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Butterball Thanksgiving near The Pearl apartments in Koreatown

Thanksgiving Tips, Tricks and How to Give Back

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and it’s time to talk turkey. Your favorite restaurants near The Pearl are offering delicious Thanksgiving feasts, ranging from elegant in-person dining to meal kits to-go, and even plant-based options. If you’re cooking at home, Butterball has some great tips to assist you with everything from turkey preparation to recipe inspiration. And if you want to share your gratitude, consider making a donation to a worthy cause. We’ve gathered up some scrumptious ideas to make your Thanksgiving a truly grateful occasion.




The Line LA

3515 Wilshire Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90010


Chef Josiah Citrin’s rooftop oasis Openaire is serving a three-course prix fixe menu with family-style sides on Thanksgiving from 1pm to 8pm. Mains include herb-roasted free range turkey, whole roasted dry-aged prime rib, slow-cooked king salmon, or portabella mushroom. Pricing is $85 per person (with optional $30 wine pairing) and $35 for children.



Lawry’s The Prime Rib

100 La Cienega Blvd.

Beverly Hills, CA 90211


Lawry’s Thanksgiving Dinner offers turkey with all the trimmings and traditional sides, including Lawry’s Original Spinning Bowl Salad. Other entrees include Skuna Bay Salmon, Pumpkin Ravioli, and a la carte Lobster Tails. Top off your meal with apple or pumpkin pie, Lawry’s signature English Trifle, or Flourless Chocolate Cake. You an also order Thanksgiving Dinner to go on Lawry’s website HERE



Slab BBQ

8136 W 3rd St.

Los Angeles, CA 90048


Spice up your holiday feast with BBQ to-go this Thanksgiving. Slab BBQ is serving up a Thanksgiving menu featuring Whole Smoked Turkey, Turkey Gravy and SLAB BBQ Sauce, Cranberry Sauce, Mashed Potato, Cornbread Stuffing, Mac N Cheese, Collard Greens, Dinner Rolls, and your choice of Pumpkin Pie or Pecan Pie. $225. Serves up to 4 people.



Cafe Gratitude Larchmont

639 N Larchmont Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90004


This Thanksgiving, give thanks and gratitude while also taking the stress out of cooking because Café Gratitude is bringing back their special Holiday Pies & Sides. Pre-order these plant-based, flavor-forward dishes now through their website before supplies run out – last day to order is November 21st and pick-up is available at any Café Gratitude location.



Butterball Amazon Alexa Skill


Ready to talk turkey? Ask Alexa. With the Butterball Skill for Amazon Alexa, Butterball Turkey Talk-Line experts will help you host like a boss with turkey preparation how-tos, tips, and recipe inspiration. Butterball Turkey Talk-Line experts are poultry pros who have been giving sage advice for years, and they’re here to help you put a little swagger in your stuffing!



How to Make the Perfect Cheese Board


There’s nothing quite like a festive cheese board to set the mood for your holiday dinner. Sunset magazine has some great ideas on how to make the perfect cheese board from Sophie Speer, “gathering board” expert and owner of Ripen Co. in Oakland. Some of her tips for getting it right include narrowing cheese selections down to a few favorites, choosing local charcuteries that double as conversation starters, and adding colorful fruits and flowers for an elegant and appetizing presentation. Get started HERE



Plant-based recipes for Thanksgiving


For most of us, Thanksgiving dinner is not complete without a turkey on the table. But if you trend toward vegetarianism, veganism or flexitarianism, luckily there are amazing plant-based dishes that you can prepare for a mouth-watering Thanksgiving feast, making it easier than ever to skip the turkey. Inhabitat, an online guide to green design ideas and innovations, offers some fresh ideas for main dishes that will replace the turkey on your table, plus some side dish and dessert ideas that will keep the food at your celebration completely plant-based.



St. Vincent Meals on Wheels


Deliver Love and Thanksgiving Dinner to more than 2500 seniors. St. Vincent Meals on Wheels prepares and delivers nutritious meals to homebound seniors and other vulnerable residents across Los Angeles, regardless of age, illness, disability, race, religion or ability to pay. Every dollar donated is triple matched. 



Turkey Trot to Benefit The Midnight Mission


Race Start & Finish at LA City Hall

200 N Spring St.

Los Angeles, CA 90012


Don’t miss LA’s best Thanksgiving tradition. Run/walk a 5k or 10k before you feast and help fundraise for The Midnight Mission. Enjoy a historic course along Spring Street, referred to as the Wall Street of the West. You’ll pass by such notable buildings as the Continental Building (LA’s first skyscraper), the Walt Disney Concert Hall and more. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, this event benefits The Midnight Mission, an amazing organization that offers a path to self-sufficiency to those experiencing homelessness.


Photo credits:

Photo #1: Butterball

Photo #2: Openaire

Photo #3: Lawry’s The Prime Rib

Photo #4: Slab BBQ

Photo #5: Cafe Gratitude

Photo #6: Butterball

Photo #7: Sunset Magazine

Photo #8: Inhabitat

Photo #9: St. Vincent Meals on Wheels

Photo #10: The Midnight Mission