My mouth is already watering thinking about some of the traditional Thanksgiving sides I get to eat this year. For me, the holiday was always about reflecting on health and family. Before we ate, we would go around the table and share a few things that we were thankful for, and then gorge on the feast my dad had prepared for us.
This week, eat out in Bucks County so you don’t have to worry about cooking on the days leading up to Thanksgiving. Be sure to reflect on all you are thankful for this year, whether it’s clean water, access to healthy, local food, or even time spent with family. We live in a great community, and we are thankful to share it with you!
Don’t want to cook this week? If your family is like mine, the days leading up to Thanksgiving are normally filled with leftovers, frozen food, and takeout for dinner. Save some time in the kitchen this week by dining out and checking some of the local weekly dinner specials. Here are a few we thought we’d highlight. Check our calendar for more events!
- Burger Night: Wycombe Publick House hosts burger night every Monday from 4 – 10 pm. Burgers are $2 off. The restaurant’s happy hour is from 4 – 6 pm Monday through Friday and half-price growler fills are during this time.
- Locals Night: Karla’s Restaurant in New Hope has one of the first locals nights in the area!
- Monday Night Mexican & Blues Night: Mexican and blues at Fran’s Pub in New Hope. Fran’s Pub also has a steak night on Wednesdays from 5:30 – 10 pm.
- Burgers at McCoole’s: McCoole’s Red Lion Inn in Quakertown has $6.99 beef, chicken and portabella burgers on Tuesdays.
- Community Lunch: The Centenary United Methodist Church in Lambertville hosts a free lunch. This Wednesday from 12 – 2 pm come to enjoy great, local food. Meet your neighbors, too!
- Weeknights at Brian’s: Brian’s restaurant in Lambertville has a weeknight three-course prix fixe meal for $45. It’s BYOB and cash/check only.
For more weeknight Locals’ Night specials, see our post: Here’s to the Locals
Brewery fun before the holiday. This Wednesday, November 23 the Bucks County Brewery is open from 3 – 10 pm. Joe Hutchinson will be playing tunes, and it’s the last time before Thanksgiving to pick up some bottles of Convivium, the brewery’s Thanksgiving release.
Convivium is fermented with Saison and Belgian Abbey yeasts to add layers of delicious flavor, and it comes as “traditional” and “infused with cranberry.” The beers are made to go well with Thanksgiving turkey, and as Andrew Knechtel, master brewer says, it’s “brewed for one meal, and one meal only!”
Grass-fed beef and whey-fed pork is in! Bobolink Dairy & Bakehouse is a great local stop for all of your cheese and dairy needs, but it’s also great if you want fresh cuts of meat. Right now, the farm has whey-fed pork. Whey is a by-product of the farm’s cheesemaking, so the pigs get plenty of fresh air, pasture, and leftovers from the bakery too. If you want fresh cuts of meat, check out how to order online here or give them a call for more information.
Let “mama” do the cooking this week. Again, for all of you that just don’t want to cook this week, there are plenty of local options for dinners and lunches. Try Empanada Mama this week since they are open up until Thanksgiving, Monday through Wednesday from 11 am – 7 pm. Chicken pot pie, BA beef, spinach & feta, and other seasonal empanadas are calling your name. Also, they sell freshly prepared salads and sweet dessert empanadas as well.
For all of you procrastinators…Thanksgiving plans get messed up? No worries, you might be in luck. Check out our list of where to eat Thanksgiving dinner in and around Bucks County to see if there are any tables open for you and your family. There are many restaurants that are keeping their doors open this Thursday to give you and your relatives a fantastic holiday meal. Here is the full list of restaurants with holiday meals. Be sure to call ASAP to see if they have availability left. Also see below for other last-minute Thanksgiving options:
- Organnon’s Natural Market had three turkeys left as of yesterday. They is one organic, fresh, and approximately 12 lbs at $6.79 per lb. There are also two non-GMO frozen birds, one which is 14.2 lbs and the other weighing in at 19.86 lbs at $3.99 a lb. First come first serve, give them a call and see if you are in luck!
- Altomonte’s in Warminster and Doylestown has everything you need for the holiday table from delicious sides to the whole turkey. Check out their Thanksgiving menu here.
- It’s your last chance to place your order for a Thanksgiving takeout meal from Karlton Cafe. Place your order by calling 215.538.8353 or stop in person. They have everything from cheesy cauliflower, sweet & sour red cabbage, old-fashioned potato bread stuffing and three cheese mac n’ cheese.
- There are still spots available for the Rising Sun Inn’s Thanksgiving dinner from 1 – 6 pm. Call 215.721.6350 to reserve.
On the radar…
- Vegetarian tasting dinner: Honey is hosting an 11-course dinner on December 1. It’s a charity event, and all food proceeds will be donated to NAVS (Native American Veterinary Services). Dishes include truffle & smoke potato chips, risotto cakes, autumn spring rolls, and much more. Call for reservations at 215.489.4200.
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on Sunday, December 4 at 5 pm
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