Last week in Utah Bites I offered a roundup of excellent restaurant choices for dine-in and takeout on Thanksgiving. Since then, a few more options have rolled in. So, I thought I’d share them with you in case you’re still on the fence about what to do for your Thanksgiving meal.
I got a note from owner Scott Evans with information about Thanksgiving meal kits being offered at Pago. He said, “As we all spend more time at home in the coming weeks, the Pago team developed an easy way for you to enjoy chef prepared meals with our Thanksgiving Meal Kits. Omnivore Thanksgiving Meal Kits are $75 per two servings, Vegetarian and Vegan Meal Kits are $45 per two servings. Both selections will be fully cooked and ready for you to reheat in the oven prior to serving. Purchase your kit today and pick up Wednesday 11/25 between 12-4pm. View the full menu here. Meal kits feature our farm to table take on classic Thanksgiving fare, like honey and herb roasted turkey breast with stuffing, mashed potatoes and turkey gravy, plus three seasonal sides and dessert. If your family prefers a vegetarian or vegan meal, Chef Phelix is cooking up some comforting dishes including farro and mushroom stuffed squash and crispy whole potatoes with black garlic leeks and fried sage.”
Up at Silver Fork Lodge in Big Cottonwood Canyon, they’re offering both dine-in and to-go dinner options for Thanksgiving. Dine-in is an all-you-can-eat deal from 12 noon to 6 p.m., with a menu that includes butter carrot bisque, roast turkey, roast ham with burgundy cherry glaze, mashed potatoes & gravy, traditional stuffing, glazed fresh sweet potatoes, veggies, house-made cranberry sauce, sourdough French loaf & butter, pumpkin pie, pecan pie, apple crisp and blackberry cobbler with ice cream. The price is $38/adults and $19/kids 10 and under. No reservations necessary; first come first serve. Family takeout meals from Silver Fork Lodge are priced with a 50% Shop in Utah discount: $19/adults and $9.50/kids 10 and under. Click here to view the complete dine-in and takeout menus.
At Cafe Niche, Thanksgiving will be an a la carte affair with a menu chock-full of Thanksgiving fare as well as less traditional items like the chicken-stuffed poblano pepper, peppadew man ‘n’ cheese, and almond-crusted steelhead salmon. Chef Andrea Shay Morrison is also cooking up a traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner ($24) with roast turkey, apple stuffing, green beans, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and mushroom gravy. Take a look at the complete Thanksgiving Day Cafe Niche menu by clicking here.
Chef/owner Tyler Stokes and the folks at Provisions say, “We are cooking Thanksgiving dinner again this year! Don’t miss out, reserve now as space is limited due to our safety protocols for COVID. Hope to see you there, thank you Salt lake!” Dine-in Thanksgiving dinner will be served from 1 to 7 p.m. priced at $60/adults and $20/kids. To see the full menu – which includes Heritage Diestel Turkey with duck confit dressing – click here.
SLC Eatery is offering a curbside Thanksgiving with pickup on Thursday, 11/26 from noon to 3 p.m. Orders must be in by Sunday, 11/22. There are a variety of complete curbside dinners to go from chefs Paul Chamberlain and Logen Crew, each serving 4 people. Choices include Turkey Dinner ($140), Organic Salmon Dinner ($140), Prime Rib Dinner ($155) and each dinner includes an array of sides and choice of dessert. To see the complete menu, click here.
At the new Arlo restaurant, they’re offering everything you need to take home for Thanksgiving dinner except the turkey. Said the Arlo team, “Because we anticipate a lot of variety in the size and shape of gatherings that take place around tables this year, we have decided to offer all of the amazing accompaniments, but skip the main bird. We are offering a range of delicious items that can accompany your turkey – or possibly make you forget you ever wanted one in the first place. You will find all of your traditional favorites and many of them can be modified to fit vegan or other diets. We are also offering some truly delicious desserts and even a cocktail mixer!” To view the Arlo Thanksgiving takeaway menu and to place an order, click here.
In Park City, Thanksgiving Feast at Hearth and Hill is a curbside affair. “Thanksgiving celebrations may look a little different this year, so leave the cooking to our Hearth and Hill team,” said Proprietor Brooks Kirchheimer. “Enjoy classic holiday recipes from our kitchen to yours, and don’t forget to order plenty for leftovers to last through the long weekend.” Two curbside family meal options will be available to feed 6 guests ($175) or 10 guests ($290). Thanksgiving feasts include Utah Free Range Organic Turkey, Mashed Potatoes & Herb Gravy, Skillet Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Pomegranate, Traditional Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce, and Cheddar Biscuits. Tasty extras are also available such as Truffle Mac & Cheese, Hummus & Veggies, Silverqueen Cheese with Mostarda, an extra dozen Cheddar Biscuits, Streusel SLC Pecan or Pumpkin Pie, and Normal SLC Ice Cream. All orders must be submitted by Monday, Nov. 23. To reserve your Thanksgiving feast, call Hearth and Hill at 435-200-8840.
Culinary quote of the week:
“An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day.” — Irv Kupcinet
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Originally trained as an anthropologist, Ted Scheffler is a seasoned food, wine & travel writer based in Utah. He loves cooking, skiing, and spends an inordinate amount of time tending to his ever-growing herd of guitars and amplifiers.