October 28, 2020

Where to Dine And Celebrate Thanksgiving in South Florida

Thanksgiving in South Florida

Photo Credit Marel Hinners (BCPR)


Dine-in and To Go

This Thanksgiving, Coconut Grove eatery Ariete is offering a special Thanksgiving family-style menu available for dine-in and carryout. Guests who choose to do Thanksgiving at home can pick up To Go Kits with ingredients and instructions to prepare an Ariete Thanksgiving at home. Priced at $85 per person for takeout and $75 per person for dine-in, the festive menu feeds families of 4 and 8. Dishes include an 8-12 lb turkey with croqueta stuffing and gravy; pastelitos filled with turkey fricassee; whipped mashed potatoes; a cheese ball with candied walnuts & pecans; heirloom tomato and Bibb lettuce salad; Green bean casserole; Cranberry jelly; Parker House rolls with whipped honey butter; cornbread stuffing; and pumpkin pie. Available at an additional cost are the truffle mac and cheese; roasted Brussels sprouts; charcuterie & cheese and more. Thanksgiving orders must be placed by Monday, November 16th for pickup on Wednesday, November 25th. To place an order and reserve a pickup time, or to make a reservation for dine-in, call the restaurant at (305) 640-5862 or email [email protected]




BOURBON STEAK, Chef Michael Mina’s award-winning steakhouse inside the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa, will be offering a three-course prix fixe for Thanksgiving. Priced at $105 per person (excluding tax and gratuity), guests will have a choice of an appetizer, entree accompanied by a trio of farm fresh side dishes and a dessert from the restaurant’s coveted daily menu. Special on the menu in celebration of the holiday, a Wood-Grilled Free Range Turkey with cornbread-foie gras stuffing, tangerine cranberry sauce, garlic mashed potatoes, cider glazed yams and black truffle gravy. Other menu favorites include prime cuts of beef such as ‘Reuben’ Style Bone-in Short Rib, Filet Mignon and Veal Chop; Ice Cold Shellfish Tower with oysters, shrimp, lobster and king crab; and Spicy Beef Lettuce Cups with Thai chili & basil, sweet chili sauce and crunchy rice. For dessert, a seasonal Pumpkin Pie with cinnamon marshmallow, walnut crumble and maple ice cream has been added to the menu. Dinner will be offered from 6PM until 10PM. Reservations are highly recommended. BOURBON STEAK is located at 19999 W Country Club Drive in Aventura. Reservations can be made online at or by calling (786) 279-6600.

CORSAIR Kitchen & Bar

Dine-in and To Go

A contemporary American eatery, CORSAIR Kitchen & Bar has reopened just in time for the holidays. The Aventura restaurant located inside the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa overlooking the golf courses, will be offering a three-course family-style Thanksgiving menu. Available for dine-in from 12PM until 8PM and priced at $65 per person (excluding tax and gratuity), the prix-fixe gives guests the choice of an appetizer, followed by Thanksgiving dinner for the table and an indulgent dessert platter. Appetizer options include Roasted Pumpkin Bisque with dried pears, cinnamon cream, sage and toasted pine nuts; Salad of Fall Leaves with roasted beets, caramelized apples, pecans, blue cheese and maple dressing; and Prosciutto & Figs with compressed melons, feta, baby arugula and balsamic dressing. For the table, guests will enjoy Roasted Turkey Breast & Sliced Roasted Beef Tenderloin served with dark meat confit, stuffing, sweet potato gratin, buttermilk mash, green beans, cranberry sauce and turkey gravy. Desserts will include an assortment of seasonal fall pies. For those who prefer to celebrate the holiday at home, CORSAIR will be offering the same menu in a Thanksgiving To-Go format. Dinner for 8 people will be priced at $250 and will be available for pick up on Wednesday, November 25 from 3PM-5PM and Thursday, November 26 from 9AM-11AM. The restaurant will also be open at 8AM on Thanksgiving Day and serving a la carte breakfast until 11:30AM, followed by a lite bites bar menu until 6PM. CORSAIR Kitchen & Bar is located at 19999 W Country Club Drive inside the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa in Aventura. Reservations can be made online through OpenTable or by calling (786) 279-6800.

