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The following info is from 2016:If the thought of spending hours laboring over a hot stove, only to be rewarded for your efforts with hours of uncle Barry’s thoughts on the recent elections – has you banging your head against the turkey now – we’ve got your back. As do several local businesses who aim to take the pain out of Thanksgiving 2016 for you. Read on for a full breakdown, ordered roughly by: who, what, when and how much. Bambara Buffet $75 per person, $55 for children ages 6-16, and $65 for seniors age 65 and older. Highlights include: “A classic Thanksgiving Buffet including a carving station with turkey, whole New York strip, oysters, shrimp, salads and soup. An array of desserts and pastries will also be offered.” 202 Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 (801) 363-5454 bambara-slc.com Caffe Niche Four course set meal noon – 8 p.m. $35 per person Highlights include: “A choice of grilled vegetables with balsamic and parsley sauce on ciabatta; signature Niche salad or sausage and fall vegetable soup; entrée selections of traditional turkey dinner, cherry thyme tenderloin or crispy tai snapper; and dessert of homemade pumpkin and vanilla gelato with graham cracker crust. Wine pairings will be hand selected and are available at an additional cost.” 779 E 300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84102 (801) 433-3380 caffeniche.com Cakewalk Bakery Vegan and GF free pies and treats to go – menu Order cut off Thursday November, 17th. Pickup days are Tuesday November, 22nd and/or Wednesday November, 23rd. 145 E 1300 S #201, Salt Lake City, UT 84115 www.cakewalkbakingcompany.com Cuisine Unlimited Complete dinners delivered or to go – menu Last orders on November 21, for pick up or delivery on Thanksgiving Day, November 24. Delivery in disposables (slightly additional cost) or on our platters with arrangements for pick up or return. Heating instructions will be included. Highlights include: “Herb roasted whole turkey; spiral cut ham; garlic sage pan gravy; herb infused mashed potatoes; focaccia and apple walnut stuffing; and a range of delectable pies by the slice such as chocolate hazelnut torte and colonial pumpkin pie.” 4641 South Cherry Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84123 (801) 268.2332 www.cuisineunlimited.com Chabaar Beyond Thai Buffet 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. $14 adults, $8 kids 10 and under Highlights include: “2015’s buffet included a range of classic Thai dishes with Thanksgiving twists plus American favorites too: roast turkey, fried turkey, apple cranberry stuffing, pumpkin curry, curry pufffs and more.” Midvale Plaza, 87 W 7200 S, Midvale, UT 84047 (801) 566-5100 www.annystakeonthai.com/chabaar/ Harmons Complete prepared and cook dinners to go – menu $130 – $225 Highlights include: “>Complete turkey dinner meal serves 6 to 8 people and includes 8 to 10 pound butter basted turkey breast; 2 quarts artisan bread and fresh herb stuffing; 1 quart fresh roasted and caramelized candied yams; 2 quarts Yukon Gold mashed potatoes whipped with real butter; 1 quart homestyle pan gravy; 1/2 pint fresh made cranberry sauce with a hint of orange; 1 dozen Beehive dinner rolls & butter pads; 1 nine inch Harmons fresh baked perfect pie of your choice.” Hub & Spoke Special a la carte menu and thanksgiving specials – menu Thurs, Nov 26th from 10AM – 2PM Highlights include: “Stop in with the family for Thanksgiving Day breakfast or brunch before the big meal. Or make us your main event for an easy and casual Thanksgiving this year. Serving a special a la carte menu with a selection of Hub & Spoke favorites plus Thanksgiving specials.” 1291 1100 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84105 (801) 487-0698 hubandspokediner.com Fillings And Emulsions Pies, tarts and rolls to go – menu $3.99 – $25.99 Last orders taken on November 21st. Highlights include: “A selection of tarts and pies such as chocolate caramel pretzel; dulce de leche and cinnamon; passion fruit curd and vanilla chantilly; bourbon pecan with chantilly and florentines.” 25 Kensington Ave S b, Salt Lake City, UT 84115 www.fillingsandemulsions.com Finca Buffet – menu 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. $45 per person, $22.50 kids 5-12, kids 4 and under free Highlights: “Brussels sprouts, house bacon, sherry cream; Chorizo and Smoked Oyster “Dressing”; Honey and Sherry Glazed Ham; Large groups welcome.” 27 200 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 (801) 487-0699 www.fincaslc.com Franck’s Four course meal – menu 12:00pm – 6:00pm $60 per adult, $30 for children 12 years Highlights include: “Hot cider brined young turkey with olive oil pomme puree, caramelized delicata squash, cranberry-spruce chutney, turkey skin granola, butter glazed heritage carrot, crispy brussels sprout leaves.” 