Celebrate Thanksgiving: Festive Ideas For Your Holiday Feast
Making Thanksgiving plans? Need some advice in the kitchen? Want to donate to a worthy cause? We’ve rounded up some festive ideas to help you celebrate your holiday feast. Long Beach restaurants near The Crest are pulling out all the stops with scrumptious eating options – from elegant dining, to traditional American fare and Thanksgiving menus with a twist. You’ll also find vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and allergen-friendly choices. Check their websites for details. If you’re cooking at home, Butterball has experts on hand offering advice on everything from preparing your turkey to recipe inspiration. And if you want to share the spirit of gratitude, consider making a donation to a local charity.
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Parkers’ Lighthouse 435 Shoreline Village Drive Long Beach, CA 90802
Parkers’ Lighthouse is offering a 3-course Prix Fixe Thanksgiving Dinner menu from 11am until 9pm. that will include a traditional turkey dinner complete with all the trimmings. Other entrée options include steaks, chicken and a selection of mouth-watering signature seafood dishes. Reservations are strongly recommended. Due to health concerns, they cannot seat parties larger than six people. View Thanksgiving Menu HERE
Saint & Second 4828 2nd St. Long Beach, CA 90803
Enjoy a delicious homemade meal with all the trimmings. Saint & Second is open for outdoor dining from 10am – 9pm on Thanksgiving Day. View menu HERE You can also order their Thanksgiving Meal To Go, which serves 4-6 people and includes everything you need for a delicious meal at home: turkey, ham, tri-tip, sides and a whole pie. Pre-order online HERE Saint & Second is a New American restaurant and cocktail bar founded on this site by the Hofman family more than 60 years ago. The restaurant brings to life all the craft and quality the family wants to share with their home town – a chef-inspired destination with creative, locally-sourced seasonal cuisine.
Polly’s Pies Restaurant & Bakery 3490 Atlantic Ave. Long Beach, CA 90807
Polly’s Pies is accepting pre-orders for pies, feasts, and more for Thanksgiving. Make sure to get your feast orders in by Monday November 23 and pie orders in by November 25. A small privately-owned family company doing business in Southern California since 1968, Polly’s Pies dishes up diner standards in homey digs.
La Traviata 301 N Cedar Ave. Long Beach, CA 90802
La Traviata is serving Thanksgiving Dinner from 11am – 6 pm on their patio. Located in the historic French-revival Willmore Building, La Traviata is one of the best kept secrets in Long Beach, offering an award winning Nuevo Italian menu, along with seasonal favorites. La Traviata is named for the famous Italian opera of the same name that tells the story of found and lost love. Come to La Traviata and create some excitement of your own.
Cafe Sevilla 140 Pine Ave. Long Beach, CA 90802
Celebrate Thanksgiving in Spain on the outdoor patio at Cafe Sevilla. Gather with friends and family for a delicious 3-course prix fixe Thanksgiving menu with a Spanish twist, along with cozy fall cocktails. Since 1987, Cafe Sevilla has been dedicated to providing the true essence of Spanish culture, music and cuisine. Located in the heart of downtown Long Beach, Cafe Sevilla specializes in Spanish tapas or small plates, which are great for a fun, interactive and sharable dining experience. View Thanksgiving menu HERE
Q Smokehouse 300 S Pine Ave. Long Beach, CA 90802
Let Q take care of your your Thanksgiving Feast and feed the whole crew for just $100. They also have fried and smoked turkeys available for preorder as well as individual Thanksgiving plates to-go. Inspired by the BBQ flavors of the South, Q Smokehouse aims to bring flavorful, quality BBQ with a healthy flair to Long Beach.They don’t use MSG in their products, and they offer gluten-free and vegetarian options as well. Q Smokehouse is open for dining on their enormous patio. Takeout and delivery are available as well. See menu HERE
Noble Bird Rotisserie 6460 Pacific Coast Hwy. #125 Long Beach, CA 90803
Noble Bird Rotisserie is offering a Thanksgiving To Go menu for four to six people that includes a rotisserie chicken or turkey breast, five sides, and dessert. You can also order the chicken and select sides a la carte. The poultry is sustainably-sourced and raised on pasture with zero hormones, steroids or antibiotics, all brined for 24 hours before being slow cooked over an open flame for juicy and succulent meal served fresh off the spit. Noble Bird Rotisserie is proud to offer a 100% flavorful menu that is entirely dairy-free, tree-nut free, and peanut free. View Thanksgiving To Go HERE
Plant-based recipes for Thanksgiving
For most of us, Thanksgiving dinner is not complete without a turkey on the table. But if you trend toward vegetarianism, veganism or flexitarianism, luckily there are amazing plant-based dishes that you can prepare for a mouth-watering Thanksgiving feast, making it easier than ever to skip the turkey. Inhabitat, an online guide to green design ideas and innovations, offers some fresh ideas for main dishes that will replace the turkey on your table, plus some side dish and dessert ideas that will keep the food at your celebration completely plant-based.
As you give thanks this holiday, will you also give back? Long Beach Rescue Mission aims to prepare 18,000 meals by Thanksgiving. Each $2.20 meal you provide is so much more than a plate of food – it’s an opportunity for people to change their lives. Since 1971, Long Beach Rescue Mission has opened its doors to thousands of men, women and children. The Mission provides food, clothing, shelter and spiritual guidance to the homeless and less fortunate people of the community. Share a gift today to help feed even more hungry people this season HERE
Photo #1: Saint & Second
Photo #2: Butterball
Photo #3: Parkers’ Lighthouse
Photo #4: Saint & Second
Photo #5: Polly’s Pies Restaurant & Bakery
Photo #6: La Traviata Restaurant
Photo #7: Cafe Sevilla
Photo #8: Q Smokehouse
Photo #9: Noble Bird Rotisserie
Photo #10: Inhabitat
Photo #11: Long Beach Rescue Mission