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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thanksgiving Is Here, Atlanta! What to Eat, What to Do? PLENTY!

No huge family gathering for you this year?  Take it outside!  I was wondering even this morning "what to do"...now it's more like what ISN'T there to do!  Gotta love Atlanta!


First, you can give thanks at church, and head out to some family-friendly activities that are actually fun for everyone:

From Dunwoody United Methodist Church, 1548 Mt Vernon Rd, Dunwoody, GA 30338 770-394-0675
From Decatur Bible Chapel, 3355 Snapfinger Rd, Lithonia, GA 30338 770-322-1495



Thanksgiving Worship Service

Thu., Nov. 24, 10 a.m.
phone 4048750431
Thanksgiving Worship ServiceThe thanksgiving worship service has been a North Avenue tradition for more than a century. Join us we together thank God for the many blessings in our lives.
North Avenue Presbyterian Church (map)
607 Peachtree Street NE
MIDTOWN
phone 4048750431











See Live Magic at Ray's on the River

Thu., Nov. 24, 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.
phone 770-955-1187
Be prepared to be dazzled by a table-side performance provided by See Live Magic! Experience an afternoon of magical moments at Atlanta’s Ray’s on the River this Thursday, November 24 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. There will be two special performances by magician Glynn Foxx and his team that will be truly astounding! For more information, visit www.seelivemagic.com.
Ray's on the River (map)
6700 Powers Ferry Road
MARIETTA
phone 770-955-1187













Lighting of the Tree

Thu., Nov. 24, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Join the tradition as we host the 24th Annual Lighting of the Tree! Enjoy live music, kid’s crafts, Santa’s Magical Forest, live entertainment and, of course, visits with Santa! The tree lighting ceremony begins at 6:00pm and don’t miss the Jolly Ole Elf at 6:45pm. Free
Gwinnet Historic Courthouse(map)
185 Crogan Street,
LAWRENCEVILLE
phone 770-822-5450










Macy's Great Tree Lighting [Lenox Mall]

Thu., Nov. 24, 7 p.m.
A pre-show concert featuring behind to scenes interviews and exciting performances by the evening’s entertainers will begin at 6:15 p.m. The celebration will be capped off with a fantastic fireworks finale set to holiday music. A variety of performances will light up the night including Scotty McCreery, Mary Mary, Melanie Moore, local artist Erica Nicole, The Macy’s All Star Cheer Squad as well as the Macy’s All Star Holiday Choir with guest performance by Timothy Miller. Free
Lenox Square (map)
3393 Peachtree Road
BUCKHEAD/BROOKHAVEN
phone 404-233-7575












2011 Astor Holiday Ice Skating Rink

Nov. 23-Jan. 3, 12 p.m.
phone 404-563-7900
2011 Astor Holiday Ice Skating RinkFulfill your winter wonderland fantasy, Ice Skating in Atlanta, with a visit to The Astor Holiday Ice Rink at the St. Regis Atlanta. Under the warm glow of twinkling lights, friends and family can glide around the exquisite ice skating rink to the sounds of holiday melodies. Enjoy seasonal favorites, including hot chocolate, fondue and s’mores around the hotel’s outdoor fireplaces. $18-$30
St. Regis Atlanta (map)
88 W. Paces Ferry Road
BUCKHEAD/BROOKHAVEN
phone 404-563-7900














Centennial Olympic Park's ice skating rink

Mondays-Fridays, 4:30-10 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. and First Sunday of every month, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Continues through Jan. 29
If you aren't still wobbly from stuffing yourself with stuffing,Centennial Olympic Park's ice skating rink is now open for group skate now through January 29th. A significant one-up from the discoball ambiance of suburban roller rinks, the lights of Downtown's skyscrapers and the park's GIANT Christmas tree provide a festive backdrop for skating through the holidays. It is cash only, but an ATM is available on site, and student and group discounts are available on certain days should you choose to bring the posse. Open daily, even X-mas and Turkey Day.
Centennial Olympic Park(map)
265 Park Ave. West
DOWNTOWN ATLANTA
phone 404-222-7275


















The Rink at Park Tavern

Through Feb. 28, 2012
The Rink will reside in the garden tent and will be complete with modern amenities for day & night skating, including a heated tent, piped-in music with a mega sound system, and rink-side dining. $15
Park Tavern (map)
500 10th St. N.E.
MIDTOWN
phone 404-249-0001









Food article below (and activities above except Dunwoody and Decatur church images, which are from their respective websites) courtesty of Creative Loafing Atlanta.  Places you can eat in, or order for take out.  Don't forget to check the comments below the article on the Creative Loafing site for other places, including vegan, to eat for the holiday!