6263 Holladay Blvd E, Holladay, UT 84121 (801) 274-6264 www.francksfood.com Kaiser’s BBQ Smoked turkeys to go $69 Birds are available for both Wed. and Thanksgiving Day Pickup Highlights include: “Custom Smoked Turkey for $69.00. This is a 20 pound bird with shrinkage of about 4 pounds. That’ll feed approximately 10 people. You decide how you would like your turkey smoked. Using oak or using mesquite. Both great flavors. Rubbed or Mopped? Great choices to choose from.” 962 300 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 (801) 355-0499 www.saltlakebbq.com Kimi’s Chop & Oyster House Regular menu with specials 1 p.m. – 4.30 p.m. $28 adults, kids 6-12 $14, 3-5 $10, under 3 free Highlights include: “Dried cherry & crimini mushroom stuffed organic turkey roulade, lingonberry coulis, sweet potato mousse, whipped potato w/lemon thyme gravy and haricot vert.” 2155 S Highland Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84106 Phone: (801) 946-2079 www.kimishouse.com Little America Grand Ballroom Buffet 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. $54.00 adults, $27.00 child 5-10, children 4 and under complimentary Highlights include: “A holiday tradition for many years, Little America’s Thanksgiving Buffet is the perfect way to celebrate all that you are thankful for. Continue your family tradition of celebrating Thanksgiving at the Little America hotel or start a new one this year and savor the season without setting foot in the kitchen.” Little America Lucky H Bar & Grille Set meal 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Highlights include: “Our chefs will prepare traditional Thanksgiving favorites on Thanksgiving Day. Price includes dessert. Roast turkey dinner $29.95 adult, $16.00 child Under 10; prime rib $32.95 adult, $16.00 child under 10; salmon $29.95 adult, $16.00 child under 10.” 500 Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 (801) 596-5700 saltlake.littleamerica.com Marriot City Creek Buffet $37 per person 75 S W Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 Phone: (801) 531-0800 http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/slcut-salt-lake-marriott-downtown-at-city-creek/ Oasis Cafe Regular brunch – menu 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Highlights include: “German buttermilk pancake with blueberry compote or the eggs Benedict Florentine, Chef Efren’s breakfast burrito; the toasted Brie sandwich or a traditional Reuben sandwich.” 151 500 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84102 (801) 322-0404 www.oasiscafeslc.com Spencers For Steak & Chops Regular menu with special set menu $42 adults, $20 kids All day Highlights include: “Roasted white and dark turkey, home-made stuffing, butternut squash puree, garlic mashed potato, giblets gravy, vegetable medley, cranberry sauce. Whole fried turkey legs available upon request.” Hilton Salt Lake City Center, 255 S W Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 (801) 238-4748 spencersforsteaksandchops.com Vertical Diner Set vegan meal – menu noon – 5 p.m. $19 adults, $12 kids Highlights include: “Seitan or tempeh steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, ala carte dessert and seasonal cocktails; take out available and 20% of profits donated to Ching animal sanctuary.” 2280 S W Temple, South Salt Lake, UT 84115 (801) 484-8378 https://www.facebook.com/verticaldinerSLC/ Last minute updates: Smokey’s BBQ & Grill – smoked turkeys and hams to go R&R BBQ – smoked turkeys to go Sugarhouse BBQ – smoked turkeys to go Hearth On 25th – 6 person turkey dinner to go for $102 Silver Fork Lodge – buffet, $34 adults, $17 kids Mountains and resorts… Aerie @ Snowbird Buffet – menu 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. $51 adults, $26 kids 6-12, Kids 5 and under free Highlights include: “Snake River Farms kurobuta ham honey-thyme glaze; chili braised beef short ribs, roasted cauliflower & butternut squash; wild mushroom bread stuffing; crab, spinach & artichoke dip, fried tortilla chips.” 9320 Cliff Lodge Dr #088, Snowbird, UT 84092 (801) 933-2222 www.snowbird.com/dining/the-aerie-restaurant/ Apex Buffet noon – 8 p.m. $85 for adults, $40 for children Highlignhts include: “Enjoy classics like herb-roasted turkey breast, pepper-crusted beef tenderloin, citrus-apple glazed cedar plank salmon, yams with roasted marshmallows, apple-sage stuffing, mashed potatoes, honey mustard glazed Brussels sprouts and more; plus signature sautees like pumpernickel and butternut squash cake; a selection of shellfish; a trio of soups; six salads; a children’s buffet; and more than a dozen desserts.” Montage Deer Valley, 9100 Marsac Ave, Park City, UT 84060 (435) 604-1300 https://www.montagehotels.com/deervalley/en/dining/apex/ Brass Tag Three course meal 5.30 p.m. – 9 p.m., bar open 4 p.m. $48 prix fixe dinner for two “A classic three-course Thanksgiving for two. Start with a choice of miso pumpkin soup or grilled romaine salad, followed by an entrée of herb-rubbed oven-roasted chicken, oven-roasted prime rib or butternut squash ravioli. For dessert enjoy pumpkin crème brulee or apple cheddar pie. A la carte options are also available.” 