Holiday Events in Chicago

Holiday Events in Chicago
This Thanksgiving weekend in Chicago kicks off the holiday season with several key holiday events. Starting with the Thankgiving Parade on Thanksgiving Day, followed by the start of the Christkindle Market and more, you won’t be short on ways to spend some holiday fun time with family and friends. Here is a sampling of some of the Chicago’s best holiday celebrations this year. Check back on iStopOver.com’s Chicago blog throughout November and December for more holiday event listings. Sing-a-long-a...
November 24th, 2010 | Lisa Davis | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: christmas, Holiday events, Thanksgiving

Get a Move On Thanksgiving Day in Houston

Get a Move On Thanksgiving Day in Houston
If you’re like me, you’re already mapping out your Thanksgiving Day dinner plate. Mine ideal plate is carb-and fat heavy – with lots and lots of stuffing and gravy! – and that never means good things for my waistline, so I am definitely going to have to get up early to fit in a nice, long run. Did you know that Thanksgiving Day is traditionally associated with organized fun runs, sometimes called “Turkey Trots”? There are several organized runs in the Houston area...
November 16th, 2010 | Christina Uticone | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: running, Thanksgiving, turkey trot

A Vegan Family Thanksgiving Dinner

A Vegan Family Thanksgiving Dinner
While many of us savor the smells of roasting turkey and baking pies on Thanksgiving Day, others look for creative ways to have a festive meal while adhering to vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free diets.  Seattle choices are made easy with a hearty, locally-sourced Thanksgiving dinner at Cafe Flora. The talented culinary team at Cafe Flora has combined organic, sustainable, and regional ingredients in a dynamic 4-course, prix-fixe, vegetarian holiday dinner with options available for a vegan or gluten-free...
November 14th, 2010 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: holiday dinner, restaurant, Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Dining in Miami

Your options for dining out on Thanksgiving in 2010 are plentiful. It’s time to start planning so you have time to sift through these sumptuous options — taking that traditional turkey dinner to a whole new level. Whether you like it roasted, grilled, stuffed, braised or don’t want a turkey at all — the area’s top chefs have their creative juices flowing to take your taste buds on a culinary journey — making your Thanksgiving Day a time to sit back, relax and spend...
November 14th, 2010 | klynch | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: miami, Restaurants, Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving 2010 in Broward County

Thanksgiving 2010 in Broward County
Whatever you’re craving for Thanksgiving dinner in 2010, Broward County has you covered — from a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixings to a vegetarian feast at Sublime. Take a look at what your favorite chefs have in store for you. Grill 66 & Bar at Pier 66, 2301 SE 17th St Causeway, Fort Lauderdale (954) 728-3500 (map) Grill 66 never disappoints, so you can be certain their Thanksgiving menu will be a feast for your sense. Their 3-course $35 menu will be served from...
November 12th, 2010 | klynch | Read More | Comments: 2
Filed under: featuredarticle, Restaurants, Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Dining in Palm Beach County

Thanksgiving Dining in Palm Beach County
Before you blink, the holidays will be here before us. Will you be the slaving away in the kitchen, preparing a Thanksgiving feast or will you be the one making the reservations? If you live in Palm Beach County, we have you covered with a line-up of tasty options. There’s a bonus this year, as all the menu options are very reasonable. So, sift through the menus, daydream a bit and call to make your reservation before it is too late – The Bistro, 2133 S US Highway 1, Jupiter 561.744.5054...
November 11th, 2010 | klynch | Read More | Comments: 0
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Let’s Talk Turkey

Let’s Talk Turkey
... to cool off in Phoenix and Halloween is just around the corner.  So it’s not hard to believe that you’ll soon need to determine who is hosting Thanksgiving dinner this holiday season. For a twist to this year’s celebration, consider Turkeys to Go from Meritage Steakhouse at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa (map).  Meritage is known for prime aged steaks, hearty chicken and seafood dishes.  The restaurant overlooks their beautiful golf course and with the flat screen tv’s...
October 20th, 2010 | Heather Wright Schlichting | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: food and beverage, holidays, Thanksgiving

What Are You Thankful For?

