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How Not to Cook on Turkey Day

If you’re not up to the task of cooking a Thanksgiving feast, Jackson metro-area businesses have you covered.

If you’re not up to the task of cooking a Thanksgiving feast, Jackson metro-area businesses have you covered.

The holiday season is a busy one for many people. If cooking a Thanksgiving feast isn't part of your plans, lots of local restaurants can help out. Call now.

Broad Street Baking Company & Cafe

(4465 Interstate 55 N., 601-362-2900)

Broad Street offers a catering menu of specialty bread, soup, side dishes, brunch items, main courses and desserts. The baked goods includes buttermilk breakfast biscuits, sweet potato biscuits, monkey bread, and pumpkin bread. Appetizers include BRAVO! tomato-basil soup, sherried mushroom soup, mixed greens salad and cranberry relish. Entrees are Chef Dan Blumenthal's specialty spinach casserole, sweet potato casserole and fried turkey breast. Desserts include pumpkin or sweet potato pie and BRAVO! double-chocolate bread pudding. Apple streusel king cake is available Nov. 20-26. Cake orders must be in before 3 p.m. Nov. 26. Fall and Thanksgiving sugar cookies are available in leaf and turkey designs. Thanksgiving orders accepted until Sunday, Nov. 23, and will be available for pickup Wednesday, Nov. 26, by 2 p.m. Find the menu at

Crazy Cat Bakers

(4500 Interstate 55 N., Suite 173, 601-362-7448) 

Crazy Cat is offering a variety of desserts, such as spiced apple cake with caramel glaze, chocolate chip bourbon pecan pie, carrot cake with lemon cream-cheese frosting and bread pudding with brandy-butter sauce. Crazy Cat will take orders until they can't take any more. Pick-up will be the day before Thanksgiving from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For Heaven's Cakes and Catering

(4950 Old Canton Road, 601-991-2253) 

Cake and dessert offerings include gingerbread, pumpkin pie and carrot-cake cupcakes, and nut tarts. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the Wednesday before Thanksgiving for pickup of orders only. Closed Thanksgiving. Calling ahead is encouraged.


(4500 Interstate 55 N., Suite 105, 601-362-1411) 

The catering menu includes a 10- to 12-pound turkey, whole stuffed chicken, herb-crusted pork tenderloin and pepper-crusted beef tenderloin. Sides include dressing, soups, Julep yeast rolls, angel biscuits, corn muffins, and a variety of sides, dips, and desserts including cakes, pies and puddings. Customers will also be able to purchase Julep's honey butter. The Thanksgiving menu is available until the day before Thanksgiving at 5 p.m. The store will be closed on Thanksgiving.

Grant's Kitchen

(2847 Lakeland Drive, Flowood, 601-665-4764)

Grant's Kitchen will be open the day before Thanksgiving from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., but will be closed Thanksgiving Day. The restaurant is taking catering orders until Wednesday, Nov. 26 at 2 p.m. with the exception of roasted turkey. Grant's Kitchen will serve its regular menu, along with Thanksgiving dishes such as turkey and dressing. Customers will be able to purchase vegetables and sides in pints, quarts, gallons and half gallons. For pricing, go to

Two Sisters' Kitchen

(707 N. Congress St., 601-353-1180) 

Two Sisters' Kitchen will take catering orders from its regular menu through the Friday before Thanksgiving. The restaurant will not be open Thanksgiving Day.

Cookin' Up a Storm

(1491 Canton Mart Road, Suite 1, 601-957-1166)

Cookin' Up a Storm will offer a full holiday menu for carry out including stuffing with sausage, pecans and apples, sweet potato casserole, corn souffle, whole vodka coffee liqueur chocolate cake, mini cinnamon rolls and scalloped pineapples. The restaurant will accept orders up to the last minute or until it runs out of food. Cookin' Up a Storm will be open Monday and Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will be closed Thursday through Sunday.

