Holiday | San Diego Thanksgiving Roundup 2014

San Diego Thanksgiving Roundup 2014

thanksgiving-roundupIn San Diego, we have a lot to be thankful for. Let our San Diego Thanksgiving roundup guide you where and how to celebrate.

Brian’s 24
Nov. 27. The “restaurant that never sleeps” is open Thanksgiving day. Set in the heart of the Gaslamp quarter, Brian’s copper-clad kitchen, mahogany bar and crystal chandelier create a cozy atmosphere. For Thanksgiving, enjoy their special “The Gobbler,” an oven-roasted turkey sandwich with special stuffing, topped with cranberry aioli, piled high on a grilled hoagie roll. 828 6th Ave., Gaslamp District. 619.702.8410.

Cusp Dining & Drinks
Nov. 27. Sophistication meets comfort in the form of a three-course Thanksgiving dinner at Cusp Dining & Drinks. Guests will be greeted with a selection of hors d’oeuvres followed by choices like butternut squash soup with fried sage and candied chestnut cream and roasted free range turkey with chive whipped yukon potatoes, molasses glazed brussel sprouts, sausage wild rice stuffing and cranberry sauce. Seasonally-themed desserts like cranberry ginger pie and pumpkin pie will also be included. Dinner is $50 per person and will be served from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Cusp will also offer a two-course meal for kids 10 and under for $20. 7955 La Jolla Shores Dr., 858.551.3620.

Pacifica Del Mar
Nov. 27. Pacifica has created a three-course, seasonal feast set to the stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. Warm up with starters like autumn squash soup or Japanese clam chowder. Dig into hearty traditional dishes and signature staples like oven roasted turkey with all the trimmings and sugar spiced salmon with Chinese beans, garlic mashed potatoes and mustard sauce. End the dinner with a slice of Pacifica’s homemade pumpkin pie. The meal is $40 per person with the turkey entrée and $50 for other choices. Pacifica will also offer a three-course children’s menu for kids 12 and under for $16. Dinner will be served from noon to 9 p.m. 1555 Camino Del Mar, 858.792.0467.

Thanksgiving Dinner Cruise
Nov. 27. Hornblower Cruises offers a uniquely San Diego spin on Thanksgiving as guests enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving buffet feast with family and friends while cruising the San Diego Bay. The 2-hour cruise offers beautiful views of downtown San Diego and has two boarding times, at 2:30 and 3:00 p.m. 1800 N. Harbor Dr., San Diego, 619.686.8715.

Pacific Beach Ale House
Nov. 26-28. Start the celebrating early with Pacific Beach Ale House’s Thanksgiving Eve Bash, with half off bottles of wine till 10 p.m., and $1 oysters all day. Thanksgiving day brings all the classic fixings starting at 11 a.m., and relax after Black Friday’s shopping with breakfast starting at 9 a.m. 721 Grand Ave, Pacific Beach. 858.581.2337.

Lotus Thai
Nov. 27. Open from 5-10 p.m. at their Hillcrest location, Lotus Thai makes sure its guests can enjoy a happy Thanksgiving with no dishes and clean-up after. Try their new pumpkin creme brulee or their taro tapioca mousse for a sweet finish to the evening. 3761 6th Ave, Hillcrest. 619.299.8272.

Nov. 27. For a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, Barleymash offers their family-style Thanksgiving feast, starting at 3 p.m. for $39 per guest, complete with the restaurant’s signature ‘barley’ touch. 600 5th Ave, Gaslamp District. 619.255.7373.

True North Tavern
Nov. 27. True North Tavern hosts Thanksgiving guests with live music, as well as prime seating for the holiday football games on any one of its 42-inch HD TVs. The feast starts at 6 p.m. and the party extends into the early morning. 3815 30th St., North Park. 619.291.3815.

Brazen BBQ’s take-out menu
Nov. 27. For those hosting Turkey Day that aren’t crazy about the cooking, Brazen BBQ has a complete holiday feast for six to eight people, including turkey, stuffing, turkey gravy, orange-port cranberry sauce, bourbon pecan pie, cornbread and two additional sides for $159. 441 Washington St, Hillcrest. 619.816.1990.

The US Grant
Nov. 27. Celebrate Thanksgiving with The US Grant’s Thanksgiving buffet- complete with an array of seasonal specialties, and set to the tune of Ira Gonzalez and The Rob Thorsen Duo from 12:15-4:15 p.m. For a more intimate setting, Chef Sam creates a feast of fine dining starting at 4 p.m. For a taste of “Thanksgiving in a glass” order the Smashing Pumpkin Martini, featured on the Food Network’s “Best Thing I Ever Ate” Thanksgiving episode. 326 Broadway, Downtown San Diego. 619.744.2077.

The Prado
Nov. 27. Come to the table overflowing with rich flavors of favorite trimmings, at The Prado at Balboa Park. The three course Thanksgiving Dinner is served from 1-7 p.m. Menu is priced at $54.95 for adults and $12.95 for kids. 1549 El Prado, Balboa Park. 619.557.9441.

Sugar & Scribe Bakery
Nov. 26. Don’t forget about the post feast sweet fix, and pick up your pies from Sugar & Scribe Bakery. With dozens of sweet options to match any palette, the bakery is the perfect stop for that pumpkin, apple or pecan pie. Visit the bakery at the original shop in Pacific Beach, or at its new location in La Jolla. 1420 Garnet Ave, Pacific Beach or 7660 Fay Ave, La Jolla. 858.274.1733.

Hello Betty Fish House
Nov. 27. How about Thanksgiving with a view? To celebrate Hello Betty Fish House’s first Thanksgiving in Oceanside, Chef Nick has created a special California-inspired Thanksgiving burrito – “The Gobbler.” Open from 11AM – 6PM on Thanksgiving Day, guests can enjoy Hello Betty’s regular menu as well as additional holiday-inspired dishes. 211 Mission Ave, Oceanside. 760.722.1008.



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