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Scottsdale Thanksgiving Deals: From Dining in to Taking it all Home

Posted on: November 20th, 2014 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

The holiday season has arrived and the big meals are lining up. I have a big-ish family, in that it’s all a little fragmented so when it comes time for family meals, I have at least two. At least.

So this year, if you find yourself with an array of plans or people that need to be entertained, we have a variety of options for you. Whether you are looking for a brunch, a dinner out or a place to pick up a complete (or a la carte) meal to take home, there are a number of Valley locations that have exactly what you are looking for.

Looking for spots in Phoenix? We’ve got those too!

Arrowhead GrillScottsdale Thanksgiving Deals: From Dining in to Taking it all Home: Arrowhead Grill Butter Cake
8280 W. Union Hills Dr., Glendale
623.566.2224
Thanksgiving Dinner
11/27/2014 12 pm to 7 pm
Cost| $49.99 per adult and $24.99 for children (not including tax or gratuity)
Reservations| Required
Families and friends will indulge in the bounty of the season with a selection of traditional favorites and decadent dishes by Chef Charles Wade Schwerd this Thanksgiving while enjoying each other’s company at Arrowhead Grill.
Patrons will enjoy their choice of traditional Thanksgiving fare like a 12-ounce portion of turkey breast served with American speck ham and fennel cornbread stuffing with homemade cranberry sauce, or the crown jewel of the Thanksgiving culinary experience, decadent turducken. This famous French dish combines servings of delicate white meat and duck in a 12-ounce portion of plump turkey stuffed with chicken breast and duck served with a prosciutto and fennel cornbread stuffing and homemade cranberry sauce.
Other entrée choices include delicious Arrowhead Grill dishes such as an eight-ounce portion of the restaurants’ famous Delmonico Steak, a 10-ounce portion of prime rib, an eight-ounce filet or Atlantic Salmon or Sea Bass. Each dinner begins with the choice of Lamb Chop Fondue, two lamb chops grilled to preference and served with truffle tremor goat cheese fondue, or pig wing fried golden brown and served with spicy ranch sauce.
The dining experience continues with the choice of delicate iceberg wedge, Caesar or spinach salad or fresh butternut squash soup garnished with candied jalapeños. Entrée sides include the choice of Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, maple mashed potatoes, creamed corn or spinach, sautéed green beans, scalloped cheese potatoes, steamed broccoli or cornbread stuffing.
Patrons can finish their Thanksgiving feast on a high note with such traditional desserts as Sweet Potato Pie with marshmallow topping, Pumpkin Cheesecake garnished with maple whipped cream, or gluten-free Flourless Chocolate Cake served with crème anglaise and raspberries, or Arrowhead Grill’s own Butter Cake topped with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce, $4.99 each.
“Thanksgiving at Arrowhead Grill is one of the highlights of the year,” said Chef Charles Wade Schwerd, owner of Arrowhead Grill. “We have a wonderful group of people who share the holiday with us each year, and we take pride in making it a special day for everyone, whether it’s their first year with us or their fifth.”

Casino Arizona
524 N. 92nd St., Scottsdale
480.850.7777
Casino Arizona is host to a number of restaurants and it seems that all of them are serving up some great holiday feasts.
Cholla Prime Steakhouse & Lounge
11/27/2014 12 pm to 8 pm
Cost| $29 per adult (not including tax or gratuity)
Cholla Prime Steakhouse & Lounge will offer a festive prix fix menu that will satiate all cravings. Guests will start the meal with their choice of a pumpkin and shrimp bisque or a toasted pecan and cranberry salad as an appetizer. Followed by a main course featuring slow roasted natural turkey complete with cherry and apple herbed stuffing, haricot verts, yam rounds, mashed potatoes and natural gravy. Dessert will include a sweet potato pie.
Eagles Buffet
11/27/2014 10 am to 9 pm
Cost| $29.95 for adults and $14.95 per child (does not include tax or gratuity)
Casino Arizona’s international buffet, Eagles Buffet will showcase a variety of entrees and desserts. Dishes include oven roasted turkey, seasoned dark turkey meat, grilled pork chops with sauerkraut, lemon pepper tilapia, baked ziti with Italian sausage, seasoned prime ribs and beer-battered fried cod just to name a few. Guests can also select from a wide selection of fine pastries and sides including rice pilaf candied yams with marshmallow crumb gratin, yellow golden buttered corn, assorted smoked seafood platters, hot cobblers, assorted fruit pies and fresh pumpkin.
Arizona Room Patio Grill
11/27/2014 11 am
Cost| $21 (does not include tax or gratuity)
Guests can feast on fire roasted tomato and corn chowder as a delicious starter. Served with turkey jus and an orange-cranberry sauce, the roasted turkey breast will be a riveting main course as it includes chorizo asparagus spears, cayenne pepper spiced sweet potatoes and caramelized onion puree. Dessert will include a pumpkin ginger layer cake with a rich raisin-cinnamon ice cream.
The Willows Restaurant
11/27/2014 11 am
Cost| $17.95 per adult (not including tax or gratuity)
Kicking off at 11 a.m., the Thanksgiving special will feature a choice of soup or salad as well as a southern roasted turkey roulade complete with green bean almandine and cheddar-bacon mashed potatoes. Food enthusiasts can also enjoy a creamy butternut squash bisque for an additional $3.25. A scrumptious pumpkin pie cheesecake will also be available for just $3.75.