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Atlanta Thanksgiving restaurants events: Dine in and Thanksgiving meals to go

Posted by Stephanie Dazey on Tue, Nov 15, 2011 at 12:47 PM


Looking for someone else to do the cooking next Thursday? Here's our list of places to dine out, and after the jump a list of places providing cooked meals to take home. Happy turkey day!

DINE-IN, Thu., Nov. 24.
103 West Traditional Family-Style Feast. Whole roasted turkey, served with all the trimmings and a dessert buffet. (Min. 4 guests per res.) $69/Adult, $35/Child, 12 and under free. 103 West Paces Ferry Road. 404-233-5993.
Atkins Park Tavern Virginia HighlandThanksgiving meal is $20 for adults, $15 for young adults and $8 for children 10 and under (tax and gratuity not included). Patrons can start celebrating the holiday at 5 p.m. at the Virginia-Highland location. Reservations recommended. 794 N Highland Ave. 404-876-7249.
Cassis at the Grand Hyatt 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Four-course Thanksgiving menu. $49 Adults, $39 Seniors, $22.50 Children (5-12) or A La Carte Pricing Available.
Chequers Seafood and Steak 10:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Adults/$31, Kids 12 and under/$16. 236 Perimeter Center Pkwy, Dunwoody. 770-391-9383.
Chicken and the Egg 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Traditional Southern Thanksgiving menu. $18/adult, $10/children 6-12, 5 and under free. 800 Whitlock Ave., Marietta. 678-388-8813.


Thanksgiving at Chicken and the Egg

Thu., Nov. 24, 11 p.m.
phone 678-388-8813
Thanksgiving at Chicken and the EggChicken and the Egg is serving up a Southern meal for Thanksgiving this year. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Marietta restaurant is offering a traditional menu where guests can choose an entrée, three sides and a dessert. The meal is $18 for adults, $10 for children 6 to 12 and free for children 5 and under (tax and gratuity not included). Reservations are recommended. Chicken and the Egg is located at 800 Whitlock Avenue, Suite 124. For reservations, call 678-388-8813. $18 for adults, $10 for children 6 to 12 and free for children 5 and under (tax and gratuity not included)
Chicken and the Egg (map)
800 Whitlock Avenue, Suite 124
MARIETTA
phone 678-388-8813








The Colonnade Restaurant Thu., Nov. 24, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. The restaurant will serve a four-course turkey dinner for $20. First come, first served. 1879 Cheshire Bridge Road. 404-874-5642.
Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse Thu., Nov. 24, noon-8 p.m.Thanksgiving menu. Each table will receive a platter of sliced organic turkey from Vermont and numerous traditional sides. Dinner is $40/adults, $15 for children under twelve. Desserts are $1- extra. Reservations requested. 3500 Peachtree Road. 404-844-4810.
Eleven at Loews Atlanta Hotel Three-course Thanksgiving menu with the choice of turkey, prime rib or lobster. $38/adults, $18/children 6-12. 1065 Peachtree St. 404-745-5745.
Food 101 Thu., Nov. 24, 11:30 a.m.- 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Day Menu. $42/adults, $21/children age 6-12 (exclusive of tax or gratuity). Children 5 and under eat free. 4969 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs. 404-497-9700.

Garrison's Broiler & Tap Vinings Four-course Thanksgiving menu with your choice of protein and family-style sides. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. $29/adults, $10/children 10 and under. 4300 Paces Ferry Road. 770-436-0102.
Horseradish Grill Buckhead Three-course prix fixe Thanksgiving menu. 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. $46/adults, $25/young adults (10 and under) 4320 Powers Ferry Road. 404-255-7277
Hudson Grille Midtown Family-style Thanksgiving menu. $18.95. 942 Peachtree St. 404-892-0892.
Kurt's Bistro Traditional Thanksgiving Lunch Buffet. noon-3 p.m. $45. Reservations required. 3305 Peachtree Ind Blvd., Duluth. 770-623-4128.
Le Vigne at Montaluce Thu., Nov. 24, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet. There will be wine tastings and the a la carte menu will be available as well. The cost is $45 for adults and $25 for children. 501 Hightower Church Road, Dahlonega. 706-867-4060.

