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Thanksgiving Menus for the Non-homebodies.

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​Thanksgiving is just under three weeks away, which means it's high time to choose recipes, draft a shopping list and find the roasting pan. Or, alternately, make reservations.

For folks without nearby relatives or an inclination to cook, a number of local restaurants are serving up Thanksgiving feasts. Read on for menus and pricing details:

Bolla Restaurant
11 a.m.-7 p.m.
2927 Maple Ave.

Guests will choose one item from each course.
First Course
Pumpkin Bisque (black mission figs, parsnip crema, chive oil)
Local Green Salad (quince crisp, Persian feta, pomegranate vinaigrette)

Second Course
Seared Scallops (fall mushrooms, truffle-mirin soy)
Roasted Squab Breast (barley risotto, pearl onions, apple cider-curry emulsion)

Third Course
Sous Vide Turkey (sausage cornbread stuffing, cranberry, sage-giblet gravy)
Herb-Crusted Rack of Lamb (oxtail au gratin, smoked garlic puree)

Fourth Course
Ginger Nutmeg Donuts (white chocolate ganache, apple cider-pecan drizzle)
Sweet Potato Tart, (mascarpone, orange zest, sweet potato crumble)

Central 214
10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
5680 North Central Expressway
$19/child (0-12)

Buffet Selections
Turkey Three Ways (roasted, fried, smoked)
Whole Steamship Round of Beef
Butter Whipped Potatoes
Thyme Sage Stuffing
Maple Sweet Potato Casserole
Naughty Cream Corn
Green Bean Casserole
Fall Squash Gratin
Lacquered Baby Carrots
Grand Marnier Cranberry Jam
Giblet Gravy
Spring Mix Salad with Candied Cranberries, Goat Cheese & Brown Sugar Vinaigrette
Seafoam Salad
Yeast Rolls & Jalapeño Cornbread with Honey Butter
Caramelized Apple Bread Pudding with Applejack Glaze
Pumpkin Pie with Nutmeg Whipped Cream
Chocolate Pecan Pie

Charlie Palmer at the Joule
11 a.m.-3 p.m. Thanksgiving brunch
5 p.m.-9 p.m. Thanksgiving dinner
1530 Main St.
Brunch: $55/person

Guests will choose one item from each course.
First Course
Baby Red Oak Salad
Wild Mushroom Soup
Toad in a Hole
Roasted Beet Salad
Eggs Any Style

Main Course
Carmelized Texas Turkey Breast
Sweet potato Shepherd's Pie
Eggs Benedict
Grilled Pork Loin
Peanut Banana French Toast
Shiner Bock Glazed Ham
Pancake Stack

Fresh Cranberry Sauce
Cornbread and Sweet Sausage Stuffing
Traditional Turkey Stuffing
Wild Mushroom Ragout
Scrambled Eggs

Dark Chocolate Pumpkin
Crabapple Cranberry Fried Pie
Ruben's Tarts

$35/child (0-12)

Guests will choose one item from each course.
Pumpkin Arancine 

First Course
Baby Red Oak Salad
Wild Mushroom Soup
Roasted Beet Salad
Hudson Valley Foie Gras Terrine
Cavatelli Duck Bolognese

Main Course
Carmelized Texas Turkey Breast
Dry-aged Sirloin
Carmelized Scallop and Braised Short Rib
Shiner Bock Glazed Ham
Colorado Lamb Porterhouse

Fresh Cranberry Sauce
Cornbread and Sweet Sausage Stuffing
Traditional Turkey Stuffing
Wild Mushroom Ragout
Pomme Puree

Dark Chocolate Pumpkin
Crabapple Cranberry Fried Pie
Ruben's Tarts

11 a.m.-2 p.m.
2201 Stemmons Freeway

Guests will choose one item fromeach course.
First Course
Greek yogurt, strawberries, balsamic vinegar caramel

Second Course
Grilled Quail
Baby Romaine Caesar Salad
Cavatelli Pasta
Seared Half Maine Lobster
Moroccan Marinated Carrots
Ricotta-lemon Silver Dollar Pancakes

Grilled Turkey Breast
Seared Scottish Salmon
Grilled Prime Filet
Roasted Rack of Lamb
Fried Organic Eggs

Orange Chiffon Migas
Chocolate Gazpacho

The Second Floor
11 a.m.-11 p.m.
13340 Dallas Parkway
$20/wine pairing

First Course
Apple Onion Soup (crispy pork ravioli, chives)
Purple Sweet Potato Agnollotti (brown butter, piave vecchio)
Candy Striped Beet Salad (mixed greens, almonds, goat cheese)

Second Course
Roast Turkey Breast (apple pecan stuffing, pomme purèe)
Roasted Pork Loin (figs, butternut squash, crispy haricot verts)
Scallops (creamy green beans, leeks, crispy shallots)

Third Course
Cranberry Apple Buckle (orange ice cream, spiced cider)
Pumpkin Cheesecake (cinnamon chantilly crème, caramel)

11 a.m.-9 p.m.
901 Fort Worth Ave.
A la carte pricing

Holiday Cocktails $8
Gin Cranberry Fizz
Maple Infused Bourbon Hot Apple Cider
Mulled Wine

Homemade Non-alcoholic Fun $5
Pink Prickly Pear Soda
Licorice & Sassafras Root Beer
Fresh Pineapple & Lime-Aid

The Beginning
Byres Family Holiday Pumpkin Toast with Chicken Liver Pate & Plum Jam $9
Pork Jowl Bacon with Fermented Pickles, Sweet Chili's and Mustard $11
Pimento Cheese Croquettes with Grilled Romaine $6
Grilled Whole Prawns Cocktail Style with Fresh Herbs $11
Warm Mushrooms with Swiss Chard & Molasses $9
Roasted Oysters with Scampi Butter and Our Chorizo Sausage $10
Oranges & Black Olives with Feta Cheese $8
Lettuce & Fennel Salad with Crisp Parsnip, Tarragon & Dried Cherries $8
Braised Green Cabbage & Turnip Soup with Potato Dumplings $7
Brick Roux Gumbo with Wheat Farro $9

The Feast
Dry-Rubbed Pork Spare Ribs with Mac 'n' Cheese & Pickled Green Beans $19
Fish with Celery Root Puree, Collard Greens, Melted Leeks & Mustard Caviar $24

The Family Style Tradition: $25
Kids Portion Available: $1 for every year of their life
Choice of meat with family-style sides
Pit-Roasted Prime Rib Roast with Cider Vinegar, Garlic and Mint Jus
Our Smoke House Ham with Dublin Dr Pepper Red Eye Gravy Hickory Smoked Farm Turkey with Mushroom & Marjoram Gravy

All the Fixings
Sage Cornbread & Andouille Sausage Stuffing
Fresh Cranberry & Orange Relish
Creamed Spinach & Leeks
Mashed Potatoes
Cheese Grits & Hominy Casserole

The Sweets
Mexican Cinnamon Apple Cobbler $7
Buttermilk & Caramel Pumpkin Pie $7
Dark Chocolate Mousse & Peppermint $7

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