Eddie V’s Prime SeafoodScottsdale Thanksgiving Deals: From Dining in to Taking it all Home: Eddie V's Thanksgiving Dinner
15323 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
480.730.4800
Thanksgiving Dinner
11/27/2014 11 am to 9 pm
Cost| $32 per adult and $15 for guests 14 years and younger (prices do not include tax or gratuity)
Reservations| Recommended, but not required
For the first time, Eddie V’s Prime Seafood will be open for business, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., on Thanksgiving Day. The restaurant will feature its full, a la carte dinner menu as well as a traditional Thanksgiving turkey dish with all the seasonal sides and a special Pumpkin Pie dessert. Guests also will enjoy special pricing on Roederer Champagnes by the glass and bottle to help celebrate the occasion.
Traditional Thanksgiving Turkey Dish (Special Entrée Option)
Sliced turkey, homestyle green beans with bacon, brioche stuffing, glazed acorn squash, pan gravy with Mirepoix Brunoise, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, and turkey gravy on the side.
Thanksgiving Dessert
Pumpkin Pie with whipped cream and praline sauce. $8
Roederer Champagnes (Special Pricing)
Roederer Estate – Glass: $12; Bottle: $60
Champagne Louis Roederer Brut Premier – Glass: $20; Bottle: $100
Champagne Louis Roederer Cristal – Glass: $50; Bottle: $250

Scottsdale Thanksgiving Deals: From Dining in to Taking it all Home: Hopdoddy's Thanksgiving on a BunHopdoddy Burger Bar
11055 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
480.348.2337
11/17/2014 through 11/30/2014
Thanksgiving on a Bun
Cost| $11
This burger is nothing short of traditional Thanksgiving dinner between the buns. This feast features a house made Sage Pesto Turkey Patty, Bacon Sherry Cane Vinaigrette mixed with a Brussels Sprout Salad, Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread Stuffing, and the star of Thanksgiving: Cranberry Ginger Chutney.

J & G SteakhouseThanksgiving_Scottsdale_JGSteakhouse
6000 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale
480.214.8000
11/27/2014
Thanksgiving Dinner
Cost| $50 per adult (does not include tax or gratuity)
Reservations| Recommended
J&G Steakhouse invites you to hit the easy button this holiday season and savor a gourmet (and hassle-free) twist on the traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Handcrafted by Executive Chef Jacques Qualin, enjoy a three-course Thanksgiving feast with all the fixin’s, including the aforementioned kabucha squash and pumpkin cheesecake (savory-sweet and surprisingly delicious!).

Kelly’s at Southbridge
7117 E. 6th Ave., Scottsdale
480.393.3205
Kelly’s 3rd Annual “Friends-Giving” Party
11/26/2014 6 pm
Where will you be on the eve of Thanksgiving? Before the family traditions, turkey fixings and football watching begins…Kelly’s at SouthBridge wants you to relax and have fun at their 3rd Annual Friends-giving Party. On Wednesday, November 26th, Kelly’s at SouthBridge is the place to hang out with your friends. There will be live music, drink specials, and giveaways.
We all need a place to escape before the holidays begin. Enjoy live Music from Lee Perreira, $5 Old Fashioned cocktails, $5 Manhattans, $5 Wild Turkey Shots, a Pie Eating Contest for Nordstrom holiday gift cards and an ugly sweater holiday card portrait studio.