Fireman Derek’s Bakeshop

To Go

Say goodbye to pre-made pie dough and hello to the Magic City’s favorite pie emporium. Fireman Derek’s is officially your one-stop shop for all the Thanksgiving treats! Sweet seekers can choose from seasonal favorites such as Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Cheesecake, Apple Pie, Salted Caramel Pie, Pecan Pie, Carrot Cake, Chocolate Pecan Pie and more. Preordering will open up online Sunday, November 1 and close Sunday, November 22 on the bakery’s website; here, pie purchasers can specify the preferred day/time for pick-up at either the Wynwood or Coconut Grove storefronts. Both shops will also have a limited number of pies available for last-minute purchase through Wednesday, November 25. Both Fireman Derek’s outposts will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. Fireman Derek’s – Wynwood is located at 2818 N. Miami Avenue; Telephone: (786) 703-3623; Fireman Derek’s – Coconut Grove is located at 3435 Main Highway; Telephone: (786) 502-2396. Follow Fireman Derek’s on social media: @fdpies. To order online, click HERE;



Those seeking a Thanksgiving Day feast can indulge in a 3-course meal at Lightkeepers at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami. Served family style and priced at $99 per adult and $39 per child (ages 5 to 12), guests will be offered assorted dinner rolls with sweet cream butter and Beginnings to start including Late Harvest Greens with heirloom carrots, sun dried cranberries, seasonal radish, checre, candied walnut and shallot vinaigrette; and Butternut Squash Ravioli with pumpkin seeds, pecorino cheese and basil. Main Course offerings include Carved Joyce Farms Free-Range Turkey and Keez Beez Honey Glazed Ham served with traditional gravy and cranberry sauce. Black Grouper Escabeche is available as a Main Course substitute. Festive Compliments on offer include Sourdough and Sage Stuffing, Sweet Potato Casserole with gingersnap crumble and marshmallows, Maple and Lime Roasted Brussel Sprouts with parsnip and beets, and Herb Whipped Yukon Gold Potatoes. To finish, guests can indulge in delightful Desserts including Mini Pumpkin Pie, Dulce de Leche Bread Pudding and Guava Lime Cheesecake. For $125 per adult, guests will have the added Beverage Package which includes wine, sparkling wine and beer in addition to the feast. On Thursday, November 26, Thanksgiving Day seatings will be from 12:30PM to 4PM and 5PM to 8PM. Reservations required, with outdoor seating and 50% seating indoors per Miami-Dade guidelines, and can be made by calling (305) 365-4186 or by email at [email protected]. Lightkeepers is located at 455 Grand Bay Drive, Key Biscayne, FL.

MK Takeaways

To Go

Serving made-from-scratch, Chef-prepared meals since opening in July 2020, MK Takeaways (MKT) is South Florida’s newest ghost kitchen concept offering chilled, never-frozen dishes delivered to your doorstep. Owned/operated by husband and wife duo, Michael and Karen Stanley, the Broward-based business has launched an extensive Thanksgiving menu to eliminate mealtime stress for friends and families gathering to celebrate near and far during these unprecedented times. Priced per person or family-style (excluding tax/delivery), families celebrating from a distance can now enjoy the same “heat-at-home” meal. MKT Thanksgiving meals are made-to-order and divided into four courses. Mains are accompanied by a choice of (1) appetizers, soups & greens, and sides which are included in the main course price along with specialty a la carte items. Entree highlights include Sliced Free Range Turkey Breasts - includes choice of herbed cornbread stuffing or apple sausage stuffing ($37); Free Range Turkey Roulade with herbed cornbread stuffing and gravy ($39); Prime Rib with Horseradish Cream Sauce ($43); Brown Sugar Honey Glazed Ham ($37); and Maple Rubbed Salmon ($38).Customers can access the menu via the MK Takeaways website – Meals can be ordered via phone and all orders must be placed by Friday, November 20 ahead of Thanksgiving and can be delivered Tuesday, November 24 or Wednesday, November 25. In addition to the Thanksgiving menu, MK Takeaways regular menu will also be available for purchase. The MK Takeaways commissary kitchen is located at 12691 West Sunrise Blvd in Sunrise, Florida. Takeout orders can be picked up at the commissary during business hours or delivered directly to your home. MK Takeaways is open Monday-Friday from 10AM to 6:30PM but will be closed on Thursday, November 26. Telephone: (954) 669-1366;

