If you don’t want to spend time slaving away in the kitchen or you’re looking for an alternative place to host Thanksgiving this year, then look around town at some of Pasadena’s numerous dining options for a change of pace. Along with the larger chain restaurants, a few of the city’s best small establishments are open for business, as are some of the luxury hotels. Depending on your crowd, there should be something for everyone, from traditional favorites to modernized menus.
Il Fornaio is advertising their Thanksgiving menu, which promises an Italian twist and the option of a la carte items, which is rare for a restaurant Thanksgiving.
Ruth’s Chris. Head over to Ruth’s Chris anytime after noon on Thanksgiving for a full meal deal. The steakhouse is offering one of the best deals in town, especially if you have kids for the occasion.
Real Food Daily. Being vegan on a holiday that celebrates eating animals can be tough, but Real Food Daily has you covered. They have a full course Thanksgiving dinner available for pickup the day before Thanksgiving, so that you bring your own meal without bothering your host, or have a vegan meal prepared for non-Turkey eating guests.
Honeybaked Ham makes everyone favorite’s ham, but they are also a great go-to if you want to enjoy Thanksgiving at home, and have someone else do the cooking.
The Royce at The Langham. In lieu of their regular menu options, The Royce is serving an elegant 3-course Thanksgiving menu.
The Terrace at The Langham. You can celebrate early on Thanksgiving with the Dim Sum Brunch at The Terrace, or head over later in the day for a 3-course Thanksgiving dinner, accompanied by live music.
Maison Akira. Just like at your relatives’ house, Thanksgiving dinner comes early at Maison Akira. Starting at 4 p.m., you can enjoy one of the best Thanksgiving menus in town, with an Asian flavor.
The Raymond. The Raymond is offering a plentiful Thanksgiving dinner. The 3 courses includes a variety of side options, the best part of any Thanksgiving feast.
Whether you dine in or out, cook it yourself or not, Happy Thanksgiving!
photo courtesy of Elmwood-church.org