Your Last-Minute Thanksgiving Guide

Mohini Kundu | November 19, 2012 | Food & Drink Story Eat and Drink

No matter that Thanksgiving always falls on the fourth Thursday of November, it always seems to come earlier than expected. If you haven’t already meticulously planned your turkey dinner down to hand-written seating cards, we’ve got a few ways you can still salvage the day.

Dine Out
Look to hotel restaurants: Americano ($96/person) in Hotel Vitale opens its doors at 2 pm and welcomes you to feast on smoked turkey, porchetta, and their Hog Island Oysters and fennel sausage stuffing. Luce ($65) in the InterContinental is offering a turkey breast roulade and a menu full of roasted pumpkin and baby chicories or their caramelized squash mousse for dessert. Finally you can also turn to the Velvet Room at the Clift Hotel for your formal Thanksgiving feast fix ($75) or dabble in the Redwood Room bar’s Thanksgiving Teaser menu including themed appetizers ($10) and cocktails ($12).

Call it In
For a worry-free turkey dinner, just pick up the phone and order a family-style feast with an Italian flair from A. G. Ferrari (877-878-2783). Locals can enjoy slow roasted turkey breast, Italian-inspired sides like risotto with squash and chestnuts, and all the traditional fixings for $110 and little to no hassle. Gourmet and healthy eaters alike can rejoice over Cook! SF’s (415-513-5328) made-from-scratch Thanksgiving menu complete with organic free-range turkey, their famous corn bread stuffing, and gluten and dairy free pumpkin pie ($339 for up to 10 people). Call today and kick back for a hearty Thanksgiving meal without the stress.

Give Back
Another option? Use your energy to help others. Round up the family and head over to the SF City Impact’s Thanksgiving Day Block Party and help deliver and serve more than 10,000 meals to families in the Bay. Or sign on as a driver for Salvation Army Thanksgiving Meal Delivery bringing meals to 5,000 of San Francisco’s homebound individuals.


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