If you just can't stand the thought of cleaning up 12 different pots, pans and casserole dishes, let local Jackson restaurants take care of you Thanksgiving Day. Here are the restaurants and caterers offering Thanksgiving service.
Bon Ami (Maywood Mart, 1220 E. Northside Drive, Suite 230, 601-982-0405) Orders must be placed by noon, Nov. 16. Bon Ami cannot accept cancellations after this date. Pickup date is Wednesday, Nov. 21 from 11 a.m-2 p.m. The restaurant will be closed Thanksgiving day. Catering menu includes seafood gumbo, corn-and-crab bisque, chicken-and-artichoke soup, lemon-pineapple or strawberry congealed salad, Grand Marnier ambrosia, herb roasted turkey, apple pecan stuffed pork loin, Aunt Mable's corn bread dressing, sweet potato crunch, squash souffle, corn pudding, pineapple casserole, spinach Madeleine, old-style green-bean casserole, chunky apple-cranberry sauce, Bon Ami strawberry cake, Mona's chocolate sheet cake, Nannie's pecan pie and chess pie.
Broad Street Baking Company & Cafe (Banner Hall, 4465 Interstate 55 N., Suite 101, 601-362-2900) Orders must be placed by Nov. 18 and picked up by 2 p.m. Thanksgiving Day. Full menu of meats, specialty bread, sides, salads and even dessert. Items include pork loin, oven-roasted honey glazed Smithfield ham, fried turkey breast, breakfast biscuits, brioche, Struan bread, pumpkin cheesecake, bread pudding and honey pecan tart.
Campbell's Bakery (3013 N. State St., 601-
362-4628) Taking orders until they are full. Offering desserts off their regular menu: donuts, pastries, cupcakes, cakes (carrot, chocolate, strawberry, iced tea and Italian creme) and cookies (sugar and peanut butter.)
CHAR Restaurant (Highland Village, 4500 Interstate 55 N., Suite 142, 601-956-9562) Orders need to be placed 24 hours in advance. The restaurant will be closed Thanksgiving Day. Menu includes corn bread stuffing, creamed spinach, mashed sweet potatoes and whole pecan pies. You can also purchase regular menu items in bulk; however, no modifications, please.
Crazy Cat Bakers (Highland Village, 4500 Interstate 55 N., Suite 173, 601-362-7448) Crazy Cat will take orders until they can't take any more. Pick up items from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 21. Desserts only: sweet potato pie, spiced apple cake with caramel glaze, chocolate chip bourbon pie, carrot cake with lemon-infused icing and bread pudding with brandy-butter sauce.
Hickory Pit (1491 Canton Mart, 601-
956-7079) and Haute Pig (1856 Main St., Madison, 601-853-8538) Offer barbecue pork, beef, ribs, chicken, ham and turkey by the pound and party packs. They also offer delicious cakes and pies that can be ordered at any time.
High Noon Cafe (2807 Old Canton Road, 601-366-1513) On Wednesday, 11:30 p.m.-2 p.m., High Noon will have a vegan Thanksgiving menu including sweet potato casserole, green beans, chick'un dressing and gravy, corn, possibly carrot cake and pumpkin cheesecake. Making a variety of fresh baked goods like dinner rolls and bread. Accepting special orders at least five days in advance. Popular requests include pumpkin pie cheesecake and mud pie.
Jammin Beignetz (111 N. Wheatley St., Ridgeland, 601-856-2112) Order by Nov. 19. Offering smoked turkey, prime rib, cranberry
relish, Creole dressing and sweet-potato
Julep Restaurant and Bar (Highland Village, 4500 Interstate 55 N., Suite 105, 601-362-1411) Orders must be made in advance and can be made 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 20. Menu includes turkey, herb-crusted tenderloin, strawberry-pecan salad, crawfish and corn bisque, Cajun caramelized carrots, chocolate ganache cake, Bailey's Irish cream cake, strawberry cake, key-lime pie and derby pie. They also offer items like breakfast casserole, quiche, smoked Gouda grits and banana nut bread for a Thanksgiving brunch.
Lumpkins BBQ (182 Raymond Road, 601-
373-7707) Order by 5 p.m. Nov. 18. Meats include fried or smoked turkey, smoked beef brisket or smoked pork roast, or small or large dinner packages that include one meat, two vegetables (greens, cabbage, yams or macaroni and cheese) and a roll or corn muffin. You can also order sides like corn bread stuffing or yams by the half pan (feeds 15) or the full pan (feeds 30).
McDade's (Multiple locations, Woodland Hills, 653 Duling Ave., 601-366-5273) Order by noon Nov. 20. Bring in your own turkey or ham, and the meat department will smoke it for you. (Woodland Hills location only.) All locations also offer meat trays, dressing, various types of casseroles, like sweet potato casserole, mashed potatoes, vegetables (collards, turnips, green beans, lima beans and peas) and various baked goods like cakes, pies and rolls.
