Thanksgiving is a time to be with family and friends and, of course, it is all about the food, but what if you don’t cook or like to cook or don’t want to cook? Or maybe it’s the cleaning part you hate? Then again, maybe you’re a . Or maybe you like to cook but you realize on Thanksgiving Day you forgot the nutmeg and your pie wouldn’t be the same without it? What are your options?
We've got all your Thanksgiving answer's a today's special Thanksgiving Scoop column.
If you are hosting, but don’t want to do all the cooking keep , , ’s and in mind to help you bring it all together.
United seems to have the best deal: a meal that can feed up to 10 to 12 people is available for pick-up on Wednesday evening for only $114, which includes a 10-12 lb. bird, all the fixings and a pumpkin pie.
Good Earth is offering either a full meal, which includes an organic turkey with all the trimmings for $23 a person, or you can order a la carte which can be picked up between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Thursday.
Andronico’s Market has two full meal options, one for a smaller party of up to six people for $79.99 or 10 to 12 people for $129.99, and they also offer individual or a la carte options that can be picked up on Thursday. Maybe it is just two for dinner, or a maybe one of your guests has vegan needs, Andronico’s also offers a vegan option for $34.99 for a two-person meal.
Comforts choices are all a la carte and the two page menu is filled with options and will be available for pick-up on Wednesday.
But all of the above options must be ordered by the end of today, so hit the phones, go online or pop-in and order your meal before the day is done to ensure your table will be heaping with good things.
Another option is going out to dinner on Thursday, so you don’t even have the clean-up at the end, and a handful of restaurants will be open.
is offering a lovely three-course meal with a few extras for $55 per person, which includes turkey, ham and vegetarian selections.
’s has a traditional turkey four-course meal with a starter course that includes their spiced pecans, prosciutto wrapped bread sticks, a yummy trout, their famous olives and much, much more. And, if meat is not in your diet a pan-roasted salmon over roasted fall vegetables or a grilled Portobello mushroom can fill you up. Space is limited so call today to reserve a table, adults are $56 and kids under 12 eat for $24.
, Comforts, , and ’s will all be closed on Thanksgiving Day. Stock up on beer before Thursday, because won't be open either.
Good Earth will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday; will open as usual at 5 a.m. but close at 6 p.m.; Andronico’s will be open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and United Market will be closed completely.
And, a Free Dinner
And the very best thing? Head over to at 1912 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. in Fairfax on Wednesday night, where for the seventh year in a row dinner is completely free! And I can personally attest to its amazingness.
“Marin has been very good to me over the years, so I wanted to start a tradition of giving back," wrote owner Sroa. “In India, sharing food is the greatest way we can show appreciation for one another. It is my hope that in these difficult economic times, people who are homeless, needy, poor, or hungry will feel free to come in and let us give them a wonderful meal.”
Sroa says anyone is welcome. “We make sure we never run out of food, no matter how many people turn up.”
Now that is the holiday spirit. Happy Thanksgiving everyone where ever you may find yourself, may it be delicious and delightful!