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Not To Be Annoying, But Have You Planned For Thanksgiving Yet?

illustration by Larry Oliver

If you’re cooking, check out these recipes:

  • Happy Hostess’ Thanksgiving menu has recipes included in a downloadable pdf. (I’m planning to make her sweet potato gratin with garlic and rosemary myself.)
  • Also, check out Travis’ amazing green beans with bacon crumbles and fresh mushrooms. He makes it look so easy.



If you’re not cooking, take a good look at our ultimate Thanksgiving guide:

  • We have all the information you need to pre-order everything.
  • We also have a list of places you can dine on Thanksgiving Day.



Today is the last day to pre-order from Bonnell’s, and tomorrow is the last day to pre-order from The Grape, Urbano Cafe, and Kent Rathbun Concepts. You better get a move on.

  • Jon From TJs

    Best Value – TJ’s Take Out
    Complete Thanksgiving Meals

    TJ’s Seafood Holiday Feast
    Feeds 10-15
    $525 value, only 475!

    The pilgrims ate FRESH SEAFOOD, not turkey!

    TJ’s Famous Cocktail Shrimp
    Jumbo Snow Crab Claws
    Home Smoked Salmon
    Stone Crab Claws
    Gulf Crab Fingers
    E. Oysters On Half Shell

    TJ’s Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner
    Feeds 8-10
    $325 value, only 275!

    Everything but the turkey

    Cocktail Shrimp Platter
    Smoked Salmon Platter
    Garlic Mashed Potatoes
    Green Beans w/ Almonds
    Crawfish & Andouille Dressing
    Oyster Dressing
    Seared & Seasoned Beef Tenderloin (5-7lbs)
    Creamy Mustard & Horseradish

    TJ’s Thanksgiving Take Out Menu

    Please order by Fri Nov 16

    TJ’s Holiday Party Platters
    TJ’s Famous Cocktail Shrimp Platter
    With lemons, red & remoulade sauce (1 sauce for small)
    Jumbo (5lb)…150
    Large (3lb)…90
    Small (1lb),…35

    Hickory & Alder Smoked Salmon Platter
    With decorative cream cheese & fixings
    Large svs 15-25…84
    Small svs 6-10…42

    Chardonnay Poached Salmon Platter
    With cucumber dill sauce & lemons
    3lbs, svs 6-10…80

    Beef Tenderloin Sandwich Platter
    Garlic & pepper rubbed tenderloin sliced thin with
    cocktail rolls, creamy horseradish and mustard sauces
    Large 4 doz…150
    Small 2 doz…75

    TJ’s Seafood Feast Platter
    Shrimp, lobster tails and crab claws
    with cocktail, remoulade and clarified butter
    Large svs 15-25…250
    Small svs 6-10…150

    Caviar Platter
    With grated egg whites, yolks, red onions, capers & blinis
    Large svs 12-18…155,
    Small svs 6-10…80
    (priced with hackleback, premium caviar also avail)

    New England Lobsta’ Roll Platter
    Traditional lobster salad on egg bread. Sweet & succulent.
    Large 4 doz…125
    Small 2 doz…65

    Appetizers
    Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Mushrooms..13.00 / doz

    Lump Crab Stuffed Mushrooms…………….18.00 / doz

    Smoked Salmon, Dill & Caper Shrimp Dips…7.50

    TJ’s Ready-To-Eat Seafood
    TJ’s Famous Cocktail Shrimp……………………23.99 / lb

    Gulf or East Coast Oysters………………9.99-24.99/doz
    Half shell available after 4pm only (safety first!)

    King Crab Legs…………………………………………..Mkt Price

    Lump & Jumbo Lump Crabmeat…….27.99 – 39.99 / lb

    Florida Stone Crab Claws………………………….Mkt Price

    Thanksgiving Favorites
    Maine Lobsters…………………………………………17.99 / lb
    Live or steamed & cracked for FREE

    Whole Beef Tenderloin…………………………19.99 / lb
    Trimmed, seared & seasoned for FREE

    Holiday Gravy………………………………………………3.99 / pt

    Seafood & Andouille Gumbo…………………..5.99 / pt

    Vegetables (Feed 6…16.99)
    Green Beans w/ Almonds
    Garlic Mashed
    Almonds & Cranberry Couscous

    Holiday Dressings (Feed 6)
    TJ’s Famous Oyster Dressing…………………….20.00

    TJ’s Crawfish & Andouille Dressing………………24.00

  • HSlatton

    For those of you that want Thanksgiving with a lake view, try the Thanksgiving Champagne Brunch on 11/22 at Mistra at the Hilton Dallas/ Rockwall Lakefront. There is still room open for the 10:30am seating. Pricing is $39.95 adults/$14.95 for kids. Traditional breakfast and brunch options plus all your thanksgiving favorites will be offered. For reservations, call Teresa at 214-771-3700 x 5329 or e-mail Teresa.hickock@hilton.com