Scottsdale Thanksgiving Deals: From Dining in to Taking it all Home: Thanksgiving_Scottsdale_LonsLon’s at the Hermosa
5532 N. Palo Cristi Rd., Paradise Valley
602.955.7878
Thanksgiving Dinner
11/27/2014 Noon to 7 pm
Cost| $75 per person, $25 for guests ages 5 to 12 and guests under the age of 4 dine complimentary (prices do not include tax or gratuity)
Reservations| Required. Call 602.955.7878 to make yours
Lon’s at the Hermosa will be inviting friends, family, guests and Valley locals to enjoy a fine-dining feast for Thanksgiving featuring contemporary Southwestern takes on traditional holiday favorites.
The three-course menu includes a choice of starter, entrée, and dessert, with highlights including roasted pumpkin soup, duck confit gnocchi, roasted turkey, ancho barbecue rubbed pork chop, spiced orange cheesecake and house made pumpkin pie. See the full menu here.

Pink Pony
3831 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
480.945.6697
Grand Canyon Beer & Cheese Tasting
11/26/2014 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Cost| $25 per person before the event, $35 at the door ($5 from each ticket will be donated to the school garden program at Hopi Elementary & Ingleside Middle School.)
Cheesemonger, Lara Mulchay of HotDish Inc. and Chef Stephen K. Eldridge of the Pink Pony are teaming up with Alex Phillips of Grand Canyon Brewery for this casual, fun-filled tasting event.
You will have the opportunity to taste pairings of some small-production, artisan cheeses with the liquid gold of Grand Canyon Brewery. Chef Eldridge will be serving some family-style snacks, including Pink Pony’s amazing homemade pretzels.

Scottsdale Thanksgiving Deals: From Dining in to Taking it all Home: Pistol Whipped Pastry Holiday PiesPistol Whipped Pastry
623.910.6967
Gourmet Pies: Pick Up and Go
If you are all set with your Thanksgiving meal but aren’t too keen on the baking aspect all you need to do is put in a call to the pros. Rachel Miller of Pistol Whipped Pastry is making it as easy as possible for you to get a gourmet pie with very little effort. Her pies will be available to pick up at several different spots around the Valley. All you need to do is place your order and then pick the location closest to you to swing by for your pie. You can choose between Apple Caramel Pie with Rye Crust (with Arizona apples, of course), Mincemeat Pie, Bourbon Pumpkin Pie (made with bourbon from the Arizona Distilling Company), Pecan Pie (made with Arizona pecans) or their Signature S’Mores Pie.
Pies can be picked up at Crepe Bar, Bergies Coffee, Wedge & Bottle, JAM Scottsdale or the Heard Museum. All locations will receive the pies for pick-up on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.  Make sure when you pop in for your pie that you check out what these great small independent businesses have to offer.

Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain
5700 E. McDonald Dr., Paradise Valley
855.245.2051
Holiday Buffet
11/27/2014 11 am to 4 pm
Cost| $55 per adult, $20 for guests aged 6 through 12 (prices do not include tax or gratuity)
Reservations| Required
The exquisite buffet in The Views ballroom will be complete with live entertainment, will feature action and carve stations along with a variety of beginnings (such as refreshing salads, artisan bread and assorted cheeses) and an array of Thanksgiving desserts.
Thanksgiving Dinner
11/27/2014 12 pm to 9 pm
Cost| $75 per adult and $25 for guest aged 6 through 12 (prices do not include tax or gratuity)
Reservations| Required
Elements will feature a four-course New American prix-fixe feast. Beginnings include savory fall flavors like Roasted Butternut Squash Soup, Pumpkin Gnocchi, and Duck Confit and Sweet Potato Hash. Entrée selections include Traditional Turkey Dinner with all the fixings, Roasted Halibut with white bean & chorizo stew, baby clams and, smoked paprika aioli, and Pan Roasted Filet of Beef with garlicky parsley crust, dauphinoise potatoes, haricot vert and sauce Perigueux. Dessert is elevated with goodies like Pecan Butter Tart with Chantilly cream and bourbon caramel, White Chocolate Pumpkin Bread Pudding with cinnamon Anglaise and cinnamon ice cream, and Warm Apple Hand Pie with miso butterscotch and vanilla gelato.

Sapporo
14344 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
480.607.1114
11/27/2014 2 pm to 8 pm
In addition to its traditional sushi, teppanyaki, and dinner menus, Sapporo will also offer slow-braised Korean short ribs served with sweet-and-spicy barbecue sauce ($12), an east-meets-west sushi roll made with tempura asparagus, prosciutto and pineapple ($11), and a sweet potato and maple cheesecake featuring layers of cinnamon cheesecake and sweet potato spice cake topped with maple icing and toasted hazelnuts ($10). Sapporo will also offer Happy Hour food and drink specials all day and feature a specialty pumpkin pie martini ($8).

