 25, the eatery will reopen for a family feast — including eight wings, a Caesar salad and a 20-inch one-topping pizza — for $45.
Dad’s Modern Cocktails & Eatery, 7337 E. Shea Boulevard, Suite 105, Scottsdale, 480-597-4584, dadsmoderncocktailsandeatery.com
EAT by Stacey Weber is offering a special ready-to-serve Thanksgiving menu that feeds four and includes all the traditional staples and creative dishes. Most items are gluten and dairy free. Each course serves four. Appetizers include cranberry ginger salsa with house-made tortilla chips ($20); rosemary, cinnamon and orange spiced nuts ($28); and baked brie with pistachios, dried fruit and multigrain crackers ($28). Its salad includes shaved kale and Brussels salad with delicata squash, manchego, dried cherries, smoked almonds and Dijon vinaigrette ($36). Sides are mashed Yukon gold potatoes ($28), whipped sweet potatoes with coconut butter ($28), traditional rustic bread stuffing ($28, or $38 for gluten free), maple grilled Brussels sprouts with crispy peppered bacon ($28), brown sugar and balsamic roasted carrots ($28), spiced cranberry ginger orange sauce ($16), and homestyle gravy ($26). The citrus and herb smoked turkey breast is $70. Preorders start Thursday, November 17. The meals will be ready for pickup on Wednesday, November 23, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. EAT’s regular order-ahead menu is also available.
Eat, 4740 E. Shea Boulevard, Suite 109, Phoenix, 602-328-9344, eatbystaceyweber.com
Ember At We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
At We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort, Ember will serve a six-course Thanksgiving dinner from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, November 24, featuring chef Matthew Brake’s butter poached shrimp, pumpkin bisque, Arizona orange sorbet, choice of wood fire grilled turkey breast or 8-ounce filet mignon, caramel cheesecake and pumpkin spice cream puff. Cost is $75 per guest, tax and gratuity not included.
Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort, 10438 Wekopa Way, Fort McDowell, wekopacasinoresort.com
Fabulous Food’s Thanksgiving dinner starts at $299.99 and serves six to eight: herb-rubbed whole roasted turkey, cranberry and zinfandel relish, green beans almandine, buttermilk and herb mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, dinner rolls and black bottom pecan pie. A la carte items include butternut squash soup ($18/quart), jumbo poached shrimp ($72/two dozen), roasted Brussels sprouts ($24/2 pounds), puff pastry tarts (wild mushroom and leek with fresh Parmesan cheese and herbs or chevre with grated zucchini and tomatoes for $36/dozen) and whole pumpkin or apple pie ($24/each). Orders must be received and confirmed by Thursday, November 17, during business hours or via email.
Fabulous Food, 120 S. 26th Street, Phoenix, 602-267-1818, firstname.lastname@example.org, fabulousfood.net
Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North
Create new family holiday traditions this November at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North. For Thanksgiving, Talavera will offer a brunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring a celebratory feast with all the trimming. The cost for adults is $160, and children ages 5 to 12 are $65. Talavera also will feature a three-course dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. The cost is $85, or $160 with optional wine pairings. Reservations required.
Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North, 10600 E. Crescent Moon Drive, Scottsdale, 480-513-5085, fourseasonsresortscottsdale.com
Gabriella’s Contemporary American Cuisine
From 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday, November 24, Gabriella’s presents take-out and dine-in feasts, designed to feed four. The holiday menu includes butternut squash bisque, mixed greens and shaved apple salad, roasted turkey, green beans, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie and Chantilly cream. Cost is $50, plus tax and gratuity. Gabriella’s is offering a Thanksgiving meal for kids including turkey, cranberry and creamy mac and cheese for $18, plus tax and gratuity. Last dine-in seating reservation is at 7 p.m. The to-go version of this meal (serves four) is $180. Takeout orders are available for pick-up after 1 p.m. Thursday, November 24.
Gabriella’s Contemporary American Cuisine, 10155 E. Via Linda Road, Suite H134, Scottsdale, 480-534-7625, gabriellasscottsdale.com
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch will kick off Thanksgiving with holiday brunch from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The menu will feature holiday favorites, including an herb-roasted turkey and prime rib beef with au jus and horseradish cream. Additional selections include free-range chicken with a creamed orzo, a spiced root vegetable hash, stewed beef barbacoa tacos, three cheese ravioli, and several seafood selections including roasted salmon with a cranberry glaze, chilled Alaskan crab legs, jumbo shrimp and a sushi station. A variety of breakfast favorites will be provided including made-to-order omelets, Florentine eggs Benedict, chocolate chip pancakes, buttermilk waffles and much more. The holiday brunch will also include special selections for children, like cheese and pepperoni pizzas, chicken tenders, and macaroni and cheese. Guests can also enjoy the “Candyland” dessert station with various house-made desserts including pumpkin pie, pecan pie, apple pie, a selection of delicious cakes, and a bananas foster and crepe suzette station. The brunch buffet is $125 for adults or $145 with unlimited access to a mimosas or bloody mary bar. It is $52 for children between the ages of 6 and 12, and children 5 years and younger dine free. Between 6 and 9 p.m., Southwest Bistro will provide a prix-fixe Thanksgiving dinner. The menu will include a first course selection of either a winter squash bisque or a winter greens salad. The second course will include a traditional turkey dinner plate with chive mash, stuffing, brown gravy and cranberry sauce, followed by a dessert of apple or pumpkin pie serve with Chantilly cream, cinnamon and caramel. A vegetarian version of the menu is also available upon request. The prix-fixe dinner at Southwest Bistro is $55 plus tax and gratuity.