What Are You Thankful For?
Even though Thanksgiving is over, I’ve just had a chance to really sit down and think about for what I am thankful.  I think it is important to be thankful for what we have the other 364 days of the year besides Thanksgiving, but at least for 1 day a year, it’s nice that everyone is conscious of it. I have listed the 10 of the things that I am thankful for today. I am thankful for… -my family (including my boyfriend) -our two dogs, Daisy and Sadie -my awesome friends -being healthy...
November 26th, 2009 | Abbie Mood | Read More | Comments: 0
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Waikiki’s Holiday Parade

Waikiki’s Holiday Parade
photo courtesy of c_chan808/Flickr Thanksgiving in Hawaii means warm weather but also warm holiday fun. The Friday following Thanksgiving is not just Black Friday for shoppers, but also is the evening of the Waikiki Holiday Parade. The parade features local bands, marching bands from the mainland, Pearl Harbor Survivors, service bands, military units, local officials, dignitaries and entertainers. It begins at 7 pm from Fort DeRussy and heads down Kalakaua Avenue to Kapiolani Park. The parade...
November 26th, 2009 | byun | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: featuredarticle, Hawaii, parade, Thanksgiving, Waikiki

Thanksgiving Wishes From The Southwest

Thanksgiving Wishes From The Southwest
Planet Eye and The Phoenix Traveler wish you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving. This holiday is a day for sharing.  And every year my co-worker bakes her homemade pumpkin bread for her team mates.  She graciously shared her recipe in a cookbook that raised funds for the United Food Bank.  It’s an absolutely wonderful treat that you might also enjoy.   Marilyn’s Pumpkin Bread Mesa, Arizona Makes 4 loaves Ingredients 3 cups sugar 3 eggs 3 1/2 cups flour 1 cup oil 2/3 cup water 2...
November 26th, 2009 | Heather Wright Schlichting | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Phoenix, Thanksgiving

Honolulu’s Annual Turkey Trot

Honolulu’s Annual Turkey Trot
If you need to burn off some Thanksgiving calories before the big Thursday feast and you enjoy running/jogging/walking, the Honolulu Marathon Clinic is presenting its 35rd Annual Turkey Trot, a popular Thanksgiving Day tradition, where the fastest runner rarely wins the top prize! This 10-mile run begins this Thursday at 6:30 a.m. at the Kapiolani Park Bandstand near Waikiki and awards prizes to those who finish closest to their own predicted finish time. Why 10 miles? Because marathoners learn...
November 25th, 2009 | byun | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: event, honolulu, jog, Marathon, run, Thanksgiving, turkey trot, walk

Turkey Take-Out in Phoenix

Turkey Take-Out in Phoenix
Unless you’re Martha Stewart, Thanksgiving might not bring to mind the joys of cooking for friends and family, but instead endless dirty dishes, gravy in your hair and bags under your eyes.  Not up to cooking from dawn till sunset?  Then get it TO GO!  Grocery stores across the Valley supply meals with all the right fixin’s, but this year try take-out from a local restaurant or hotel noted for their culinary expertise.  Simply reserve your meal, pick it up and reheat.  Here are some great...
November 20th, 2009 | Heather Wright Schlichting | Read More | Comments: 2
Filed under: featuredarticle, Phoenix, take-out, Thanksgiving

Find a Great Thanksgiving Dinner in Orange County

Find a Great Thanksgiving Dinner in Orange County
Don’t feel like cooking this Thanksgiving?  There are several restaurants to choose from throughout Orange County that are all serving amazing dinners! Anaheim White House restaurant, Anaheim (map), from noon – 9 p.m. The Anaheim White House will be serving a traditional turkey dinner (turkey mashed potatoes, vegetables, cranberry sauce, stuffing, yams) from noon to 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving.  Regular menu items will be available as well.  The cost is $34.95 for adults and $14.95 for...
November 20th, 2009 | Abbie Mood | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Restaurants, Thanksgiving

Take Out for Thanksgiving

Take Out for Thanksgiving
... all the credit without all the work!  There are several restaurants in the Los Angeles area that are offering take out turkeys (and more!) this Thanksgiving. Ammo Cafe (map) All items are priced a la carte, with 12-14 pound turkeys cooked ($85), or uncooked and oven-ready($75), house-cured salmon, cheeses, sweet potatoes, horseradish mashed potatoes, whole grain stuffing, and pumpkin pie, among other things. Call 323.871.2666 to order by 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 22nd for pick up on November...
November 18th, 2009 | Abbie Mood | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Restaurants, take-out, Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

