Thanksgiving’s coming: Nine foodie reasons to start meditative turkey

In box we haven’t already — and really, who has? — it’s time to consider about turkey. Thanksgiving is usually 3 weeks away.

Here are some things to get we in a holiday mood:

▪  Good Foods Co-op, 455 Southland Drive, is carrying 3 days of free sampling this weekend. From 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, we can check out plant-based options, including spiced cider, vegan “turkey” and vegan pumpkin pie. On Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., there’ll be turkey and trimmings, with internal vendors on hand. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, there’ll be ham, honeyed potatoes, cheese balls, immature beans and stimulating cider. Get in a holiday mood and get your grocery selling done.

▪  If we only can’t face a selling yet wish a Martha Stewart Thanksgiving, sequence her Marley Spoon Thanksgiving Box online. A finish feast, including turkey, to feed 8 to 10 people, is about $160; sequence only a sides for about $100. You still have to do a cooking, though.

▪  If we wish to skip all a cooking, Bluegrass Bayou Catering is one option. Although this year they won’t off a smorgasboard during Copper Roux on South Broadway, all will be baked for we to take home. You can even collect adult your food a day of Thanksgiving. You can get cajun-fried, sugarine smoked or a normal baked turkey and all a trimmings. Place an sequence online during, go to or call 859-523-7915.

▪  Why wait until Thanksgiving to eat a good stuff? Check out Ramsey’s Diner’s fall menu. Now on a menu each day: acorn squish in brownish-red sugarine butter. And on swap days, honeyed potato stew and broccoli casserole. If we like what we taste, we can sequence a vessel for a holiday.

▪  Greentree Tea Room, 521 West Short, has turkey a la Turk (that’s turkey with berry pilaf in fillo) with cranberry penchant on a menu for November, along with honeyed potato scones and citrus piquancy pannacotta and most more. Call for reservations, 859-455-9660.

▪  Put this on your calendar: Hanna’s on Lime, 214 South Limestone, will have a pre-Thanksgiving lunch special on Nov. 15, with turkey, dressing, gravy, uninformed cranberries, a side and a hurl for $9.25. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; smoothness is available. Call 859-252-6264.

jimmy and eddie russell

▪  Turkey of a opposite sort: Wild Turkey’s Jimmy and Eddie Russell will be featured in a “Weekend Today” shred on Saturday on NBC featuring OBC Kitchen, 3373 Tates Creek Road. The uncover will atmosphere a tasting filmed Nov. 2 during 4:30 p.m.

▪  You know a deteriorate has altered when a holiday cups come out. On Wednesday, McDonald’s expelled a coffee lineup: peppermint mocha and peppermint prohibited chocolate, in red cups with stars. The tiny chronicle is only $2. Starbucks also expelled a holiday cups, and this year’s chronicle is a color-your-own style, mostly white with accents of red and green. Returning drinks embody a chestnut praline latte, caramel brûlée latte and peppermint mocha.

Other weekend events

▪  Looking for a place to watch a Breeders’ Cup Thoroughbred Championships, going on during Del Mar in California? Red Mile, 1200 Red Mile Road, has giveaway acknowledgment and parking for simulcasting, so we can gamble all a races on Friday and Saturday. Mutuel windows open during 8 a.m., and allege peril is available. Post time for a Breeders’ Cup competition is 3:05 p.m. The Breeders’ Cup Classic will be run during 8:35 p.m. And on Saturday, executive cook Joe Hall will offer a smorgasboard from 4 to 8 p.m.; it’s $50 and includes a racing module and non-alcoholic beverages. Doors will open for seating during 12:30 p.m. Reservations are recommended; call 859-255-0752.

▪  Cork Barrel, 2263 Nicholasville Road, is hosting a special fundraiser Friday and Saturday for Carol Shelton, one of a vintners influenced by a new Northern California fires. Shelton and her tasting room manager both mislaid their Santa Rosa homes in a fires.

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