Sala’o Cuban Restaurant & Bar


Those looking to break free from a traditional Thanksgiving dinner can delight in contemporary Cuban cuisine at Sala’o Cuban Restaurant & Bar, located in the heart of Calle Ocho. On offer will be Executive Chef Alejandro Porben’s inventive dishes such as Confit Smoked Pork Belly with black bean puree, maduro chimichurri, and avocado mousse; Sous Vide Lobster Tail with butter, paprika, and sofrito; Cornish Hen with carrot puree, tomato, baby carrot and sautéed potato; and the fresh catch of the day, among others. Desserts run the gamut from Condensed Milk Mousse to Chocolate Tiramisu, and the not-to-be-missed light but delicious Coconut Tart. Diners can also enjoy live music and vibrant gin & tonic cocktails from the tableside bar service. Sala’o will be open on Thanksgiving from 5PM to 11:30PM. Sala’o is located at 1642 SW 8th Street in Miami. Telephone: (305) 642-8989;

Burlock Coast

Dine-in and To Go

This Thanksgiving, Burlock Coast at The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale is offering a family style 3-course meal with a side of stunning views of Fort Lauderdale beach. Offered from 12PM to 9PM and priced at $79 per adult and $29 per child (ages 5 to 12), the festive meal begins with Grilled Squash with pomegranate, pumpkin seed, Humboldt Fog cheese and honey-black pepper vinaigrette, and Artichoke and Baby Shrimp Dip with sourdough bread. The Main Course includes Turkey Breast Roulade and Confit Leg and Thigh, served with potato puree, stuffing, grilled broccolini, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce and gravy. To finish, guests can indulge in a Chocolate Pecan Tart and Pumpkin Mousse. Reservations are required by calling (954) 302-6430 or by emailing [email protected]. A limited a la carte menu will be available for dine-in as well as a Bottomless Beverage package priced at $34 per person.

Burlock Coast is also offering Thanksgiving To-Go, which includes whole roasted turkey with gravy and cranberry sauce, bread stuffing, creamy potato puree, green bean casserole, roasted sweet potatoes, biscuits and pecan pie. Thanksgiving To-Go is priced at $299 plus tax and serves 6 to 8 people. Orders must be placed by Wednesday, November 25th at 1PM. Pick up will be on Thanksgiving Day. Burlock Coast is located at The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale at 1 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard. Instagram: @BurlockCoast

Lona Cocina & Tequileria


Celebrate Thanksgiving with an oceanside feast at Lona Cocina & Tequileria on Fort Lauderdale beach. On Thanksgiving Day from 11AM to 11PM, Lona is offering a 3-course menu priced at $45 per person. To start, guests can choose between a Harvest Salad or Pumpkin Bisque; both options are served with fresh cornbread. The second course offers a traditional Thanksgiving meal with a Mexican twist: Turkey Breast glazed with homemade Mole Poblano, Homemade Stuffing and Green Beans. Guests can wrap up the evening with something sweet and indulge in a choice between Pumpkin Pie or Pecan Pie. Don’t forget to ask about their specialty wines and tequila selections. For reservations please call (954) 245-3069. Lona is located at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort at 321 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. Discounted valet is available.

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