2900 Deer Valley Dr E, Park City, UT 84060 (435) 615-2410 www.deervalley.com/Dining/WhereToEat/thebrasstag Deer Valley Grocery Cafe Sides, starters and desserts to-go Orders must be placed by 5 p.m. Nov. 21, and picked up by 7 p.m. Nov. 23. Highlights include: “Sides like roasted carrot and leek soup, Deer Valley roasted garlic mashers, artisan Caesar salad, green bean au gratin, and roasted Brussels sprouts and butternut squash, which will make perfect compliments to your turkey, ham or other entrée being served at home. Enjoy desserts like pies – including pumpkin, apple cheddar, potato pecan, apple pie, and cherry pie – cheesecake with strawberry glaze and pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. And if you’re celebrating Thanksgiving as a guest, these all make great housewarming items, too.” 1375 Deer Valley Dr, Park City, UT 84060 (435) 615-2400 www.deervalley.com/dining/wheretoeat/grocerycafe Giltretind Buffet 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. $75 for adults, $25 for children ages 5-12 Highlights include: “Selections include six salads, a selection of steamed shellfish, roasted Utah turkey, Wagyu chuck roast, lamb T-bone, maple bourbon glazed ham, wild salmon, buffalo short ribs, stuffed portabella mushrooms, parsley-butter fall vegetables, mashed potatoes, roasted yams and sweet potatoes, a kids buffet, and Steins’ Grand Dessert Display, with gingered pear and walnut cobbler, chocolate-cranberry-almond bread pudding, and caramel-apple crepes.” Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley, 7700 Stein Way, Park City, UT 84060 (435) 645-6455 www.steinlodge.com/dining-en.html The Golden Cliff @ Snowbird Buffet – menu 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. $46 adults, $23 children 6-12 Highlights include: “Entrees of slow-roasted turkey with gravy, applewood smoked bacon-leek, mashed potatoes and cranberry-orange relish; seared salmon with fresh dill beurre blanc, brown and wild rice medley; roast pork tenderloin with orange-balsamic-thyme reduction, tri-colored Peruvian potatoes.” Grub Steak Prix-fixe $30.75 for adults, $15.75 for children 12 and younger 2 – 8 p.m. Highlights include: “A classic three-course Thanksgiving dinner done right. Enjoy potato leek soup with gold creek cheddar, baby Romaine heart Caesar salad or Park City’s best salad bar. Then dig into a roasted tom turkey with savory herb stuffing with traditional gravy, green beans almondine, homemade creamy mashers, fresh cirrus cranberry relish, oat-and-barley beer bread and sourdough baguette. Then choose between pumpkin pie with vanilla bean whipped cream or spiced apple bread pudding with High West bourbon sauce.” 2200 Sidewinder Dr, Park City, UT 84060 (435) 649-8060 grubsteakrestaurant.com Lodge Bistro @ Snowbird Four course set dinner – menu 4 – 9 p.m. $48 adults, $24 kids Highlights include: “Grilled American kobe bavette steak smoked fingerling potatoes, greens, demi-glace cream or fennel-brined pork chop with butternut squash purée, hazelnut sauce vert for entree.” 9260 E # 082, Lodge Rd, Snowbird, UT 84092 (801) 933-2222 www.snowbird.com/dining/lodge-bistro/ Powder @ Waldorf Astoria Buffet $55 per person 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Highlights include: “Entrees like roasted turkey, honey clove glazed ham, herb-crusted prime beef tenderloin, braised beef short ribs, cedar-planked king salmon; sides such as candied yams, wild boar and apple stuffing, mashed potatoes, honey-glazed carrots, and sautéed Brussels sprouts; plus selections of seafood, soups, salads, cheeses, charcuterie and berries for starters, and a delicious assortment of baked pies, cakes, pastries and cookies for dessert.” Frostwood Dr, Park City, UT 84098 (435) 647-5566 waldorfastoriaparkcity.com Windy Ridge Bakery Pie and quiche selections to-go – menu Orders must be placed by Nov. 16. Pick-up is Nov. 23 from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. $22.50 to $25 Highlights include: “Tomato and spinach or ham and Swiss quiche, as well as mixed berry pie, pumpkin spice pie, Mile High apple pie, key lime pie or maple pecan pie. All pies are in an 11-inch deep dish and should serve 8-10 people generously.” 1250 Iron Horse Dr, Park City, UT 84060 (435) 647-0880 windyridgefoods.com Zoom Regular menu with special chef additions 5.30 – 9.30 p.m. 660 Main St, Park City, UT 84060 (435) 649-9108 zoomparkcity.com
Hi, I’m Stuart, nice to meet you! I’m the founder, writer and wrangler at Gastronomic SLC and The Utah Review; I’m also a former restaurant critic of more than five years, working for the Salt Lake Tribune. I’ve worked extensively with other local publications from Utah Stories through to Salt Lake Magazine and Visit Salt Lake.
I’m a multiple-award winning journalist and have covered the Utah dining scene for more than a decade. I’m largely fueled by Uinta Cutthroat, alliteration and the use of too many big words I don’t understand. I ate all the pies.