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Giving thanks for not having to cook this Thanksgiving

Valley restaurants offering prepared Turkey Day grub
Giving thanks for not having to cook this Thanksgiving
A Sonoma Valley turkey.

By Paul Goguen

The Thanksgiving holiday is upon us, so once again this year The Kenwood Press is offering a guide to ordering a pre-cooked Thanksgiving dinner in the Valley.

Credible, yet ironic, rumors of a turkey shortage are as clear as their plumage displays and constant vocalizations around my house. I would encourage anyone who is interested in ordering to do it early. This ensures you a spot and makes life a bit easier for our operators in ordering yummy supplies.

Glen Ellen Star

Check out the Star’s Thanksgiving dinner pickup package, which feeds eight people for $75 per person. Reserve and get the details at

Tips Roadside

Tips is serving up garlic and rosemary-brined smoked turkey, slow-braised smoke-kissed ham shanks with house-mashed potatoes, cornbread stuffing, and more. You can order online at or call (707) 509-0078.

The Fig Café

Located in the same building as the Kenwood Press world headquarters, the Fig Café plans to host Thanksgiving from 1 to 6 p.m. Courses include turkey, pot roast, and other holiday-appropriate fare. Call (707) 933-3000 ext. 13 for a reservation.


Oak, at Valley of the Moon Club in Oakmont, is doing a Thanksgiving buffet with turkey and all of the fixings. The cost is $50 per person by reservation only. Call (707) 539-0415 ext. 5.

The Mill at Glen Ellen

Open for business, with regular hours and menu.


Open for business, with regular hours and menu. Jack London Saloon (Glen Ellen), Mei Don (Oakmont), Garden Court (Glen Ellen), VJB Cellars (Kenwood), and Palooza (Kenwood) are closed for Photo by Paul Goguen