Elevate Your Thanksgiving: Let Local Experts Craft Your Holiday Feast

November 13, 2023

This Thanksgiving, let the experts handle the cooking. Top local restaurants are crafting special menus to elevate your Thanksgiving experience.

Thanksgiving Day at Mayor’s Table

Thursday, November 23, 1 p.m.- 8 p.m.

Enjoy Thanksgiving Day at Mayor’s Table, in the heart of Newport Beach. Patrons can soak in a stress-free Thanksgiving Day with those they love and enjoy an incredible meal prepared by Chef-Partner Riley Huddleston that blends traditional Thanksgiving fare with his signature new-American techniques. The meal begins with soul-warming appetizers including, “Not Your Grandma’s Ambrosia” with farmer’s cheese, autumn squash, and pomegranate; and a Persimmon Dream, featuring seasonal persimmons three ways, served with honey vinegar. Entrees include traditional Heritage Turkey with whey-brined breast, confit leg, and smoked thigh served with cranberry sauce and black truffle gravy or a Flaming Flat Iron Steak with sunflower, radish, and a 72-hour steak sauce. Each selection is served with hearty sides including maple chestnut brioche stuffing and wood-fired mushrooms. For dessert, indulge in an Heirloom Pumpkin Pie and Farmer’s Market Apple Tarte Tatin.

 $89 per person | $40 for children (12 and under) | Free for children under 6 years

3300 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach.

Reservation Link at or call 949-524-8500

Thanksgiving Take-Out from Zov’s

Pre-orders must be placed by 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 18

Plan ahead for the holidays and order a gourmet Thanksgiving meal from Zov’s! The family-run business knows exactly how to fit the needs of all families, big or small. Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving feast with all the fixings with your choice Sliced Boneless Turkey Breast ($595) or a Whole Free-Range Turkey ($695). Each option serves 12-15 guests and includes a total of nine fixings and sides, including wild mushroom & jasmine rice stuffing, fluffy mashed potatoes, maple glazed yams, tangy cranberry citrus relish, and more. To finish the meal, guests can select from three fresh-baked pie choices: a classic Pumpkin, Apple Crumb, or a caramelized-to-perfection Pecan Pie. For those tackling turkey at home, a selection of a-la-carte add-ons are available for purchase. All orders must be picked up from Zov’s Tustin location (17440 E. 17th St.) on Wednesday, November 22 between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.

To place your order, call 714.838.8855 ext. 22 or email 

Thanksgiving Eve at The Bungalow Long Beach

Wednesday, November 22

Join The Bungalow Long Beach for Thanksgiving Eve with your family and friends! Complete with its seasonal cocktails, a rockin’ DJ, and dancing, The Bungalow is the perfect place to kick off the Thanksgiving festivities. Show your family from out-of-town gorgeous panoramic views of the sparkling Long Beach Marina from their 2nd story porch or meet up with friends to get a break before the in-laws arrive!

Reservations: or 526.719.9400

6400 Pacific Coast Hwy Suite 200, Long Beach

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