One thing to be thankful for this Thanksgiving Day (which, btw, is Thursday, Nov. 28, for the calendar-impaired) is that so many local restaurants are willing to do the T-Day honors for you. Thanks, guys. . .
At Tanzy (301 Plaza Real, 561/922-6699) in Boca, the posh Mizner Park eatery will be dishing a three-course Turkey Day feast for $34 for adults and $20 for kids 12 and younger. Start with butternut squash soup or salad, then move on to roasted turkey, mashed potatoes and stuffing, green beans and cranberry sauce, and finish with a choice of tiramisu, red velvet bread pudding or (what else?) pumpkin pie.
The new Farmer’s Table (1901 N. Military Trail, 561/417-5836) in Boca is putting a healthy spin on the traditional Thanksgiving Day meal. For $39 per person (and $15 per children 10 and younger) you get roasted (and free-range) turkey and all the trimmin’s, with lots of whole grains and organic veggies but without lots of preservatives, fats, cholesterol and all that other bad stuff. A special kids menu too.
Catch a T-Day movie and dinner at Bogart’s Bar & Grille (3200 Airport Rd., 561/544-3044) at Boca’s Cinemark Palace theater. Three courses of all the usual T-Day suspects—soup or salad, slow-roasted turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes and mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, green beans, pumpkin, apple or pecan pies—will be available for $24 for big kids and $12 for little (as in 12 and under) kids.
Do the Turkey Day dinner South Florida style at smokin’ hot Burt & Max’s (9089 W. Atlantic Ave., 561/638-6380). Chow down on dishes like pistachio-crusted black grouper or go traditional with maple-brined all-natural turkey or cider-brined Duroc pork chop, butternut squash bisque or pan-roasted PEI mussels, pumpkin cheesecake or dark chocolate brioche bread pudding.
At Racks Downtown Eatery & Tavern (402 Plaza Real, 561/395-1662) in Mizner Park they’re serving a three-course Thanksgiving Day meal for $34.95 for adults and $14.95 for children age 12 and under. It kicks off with soup or salad and moves on to roasted turkey with all the fixings or cola-braised ham, and concludes with apple or pumpkin pie. The menu is pretty much the same at Racks Fish House (5 SE 2nd Ave., 561/450-6718) in Delray too
And if you’re looking to do the Turkey Day festivities with a side order of luxury, Café Boulud (301 Australian Ave., 561/655-6060) in Palm Beach’s swanky Brazilian Court Hotel is offering a three-course turkey dinner for $75 per person and $30 for kids under 10. Tuck into a beet and endive salad or venison and foie gras terrine, then a heritage bird with the usual trimmin’s, and end with chocolate-pecan bar, pumpkin pie or carrot cake.
And have a swell Thanksgiving no matter where you celebrate it.