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Thanksgiving Dinners Without the Cooking

November 18, 2001|ELLEN SAVASTANO | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES

Do you just want to enjoy Thanksgiving and not worry about cooking? You can, for a price.

The Beverly Hills Hotel: Dinner features a 12-pound turkey, salad, yams, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, cornbread stuffing, gravy and cranberry sauce. Serves six to eight, $180. Orders taken through Thanksgiving Day; order at least three hours ahead of pickup. Pick up 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 9641 Sunset Blvd., Beverly Hills. (310) 276-2251.

Bristol Farms: Choose from roasted whole turkey ($3.99 a pound), turkey breast ($6.99 a pound), crown roast of pork ($12.99 a pound), prime rib or poached salmon filets ($19.99 a pound), honey ham ($6.49 a pound), boneless roasted leg of lamb with a mushroom and rice stuffing ($12.99 a pound) or maple-glazed roasted goose with cherry stuffing ($6.99 a pound), as well as three types of stuffing, four types of potatoes and six types of vegetables ($4.69 to $7.99). Order by 3 p.m. today. Pick up 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday; check with store for Thanksgiving Day pickup times. All locations. (888) 726-7271.

Bistro Garden to Go Cafe: Consists of pea soup or gravlax with dill sauce, turkey with stuffing, mashed potatoes with gravy, red cabbage, candied yams, cranberry relish and dessert; $25.95 per person. Order 24 hours ahead. Pick up 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thanksgiving Day. 12930 Ventura Blvd., Studio City. (818) 366-3246.

Clay Oven: Features 8-to 10-pound tandoori turkey stuffed with basmati rice, served with cranberry chutney. Serves six to eight, $42.95. Order by Monday. Pick up 9 a.m. to 1 p.m Thanksgiving Day. 15435 Jeffery Road, Irvine. (949) 552-2851.

Engine Co. No. 28: Turkey dinner with gravy, butternut squash soup, stuffing, cranberry sauce, roasted root vegetables, garlic mashed potatoes, candied yams and dessert. Serves six to eight, $175. Order by today. Pick up 11:15 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday. 644 S. Figueroa, Los Angeles. (213) 624-6996.

Fairmount Miramar Hotel: Turkey or ham, salad, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, gravy, candied yams, Brussels sprouts, root vegetables and choice of pie. Serves six to eight, $129. Order by noon Monday. Pick up 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thanksgiving Day. 101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 319-3113.

Gelson's: Turkey dinner with mashed potatoes, gravy, gingered yam souffle, cornbread stuffing, vegetable medley and cranberry sauce. Serves six to eight, $79.99, or 12, $114.99. Other dinners for six, ham ($79.99); rib roast ($89.99); and goose ($99.99). Ham, game hen or turkey breast dinners for two, $29.99. Sides included with dinners. Dinners and desserts also available a la carte. Order three days before desired pickup time; contact store for pickup times.

Granita: Trimmings to go include pumpkin squash soup, wild mushroom stuffing, potato puree with roasted garlic, maple glazed sweet potato puree, cranberries and horseradish applesauce ($4 to $48). Order by 6 p.m. Tuesday. Pick up 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday. 23725 W. Malibu Road, Malibu. (310) 456-0488.

Joan's on Third: Sides include butternut squash and pear soup, mashed potatoes, acorn squash, asparagus and mushrooms, green beans and gravy, sweet potatoes with caramelized brown sugar and cranberry chutney. $7 to $24. Salads, $4.50 to $5.95. Pies, $28 to $32. Order by 4 p.m. Monday. Pick up 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday. 8350 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles. (323) 655-2285.

Johnny Rebs': Smoked turkey dinner with sage and mushroom dressing, gravy, mashed potatoes, dinner rolls, cranberry relish and pie. Serves four to six, $49.95; 10 to 12, $69.95. Order by Monday. Pick up 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. 4663 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach, (562) 423-7327; 16639 Bellflower Blvd., Bellflower, (562) 866-6455; and 2940 E. Chapman Ave., Orange, (714) 633-3369.

Manhattan Bread Co.: Roasted pumpkin pie, apple pie, apple-cranberry pie, $14.95 each; pumpkin cheesecake, $18.99. Pumpkin nut bagels and muffins and roasted pumpkin seed bread also available. Order by Wednesday. Pick up 6 a.m. to noon Thanksgiving Day. 1808 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach. (310) 545-7553.

Marie Callender's: Includes 3 pounds roast turkey breast, stuffing, mashed potatoes, vegetables, cranberry sauce, cornbread and choice of pumpkin or apple pie, $59.95; ham dinner includes 4 pounds honey-glazed ham, pineapple sauce, mashed potatoes, sweet yam casserole, cornbread and choice of apple or pumpkin pie, $69.95. Both serve six to eight. Whole roast turkey dinner with all the side dishes, $79.95. Order 48 hours ahead. Pick up Wednesday or Thanksgiving Day; check with restaurant for times.

Pascal Epicerie: Includes gravy and apple walnut and sausage stuffing. Serves six to eight, $120; 10 to 12, $160. Side dishes and desserts available. Order by noon Wednesday. Pick up 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thanksgiving Day. 1000 N. Bristol St., Newport Beach. (949) 261-9041.

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