Foodie news: Thanksgiving dinners galore |

Foodie news: Thanksgiving dinners galore

North Shore Hawaiian Grill free ThanksgivingNorth Shore Hawaiian Grill will hold its second annual Free Thanksgiving Day Celebration, Thursday, Nov. 24, noon to 4 p.m. at 395 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, near Pete ‘n’ Peter’s and Wanda’s Flowers. Gather your family, friends and neighbors to share Thanksgiving. A traditional turkey meal is planned that includes mashed potatoes, green beans, stuffing and, of course, pumpkin pie. Donations will be accepted for Project MANA. Reservations appreciated at 530-583-8000.The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe Thanksgiving Harvest buffetGather with family and friends and create new holiday memories over Thanksgiving Dinner at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, Nov. 24. The menu includes traditional holiday favorites such as hand-carved roasted turkey with all the trimmings and tamarind and honey glazed ham, as well as an array of items including a chilled seafood display, herb roasted pheasant, pancetta wrapped salmon, and an assortment of salads, cheeses, pastas, breads and desserts. Seatings from noon-7:30 p.m. Adults $85, children $35 (4 to 10), children under 4 complimentary). Advance reservations are required at 530-562-3000. Reservations are based upon availability. Price is exclusive of tax and gratuity. The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, 13031 Ritz-Carlton Highlands Court, Truckee, Community Thanksgiving potluck CelebrationThursday, Nov. 24, 1-5 p.m. This inaugural event will be held at the North Tahoe Event Center, with core traditional foods provided by volunteers (turkeys, potatoes, yams). Bring your family and favorite Thanksgiving food to share. Volunteers will keep the kids entertained with a Kids Corner, coloring and games, music. Bilingual event. This is an outreach to the hungry, homeless and lonely, cleverly disguised as a community celebration, because nobody really wants to admit to being hungry, homeless and lonely! It’s all about community and gratitude. Volunteers are wanted. The event concept began with the small collaborative United for Action, a partnership of faith-based and nonprofit organizations in North Lake Tahoe. This is a springboard for Tahoe community dinners February through March. Call Meera at 775-230-1066 for more information or to volunteer.Thanksgiving dinner made simple at the River Ranch LodgeThe River Ranchandamp;#8217;s cozy atmosphere sets the tone for a memorable Thanksgiving holiday experience with the family or an intimate dinner with friends.Enjoy home-style traditional turkey dinner with all the fixings without all the hassle thanks to Executive Chef Julia Walter, who has put together a special menu for the evening including a three-course traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner with all the fixings for $24.95. The complete menu is available at The restaurant will be open serving dinner starting at 2 p.m. so make your reservation at 530-583-4264. The River Ranch Lodge andamp; Restaurant is located on the Truckee River at the Corner of Highway 89 and Alpine Meadows road in between Tahoe City and Truckee.andamp;#8216;Turkey to Goandamp;#8217; offered at Resort at Squaw CreekIn addition to the popular Thanksgiving buffet at Resort at Squaw Creek, locals and visitors looking for a gourmet meal with the convenience and comfort of gathering at home or second home for Thanksgiving, can take advantage of the Turkey to Go dinners. These complete dinners include all the holiday favorites. Turkey to Go will be available for pick up at Resort at Squaw Creek, Thursday, Nov. 24, noon-4 p.m. Orders must be placed in advance at 530-581-6682.For those looking to dine out, Resort at Squaw Creekandamp;#8217;s popular Thanksgiving Buffet returns Nov. 24, 3-8 p.m., in the Grand Sierra Ballroom with culinary offerings to suit every taste. Children 12 and under can dine for half-price with paying adult during the 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. seating. In addition to the buffet, live music will entertain guests throughout the evening. Reservations are required. Space is limited. Adults are $46; children ages 4 to 12 are $26; children 3 and under are free. Prices are plus tax and gratuity. For reservations, call 530-581-6615.Resort at Squaw Creekandamp;#8217;s Magical Memories holiday celebration kicks into high gear Nov. 25 with the Gingerbread Village Unveiling and Grand Tree Lighting Ceremony in the evening with special guest of honor Jonny Moseley. Winter Wonderland Locals’ Nights take place Wednesday, Nov. 30, Dec. 7 and 14 with free musical performances, free snow play, bonfires, and complimentary hot cocoa. For more information visit;#8217;s on the Lake ThanksgivingThursday, Nov. 24, 3-8 p.m. in addition to Jake’s full dinner menu, Chef Yorkey is plating a delicious, traditional Thanksgiving turkey meal for $22.95 per person. Reservations are strongly recommended. Please call 530-583-0188. View a menu at Jake’s On The Lake is located at 780 North Lake Boulevard at Tahoe City’s Boatworks Mall.Crystal Bay Casino Steak andamp; Lobster HouseThe Crystal Bay Casino Steak andamp; Lobster House will serve from their regular menu along with a Thanksgiving Day special, Nov. 24, 5-9 p.m. Adults $32 plus tax and gratuity, children 12 and under $28.Enjoy creamy sweet potato soup with nutmeg and Vermont maple syrup, garnished with roasted pumpkin seed; roasted smoked turkey breast and confit leg served with Yukon Gold and sweet yam mash; seasonal vegetables; porcini mushroom bread stuffing with sage and sausage; cranberry orange sauce with Grand Marnier and pumpkin cheesecake bathed in caramel sauce and Chantilly crme. Pricing does not include tax and gratuity). Reservations suggested. Visit or call 775-833-6333.

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