Have a great Thanksgiving with your favorite local businesses

This post guest written by LFA Intern, Annie Munroe Maynards-Thanksgiving-website-2014Don’t want to cook for Thanksgiving this year? If you aren't in the mood to deal with the holiday grocery shopping, defrosting the turkey days early or the hassle of cleaning all those dishes, help is in store!  Several of our great Tucson chefs are ready and willing to serve up a Thanksgiving meal to remember.

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For those who have the turkey covered, but want to bring a little something extra to the table, Chef Ghini is happy to provide great home made holiday sides and sweets, all made from scratch with love daily.  Call ahead to pick up favorites like Sausage stuffing, Scalloped Potatoes, Haricots Verts, Fresh Cranberry Sauce and Pies.  The Gourmet Girls Gluten Free Bakery/Bistro is also willing to  provide everything but the Turkey! Place your holiday orders now for Pies, Potatoes, Stuffing, Gravy and Dinner Rolls.

Feel like dining out on the big day?  Over at Agustin Kitchen, Chef Ryan Clark is sure to hit the spot with some traditional Thanksgiving favorites complete with AK Pumpkin Pie with whipped cream, Salted Banana Pudding and AK Pecan Pie.  At downtown's own Hotel Congress, the Cup Café is featuring some tasty items for the holiday to accommodate all different tastes. Not only are they serving turkey but shepherds pie and white fish benedict as well.

Just across the street, Maynard’s Kitchen will be going all out this holiday with herb crusted turkey, Sleeping Frog Farms Braising Greens with roasted onion and pepitas, Grand Marnier cranberry sauce and more. Sure to impress as they always do, Maynard’s Kitchen is ready for you.

Boasting one of the largest holiday menus, Pastiche is serving up some traditional tasty treats as well as some of their most popular items including a Pumpkin Ravioli with toasted fennel and champagne cream sauce and fried leeks, Quinoa Crusted pan-seared chicken breast with mango sweet chile sauce, garlic mashed potatoes, chef's vegetables and a Triple Berry Crisp with a brown sugar and streusel topping.  Be sure to call in advance for a spot as these holiday dinners fill fast.

With a long weekend ahead, the Wednesday night before Thanksgiving is one of the most popular for an evening out.  With old friends and long lost relatives in town, spend the night catching up at one of our many great local bars and pubs.

loft_logoStaying in the night before but want a reason to get out of the house on turkey day? Thanksgiving is also the most popular day for movie theatres! Try a smart alternative and check out the selection at The Loft. Want to see the newest, latest and greatest? Head for Harkins and support AZ owned theatres!