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Wondering Where To Gobble In Vegas On Turkey Day? Start With This

November 22, 2014 at 1:25 AM | by | Comments (4)

For much of the country, Thanksgiving is a Norman Rockwell affair. Casseroles, cranberries, turkeys of various levels of quality... you know the picture. But, for those that can't be part of that or would rather not spend six hours cooking, there is an option that will put your crazy aunt's Pinterest recipes to shame. A fine dining prixe-fixe with the family could be the holiday everyone wished they'd have. Here are some options to consider:

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The Turducken Burger Cometh

Where: 3400 Las Vegas Boulevard S. [map], 89109
November 10, 2014 at 1:05 PM | by | Comments (5)

Do you know what a turducken is? Unless you’re a football fan, there’s a good chance you’ve never heard of the most popular form of engastration. That's a method of cooking where one animal is stuffed inside another.

The Turducken became popular thanks to John Madden. (Read how it started, in his own words, here.) First, let's break down a "traditional" turducken, in case you don't know:

Tur-Duck-En
Tur is for Turkey
Duck is for Duck
En is for Chicken

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Turkey Talk To A Joyful Noise, Vegas Is Preparing For Most Wonderful Time Of Year

October 24, 2013 at 1:59 PM | by | Comments (2)

It doesn't look like this yet, but it's sure beginning to sound a lot like Christmas. And, Thanksgiving.

It's never too early to start planning for holiday cheer in Las Vegas. We've rounded up some Thanksgiving Day menus for you followed by some Christmas and Holiday themed events so you can start making your Vegas list now. No need to check twice.

THANKSGIVING

(November 28)

SKINNY FATS (Off Strip)
✫Fully cooked Thanksgiving feasts can be ordered for pick-up on Thanksgiving morning
✫Meals will include one main course, five sides, and one dessert, feeds four
✫Order by November 19 for pricing beginning at $200
✫Tofurkey options available for vegans/vegetarians
✫Mention VegasChatter to receive a complimentary ½ gallon of apple cider
✫Order by calling 702.250.8997

ANDREA'S (Wynn/Encore)
✫Holiday menu offers such selections as a Thanksgiving Roll (Hawaiian Bread, Peking Duck Dressing, rolled with Soy Paper and topped with Turkey Breast and Crispy Shallots) and Plymouth Rock Shrimp
✫Available on the 27th as well

COMMONWEALTH (Downtown)
✫ Specialty cocktail “Gone ‘tip November” ($10) offered throughout month
✫Comprised of Stoli Peach Vodka, St. Elizabeth All Spice Dram, egg whites, lemon juice and honey syrup

JERRY'S NUGGET (North Las Vegas)
✫Jerry's Famous Coffee Shop to offer a Thanksgiving menu from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
✫Patrons can enjoy Roast Tom Turkey with stuffing and choice of sides ($14.98), Virginia Baked Ham with choice of sides ($13.98) or Roast Leg of Lamb with choice of sides ($17.89)
✫All meals also will include soup or salad and a slice of pie

D GRILL (The D Hotel)
✫D Grill will offer a traditional turkey feast, featuring herb-roasted turkey, sage bread dressing, garlic rolls, whipped potatoes, green beans almandine and a slice of pie, for $12.99
✫The special menu can also be ordered November 25-December 1 from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
✫Roasted prime rib dinner also can be ordered for the same price, minus the pie

DU-PAR'S (Golden Gate)
✫Holiday meal priced at $19.95 per person, $11.95 for children under 10 to offer oven-roasted turkey, homemade stuffing, mashed potatoes and more as well as a slice of homemade pie
✫Dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., no reservations will be accepted
✫A special take-out meal for 8-10 will be available for $175; half-turkey feasts to feed 4-6 can be purchased for $110
✫To place a take-out order, call 702.777.6941

HOFBRAUHAUS (Off Strip)
✫Special holiday fixings to include Butternut Squash Cream Soup, German Potato Pancakes, Roast Turkey and Traditional Pumpkin Pie

LA CAVE (Wynn)
✫Four-course menu ($59) to feature butternut squash soup, dried berry salad, turkey, and pumpkin pie; wine pairings available for additional $35

