Thanksgiving is arguably one of the best holidays because it means bringing together family, eating good food, watching parades and enjoying some football games. If you’re one of the many who can’t wait to start the Thanksgiving festivities, check out this list of Pre-Thanksgiving Events and Specials from around the Valley.
Enjoy a Texas-Style Chicken Fried Turkey Thanksgiving Special at TEXAZ
While TEXAZ Grill is closed on actual Thanksgiving Day, they have a Thanksgiving special going on up until the eve of Thanksgiving Day. TEXAZ Grill is firing up its deep fryer for four days only, November 22-25, to serve up the tenderest turkey in town with its “Chicken-Fried Turkey” special.
Turkey lovers can enjoy a true Texas-style treat this Thanksgiving with a huge portion of Chicken Fried Turkey, a twist on TEXAZ Grill’s signature Chicken Friend Steak. It is smothered with slow-cooked, savory gravy, the turkey is then paired with a side of mashed potatoes and homemade cranberry sauce. At just $10 for lunch and $15 for supper, it also includes bread & butter and house salad.
The Chicken Fried Turkey is available Sunday, November 22 through Wednesday, November 25. TEXAZ Grill is located at 6003 N. 16th St. For more information call, (602)-248-7827 or visit,www.texazgrill.com.
Crudo & Okra to Host Thanksgiving Eve Parties Featuring Gourmet Eats
This Thanksgiving Eve start the celebrations early with Crudo and Okra Cookhouse & Cocktails as they host their pre-Turkey Day parties on Wednesday, November 25. From 9pm to close Crudo will be hosting their third annual “Put a Birt On It” party with delicious eats and $8 cocktails. The full menu is provided below:
Crudo’s “Put A Bird On It”
Thanksgiving Eve menu
Fried fingerlings, turkey gravy, hollandaise $9
Hot Brown w/ turkey, stuffing, pancetta, mornay $12
Turkey Mac n Chz Casserole $10
Bird is the Word: lemon, maraschino, chartreuse, wild turkey 101 bourbon
Bird’s Rye View: orange cranberry Syrup, Allspice, orange bitters, wild turkey 101 rye
Chile Chokin’ the Chiken: strawberry, lime, bird’s eye chile-infused cynar, st. george green chile vodka
Sitting Ducks: passion fruit, seltzer, campari, ayelsbury duck vodka
Nest Nog: egg, cream, allspice, banana, wild turkey 101 bourbon, scarlet ibis rum
Avian Persuasion: spiced pomegranate, lemon, azbl mi casa bitters, maurin, zucca amaro, aviation gin
Crudo’s “Put a Bird On It” party will be held from 9pm to close. Crudo is located at 3603 E. Indian School Road in Phoenix. For more information call, (602)-358-8666 or visit their website,www.crudoaz.com.
Crudo’s sister restaurant, Okra Cookhouse & Cocktails will also be holding a Thanksgiving Eve Party kicking off at 5pm with a themed “Elvis Thanksgiving.” The event will kick-off at 5pm with a feast fit for the king of rock himself and a selection of Elvis-approved cocktails for only $8. The menu for Okra’s Thanksgiving Eve is below:
Okra Cookhouse & Cocktails’
“Elvis Thanksgiving” Eve menu
T.C.B. Focaccia: smoked pork, bbq, red onion $14
Fool’s Gold Leaf Sandwich: pork belly, pb&j $12
Peanut Butter Burger: $15
Fried Cornmeal Mush & Maple Syrup $8
Blue Suede Booze: blueberries, lemon, whipped whites, cointreau & ford’s gin
Love Me Tender(belly): maple, bacon, averna, & tapatio reposada tequilla
Love Me Tater: sweet potato, brown sugar, cream, cardamaro, maison rouge vsop, old overholt rye
Devil in Disguise: spiced pomegranate, lemon, grapefruit, peychaud’s bitters, campari, corazon tequila
Falling in Love with Suze: grapefruit, lemon, honey, seltzer, suze, montenegro, green mark vodka
Hound Dog: pumpkin bitters, st. george-spiced pear, el dorado 8yr rum
Peanut Butter Jelly Time: lime, cheerwine cherry soda, peanut butter-infused four roses bourbon
Aloha From Hawaii: pineapple, cream of coconut, lime, montenegro, plantation 3-star rum
Okra Cookhouse and Cocktails will host their “Elvis Thanksgiving” on Wednesday, November 24 from 5pm to close. Okra is located at 5813 N. 7th Street in Phoenix. For more information call, (602)-296-4147 or visit, www.okraaz.com
Chompie’s Offers Thanksgiving Specials to Fill Up Your Entire Family
Chompie’s is ready to serve up Thanksgiving to your entire family, with a special that is ideal for a crowd. The meal options being offered serve 12 to 15 guests, and it includes two meal options. The Traditional meal ($189.95) contains an extra-large oven roasted turkey, homemade stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, string beans almondine, cranberry relish, candied yams, dinner rolls, one 9-inch pumpkin pie and one 9-inch apple pie. The Basic meal ($139.95) includes turkey, stuffing, gravy, relish, rolls and two pies. Additionally there is an individual dinner being offered for ($15.99). All dishes from the turkey to desserts are also available a la carte.
Orders must be places 72 hours in advance and are available for pick up on Wednesday, November 25th and Thursday, November 26th. Chompie’s is located at 1160 E. University Drive in Tempe. For more information call, (480)-557-0700. Chompie’s also has a location in Chandler at 3481 W. Frye Road, the store number is (480)-398-3008. Feel free to also visit them at their website,www.chompies.com.