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Talking turkey with local pros

By Paul Goguen

With the Thanksgiving holiday coming up we thought it could be useful to sus out where one can order a pre-cooked Thanksgiving dinner in the valley. Because sometimes during the holidays, it is nice to have a pro do all the cooking, allowing you more time for entertaining friends and family or breaking up political and/or familial skirmishes in your living room. Since this article will run before the actual holiday, please understand that I haven’t tried any of these offerings and assume no liability in the event of cold turkey; two words you can’t say around Uncle Tony. Credible rumors of a turkey shortage are motivation enough to secure your spot early, although I see no sign of said shortage in my back yard.

Tips Roadside

Pre-order smoked turkey or prime rib with mashed Yukon potatoes, turkey gravy, cornbread stuffing, Tony’s kale and sweet potatoes and more. You can order online at www.tipsroadside.com or give them a call at (707) 509-0078. Pick up your feast Wednesday Nov. 24, 3 – 6 p.m. The restaurant is closed Thanksgiving day.

Glen Ellen Village Market

Thanksgiving dinner with turkey and all the usual suspects. Order in person at the store or by calling (707) 996-6728.

The Fig Café

Located in the same building as Kenwood Press world headquarters and planning to reopen Nov 12. The fig will host a Thanksgiving meal from 1 – 6 p.m. Visit their website at thefigcafe.com or call (707) 933-3000 Ext. 13 for details.

Ricky’s East Bound

Head north to Ricky’s East Bound for a pre-order takeout Thanksgiving feast. Pick it up on the Wednesday before T-day or have it delivered to Kenwood, Oakmont and east Santa Rosa. Brined herb-roasted turkey and the required gravy, mashed potatoes, sausage and herb stuffing and cranberry sauce are some of the offerings. The final day to order is Nov. 17, however ordering sooner is recommended. Go to www.rickyseastbound.com/ blog or give them a call at (707) 843-5143.

Palooza

Closed for Thanksgiving.

VJB Cellars

Closed for Thanksgiving.

Oak

Oak at Valley of the Moon Club in Oakmont is doing a Thanksgiving buffet with turkey, prime-rib and all of the fixings. The cost is $45 per person by reservation only. Call (707) 539-0415 ext. 5.

The Mill at Glen Ellen

Open for business with their regular hours and menu.

Yeti

Open for business with their regular hours and menu.

Jack London Saloon

Closed for Thanksgiving.

Mei-Don

Closed for Thanksgiving.

Garden Court Cafe

Closed for Thanksgiving.

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