STRIP HOUSE (Planet Hollywood)
✫Seasonal dishes to include Warm Artichoke Caesar Salad ($18), Butternut Squash Gnocchi ($12) and a traditional turkey dinner ($38)

PALMS (Off Strip)
✫Nove Italiano to offer a la carte menu, ranging from $11-$69, from 6 p.m. to close; choices include bone-in rib eye, farm-raised turkey, and more
✫Simon to offer three-course menu ($49) from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; featuring such selections as butternut squash soup and roasted turkey

SPAGO, WOLFGANG PUCK PIZZERIA, TRATTORIA DEL LUPO, POSTRIO, WOLFGANG PUCK BAR & GRILL (Forum Shops, Crystals, Mandalay Bay, Venetian and MGM Grand, respectively)
✫Spago to offer three-course menu ($55) from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
✫Wolfgang Puck Pizzeria to offer three-course menu ($45) from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
✫Trattoria del Lupo to offer a la carte menu
✫Postrio to offer three-course menu ($45) from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
✫Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill to offer three-course menu ($45) plus a la carte selections from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

HASH HOUSE A GO GO (The Quad, Plaza and M Resort)
✫Holiday menu, ranging from $5.95 to $21.95, to include Pumpkin Bisque, Roasted Turkey Breast and Stuffed Turkey Meatloaf
✫Turkey Dinner To Go Go available through the Sahara location; priced at $115, the feast feeds 6-8

CENTRAL (Caesars Palace)
✫Three-course meal, priced at $45, to include choice of three appetizers (chestnut soup, Caesar salad or beet salad), three entrees (roasted turkey, prime rib, or Mediterranean sea bass), and three desserts (spiced pumpkin pie, apple tatin, or a banana split)

HONEY SALT (Off Strip, Summerlin)
✫Thanksgivukkah (November 25-December 2, 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Sunday and Monday)
✫Menu to include potato latkes, red wine braised short ribs, pumpkin cheesecake, and more
✫$45 per person, add wine pairings for $25
✫Reservations, 702.445.6100

ALIANTE (Off Strip, North Las Vegas)
✫Thanksgiving Day menu items at MRKT, Bistro 57, FARM 24-7 and Medley Buffet on November 28
✫MRKT to offer $25 Thanksgiving meal, includes roasted turkey, traditional or oyster stuffing, candied sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, cranberry sauce and pecan pie
✫Bistro 57 to offer $17 meal, Medley Buffet to offer $16 pricing with Players Club card; new FARM 24-7 cafe to offer $15 meal

SOUTH POINT
✫Coronado Café: C$16.95 Traditional Roast Turkey Platter; to include choice of corn chowder or a dinner salad, mashed potatoes with gravy, vegetables, glazed yams, cranberry sauce, cocktail of guest's choice, and pumpkin pie with coffee or tea (11 a.m.-10 p.m.)
✫Garden Buffet Champagne Buffet: $15.95 with a Casino Club Card; buffet service to include unlimited champagne (11 a.m.-9 p.m.)
✫Baja Miguel’s Mexican: $16.95 roast turkey meal to include complimentary cocktail of guest’s choice (11 a.m.-9 p.m.)
✫Don Vito’s Italian, Silverado Steak House and Primarily Prime Rib to also offer pre-set menus ranging from $29 to $45

COMME CA (The Cosmopolitan)
✫Three-course menu on November 28 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. priced at $55 per person, $85 with wine pairing
✫Offerings to range from Roasted Duck and Chickory Salad or Cinderella Pumpkin Soup to Confit of Goose Leg Pave or Pan Roast of Goose Breast
✫Reservations: 702.698.7910

CARMINE'S (Forum Shops)
✫Thanksgiving to-go meal, feeding up to eight, is priced at $239.95
✫Order at 702.473.9700

HOLSTEINS (The Cosmopolitan)
✫ Stop in for a Billy Burger, a New England Turkey Burger on a bun with cranberry relish, bread stuffing and giblet gravy; and/or a Pumpkin Pie Bamboozled Shake (shown below) made with Pumpkin Pie filling, Crown Royal Maple, Graham Crumble and Pepitas Brittle

