Friday, November 13, 2015

Atlanta Restaurants Serve Up Stress-Free Thanksgiving Feasts

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Emily Connolly or Morgan Dyches
Melissa Libby & Associates

Bountiful Buffets and Tasty Takeout Highlight Turkey Day Offerings

ATLANTA (Nov. 5, 2015) – With Thanksgiving right around the corner, Atlantans with hectic schedules are more thankful than ever for restaurants looking to take the stress out of holiday dining. Whether you’re in the mood for an all-you-can-eat buffet or tasty takeout, some of the city’s best spots have got you covered. All you need is your appetite!


Kick off the celebration early and give thanks at Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar in Virginia-Highland where they’re throwing a Thanksgiving Eve party with New Belgium Brewing Company on Wednesday, November 25. Make your way back on Thanksgiving Day for dinner service beginning at 4 p.m. featuring Big Green Egg smoked turkey and all the fixin’s. Priced at $28 for adults, $18 for young adults and $10 for children 10 and under. Reservations are recommended for dinner. Call 404-876-7249.

10th & Piedmont once again hosts its traditional Thanksgiving Day buffet from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Guests are invited to enjoy a carving station with roasted garlic prime rib and slow-baked brown butter turkey breast. A hot station will serve up roasted butternut squash bisque, Creole shrimp and stone-ground yellow grits, traditional turkey cornbread dressing, triple-cheese mac and cheese, candied sweet potatoes and more. Don’t forget to save room for such tempting dessert options as pumpkin pie, Southern pecan pie, chocolate ganache cake and chantilly bread pudding. Price is $34.95 per person. 404-602-5510;

Ray’s Restaurants is serving delicious buffets featuring Thanksgiving staples and signature Ray’s favorites. Dine at Ray’s on the River from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. for $45.95 per adult and $22.95 per child (ages 5-10). The spread at Ray’s at Killer Creek is also available from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and is priced at $37.95 per adult and $18.95 per child. Ray’s in the City closes an hour earlier, with its buffet running from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., also priced at $37.95 per adult and $18.95 per child. For full menus, visit

Saltwood Charcuterie & Bar will be featuring a family-style lunch and dinner menu on Thanksgiving Day. For $65 per person, guests can enjoy a traditional turkey dinner or baked Chilean sea bass, along with such selections as roasted butternut squash soup, country-smoked ham, roasted root vegetables, sweet potato roulade and local apple fritters. Lunch service is from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., with dinner from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 404-745-5000;


Let Bantam + Biddy do all the cooking this year with a to-go Thanksgiving feast that easily feeds 10-12 hungry and grateful guests. This amazing spread features a 12- to 15-pound roasted Amish turkey, classic mashed potatoes, braised collard greens, sage and wild rice stuffing, homemade giblet gravy, a quart of spicy cranberry sauce, cornbread and North Georgia apple pie ready to heat and serve. The cost is $200, and orders must be placed by 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21. Pick-up is from 1-3 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 25 at the Crescent Avenue location only. Place your order by calling 404-725-5059 or emailing

Make Wednesday night prep even easier or say, "arrivederci!" to tired turkey leftovers. Please the family with grab-and-go Italian fare from newly opened Bellina Alimentari in Ponce City Market (PCM). Bellina's Market in the PCM Food Hall has take-home, family-style portions of lasagna and other Italian favorites to heat, eat and satiate your crowd pre- and post-Thanksgiving feast.

Take home a 12- to 14-pound apple-brined and smoked Thanksgiving turkey from Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails with Madeira gravy and sage-corn spoonbread and comfortably feed 6-8 guests for only $75. Sides including mashed potatoes, green beans, spinach and mac and cheese are also available for $30 per quart. All orders must be placed online by Friday, Nov. 20, and may be picked up Nov. 24 and 25. 770-817-0161;

If you’re feeling traditional and looking to cook a Thanksgiving turkey yourself this year, White Oak Pastures offers high-quality American Standard Bronze birds that are Animal Welfare Approved, Certified Humane and a Step 5+ (highest possible rating) by the Global Animal Partnership. Raised completely unconfined on White Oak’s farm, they come to the table free of antibiotics, hormones and other additives—and completely delicious. Pricing is $75 for small (8-12 pounds), $100 for medium-sized birds (12.1-16 pounds) and $125 for large (16.1 pounds and heavier). They can be ordered via White Oak Pastures’ online store. All turkeys will be shipped the week before Thanksgiving (Monday, Nov. 16 – Friday, Nov. 20) to ensure timely delivery. 229-641-2081;


Whether you’re looking to unwind after a busy day with family or dance off some of your caloric intake, Johnny’s Hideaway will be open on Thanksgiving Day at 7 p.m. Reservations are accepted until 8:30 p.m. 404-233-8026;


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