The start of November is here, TBAY. Whether you’re still holding on to those fall decorations, or already putting out sprigs of holly and twinkle lights, it’s never too early to start making Thanksgiving reservations + to-go plans. Here’s a few options to get your tastebuds watering:
The Water Street Tampa boutique hotel is hosting a Thanksgiving meal again this year. The plans include all the staples — roast turkey and sides — plus bougie additions like a raw seafood bar, caviar station, and live jazzy tunes. Or order pies to amp up your at-home celebration. Make reservations online.
Skip setting out the spread, and head to the Tampa restaurant for a buffet stocked with pumpkin soup and mushroom bisque, breads, beef tenderloin, turkey, ham, truffle macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, cornbread stuffing, pecan + pumpkin pie, almond tarts — and a boatload of other Thanksgiving staples.
Finish off the lavish experience with cocktails, beer, wine, or non-alcoholic drinks from the tableside martini cart or the wine station. Make reservations online.
The popular seasonal cooking spot is offering catering options for your holiday. The menu includes roast turkey, cornbread, cinnamon sweet potatoes, green beans, apple chutney, and veggie gravy. Book pickup or delivery online.
Take the whole family to the J.W. Marriott Clearwater Beach & Spa’s signature restaurant for a three-course prix fixe meal featuring turkey breast or poached lobster pappardelle. The spot also offers an à la carte kids menu. Book reservations online.
And if you want to keep the festive vibes going all Turkey Day long, the restaurant and the hotel bar are serving up fall cocktails. We’re eyeing the “Fall Forward” made with Knob Creek Bourbon, fresh mint, lemon and peach purée, and maple peach foam.
This wouldn’t be City Editor Bailey’s roundup if there weren’t some sweet treat options.
Located in the lobby of the Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg, the bakery is offering pre-order caramelized honey pumpkin pies, take and bake savory scones, croissant boxes, breakfast teacakes, Dutch caramel apple pies, and flourless chocolate cakes. Make your order by
Monday, Nov. 20 for pickup Wednesday, Nov. 22.
In other dessert news, the Tampa French spot will offer pre-order salted caramel apple or bourbon pretzel pecan pies, pumpkin scones, and pumpkin cheesecakes. Place your order by emailing or calling 813-768-9988 by Monday, Nov. 21 by 3 p.m. for pickup by Wednesday, Nov. 22.
Dunedin’s Fenway Hotel restaurant is also hosting a Thanksgiving Day feast — complete with whipped feta, squash and radicchio salad, paprika rubbed beef eye roast, Creole fried turkey, rubbed pork + ample sides and desserts. Make reservations online.
Another Water Street Tampa fave, the Pearl, is also offering to-go pie orders. Order a pumpkin, brown sugar, Dutch apple, or Buckeye pie by Monday, Nov. 20 for pick-up by Wednesday, Nov. 22 by calling 813-709-7776.