Check, Please: They'll prep Thanksgiving dinner for you

  • Article by: RICK NELSON , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 17, 2012 - 2:17 PM

Attention, last-minute types: There's no rule that says Thanksgiving dinner must be prepared at home.

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Pick up a turkey, side-dish kit and baked goods for Thanksgiving at the Birchwood Cafe.

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At Be'wiched, co-owners Matthew Bickford and Mike Ryan are offering roast-your-own turkey three ways (plain, brined in rosemary and garlic, or Cajun-rubbed), a plethora of side dishes (andouille cornbread stuffing, oyster dressing, collard greens with tasso, and more) and salads (including couscous, white bean, spinach), plus maple-pecan or caramel-apple pies and other sweets. Order by Tuesday; pick up Monday through Wednesday, except during lunch hour.

800 Washington Av. N., Mpls., 612-767-4330, www.bewicheddeli.com

The Birchwood Cafe is also all about Thanksgiving options. Pick up a Minnesota-raised turkey (sold with cooking advice from chef Marshall Paulsen), then add a side-dish kit -- cranberry-sage stuffing, cranberry-quince chutney and a maple-squash mash -- available in three serving sizes; all three are also sold à la carte. There are baked goods, too: multi-grain and potato buns, and pies, including Key lime, chocolate-pecan, cranberry-apple with a ginger streusel topping and maple-pumpkin; the maple-pumpkin can also be prepared gluten-free. Order by 8 p.m. Sunday; pick up Wednesday.

3311 E. 25th St., Mpls., 612-722-4474, www.birchwoodcafe.com

The holiday is covered at Lucia's to Go, the casual side of Lucia Watson's Uptown culinary destination. Select an oven-ready free-range turkey and choose from a list of trimmings: cornbread stuffing, squash soup, maple-glazed yams, wild rice-squash salad with sage vinaigrette, gravy and cranberry sauce, along with pumpkin, apple or bourbon pecan pies. Order by 8 p.m. Sunday; pick up Tuesday evening through noon Thursday.

1432 W. 31st St., Mpls., 612-825-9800, www.lucias.com

 

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