Olivia's Food Emporium (820 Highway 51, Madison, 601-898-8333) Order by 6 p.m. Nov. 19. Pick up items by 2 p.m. Nov. 21. Pre-orders include small and large sides and smoked, oven-roasted or fried turkeys for home-preparation.
Parlor Market (115 W. Capitol St., 601-
360-0090) Place your pre-orders by 5 p.m.
Nov. 21; credit card number required to
hold your order. Pick up for all items is Wednesday, Nov. 21 by 5 p.m. The Thanksgiving menu includes a roast-it-yourself sweet tea-brined
Tanglewood Farms heritage turkey with gravy kit or porchetta. They also have Karl's root beer-braised turnip greens, JJ's loaded mashed
potatoes, coffee sweet potatoes, Ryan's smoked cheddar mac & cheese and oyster and corn
Paul Anthony's Butcher Market (Highland Village, 4500 Interstate 55 N., Suite 100, 601-
981-7559) Classic Thanksgiving fare including turkey and sides.
Primos Cafe (2323 Lakeland Drive, Flowood, 601-936-3398 or 515 Lake Harbour Drive, Ridgeland, 601-898-3600) Primos will accept orders until Nov. 21, and orders must be picked up by Nov. 23. With their "Pick Up a Holiday" special you can order a dinner package that includes turkey or ham, corn bread dressing and gravy, large vegetable order (sweet potatoes, squash, butter beans, green beans, macaroni & cheese, mashed potatoes or broccoli au gratin), cranberry sauce, 12 dinner rolls and your choice of pie (lemon ice box, sweet potato or pecan). You can also place individual orders of any of the items above as well as breakfast items, breads, cheese straws or bursts, and cakes (German chocolate, caramel, Italian cream, pineapple-coconut, red velvet, strawberry, pound, lemon pound or sugar-free pound).
Rainbow Whole Foods Co-operative Grocery (2807 Old Canton Road, 601-366-1602) They offer organic, vegan and vegetarian options, including Tofurky. You can also order special items like real turkey and various types of homemade bread through customer service. Bakery items require three days advance notice and meats require 10 days notice.
Strawberry Cafe (107 Depot Drive, Madison, 601-856-3822) Order by Nov. 19, and pick up by Nov. 21. Menu is online at strawberrycafemadison.com. Offering appetizers including spinach and artichoke dip, hummus and the Strawberry Picnic which includes baked brie, strawberries, salami, strawberry preserves and crackers. They also have apple and Vidalia onion, and apple and butternut squash soup. Cafe sides, entrees and desserts include sweet potato smash, baked apples, green-bean casserole, garlic mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, cafe relish, pork tenderloin, smothered chicken, beef tenderloin, glazed boneless ham, pork shanks, key-lime and caramel pie, strawberry mascarpone, German chocolate cake and bread pudding. Bread selections include pumpkin, banana, strawberry, blueberry and cinnamon, and Mississippi spice and lemon poppy-seed muffins.
Sugar's Place Downtown (168 W. Griffith St., 601-352-2364) Order by Nov. 19. Roasted and fried turkey, ham, corn bread dressing, green beans, macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, collard greens, broccoli and cheese casserole, potato salad, giblet gravy, peach cobbler, lemon cake and chocolate cake.
Taste of the Island Caribbean Takeout
(436 E. Capitol St., 601-360-5900) Orders must be placed 24 hours in advance. Menu includes jerk chicken, curried chicken, oxtails and jerk ribs.
T'Beaux's (941 Highway 80, Clinton, 601-
831-7778) Order by Nov. 20. Fried turkey and anything else you need.
Two Sisters Kitchen (707 N. Congress St., 601-353-1180) Place to-go orders by Monday, Nov. 19. Pickup day is Wednesday, Nov. 21 by 2 p.m.
Wellington's at the Hilton (1001 E. County
Line Road, 601-957-2800) Order at least 48 hours in advance. Pick-ups are Monday through Wednesday, Nov. 19-21. "Thanksgiving To Go" packages include roasted turkey, Brenda's corn bread dressing, giblet gravy, sweet-potato casserole, green beans, cranberry sauce, rolls, Mississippi-mud pie and apple pie. Items can also be purchased a la carte.
Open Thanksgiving Day
Fairview Inn and Sofia's Restaurant
(734 Fairview St., 601-948-3429) Offering a
brunch menu from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Currently booked but accepting reservations for waiting list.
Hilton Jackson (1001 E. County Line Road, 601-957-2800) Served in the Grand Ballroom, the hotel will host annual Thanksgiving buffet. No reservations required.
Marriott Jackson (200 E. Amite St., 601-
969-5100) Open 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and
5:30-9 p.m. with an a la carte menu and no reservations needed.
Petra Cafe (2741 Old Canton Rd., 601-
366-0161) Home-cooked Mediterranean and Lebanese cuisine. 11 a.m. to midnight.
Ro'Chez (204 W. Jackson St., 601-503-8244) Orders by Nov. 19. Take home menu with all the fixings includes smoked prime ribs or smoked turkeys. Also open for three-course brunch, Noon and 2 p.m. seatings. Reservations required.
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