Thanksgiving Food and Spirits Guide

If making reservations is your definition of culinary preparation, Palm Beach County does not disappoint when it comes to choices of restaurants.  The following are just a few of those that will be serving Thanksgiving Dinner.

All are notable for their delicious fare so be sure to make your reservations as soon as possible!


Death or Glory(116 NE 6th Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33483)  – Death or Glory, will feature a red and green specialty cocktail called Tis the Season, to benefit Feeding South Florida. The week of November 12, Death or Glory will team up with Simple Vodka and for every specialty cocktail sold, will donate $4 to Feeding South Florida. Every $25 delivers a Thanksgiving dinner to a family of four in need.

Death or Glory is located in the historic Falcon House, which was originally built in 1925. Its name was derived from the battle cry motto of the Queen’s Royal Lancers and made popular in the 1979 song “Death or Glory” by The Clash.  Its canopied, outdoor Tiki Bar is a is a popular hangout for the Delray Beach community and visitors.
Death or Glory is at 116 NE 6th Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33483 and is open 4 p.m. -2 a.m. daily. Food is served until 2 a.m. For additional info, call 561.808.8814. Facebook @dealthorglorybar; Instagram @deathorglorybar_delray.

Caffe Luna Rosa (34 S. Ocean Blvd, Delray Beach) –  Caffe Luna Rosa, Delray Beach’s popular beachside restaurant is pleased to announce it will be serving Thanksgiving dinner, with specials including a traditional turkey dinner as well two favorite Italian holiday dishes.

Although Caffe Luna Rosa has always been open for brunch on Thanksgiving, this year marks the first time the restaurant will be serving dinner on the holiday.

“A lot of people aren’t cooking traditional Thanksgiving dinners anymore, especially those who don’t have family in the area,” said Executive Chef Ernesto DeBlasi. “Now anyone who is here on vacation or who doesn’t want to cook — and clean up — can come to Caffe Luna Rosa and enjoy an American Thanksgiving dinner as well as traditional Italian holiday fare.”

For those who want a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, Luna Rosa will be serving a slow-roasted, sliced organic turkey breast with mashed potatoes, sausage stuffing, asparagus spears and homemade gravy. The organic turkey special will also be available for brunch.

One of the Italian holiday favorites being offered on Thanksgiving will be homemade rigatoni with Sunday gravy, which includes slow-stewed pork and beef, San Marzano ragu with house-made meatball and Italian sausage.

Also on the menu is Spigola Acqua Pazza, which includes an oven-roasted Chilean sea bass with grape tomatoes, shallots and lemon butter finished with fresh arugula, served with herbed rice.

Also on the menu are a chilled lobster and shrimp dish served in a martini glass with fresh cucumber spaghetti, diced tomatoes and Newburg dressing. The dessert special for the evening will be a homemade pumpkin pie with Chantilly cream.

Caffe Luna Rosa will be serving Thanksgiving brunch from 7 am to 2:45 pm and dinner from 4:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Reservations are accepted for dinner only. Please call (561) 274-9404.


Seminole Casino Coconut Creek (5550 NW 40th Street, Coconut Creek) – This Thanksgiving, November 22, bet on your judicious good taste with a gastronomic gobble fest and live entertainment at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. 


NYY Steak


NYY Steak will offer a three-course Thanksgiving dinner from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. for $75 per person. Dinner specials will include roasted butternut squash bisqueautumnal salad, free-range turkey, and a choice of pumpkin pie or pecan pie for dessert. For reservations, call (954935-6699.




At Sorrisi, Thanksgiving Day specials will be available from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. and include such items as roasted butternut squash soup with crisp pancetta, fall fig and pear mista salad, traditional turkey dinner, and pumpkin spice croissant bread pudding for dessert. Reservations are recommended. For reservations, call (954585-5379.


Fresh Harvest


Fresh Harvest, the property’s elevated variety dining experience, will serve Thanksgiving Day dinner between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. The menu will include endless mimosas as well as sparkling wine and house wine. Among the Chef-inspired holiday items offered will be oven roasted turkey, prime rib; smoked bone-in ham, bourbon glazed pork loin, steamed snow crab legs, seafood Newburg, beef tenderloin medallions with wild mushroom demi, and grilled lamb chop loins with mint lamb au jus. There will also be a wide variety of pastry chef-made desserts available. Cost is $42 per person; $17 for children 10 and under.


