Thanksgiving in Austin 2018

I get it. Thanksgiving, or any holiday in general, is stressful. So many moving parts, large gatherings, so many mouths to feed, how is any one person supposed to do it all?! Have no fear fam, I’ve put together a curated list of ways to simplify your Thanksgiving feast this year in Austin! Whether you want to order in, dine out, or forget about the grocery store altogether, here are a few places to consider this year:


LeRoy and Lewis

Nothing screams Texas like BBQ. Local pit masters at LeRoy and Lewis put together this pre-order menu items that all come with smoked giblet gravy and beet BBQ sauce:

  • smoked whole/half turkeys
  • smoked/tallow fried whole/half turkeys
  • Thanksgiving turkey or pork sausage
  • Akaushi brisket
  • pulled whole hog

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TRACE at the W Austin

W Austin’s TRACE is serving up a decadent three course menu on Thanksgiving Day from 11AM to 8PM. I love Trace for the atmosphere and all around dining experience. Plus, it’s downtown and definitely a place to visit if you’re feeling a little fancy. Their Thanksgiving meal options include:

  • Red Wine Braised Short Rib
  • Prosciutto Wrapped Turkey Breast
  • Coconut Ginger Soup
  • Texas Pecan Pie

View the full menu here and the kid’s menu here. Don’t forget to enjoy cocktails while you’re at it!

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The Vintage House Restaurant at Messina Hof Winery

If you’re willing to step outside of Austin, head on over to Bryan and visit The Vintage House Restaurant at Messina Hof Winery. From 11AM to 6PM, they will be serving up a three-course menu complete with Thanksgiving turkey, prime ribeye stake, and pumpkin cheesecake among other classic Thanksgiving dishes. View the full menu here

I love Thanksgiving, but sometimes you just don’t want to labor in the kitchen all day. I hope you guys consider these amazing options to simplify your holiday. If you stop by any of these restaurants during Thanksgiving, let me know in the comments what dish was your favorite!


With love,


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