More Thanksgiving options: Joe's, Simon L.A., Henry's Hat, Gus's BBQ, Josie and Larcmont Larder
Joe's Restaurant is offering a four-course Thanksgiving menu with several choices for each course, including sunchoke soup with smoked baby artichokes and hazelnuts; crispy sweetbreads with fall vegetables; Heritage Farms turkey breast and leg confit; Eastern monkfish and gulf shrimp with butter clam parsley broth; and pumpkin pie with pepita brittle and parsnip vanilla ice cream. $52 per person, $22 for children. 1023 Abbott Kinney Blvd., Venice; (310) 399-5811, www.joesrestaurant.com.
Henry's Hat opens Thanksgiving Day at 9 a.m., serving brunch all day long (including 2-for-1 mojitos and Bloody Marys, and bottomless mimosas and sangria). A Southern Thanksgiving buffet dinner starts at 2 p.m.: spinach salad; deep-fried turkey breast; brown butter and honey glazed ham; mashed potatoes; stuffing; roasted Brussels sprouts; coconut cream pie and pumpkin pie. $20 per person; children under 8 eat free. 3413 Cahuenga Blvd., Studio City; (323) 512-2500; www.henrys-hat.com.
Simon L.A. at the Sofitel Hotel is serving Thanksgiving, featuring free-range, organic turkey and trimmings such as sweet potatoes with caramelized walnuts, cornbread and sage stuffing, and buttermilk mashed potatoes. Kerry Simon's signature junk food platter: pumpkin cupcakes, orange coconut snowballs, pecan-date cookies, candy corn Rice Krispies treats, cranberry-orange sorbet, and pumpkin milkshake. Or you can have pumpkin pie. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., $46 per person, $21 for children under 12. Sofitel L.A., 8555 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles; (310) 358-3979; www.simonlarestaurant.com.
Gus’s BBQ will prepare your holiday meal with all the trimmings: 10- to 12-pound smoked turkey,
1 quart of gravy, 1 quart of cornbread stuffing and 1 quart of cranberry sauce. An oven-safe bag is provided
for the turkey as well as reheating instructions. Serves 4 to 6 people. All for $60. Place your order by Friday (Nov. 20) and pick it up Nov. 25. 808 Fair Oaks Ave., South Pasadena; (626) 799-3251; www.gussbbq.com.
For take-home Thanksgiving trimmings from Josie, you can order from a selection of appetizers, soups, salads, side dishes and desserts. Options include quiche with wild mushrooms and Gruyère (9-inch, $30); butternut squash soup (1 quart, $24); cornbread stuffing with wild sage, baby artichokes and mushrooms (small, $22; large, $44); pumpkin or pecan pie (9-inch, $30); and sticky pecan pumpkin cake ($54). Order by 1 p.m. Nov. 24. Pick up on Nov. 25, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 2420 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica; (310) 581-9888; www.josierestaurant.com.
You can order Thanksgiving trimmings from the Larchmont Larder until Friday (Nov. 20). Options include fennel-sausage-corn-bread stuffing ($20, serves 6 to 8); creamy mashed potatoes (1 quart, $10); sweet potato casserole with rum and pecans ($18); roasted root vegetables with shallots and sage ($10 for a quart). There are plenty more vegetables, soups, gravy and sauce, along with pies (apple, dried fruit, pumpkin, for $24 to $32). Ready for pickup on Nov. 25, 2 to 7 p.m. 626 N. Larchmont Blvd., Los Angeles; (323) 962-9900 (or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org); www.larchmontlarder.com.
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-- Betty Hallock
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