Nov. 16, 2005

Food and/or beverage news? E-mail food@seattleweekly.com Advance registration or reservations are recommended for most of the following events. Prices exclusive of tax and gratuity unless otherwise noted. EATING OUT ON TURKEY DAY Thursday, Nov. 24 Ray's Boathouse celebrates Turkey Day with a Thanksgiving buffet and feast featuring a seafood bar and shucking station along with oven-roasted turkey, prime rib, halibut, salads, and other holiday trimmings. $32.95/person ($16/kids 5–11). 11:30 a.m.–7 p.m. 6049 Seaview Ave. N.W., 206-782-0094, www.rays.com. BALLARD You'll find holiday feasting at Earth & Ocean as chefs prepare a three-course Thanksgiving menu of both traditional and inventive dishes. Select a main course ranging from pan-fried trout ($58) to American bronze turkey ($62) to braised rabbit casserole ($55) to grass-fed venison chops ($66), then add from a selection of starters and desserts. Price depends on chosen entrée. 3–8 p.m. 1112 Fourth Ave., 206-264-6060, www.earthocean.net. DOWNTOWN The Thanksgiving Day buffet at Masala of India serves turkey with a twist: tandoori turkey with mashed potatoes and gravy. The turkeys are slow cooked by owner/chef Sahjay Sharma in a tandoor oven and loaded with onion, garlic and Indian spices. $14.95/person ($7.95/kids 2–7 years). 11:30 a.m.–8 p.m. 539 N.E. Northgate Way, 206-417-1118, www.masalaofindia.com. NORTHGATE Have Thanksgiving dinner at Sorrento Hotel and enjoy a prix fixe menu that includes truffled clam chowder, roasted rack of Niman Ranch pork, rosemary roasted free-range turkey with pear stuffing, and desserts ranging from glazed and spiced apple tart to a pumpkin treat. $75/person. Noon–8 p.m. 900 Madison St., 206-622-6400. DOWNTOWN For traditional holiday favorites, visit Waters,a lakeside bistro at Woodmark Hotel and Spa for Thanksgiving dinner. Green bean casserole, artisan bread stuffing, honey glazed root vegetables, mashed potatoes, and herb roasted turkey or cedar plank smoke salmon are available. $35/person (kids 12 and under pay their age). 11 a.m.–6 p.m. 1200 Carillon Pt., 425-822-3700. KIRKLAND Bombay Grill welcomes the holiday season by offering homesick UW students a free Thanksgiving buffet. Show a current UW student ID card, and as long as you're one of the first 200 students to arrive, enjoy turkey masala, tandoori chicken, vegetarian curry, and other Indian dishes on the house. $8.95 for those without IDs. Noon–2 p.m. 4737 Roosevelt Way N.E., 206-548-9999. UNIVERSITY DISTRICT Celebrate the first Thanksgiving feast at Mulleady's Irish Pub & Restaurant's new location with classic Irish pub fare by chef David Saunders: old-fashioned hand-carved turkey sandwiches, pumpkin pie cheesecake, and, of course, fine Irish whiskey. 5 p.m. 3055 21st Ave. W., 206-283-8843, www.mulleadyspub.com. MAGNOLIA Kaspar's hosts an eclectic Thanksgiving buffet with traditional Thanksgiving dishes—carved rosemary rubbed turkey, honey glazed baked ham, and country-style garlic mashed potatoes—or more imaginative concoctions like deviled eggs with Dungeness crab meat or Indian style honey rum smoke salmon. $40/adults ($15/kids 7–15 years). Noon–7 p.m. 19 W. Harrison St., 206-298-0123. LOWER QUEEN ANNE Celebrate your spotless kitchen with a traditional Thanksgiving dinner at the Waterfront Seafood Grill where the chef whips up the favorites—oven-roasted turkey, cornmeal herbed stuffing, Yukon Gold roasted garlic mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes with pecan maple butter, and caramel walnut tarts. $22.95/person (take-out is available). 2–8 p.m. 2801 Alaskan Way, Pier 70, 206-956-9171 or www.waterfrontpier70.com. DOWNTOWN Spice things up with a four-course Italian-inspired Thanksgiving dinner at the new Bellevue location of Maggiano's Little Italy. With homemade lasagna (ricotta cheese, crumbled meatballs, Italian sausage, and marinara sauce), green bean casserole, four-cheese ravioli, mashed potatoes, and more, it's the best of both worlds—especially with pumpkin praline cheesecake, tiramisu, or zuccotto chocolate cake for dessert. $34.95/person ($16.95/kids 5–12). Noon–7 p.m. 10455 N.E. Eighth St., 425-519-6476, www.maggianos.com. BELLEVUE The Golf Club at Newcastle will offer two options for Thanksgiving diners, a classic Thanksgiving dinner buffet at The Calcutta Grill ($39/adult, $19/kids 4–10. Noon–7 p.m.) or a Family-Style Thanksgiving Dinner at St. Andrews Ballroom ($59/adult, $24/kids 4–10. Noon–7 p.m.). Calcutta Grill offers roasted turkey and prime rib (carved to order), barbecued salmon and smoked seafood, spiral ham, mashed potatoes, and various pies. St. Andrews, on the other hand, caters to groups of eight or more with a whole turkey per table, plus preordered salads, potatoes, desserts and more (you can even take home turkey for post-Thanksgiving turkey sandwiches). The Golf Club at Newcastle, 15500 Six Penny Lane, 425-793-4646. NEWCASTLE Any of the Great Harvest Bread Co. locations can help lower your stress level this Thanksgiving by providing specialty holiday breads that will impress your relatives (no matter how strange they are). Pick up everything from old-fashioned white dinner rolls to pumpkin swirl bread with pumpkin dough, honey whole wheat bread, cranberry bread, and apricot brandy. With prices ranging from $4 to $7, there's no need to worry about throwing down too much money. Locations in Bellevue, Redmond, Lake Forest Park, Seattle, Tacoma, Federal Way, Everett, and West Seattle. Grand Central Bakery can also help by providing homemade pies ($12–$13.95, plus $2 pie tin deposit) ready to serve at your Thanksgiving dinner! The traditional flavors of pumpkin, Southern pecan, and apple are available, and the crusts are all-butter. Their special Rustic Stuffing, a special blend of golden brown artisan bread cubes, will also be available ($2.99/12 oz. bag). Grand Central also has holiday breads like cranberry-pecan, pumpkin, rosemary, and Yukon gold potato dinner rolls ($9.95) with various gourmet spreads like artichoke jalapeno and herbed cream cheese ($4.25). They will accept orders three days in advance for pick-up at the Pioneer Square and Eastlake locations. 206-768-0320 or www.grandcentralbakery.com. You can pick up Thanksgiving pies at Essential Bakery Cafes in Wallingford/Fremont and Madison. Head pastry chef William Leaman will offer his Apple Medley Galette with organic apples ($25.50), an all-natural pumpkin pie ($18), and an all-natural pecan pie ($20), all with organic crusts. Place orders by Friday, Nov. 18; they must be picked up by Wednesday, Nov. 23, at 6 p.m. At-counter pies are available through Nov. 23 on a first-come basis. 206-545-0444 (Wallingford), 206-328-0078 (Madison), www.essentialbaking.com.

 
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