SumoMaya
6560 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
480.397.9520
Reunite at SumoMaya
11/26/2014 11 am to 1 am on 11/27/2014
SumoMaya will be hosting a fundraiser to benefit the Andre House of Arizona. For $10 SumoMaya will sell a “Happy Hour Pass” that will allow purchasers to enjoy Happy Hour Pricing on food and drinks all day plus one complimentary margarita.
100% of the proceeds from each Happy Hour Pass sold will be donated to Andre House. Additionally, there will be $5 cocktail specials, a DJ and other fun surprises. Reunite with friends and family and start a new Pre-Thanksgiving tradition at SumoMaya.

Taggia
4925 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
480.424.6095
Thanksgiving Dinner
11/27/2014 11:30 am to 9:30 pm
Cost| $45 per adult, add an additional $22 for wine pairings
Reservations| Required
Executive Chef Massimo de Francesca has created an epic Thanksgiving dinner.
Antipasto| Minestrone, roasted turkey, vegetables, olive oil GF –or- Insalata| Baby arugula, mozzarella, tomatoes, balsamic dressing GF
Secondo| Tacchino (Turkey) (GFwithout the stuffing) Garlic-herb turkey, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, green beans, baby heirloom carrots, fennel and sausage stuffing, orange cranberry chutney, masala turkey gravy –or- Arrosto di Maiale (Ham) Slow roasted country ham w/ pineapple-clove glaze, roasted pepper potato gratin, green beans, heirloom carrots, red wine demi glaze GF –or- Risotto Pescatore (Seafood Risotto) Crab, calamari, shrimp, scampi, Tomato-basil sauce GF
Dolci| Torta: Pumpkin Pie cinnamon roasted grapes, vanilla cream –or- Cannoli: Mascarpone and pumpkin mousse filled cannoli caramel and chocolate sauce
*GF indicates options that can be prepared Gluten Free at your request

Talking Stick Resort
9800 E. Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale
480.850.7734
11/27/2014
Calling all foodies! Celebrate Thanksgiving with enticing entrees prepared by the culinary experts at Talking Stick Resort. In addition to regular offerings, several of the property’s restaurants will offer special Thanksgiving prix fixe lunch and dinner menus on November 27th.
Arena Poker Room
Enjoy an appetizing cream of broccoli soup followed by a carved herb roasted turkey from 11 am to 11 pm The mouthwatering main course meal features pan gravy, apple pecan cornbread dressing, cranberry apple chutney, green bean casserole and traditional mashed potatoes. Dessert will include a savory pumpkin pie. $15
Orange Sky
Visit the property’s signature restaurant on the 15th floor and enjoy a prix fixe menu from 12pm to 8 pm. Featuring a roasted and honey crisp apple salad, the first-course meal will have guests hooked at first bite. The second-course dish will include a hot smoked salmon and white asparagus with a soft cooked egg and brioche. But that’s not all as a selection of delicious entrees will also be up for grabs including an order of braised beef short ribs or a roasted turkey breast and leg confit with rosemary sausage and sourdough stuffing. The property has guests covered when it comes to their sweet tooth as well, offering a seasonal dessert tray with all the fixings! Prix fixe $63
Blue Coyote Café
The restaurant is offering 12 hours of edible bliss beginning at 11 am. In addition to a choice of soup or salad, guests will be served a flavorful herbed turkey breast. The meal will tantalize all senses courtesy of the accompanying sausage and fig stuffing, whipped Idaho potatoes, traditional turkey gravy, butter green beans and cranberry dressing. Dessert will include a rich pumpkin pie with spiced rum and whipped cream. Prix fixe $18.95
Ocean Trail
Satisfy your lunch cravings with Cajun-style seafood! Savor the claim chowder and chilled seafood platter but be sure to leave room in your tummy for a sweet treat. The pumpkin bread pudding features a cinnamon crème anglaise, making it a dessert you won’t want to miss! The dining special will be available from 11am until 9pm $45
Wandering Horse Buffet
Guest can sample the international buffet’s Thanksgiving menu for 12 hours straight beginning at 9 a.m. There will be a meal that pleases every palate with dishes including herb and garlic marinate carved roast turkey, slow roasted prime rib or beef, seared grouper, walnut cherry oat crusted salmon, rosemary and garlic lamb chops, assorted sushi, king crab legs and Chef Peggy’s assortment of desserts. Dinner parties of six or more will receive a champagne toast with their scrumptious meal. Adults $54.95; children $18.95

