Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching, and it’s possible that many still have their plans up in the air. Most importantly, there are some people out there who are still planning out who’s doing the cooking! Isn’t it convenient that some of our favorite SoCal restaurants have released Holiday Menus to make life a bit easier (and delicious)? From mediterranean classics, to Mexican flair, Thanksgiving 2022 has a whole host of options that solid competition to even Grandma’s traditional feast.
If you’re in the market for Thanksgiving meal planning, or even-postThanksgiving meals (because who wants leftovers?), consider this a one-stop shop full of some of the best offers you can find.
Beauty & Essex
If something more traditional is your speed, Beauty & Essex doesn’t disappoint, elevating the Thanksgiving experience, as one could only imagine they would. Guests can expect Beauty & Essex dinner staples like the famous grilled cheese and tomato soup dumplings, and the half roasted chicken – along with special Thanksgiving offerings like a roasted free range turkey with stuffing, pan gravy, and cranberry sauce, and a green bean casserole with creamed mushrooms and crispy onions.
Some of there other offerings include a double cut 20oz pork tomahawk, aged cheddar mac & cheese, and blueberry cobbler and pumpkin pie desserts. Make your reservation now!
Hours: 3:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Address: 1615 Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
The convenience of having specialized chefs take on the challenge of preparing Thanksgiving dinner is unparalleled. And that’s something that the Delilah team hopes will keep you coming back year after year.
Serving 4-6 people at just $300, Delilah is preparing some household favorites with their own twist, like candied yams with caramelized marshmallows, roasted Brussels sprouts, and roasted turkey breast with confit turkey legs sage and black pepper gravy. Additional options include endive and gem lettuce salad roasted fingerling potatoes, wild mushroom stuffing, cranberry sauce, completed by pumpkin pie or pecan pie for dessert.
Preorders must be in by 19th, while pickup is available at Delilah on November 23rd, from 11 am – 3 pm.
If you’re someone who scoffs at tradition, perhaps going the Italian route is what you’re looking for. LAVO Ristorante is shaking things up with their own special menu tacked with seasonal options that are sure to bring on an evening snooze.
Guests can celebrate Thanksgiving at LAVO Ristorante’s gorgeous al-fresco dining room with dinner staples like the famous 1-pound wagyu meatball and cacio e pepe pizza, alongside a special seasonal specials like the cannelloni al forno with fresh ricotta, fontina cheese, pomodoro, and the zucca al forno with farro, dried cherries, and a pomegranate vinaigrette. Make your reservation here!
Hours: 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Address: 9201 Sunset Blvd Suite 100, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Sometimes you need to step outside of the box, and who better than Mírame for trying new things? Full of Mexican flair, stepping up the Thanksgiving game this year sounds more delicious than ever at Mírame, where there’s a variety of everything for everyone.
The Beverly Hills modern Mexican restaurant’s menu provides a creative take of the holiday classics and is priced at $450 for 6-8 people. The Thanksgiving feast includes: a Pipian Brined Organic Smoked Whole Diestel Turkey, Fall Caesar Salad with little gems, roasted kabocha, cotija, chicharron, pomegranate, pepitas and sourdough croutons, Mayacoba Charros made with Sonoran white heirloom beans with smoked short rib and pickled chilies, Mushroom and Pine Nut Bread Pudding with setas mushrooms and porcini and Pumpkin Pie with a masa crust and hoja santa meringue to complete the meal. Orders can be placed here for pickup on November 24th.
Another solid choice for this year’s Thanksgiving feast, SLAB isn’t holding back when it comes to your family’s dinner. From crowd pleasers like sweet candied yams, roasted turkey legs and turkey gravy complete with SLAB’s signature BBQ sauce, you’ll want to leave the cooking to the h.wood pros year after year.
Coming in at just $275, this feast will serve 4, and comes complete with a whole smoked turkey, an optional 2 pounds of brisket (additional $75), turkey gravy and SLAB BBQ sauce, cranberry sauce, creamy mashed potatoes, cornbread stuffing, collard greens, mac and cheese, dinner rolls, and pumpkin or pecan pie. There’s a whole lot here, and if you’re yearning that southern comfort touch, SLAB’s got you covered.
Preorders must be in by 19th, while pickup is available at SLAB on November 23rd and 24th, from 11 am – 3 pm.
Thanksgiving is the start of this month, but some people don’t enjoy the constant focus on the holiday’s main course — let alone eating leftovers for days. Let’s change that with some options throughout November, and even into December!
Nossa Caipirinha Bar, which the Last Word Hospitality team rebranded and reopened with partners John Borghetti of Farfalla and Xandre Borghetti (Nopa, Blue Hill) this past summer, draws inspiration from the neighborhood bars in the Borghetti’s native Brazil.
