Like almost everything else in 2020, Thanksgiving is going to be different. But that makes it the perfect time to mix up your Turkey Day traditions. These local restaurants can help you out with a Thanksgiving feast of delicious proportions. Just pay attention to order deadlines.
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3.14 Sweet and Savory Pi Bar
Dessert from 3.14 might steal your whole Thanksgiving show. And there are so many options here: 12 to be exact, including Black Bottom Bourbon Pecan, Amaretto Toasted Almond Cherry and Lovely Bunches of Coconuts. But you can also get a full Family Meal Deal, featuring a savory pot pie as the main course. Be sure to call and order by Nov. 18.
Put a German spin on your feast at the long-time authentic Deutsch favorite. Edelweiss’ traditional Thanksgiving Dinner features turkey, chestnut stuffing, mashed potatoes, yams and more, including assorted German salads. A limited number of dine-in reservations are available, or you can order for carryout.
The French Kitchen
So you want to polish your DIY skills in the kitchen and learn to make that Thanksgiving feast from scratch? Chef Janon will guide you through the steps of creating green bean casserole, roasted Brussel sprouts with bacon and walnuts, sweet potato casserole, cranberry sauce, herb stuffing, pumpkin tarts and more—without any canned ingredients. Classes are filling fast.
Front Range BBQ
Get your Southern Thanksgiving Meal for carryout only this year from the OCC barbecue joint. Of course the Redbird turkey is smoked, and the packaged meal also includes maple-bourbon smoked sliced ham or chicken. You can also order from an a la carte menu. Preorder by Nov. 21.
Garden of the Gods Market and Cafe / Catering
Choose your own Thanksgiving culinary adventure. Option one is the Market, where you can shop for a la carte items, including herb roasted turkey, green bean casserole, Grandma’s Stuffing, roasted squash with cranberries and goat cheese and more. Pies include pumpkin, classic apple and chocolate cream. All are first come, first served Nov. 23-25.
Option two is to preorder your catered meal for pickup on Nov. 25. Assemble a decadent feast from the truly mouth-watering menu. Maple bacon baked brie? Apple cider glazed sweet potatoes? Roasted garlic sourdough loaf? Caramel apple streusel pie? Yes, please! There’s even an Impossible meatloaf as a vegan main entree.
Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar
If you’re looking for the nontraditional, head to Jax on Thanksgiving Eve for a Totally Tubular ’80s Party. The menu will be the usual, but you’ll find a special adult punch, plenty of ’80s tunes and the chance to dress up in your ’80s best. Just please don’t try to fit into your original parachute pants. Reservations highly recommended.
Juniper Valley Ranch
Order your small batch, hand-rolled, all butter crust pies for Thanksgiving or until Dec. 13, when the home-style icon closes for the season. Choose from chocolate pecan, pumpkin or local apple crisp. Message Juniper Valley on Facebook to order.
Momma Pearl’s Cajun Kitchen
Order your deep fried Cajun turkey, infused with Tony Chacherie’s garlic butter injection seasoning, and you also get Chef BB’s own Cajun country turkey gravy. Add a bourbon chocolate chip, sweet potato or pumpkin pie. Or just make it a Cajun feast with Louisiana gumbo, crawfish etouffee, shrimp Creole and more regular menu items. And this menu runs through the entire holiday season.
Sportivo Primo at the Antlers Hotel
Dine in or order your Thanksgiving dinner to go for $20 per person.
The Cajun and Creole restaurant is keeping its Thanksgiving Dinner plated and dine-in only. For $24 per person, you get a choice of turkey or ham, mashed sweet potatoes, Creole green beans, buttermilk biscuit and cranberry sauce. Reservations required.
Switchback Coffee Roasters
Reserve your organic pies: pumpkin brown butter or apple crumble. Ingredients come from Colorado local farms, including Austin Family Farms in Paonia. Order from the menu at the banner on top of their homepage.
You’ve got options as you order your full meal. Choose an entree of roasted turkey breast, spiral ham or prime rib. Add sides, such as rosemary roasted potatoes, stuffing and mac and cheese, and salads and pies. You can even order your wine too. Curbside pickup is Nov. 23-26.