The Herb Box
Both Scottsdale Locations
Thanksgiving Dinner to Go
Pick up a Thanksgiving dinner from The Herb Box, and spend more time enjoying the company of friends and family this holiday season. To accommodate those with gluten sensitivity, all of The Herb Box’s Thanksgiving dishes are gluten-free. Create a complete meal or complement your own homemade creations by selecting from a variety of side dishes and desserts, plus roasted turkey. Orders must be placed by November 24th at 5 pm. Additionally, a limited selection of items will be available by the pound in The Herb Box Market at Southbridge through November 26th.
Choose from a variety of creative, gluten-free Thanksgiving favorites. Serving sizes feed four individuals:
Butternut Squash and Ale Soup with caramelized apple, onion and fried sage ($14 for one quart)
Roasted Asparagus, Chicory, and Crow’s Dairy Goat Cheese Salad with toasted hazelnuts ($21 for three quarts)
Achiote Roasted Turkey Breast with ancho-poblano masa gravy ($26 for two-and-a-half pounds)
Cornbread Stuffing Stuffed Poblanos with dried cranberry, Vidalia onion, celery, and optional chorizo ($20 for four)
Creamy Whipped Parsnip Puree with parsley and chives ($16 for one quart)
Rosemary Roasted Sweet Potatoes with charred red onion and poblano ($14 for one quart)
Bing Cherry Cranberry Sauce with orange zest ($8 for half a quart)
Bittersweet Chocolate Tart with candied cranberries ($38 for a 7-inch tart)
Oh, My!…Butternut Squash Pie with sweet crème – vegan option available ($38 for a 9-inch pie)
To place an order, call 480-289-6161 or email info@theherbbox.com. Orders may be picked up at The Herb Box at Southbridge in Old Town Scottsdale on Wednesday, November 26th between 11 am. and 5 pm. Delivery service is also available on November 26th for an additional $50 charge. The Herb Box is closed Thanksgiving Day.

Scottsdale Thanksgiving Deals: From Dining in to Taking it all Home: True Food Kitchen Vegan Squash PieTrue Food Kitchen
15191 N. Scottsdale Rd., Ste. 100, Scottsdale
480.265.4500
Vegan Squash Pie
Cost| $18.00
Thanksgiving isn’t the friendliest of vegan or vegetarian holidays, as the turkey is traditionally the star of the show. However, True Food Kitchen has something everyone at your dinner table will enjoy. The Vegan Squash Pie is back for a limited time and makes for a tasty side dish or decadent dessert.
Baked with naturally sweet butternut squash and topped with coconut whipped cream, this winter favorite is nutrient rich, high in fiber and omega 3’s and low in fat, making it a guiltless indulgence. Unlike its cousin, the pumpkin pie, the Vegan Squash Pie from True Food Kitchen is dairy free!
All True Food Kitchen locations are now accepting Thanksgiving orders for the 9-inch, house-made Vegan Squash Pie, which sells for $18. Place your order at your local True Food Kitchen or by phone and pick up on Tuesday or Wednesday before Thanksgiving.

Scottsdale Thanksgiving Deals: From Dining in to Taking it all Home: ZuZu Pecan PieZuZu
6850 E. Main St., Scottsdale
480.421.7997
Thanksgiving Brunch
11/27/2014 6 am to 3 pm
Brunch will feature the regular menu along with a special Smoked Salmon Frittata with Brussels sprouts, caramelized onions, heirloom tomatoes, poached eggs and dill hollandaise ($14).
Bloody Mary & Mimosa Bar
11/27/2014 9 am to 3 pm
Thanksgiving Dinner
11/27/2014 3 pm to 9 pm
The regular dinner menu will be served and you can also enjoy Butternut Squash Soup with sage crème fraîche ($8); Slow Roasted Red Bird Farms Turkey with mashed potatoes, chorizo cornbread stuffing, farm fresh vegetables, cranberry orange relish and gravy ($29); Pumpkin Pie with cinnamon whipped cream ($8); and Pecan Pie with vanilla ice cream ($8). The children’s special is Slow Roasted Red Bird Farms Turkey ($12).

About the Author - Taryn Jeffries

Editor and Chief Eating Officer of PhoenixBites, 2017 Food Writer of the Year (Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame) Taryn grew up in a small town in Illinois with a doting Grandmother who taught her the way around a kitchen and that food is representative of love. Her current quest is to find the love in local dishes and the chefs behind them. In addition to running all things PhoenixBites, Taryn is also a freelance writer, sharing her insight on the best dishes and where to get them each and every month.

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