1st Street Deli


Thanksgiving Day specials will be available from 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. The menu will include roasted Calabaza squash soup; a fall salad; turkey dinner burger; a prefixe Thanksgiving dinner menu (for $24.95 per person); grilled swordfish; lamb chops and a chocolate chip sweet potato bar for dessert.


Legends Lounge, Nectar, and Sunset Grill


Terry Hanck will perform at Legends Lounge at 7 p.m., while Furious George will take the stage at Nectar at 8 p.m. Steeltown Religion will also perform at Sunset Grill at 8 p.m.



Doris Italian Market (Coral Springs, Sunrise, Boca Raton, Pembroke Pines and North Palm Beach) –

Doris Italian Market & Bakery locations in Coral Springs, Sunrise, Boca Raton, Pembroke Pines and North Palm Beach are making Thanksgiving dinner easier with gourmet turkey dinner packages.

From now through Monday, November 19*, customers can order pre-cooked turkey dinner packages at any Doris Market location. Available packages include:

·         Traditional (serves 6-8): 12-14 lb. turkey (raw weight), herb stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, one dozen rolls, cranberry sauce, one 10-inch apple or pumpkin pie. Price: $99.95

·         Supreme (serves 14-16): 18-20 lb. turkey (raw weight), herb stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, two dozen rolls, cranberry sauce, two 10-inch apple or pumpkin pie. Price: $159.95


Additionally, Doris Market is offering steam trays of side dishes to accompany any holiday meal. Side dishes are 1/2 steam tray and include Sweet Potatoes ($29.95), Mashed Potatoes ($29.95), Green Beans Almondine ($34.95), Herb Stuffing ($29.95), Sausage Stuffing ($34.95) and Wild Rice ($29.95).

Orders can be placed in-store or by calling the Doris Market location. For information, call visit Doris Market’s website at or call 954-572-5269.

*Or while supplies last, varies by location.



If your favorite restaurant isn’t listed here, please let us know!


If you’re one of the millions of individuals all across the nation who are planning on creative a feast fit for a king, you might want to check out some of the cookbooks suggested in this month’s Storytime for Grownups: A Thanksgiving Feast! Of course, the holidays are also a time of year when people tend to eat, and eat, and eat some more. However, if you don’t want to have to invest in a whole new wardrobe after the holidays, you might want to check out the Maintain Don’t Gain” Weight Management Challenge. Who knows? You might even win something!

Thanksgiving is tough for people on a budget. If you’re the sort of person who needs a little help stretching your money this time of year (and who isn’t) you might want to check out Thanksgiving Savings with Miss Funny Money. As the season of giving approaches, be sure to take the time to count your blessings, and everything that you have to be thankful for. If you’re feeling crafty, perhaps you can even put together a thankful bag? It’s a great way to divvy up all the leftover Halloween candy!

Then again, maybe you’re thinking about cooking, but only have the time for one amazing side dish? If so, submit the recipe for that dish to our Thanksgiving Recipe Contest, and win amazing prizes!

Of course this, is the Thanksgiving Food AND Spirits guide! Did you know that the night before Thanksgiving is one of the biggest party nights of the year? This means that for many Generation Xers and Millenials, a trip to your local bar will be busier than normal.

If you want to impress your friends with your mixology talents, here are a few recipes to try, courtesy of Bloomery Sweetshine.

Pumpkin Spice Toddy


Recipe and photo by Sarah Murphy, Bloomery SweetShine Lead Mixologist

 1 oz Pumpkin Spice SweetShine

1 oz bourbon

4 oz hot tea

Top with whipped cream 

Garnish with grated cinnamon 

Other Holiday Recipes: Pumpkintini , Pirate PumpkinCranberry Clementine Sangria and the decadent Chocolate Lab.


The laws of nature tell us that the more we focus on  something, the more it expands.  Taking that to a broader place, we can practice the art of gratitude for the multitude of blessings that are life as we know it, each and every day.  A word of thanks – a smile of kindness to a stranger on the street…the beauty that surrounds us on this earth every single day.   We forget how much we are given in this life, and how often we take it all for granted.

 At Palm Beach Happening, we are certainly grateful each and every day for the presence of so many wonderful readers and supporters who “happen” along our journey.  To each of you we bow our head and give thanks, you are a blessing in OUR lives.


Thank you.