Sugar Magnolia Takery

(5417 Highway 25, Flowood, 601-992-8110) 

Sugar Magnolia Takery will have a full holiday menu including asparagus casserole, butter beans, turkey, spiral-cut ham, dressing and cranberry salsa. The restaurant will accept carryout orders for dinner items until Friday, Nov. 21, and until the Monday before Thanksgiving for pastry orders. It will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, and will be closed Thursday.

McDade's Market

(Multiple locations,

Purchase or bring in turkeys or hams, and the store will smoke it for you for $14.95. For details, call and ask for the meat department. All locations also offer meat trays, dressing, various casseroles such as sweet-potato casserole, mashed potatoes, vegetables (collards, turnips, green beans, lima beans and peas), and various baked goods such as cakes, pies and rolls.

Primos Cafe

(2323 Lakeland Drive, 601-936-3398, 515 Lake Harbour Drive, 601-898-3600) 

Primos Cafe's holiday menu includes sliced white-meat turkey, cornbread dressing, giblet gravy, two vegetables of choice, cornbread or rolls, cranberry sauce, desserts of choice and tea. Vegetables include sweet potato, squash and green-bean casserole, lima beans, mashed potatoes, and macaroni and cheese. Desserts include caramel, Italian cream, strawberry and red velvet cake, and lemon icebox and sweet-potato pie. Cakes serve 18 and pies serve eight. Full dinner packages available for businesses. Primos encourages customers to order by Friday, Nov. 21. The menu is online at

The Strawberry Cafe

(107 Depot Drive, Madison, 601-856-3822) 

The catering menu includes spinach and artichoke dip, hummus, and the Strawberry Picnic, which includes baked Brie, strawberries, salami, strawberry preserves and crackers. Soups include apple and Vidalia onion and butternut-squash bisque. Cafe sides, entrees and desserts include sweet-potato smash, baked apples, green-bean casserole, pork tenderloin, smothered chicken, beef tenderloin, glazed boneless ham, strawberry mascarpone cake, German chocolate cake and bread pudding. Bread selections include pumpkin, banana, strawberry, blueberry and cinnamon, as well as Mississippi spice and lemon poppy-seed muffins. Order before Nov. 21 and pick the order up at the cafe Nov. 26. The menu is online at

CHAR Restaurant

(Highland Village, 4500 Interstate 55 N., Suite 142, 601-956-9562) 

The catering menu includes cornbread dressing, cream spinach, butterbeans, smashed sweet potatoes, green beans and whole pecan pie. You can also purchase regular menu items in bulk; however, no modifications, please. Orders need to be placed 24 hours in advance and picked up by 4 p.m. Nov. 26. The restaurant will be closed Thanksgiving Day.

Table 100

(100 Ridge Way, Flowood, 601-933-2720) 

For Thanksgiving, Table 100 will offer a full catering package that includes a choice of one meat, three sides, dressing and gravy, cranberry relish and a choice of dessert. The package serves 10 to 12 people. You can choose either four sweet tea-brined chickens or a sweet tea-brined hickory-smoked turkey. Sides include green-bean casserole, sweet-potato casserole, macaroni and cheese, glazed carrots, braised turnip greens and roasted Brussels sprouts. For dessert, you can choose either pumpkin pie or whole-pan bread pudding. Each menu item is also available for a separate price. Yeast rolls are also available. Orders must be placed by Thursday, Nov. 20 at 4 p.m. and need to be picked up Nov. 26 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Diamond Jack's Casino and Hotel

(3990 Washington St., Vicksburg, 601-636-5700)

 Enjoy a Thanksgiving Day buffet from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., which features fried fish and chicken, baked salmon, sliced pork loin, mashed potatoes and gravy, macaroni and cheese, peel-and-eat shrimp, carved turkey and brisket, smoked sausage and more.

Hilton Jackson

(1001 E. County Line Road., 601-957-2800)

The Hilton offers a buffet special from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thanksgiving Day in the Westbrook Ballroom. Serving mimosas, Champagne, coffee, tea, turkey, sweet potato casserole, mud pie, apple pie and more. Customers can order classic or a la carte. Orders can be placed for premade meals with 24-hour advance notice.

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