Thanksgiving in Broward and Palm Beach Counties
While I’ve already gone over the numerous Thanksgiving options in the Miami area, there are also choices in the Broward and Palm Beach areas. Here’s our run-down of where you can go to get the best turkey and stuffing around: Palm Beach County Cafe Boulud, 301 Australian Avenue in Palm Bach – Chef Zach Bell has created a 3-course Thanksgiving feast for $65/person and $25/child. Enjoy a traditional turkey dinner (or non-turkey options like Arctic Char or New York Strip) with creative...
November 17th, 2009 | klynch | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Broward, featuredarticle, Palm Beach, Restaurants, Thanksgiving

Feast on Thanksgiving in Waikiki

Feast on Thanksgiving in Waikiki
... chutney.  These are just a few of the mouthwatering menu items that will be featured at Embassy Suites-Waikiki Beach Walk’s first-ever Thanksgiving Day Buffet. The resort will be hosting this celebratory feast on November 26, 2009 from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on its Grand Lanai at just $29.95 for adults and $15.95 for kids. Live entertainment will take place throughout the evening, including Hawaiian music performances by Roland Chang, a member of the Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winning group Kanilau,...
November 17th, 2009 | byun | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: buffet, embassy suites, event, featuredarticle, food, Hawaii, honolulu, Thanksgiving, Waikiki, waikiki beach walk

Thanksgiving Dinner in Miami

Thanksgiving Dinner in Miami
With all the Thanksgiving choices in the Miami are, I’m not quite sure people still eat at home for this holiday.  Whether you enjoy a grand buffet or ordering a la carte, you will find a menu that fits your liking and price point. There are also vegetarian and kosher options available below. Atrio Restaurant & Wine Room, Level 25 at the Conrad Miami, 1395 Brickell Avenue is offering 2 options. The first is a turkey to-go for $250. This feeds 6 people, must be ordered 5 days in advance,...
November 15th, 2009 | klynch | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: brunch, buffet, Miami Reviews, Thanksgiving, turkey

Clear Flour Bread Bakery

Clear Flour Bread Bakery
... or  the Chocolate Whiskey Cake( with Jack Daniels!), a visit to Clear Flour Bread Bakery will  nicely solve your “what shall I bring to the Thanksgiving feast?” dilemma. Family-owned and located just outside of Boston in the “street-car” suburb of Brookline, Clear Flour specializes in European artisan breads and pastries.Everything is made from scratch- the fabulous breads include  traditional French and Italian types in all shapes and sizes, as well as a selection of...
November 12th, 2009 | Maria Olia | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Boston bakeries, holidays, Thanksgiving

Cafe Flora Serves Up a Vegetarian Thanksgiving

Cafe Flora Serves Up a Vegetarian Thanksgiving
... Cafe Flora in Madison Park.  With a well-deserved reputation for serving up creative and hearty vegetarian dishes, Cafe Flora promises a 4-course Thanksgiving dinner featuring organic ingredients from local  Washington farms that is meat and dairy free, yet sure to satisfy the carnivore in your dining party. Cafe Flora serves up delicious vegetarian food in Seattle's Madison Park neighborhood Take a look at the menu. First Course:  Crispy Chanterelles and Truffled Cauliflower with porcini...
October 30th, 2009 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Restaurants, Thanksgiving, vegetarian food

The Grand Del Mar Thanksgiving Retreat

The Grand Del Mar Thanksgiving Retreat
... golf course; two outdoor tennis courts; a 21,000-square-foot Renaissance-inspired spa, four swimming pools. If you are looking for the ultimate Thanksgiving Retreat, book your reservations now for The Grand Thanksgiving Retreat Package. This is available from Wednesday, November 25-Sunday, November 29 that includes a weekend complete with feasting, family games, children’s activities and shopping for the holidays. Or if you want to make your reservations at one of the three dining venues...
October 23rd, 2009 | Pam Nagata | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: golf, retreat, San Diego, spa, tennis, Thanksgiving, The Grand Del Mar

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