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa, 7500 E. Doubletree Ranch Road, Scottsdale, 480-444-1234, hyattregencyscottsdale.com
Keeler’s Neighborhood Steakhouse
This Thanksgiving, Keeler’s Neighborhood Steakhouse offers a three-course Thanksgiving feast from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. All guests can try appetizers (a la carte, $12 each) like Keeler’s chopped salad, classic Caesar salad, French onion soup, and butternut squash bisque and entrées (a la carte, $45 each) like traditional turkey dinner, 10-ounce slow-roasted prime rib, 12-ounce prime top sirloin and Scottish steelhead. Desserts ($13 each) are peach cobbler, pumpkin cheesecake and chocolate cake. Cost for the three-course option is $70 per person (plus tax and gratuity). Children’s menu is also available. Reservations required.
Keeler’s Neighborhood Steakhouse, 7212 E. Ho Hum Road, Carefree, 602-374-4784, keelerssteakhouse.com
Liberty Station American Tavern and Smokehouse
Both Liberty Station American Tavern and Smokehouse locations will offer Thanksgiving to-go feasts that are available for preorder through Saturday, November 19. Cost is $35 per person, plus tax and gratuity, and packages will be ready for pickup between 2 and 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 23, or from 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Thursday, November 24. The DC Ranch location will also have a special dine-in menu on Thanksgiving Day. Guests who prefer to dine in can enjoy the following three-course menu from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Appetizers ($10 each) include Liberty salad, classic Caesar salad, New England clam chowder and butternut squash bisque. Entrée choices ($29 each) are traditional turkey dinner, Texas brisket or Carolina pork shoulder. Desserts ($10 each) are apple or pumpkin pie or chocolate cake. Cost is $49. A children’s menu is also available. For reservations or orders, call the respective locations — Terravita at 480-595-9930 and DC Ranch at 480-278-7044.
Liberty Station American Tavern and Smokehouse, libertystationtavern.com, for numbers and locations check website
Match Market & Bar
The hotel’s signature restaurant, Match Market & Bar, is hosting meals at 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. The menu is squash salad, apple and sweet potato bisque, turkey and ham roulade, marinated tofu, apple and cream cheese bread pudding with dulce de leche and vanilla ice cream, and vegan chocolate mousse. Cost is $65, plus tax and gratuity. This Thanksgiving feast is also available for takeout.
Match Market & Bar, 1100 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix 85004, 602-875-8080, matchphx.com
Miracle Mile Deli
Miracle Mile Deli’s Thanksgiving family feast serves six to eight people for $225. It includes oven-roasted white meat turkey breast, homemade mashed potatoes, homemade gravy, homemade stuffing, cranberry sauce, homemade coleslaw, baked mac and cheese, kaiser rolls and a whole pie. Individual options are available. See website for details.
The restaurant is closed November 24, so orders must be placed by 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 22, by calling 602-776-0992 for pickup between 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, November 23.
Miracle Mile Deli, 4433 N. 16th Street, Phoenix, 602-776-0992, miraclemiledeli.com
Royal Palms Resort and Spa
This lovely local resort features a three-course meal along with a hearty Thanksgiving buffet with traditional options. A dinner is available, too. Both the T. Cook’s dinner and Thanksgiving buffet are $150, $75 for kids ages 6 to 12, and free for ages 5 and younger. The Thanksgiving buffet is 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and T. Cook’s dinner is 1 to 8 p.m.
Royal Palms Resort and Spa, 5200 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, 602-283-1234, royalpalmshotel.com
Terra Tempe Kitchen & Spirits
This year, Terra Kitchen & Spirits will offer a dine-in three-course menu curated by executive chef Mario Ventura. Inspired by fall fare and Southwestern cuisine, the meal includes butternut squash soup ($14), pumpkin gnocchi ($18), the turkey feast ($35), rosemary smoked ribeye ($48) and pumpkin cheesecake ($12) from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, November 24.
Terra Tempe Kitchen & Spirits, 11. E. Seventh Street, Tempe, 480-968-8885, terratempe.com
The Thumb will offer stress-free Thanksgiving to-go meals that include smoked turkey breast, mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, stuffing, creamed corn, cranberry sauce, dinner rolls and a 9-inch pumpkin pie — all for $150. The holiday spread is designed to feed four to six. Deadline to place an order is November 17. Pickup will be on Thanksgiving Day between 8 a.m. and noon. The store will be open on the holiday for any last-minute purchases.
The Thumb, 9393 E. Bell Road, Scottsdale, 480-513-8186, thethumb.com
Z’Tejas Southwest Grill
If defrosting that 20-pound turkey didn’t go well last year, Z’Tejas has you covered with a family-style Thanksgiving meal to go. The meal includes pineapple and chipotle roasted turkey served sliced and deboned, light and dark meat, cheesy roasted poblano mashed potatoes, cornbread stuffing, seasonal veggies, chipotle roasted turkey gravy and cranberry sauce. Guests are encouraged to preorder their meal for pickup on November 22 or November 23. This meal feeds six to eight and costs $125.
Z’Tejas Southwest Grill, for locations and numbers visit ztejas.com