Feast Your Eyes on Thanksgiving
It’s hard to be away from home for Thanksgiving, a holiday whose foundation is family and feasting. But, not to worry, whether you eat in or take-out, these local spots have you covered for all your turkey, green bean casserole and pumpkin pie needs. – BY ADAM ERACE
PERCY STREET BBQ
The popular South Street smokehouse is under new ownership as of summer, but proprietor Michael Day is firm about keeping up Percy’s Thanksgiving tradition. There are a couple options, but each includes a house-smoked turkey paired with rich gravy and tangy cranberry sauce. www.percystreet. com. 900 South St., 215.625.8510. all day. In addition to treats like blue cheese croissants with pear flambé and black garlic short rib, diners will enjoy elevated holiday fare like herb-roasted turkey and red currant- glazed ham. www. lacroixrestaurant.com. 210 W. Rittenhouse Sq., 215 790.2533.
BANK & BOURBON
The stylish restaurant on the ground floor of the Loews Hotel is going the pre-fixe route for Thanksgiving dinner. For $55, guests get their choice of appetizer (beef barley soup or hamachi crudo kissed with grapefruit), main (filet mignon or brioche-stuffed turkey with brown buttered mashed potatoes) and dessert, one option of which, the bread pudding, obviously includes a slug of Bourbon. www. bankandbourbon.com. 1200 Market St., 215. 231.7300.
RED OWL TAVERN
Just steps from the historical bounty of Independence Mall, Red Owl Tavern at Hotel Monaco is adding a $28 Thanksgiving entrée to its regular dinner menu. A crispskinned portion of heritage breed bird with garlic smashed potatoes, roasted Brussels sprouts, root vegetable stuffing and cranberry chutney.
Bank & Bourbon