What to Eat on Thanksgiving


I love Thanksgiving. I love eating turkey and gravy-laden mashed potatoes almost as much as I enjoy eating 15 different types of pie and getting away with it. Only on Thanksgiving is indulging in this much food not only reasonable but is a requirement. While Thanksgiving is a day everyone celebrates with equal enthusiasm, not everyone plans to celebrate with the traditional Thanksgiving dinner. That’s why, if you find yourself in this scenario, may we suggest the following itinerary to help you fully enjoy the holiday feasting.

10:00 a.m. – It’s the middle of the work week so your internal clock may be telling you to wake up at 6:30 a.m. but don’t! Sleep in till about 9:30 am, roll out of bed and drive (or walk…depending on where you live) over to the nearest Starbucks for a Grande Thanksgiving Blend or a Salted Caramel Mocha if you’re up for it. Pair with a Bacon & Gouda Artisan Breakfast Sandwich to kick off the day.

1:00-2:00 p.m. – You had a light breakfast so keep the momentum and have a light lunch. You want to save your appetite for the real star of the show: dinner. Because Sacramento weather on Thanksgiving will beautiful, consider a delicious lunch or an early start to dinner at The Porch Restaurant and Bar. Cocktails will be served from 1 to 2 p.m. and seating for their special Thanksgiving menu will begin at 2 p.m.

6:00-8:30p.m. – This is when all the action begins! It’s time for the big dinner, but where do you go? Here is a list of some of our favorite spots with special Thanksgiving menus to match.

The Porch Restaurant and Bar – Offering a wholesome Thanksgiving lunch and dinner menu, The Porch will promise authentic Southern cuisine with the perfect Thanksgiving twist.

Chops Acclaimed for their undeniably delicious steaks, Chops will also be offering Turkey, Prime Rib, Lamb Chops, Lobster Tails and much more in their flavor-filled Thanksgiving menu available from 1 – 7 p.m.

Ten22 If you love the Farm-to-Fork capital, you’ll appreciate Ten22’s Farm-to-Table Thanksgiving menu offering five courses of palate-pleasing options sure to suit all tastes.

Firehouse Restaurant Looking for a fine-dining Thanksgiving experience at an award-winning restaurant? Firehouse is the place to be. Their special Thanksgiving options ranging from traditional, to vegan/vegetarian to Young Patrons menus include four courses of exquisite cuisine with enough variety for everyone to find something they love. We gave you a sneak peek at the menu last week.

It’s almost the end of the work day and Thanksgiving is so close, you can almost taste it!

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