It’s a different kind of holidays this year, and maybe that means it’s time to try something different. What about a meal cooked just for you, by a wonderful restaurant here at home on the Hill? Now friends: that’s a holiday.
Restaurants are stepping up to make it easy on you, and we can support them through this time. Pre-order, kick back and relax –and give thanks:
Have a “Barreled Thanksgiving Feast” with Barrel
The rustic, southern-influenced bar and eatery at 613 Pennsylvania Ave. SE is offering a feast for 5-6 people at a cost of $160. It includes:
- Barrel of Booze: 25 oz. barrel filled with choice of old fashioned, Manhattan, boulevardier, milk, punch, or negroni (that’s about 11 servings. You can keep the barrel, get it refilled for $50.00!)
- Turkey or Ham: one 6 to 8 lb. brined turkey (uncooked, with cooking instructions), or one 4 to 5 lb. apple-glazed ham (cooked with reheating instructions).
- Sides: stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, biscuits, cranberry sauce (cooked/prepared w/reheating instructions).
- Dessert: Pecan pie (win!)Order by e-mailing [email protected] by 6 p.m. on Monday, November 23. They may be able to get you a bigger turkey. All feasts must be picked up on Wednesday, November 25th. Barrel will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.
Celebrate Your Wins with Fight Club DC
The establishment formerly known as Beuchert’s Saloon is giving you everything you need to fight through this unique ThanksgivingL A menu for two to four peoplem including lemon and herb stuffed turkey ballotine, roasted brussel sprouts with almond gremolada, garlicy mashed potatoes with sherry gravy with Mom’s sausage stuffing and Gram’s rolls with everything butter. Plus solve all conflict in your little bubble over their festive Drinks
Preorder by Monday, November 23 for pickup between Nov. 23 and 25.
Double the Thanks at Belga Café, 514 Eighth St. SE (202-544-0100)
A whole turkey dinner? A stuffed turkey breast? Cranberry sauce or salted caramel pecan bar a la carte? Yes. They’ll do it for you!
Help them do it for everyone –donate online and they’ll double your donation to give turkeys away to fill the platters of neighbors.
Pre-order by Monday, November 23, or call 202-544-0100. There will be curbside pickup Thursday, November 26th 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., or they’ll deliver for a fee.
Carry out or Gobble Gobble in at Café Berlin
Cafe Berlin (322 Mass. Ave. NE ) will offer three seatings on Thanksgiving: 1, 3 and 6 p.m. Besides turkey and the trimmings, you can order wild game, German specialties and other dishes.
Or get your dinner to go! A family-style dinner for two is $85. Orders must be received by 4pm on Friday, Nov. 20 for pick up on Wednesday, Nov. 25 between 3 and 5 p.m.
A Thanksgiving Taste of the Carribean at Cane
Keep it all about family by getting your thanksgiving from brother-and-sister operated Cane (403 H St. NE). The Carribean restaurant is offering a taste of the islands this year! They are accepting orders via email [email protected] until Saturday Nov. 21 at 5 p.m. for pick up between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15.
The a la carte menu is meant to feed 4 to 6 people, and includes:
- Whole Smoked & Jerked Organic Heritage Turkey
- Plantain Stuffing
- Collard Greens
- Mac and Cheese
- Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes
- Bread Pudding
Email [email protected] or Call 202-675-2011.
Go Deep (Fried) at La Plaza
An annual tradition: La Plaza deep-fries turkeys all day –for lunch and dinner– on Thanksgiving. They’re open for dine in or take out. Call 202-546-9512 or visit 629 Pennsylvania Ave. SE.
Masseria, 1340 Fourth St. NE (202-608-1330), is offering turkey dinners for pickup and delivery. Orders must be placed on line, and pickup is Thanksgiving from noon to around 5:30 p.m. (exact time and menu to be determined). www.masseria-dc.com.
Reserve Dinner to Go from Radici
You have until Sunday, Nov. 22 to order from the special Thanksgiving take out menu at Radici, including turkey breast, soup, choice of sides and dessert.
Radici will be open on Thanksgiving at 303 Seventh St. SE from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for takeout plus wines, pastries, condiments and other goodies. www.radici-market.com.
Give and Feast with Little Pearl
Litle Pearl is closed Thanksgiving and the day after. But customers may order lemon-brined roast turkey –feasts for groups of 2 to 8 including the start bird, sides, sauces and rolls, or items a la carte.
Order in advance to pick up Tuesday before Thanksgiving. Bonus thanks, and also giving: every order includes a donation to the DC Food Project. www.rosesluxurygroupdc.com
Feed Four to 15 with Station 4
Order your feast with extra fun from Station 4! Offering feasts that feed from 4 to 15, each meal includes the bird (half, whole or mulitples), sides, toppings and a bottle (or more) of bubbly.
Order in advance and select your pick-up slot. Station 4 is at 1101 Fourth St. SW (202-488-0987) and will also be open for dine-in and carryout on Thanksgiving.
Tune Inn to Thanksgiving Dinner
Each order serves one. Order by Sunday, Nov. 22. Pickup on Thanksgiving Day btwn 11 and 3 p.m.
Place orders by calling 202-543-2725 or, better yet, email [email protected]
Cheers! with Tunnicliff’s Tavern
The local tavern will be open for dine-in (or outside on the covered patio at 222 Seventh St. SE), offering the regular menu plus carryout with turkey and all the fixings. Call 202-544-5680).
Cooking at home? Need wine and dessert? Where to get a bird? Read Celeste’s Full Eat Local Turkey! Shopping List –including bottles, dessert and where to get a bird to put in your own oven.
With additional reporting and occasional glib phrasing from Elizabeth O’Gorek