ROCKHOUSE (Venetian/Palazzo)
✫Drink specials Nov. 27-29 to include $5 cocktails
✫Thanksgiving menu to include $17 holiday meal (turkey leg dinner with potatoes and domestic draft beer)

PBR ROCK BAR (Miracle Mile Shops)
✫Turkey breast with mashed potatoes and gravy, cornbread stuffing, sautéed green beans and a side of cranberry sauce served all day for $19.95 per person
✫Football will be shown on 105 high-def TVs

LA CAVE WINE & FOOD HIDEAWAY (Wynn)
✫Four Course Menu: Butternut Squash Soup; Dried Berry Salad; Turkey; Pumpkin Pie

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16 Spots For Thanksgiving Dinner In Vegas

November 14, 2012 at 5:39 PM | by | Comments (3)

Are we the only ones amazed that next week is Thanksgiving? And, here we sit with plans to be in Las Vegas, but no idea what to do after that, like VegasChatter reader William R.:

This year we are going to be in Vegas for Thanksgiving, and wondered if you could recommend anywhere where we could get a traditional Thanksgiving dinner? We know there are lots of places, but we don't particularly want to "chow down" at a buffet, and would prefer to book ahead and celebrate Thanksgiving with a proper traditional "home cooked" meal.

Although buffets are synonymous with Vegas, you don't have to serve yourself this Thanksgiving. We round up 16 spots up, down and off the Strip for the plan-less to consider. If you see one you're especially interested in, make reservations right away or risk going with a lesser choice!

Meatball Spot at Town Square
Turkey meatball platter (three 'balls) with fresh cranberry sauce & signature stuffing for $10.95

Public House at Venetian
$48 prix fixe menu includes Butternut and Cider Soup, IPA-brined Breast and Sage Ice Cream
Add-ons include Yorkshire Pudding ($8 supplement) and beer pairings ($14)

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So, What's Happening In Vegas During The Holidays, Anyway?

October 25, 2012 at 9:20 PM | by | Comments (2)

It's that time of year when you'll find Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas displays up in stores so it's no surprise that the holidays are heavily on the mind of VegasChatter readers as well.

Recently, we've received notes from fans wondering what was going on in town for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Eve. If you've just got to know as well, here's how things stand now. Look for our ultimate New Year's Eve guide to drop next week. But, if you're more of a one holiday-at-a-time kind of person, here's a link to our A-to-Z guide on Halloween in Vegas.

First up, turkey time:

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10 More Ways To Get Basted in Vegas

November 23, 2011 at 11:56 AM | by | Comments (0)

When it comes to Thanksgiving, there's no better place for many than a Vegas resort. Whether you want to do the holidays like the pilgrims did family-style, surrounded by high-end retail store camaraderie, or you just want good eats without the headache of prep or cleanup, Vegas has the holiday menu for you. Here are ten more places to get your gobble on this Thanksgiving:

Sugar Factory at Paris Las Vegas
$29.95 three-course Thanksgiving dinner will offer choice of butternut squash soup or mixed green salad as an appetizer, a traditional turkey dinner and choice of pumpkin cheesecake or apple waffle for dessert

STK at The Cosmopolitan
Special $48 prix fixe Thanksgiving menu to partially benefit local food bank
Reservations: 702.698.7990

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Let Vegas Baste Your Butterballs

November 16, 2011 at 8:48 PM | by | Comments (0)

Holly's got two 'balls for Thanksgiving. Whaddya got?

Holly Madison has more than a handful for Turkey Day and Daily Mail has the snapshots to prove it. But, if you don't want to juggle all that, there are plenty of places up and down The Strip more than willing to roast your bird. Here's a look at where you can go to be thankful you're not in the kitchen this holiday:

Strip House at Planet Hollywood
$38 Thanksgiving feast to feature turkey, chestnut-apple bread stuffing, balsamic-cranberry sauce, more; add a slice of pumpkin pie paired with Tahitian vanilla ice cream for an additional $10
Reservations: 702.737.5200

Society Cafe at Encore
$41 Thanksgiving menu offers an appetizer, slow-roasted turkey with all the fixin's and a pumpkin tart
Reservations: 702.248.3463

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First, You Had Us At 'Pie Bar'

November 10, 2011 at 3:15 PM | by | Comments (0)

Until recently we never thought that Thanksgiving in Vegas could be cool since it's a family first holiday, but when we thought about it some more we realized that Thanksgiving at a casino could be just like the holiday tradition we grew up with, only better.