Running Nossa Caipirinha Bar are partners Executive Chef Rory Cameron (Found Oyster) and bar leads Shannon Inouye (Imperial Western Beer Co.) and Steven Zakarian (All Season Brewing Co.) who are serving bracing variations of the bar’s namesake cocktail alongside classic Brazilian bar snacks like pão de queijo (cheese bread), xixo (grilled skewers) and coxinhas (croquettes) in addition to salads and larger dishes like a traditional prawn moqueca baiana (seafood stew).
The bar has been building a very fun Brazilian vinyl night on Wednesdays (including infectious Brazilian funk, jazz, tropicalia and more) and is super excited to share that KCRW DJ Jeremy Sole is taking over the turntables to spin his personal collection of Brazilian vinyl from 7-11pm. Upcoming residency dates are December 7 and December 14.
Nossa Caipirinha Bar:
1966 Hillhurst Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Wednesday – Monday
4pm – 11pm (until midnight Friday and Saturday)
Walk-ins only; indoor and outdoor seating available
Lemonade, a California-based modern cafeteria serving colorful, seasonal and healthy fare is now offering beautifully prepared salads, signature grain bowls, hearty braised proteins, flavor-packed sandwiches and of course, trademark handcrafted lemonades as part of their seasonal menu options. The renewed menu features an updated Build-Your-Own Protein Plate, two new Chef’s Bowls, two new hot sides and a new vegan handcrafted sandwich. The lineup also includes a seasonal Raspberry Mint Lemonade.
The full list of Lemonade’s new seasonal items follow below:
- Sustainable Salmon Bowl – sustainable Atlantic salmon, roasted veggies, crispy onions, lemon herb chimichurri, rosemary sweet potato hash ($15.95)
- Comfort Bowl – choice of overnight braised Angus beef or slow roasted pork shoulder, creamy mashed potatoes, crispy onions, au jus, roasted veggies ($14.95)
- Brussels Sprouts, Dates & Parmesan Marketplace Side – shaved Brussels sprouts, Medjool dates, parmesan cheese, sage white balsamic vinaigrette ($3.95)
- Rosemary Sweet Potato Hash – roasted sweet potatoes, roasted bell peppers, red onions, fresh rosemary ($4.95)
- Roasted Veggies – cauliflower, broccoli, green beans, cherry tomatoes, red onions, red & yellow bell peppers ($4.95)
- Golden Cauliflower Sandwich – roasted cauliflower, beefsteak tomato, pickled onions, arugula, almonds, golden raisins, vegan curry aioli, Rockenwagner ciabatta ($10.95)
- Raspberry Mint Lemonade – Lemon juice, water, cane sugar, muddled raspberries, mint, lemon ($3.95)
- Updated Build-Your-Protein Plate that features seven new proteins and six new sauces for a fully customizable guest experience.
With just under 20 locations in San Diego and Los Angeles, Lemonade is sure to be there for you when the leftovers are no longer desirable, or when you just want to change up the Thanksgiving game, You can find Lemonade’s exact locations here: https://lemonadela.com/locations.
Dessert is just as important as the main course, and anyone who tells you otherwise is probably on a diet. Bring something to Thanksgiving dinner that will end the feast with a bang!
A powerful new collaboration, LA’s ever-popular Konbi and Bay Area-based artisanal Japanese inspired chocolatier Deux Cranes are teaming up for the month of November. The two collaborated to create a Hōjicha Caramel Chocolate Bar. The one-of-a-kind bar inspired by Konbi’s iconic hōjicha latte, which features beautiful tea from Kettl and creates a rich, deeply aromatic roasted green tea flavor profile. Deux Cranes Owner and Chocolatier Michiko Marron-Kibbey worked with Konbi Owners Nick Montgomery and Akira Akuto to draw on the hōjicha latte’s palate while adding caramel notes throughout the bar, creating a rich, crunchy and cocoa-intensive experience to be savored.
Sometimes you don’t need the meal or the dessert, but some of the things in-between that bridge it all together. Here’s a brief list of offers that can help complete your holiday gatherings.
Non-alcoholic drinks: Embracing the non-alcoholic wave? The PNW-based non-alcohol botanical distillate, Wilderton Botanical Spirit, is offering a special trio bundle of their three expressions (including the brand new Bittersweet Aperitivo) for $88.99!
Spirits: Francis Ford Coppola Winery just added two new Italian sparkling wines to their award-winning Diamond Collection portfolio: Diamond Collection Prosecco DOC and Diamond Collection Prosecco Rosé DOC, in time for New Year’s Eve toasts, holiday celebrations and gifting. Both are extra dry, and are ideally sipped on their own, with a meal or as an aperitif. You can order each here and here.
Sauces: Why not try the incredible new LA-based sauce line, Our Pantry, founded by Carolyna De Laurentiis and made by chefs using high quality, traceable ingredients? Our pantry is sold online and at McCall’s Meat & Fish Co., Gjusta Grocer and more in LA.