From The Rundown today, these look like some pretty good options for take home turkey dinners:
Grandma's Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving: Joan's on Third
If you've got the culinary skills of a college freshman, Joan's offers a viable alternative to ramen. Thanksgiving to-go options include the traditional cooked bird with sides like zucchini fritters, sautéed green beans, Grandma's old-fashioned stuffing, and pumpkin roulade with ginger buttercream.
Orders must be placed by Thu Nov 17 4p. 8350 West Third St., Mid-City West (323-655-2285). 12-lb turkey $75; soup/salad $8-$14; sides $8-45; desserts $3-$34.
Deep-Fried Turkey: The Deli at Little Dom's
Score sides from roasted Brussels sprouts with wild boar bacon to homemade fennel sausage and mushroom stuffing. Of course, there's still the free-range, cage-free, 12-pound turkey with giblet gravy, offsetting any guilt that might come from the fact that it's deep fried in peanut oil.
Orders must be placed by Tue Nov 22 11a. 2128 Hillhurst, Los Feliz (323-661-0088). 12-lb turkey with giblet gravy $75; sides $36-$41; desserts $1.75-$36
Downhome fowl: Zeke's Smokehouse
Thanksgiving may have originated in New England, but that doesn't mean you can't celebrate it southern-style. Zeke's serves up huge, hickory-smoked grilled turkeys with quart-sized side dishes that are not only tasty, but also won't break the bank.
Place orders ASAP to pick up before Wed Nov. 23 2p. 2209 Honolulu Ave, Montrose (818-957-7045). 18-lb turkey $65; sides $9.95.
Tangerine Dreams: Sea Beans
Thanksgiving dinner here comes in a single convenient all-inclusive package: tangerine-maple brined free-range turkey with roasted apple-sage brioche stuffing, giblet gravy, and cranberry compote for $149. Sides come à la carte, including the sweet potato and marshmallow gratin, roasted root vegetables and acorn squash or whiskey pecan pie, all at bite-sized prices from $8-$11.
Pre-order by Mon Nov 21 5p. 6610 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes (310-265-2836), 14 to 16-lb turkey with two pounds stuffing, one quart giblet gravy and one pint cranberry compote $149; sides à la carte $8-$11; desserts $12-$18.
Has anyone tried any of these?
2209 Honolulu Ave, Montrose, CA 91020
2128 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027