Growing up we'd do nothing more than watch football, eat too much and watch more football. Now we realize we can have the same thing only having the games on TVs as big as the house we grew up in and food prepared by someone that could actually cook (sorry, mom).

When we were considering moving to Las Vegas we met Julia B at First Food & Bar, in between Venetian and Palazzo, for drinks and snacks. That day will forever be etched in our minds as a special day and First Food (and their sangria) will always be a part of that memory. We've visited First a couple of times since and find it to be one of the better bar-restaurants on The Strip and one that many don't know about since it's kind of hidden in the shops.

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Do Thanksgiving Like The Pilgrims. Except in Vegas. In A Giant Hotel-Casino.

Where: 3325 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
October 14, 2011 at 2:22 PM | by | Comments (2)

The worst kept secret here at VegasChatter headquarters is our love of food so it should come as no surprise that Thanksgiving falls near the top of our favorite holidays. Peepers drive north to view the fall foliage while our annual pastime involves trolling special Vegas restaurant menus for the ultimate irresistible holiday meal.

Imagine not only stepping out to chase the Turducken but going back in time to recreate the original Thanksgiving. Completing your voyage, stepping onto uncharted lands to soak in the autumn leaves sprinkling over bales of hay and cornucopias. Picture taking a seat with other settlers to break bread amongst the abundance of crops. An overflowing feast representing the fortunes of health and wealth the land will offer unfolds before you. Music, a lyre perhaps, softly plays in the background while the wine flows freely.

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We're Thankful That Las Vegas Never Really Closes

Where: 3500 Las Vegas Blvd. South [map], 89109
November 24, 2010 at 8:09 PM | by | Comment (1)

Las Vegas hardly ever closes down so the American holiday of Thanksgiving is no exception. While you're still deciding where you should have your Turkey Dinner, you can get some early holiday shopping done at Forum Shops which will be open from 10am to 11pm tomorrow.

Of course, while the rest of Vegas may still be open, VegasChatter needs to take a break. But don't worry, we'll be back on Monday with our usual witty stories and Strip observations. Besides, we're gonna need the time off to process Harrah's Entertainment Inc.'s name change to Caesars Entertainment Corp.

Whether you're thankful for loose slots, high roller suites, dirt-cheap room rates, Chippendale dancers, Norm Clarke, Robin Leach, Holly Madison, Criss Angel, Garth Brooks, freaky magicians, foodie feasts, DJ beats or simply Red Bull and vodkas, we wanna know how you spent Thanksgiving in Vegas! Here's how to fill us in:

· Become a Member: Sign up to VegasChatter to become a member and comment on our stories.
· Follow us on Twitter: Find us on Twitter and @reply us what's going on. Somebody leave their panties behind at the pool? We kinda wanna know that.
· Send Us Photos: Join our Flickr photo pool and drop in all of your Vegas snapshots.
· Email Us: Of course, we take emails too. Whatever way you wanna get in touch, we're here for you!

[Photo courtesy of The Forum Shops]

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Where To Gobble, Gobble on Turkey Day in Vegas

November 19, 2010 at 5:05 PM | by | Comments (0)

When being thankful means being grateful someone else is doing the cooking...

Spend hours upon hours in the kitchen? Or let a relative labor over a holiday meal?

The choice for many is simple - get a complete stranger to do it.

Thankfully (no pun intended), Las Vegas has you covered for Thanksgiving. Here's where to gobble up a holiday feast on November 25 - from luxe to just a few bucks - without having to wear an apron first.

Caesars Palace: Guy Savoy at Caesars Palace will have one of the most decadent holiday meal offerings in the city. A limited-time white truffle menu features a pumpkin-and-white-truffle soup served in a 25-pound pumpkin (yep, just like the one pictured above!). Guests also will enjoy white truffle risotto and guinea hen with, you guessed it, white truffles.

$390 per person. Service starts at 5:30 p.m.

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