Early Birds: Feel like you might bury an in-law if you don’t get out of the house soon? Join the folks at Sandbar Sports Bar and Grill for Bury Larry Day kicking off at 8 a.m. Legendary bartender Larry Phelps is slinging drinks and it is much more entertaining to watch him scramble than to listen to family stories for the tenth time.
The skinny: Open at 8 a.m. Call (858) 488-1274.
Ordering Out: Let Brazen BBQ make the main event for Thanksgiving dinner. Chefs perfected the Brazen Smoked Turkey with herbed cran-apple stuffing and all you have to do is order it. Turkey gravy, orange port cranberry sauce, freshly baked cornbread and herbed mashed potatoes or brown butter green beans should definitely round out your order for a memorable spread. Why go anywhere else for dessert? Pick up Brazen’s delicious Bourbon Pecan Pie to end on a high note.
The skinny: Pre-order your holiday feast by November 25 and items will be available for pickup on Thursday, November 28 by 1:00 pm. Call (619) 816-1990.
Dining In (but not at your house): Homemade food without the cooking. Uptown Tavern is offering a mouth watering Prime Rib dinner and their regular menu. No cooking or decorating required.
The skinny: Open from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call (619) 241-2710.
Must Watch Football All Day (on someone else’s big screen): Do Turkey Day right at barleymash. The three course Thanksgiving dinner starts at 3 p.m. Andouille-stuffed turkey roulade is served with bourbon-brown butter gravy, a side of garlic mashed potatoes, brown ale biscuit stuffing, brussles sprout casserole, roasted baby carrots and habanero-cranberry jelly. For $26, enjoy turkey with all the trimmings, along with your choice of salad or butternut squash soup and a slice of either maple-bourbon pumpkin pie or rum spiked pear and apple pie. DJ music with Mike Czech starts at 10 p.m.
The skinny: Open at 11 a.m. Call (619) 255-7373.
More Food and Football: Tavern in Pacific Beach will have the football games and the fixins’ like turkey pot pie topped with mashed potatoes and pretzel stuffing or the confit turkey leg served with a pretzel topped with cranberry mustard. Bonus? Tavern has $3 Wild Turkey shots and $5 pumpkin spiced mules. West Coast Tavern in North Park features drinks served all night and their new menu is served until midnight.