Livingston Thanksgiving buffet. 11 a.m. -7 p.m. with the last reservation at 6:30pm. $50/adult, $25/children under 12. Children under 3 free. 659 Peachtree St. 678-761-7245.
Maggiano's Buckhead Italian inspired, family-style menu from noon-7 p.m. $36.95/adults, $17.95/children 5-12. 3368 Peachtree Road. 404-816-9650.
MARKET at W Buckhead Prix Fixe Holiday Menu. $38. 3377 Peachtree Road. 404-523-3600.
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Traditional, three-course Thanksgiving dinner. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. $23.95/adults, $7.95/children. 600 Ashwood Parkway. 770-399-9900.
Palm Restaurant Three-course Thanksgiving Dinner from noon-10 p.m.. $39. 391 Peachtree Road. 404-814-1955.
Park 75 Thanksgiving Brunch from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $82/adults, $30/children 5-12. 75 14th St. 404-253-3840.

Paschal's Restaurant Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet. noon-6 p.m. $29/adults, $15/children 10 and under. 180 Northside Drive. 404-525-2023.
Ray's Killer Creek Three-course Thanksgiving Dinner. $36/adults, $13.50/children. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. 1700 Mansell Road, Alpharetta. 770-649-0064.
Ray's on the River Thanksgiving Day Buffet. Choose from home made entrees, sides and desserts. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. $39.95/adults, $19.95/children 5-10. 6700 Powers Ferry Road, Sandy Springs. 770-955-1187.
ROOM at Twelve Holiday Buffet served from noon-8 p.m. $49/adults, $17/children ages 5-12. 400 W. Peachtree St. 404-418-1250.
Rosebud 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Choose your protein and family-style sides. $42 plus tax and gratuity. 1397 North Highland Ave. 404-347-9747.
Ruth's Chris Steak HouseThree-course Prix Fixe Thanksgiving Dinner. $34.95/adults, $14.95/children. Multiple locations. 404-365-0660.
South City Kitchen Midtown Traditional Southern Thanksgiving Menu. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Three-course prix fixe. $39.95/adults, $19.98/children 12 and under. 1144 Crescent Ave. 404-873-7358.

South City Kitchen ViningsTraditional Southern Thanksgiving Menu. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Three-course prix fixe. $39.95/adults, $19.98/children 12 and under. 1675 Cumberland Parkway. 770-435-0700.

Southern Art and Bourbon Bar Thanksgiving Brunch Buffet. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $65/adults, $28/children 12 and under. Bourbon Bar will open at noon. 3315 Peachtree Road. 404-946-9070.
Spice Market Globally Inspired Thanksgiving Menu. Three-course menu from 4 p.m.-9 p.m. $39. 188 14th St. 404-724-2550.
The Sun Dial Thu., Nov., 24, 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Thanksgiving banquet. The price is $51 per person; does not include tax, tip & beverage, and 18% gratuity will be added to all checks. 210 Peachtree St. 404-589-7506.
Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint Thu., Nov. 24. Family style meal with traditional Thanksgiving items. The evening will cost $40/adult and $25/child. 200 Peachtree St. 404-231-5853.
Wildfire Family-style Thanksgiving Day Menu. noon-8 p.m. Wildfire will be donating a portion of the day’s proceeds to Atlanta Community Food Bank to support their efforts to fight hunger. 94 Perimeter Center West, Dunwoody. 770-730-9080.


TAKE-HOME
Alon's Everything you need for your Thanksgiving meal can be found at both locations. Deadline for ordering is Nov. 23, 5 p.m. Virginia Highland: 1394 N. Highland Ave. 404-872-6000; Dunwoody: 4505 Ashford Dunwoody Road. 770-730-9909.
Murphy's Wed., Nov. 23, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Place your order by phone at 404-872-0904 or by visiting our website. Orders will be accepted through Saturday, November 19th. Each meal serves 4 and costs $125 and can be picked up on Wed., Nov. 23 at Murphy's. Details
PARISH: Foods & Goods Thanksgiving Menu. Orders for PARISH’s menu items must be placed by Sunday, November 20th at 5 p.m. and can be picked up after 12 p.m. on Wed., Nov. 23. 240 N Highland Ave. 404-681-4434. Details

Paschal's Restaurant Thanksgiving To Go. Order by Mon., Nov. 21. Pick up is Wed., Nov. 23, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 180 Northside Drive. 404-525-2023.
Serpas Thanksgiving Dinner To Go. Starting at $100 for 4 people. Orders must be placed by Mon., Nov. 21 and pick-up is Wed., Nov. 23, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 404-924-6209.
Souper Jenny Wed., Nov. 23, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Souper Jenny’s Everything but the Bird menu includes seasonal soups, traditional side dishes with a twist and homemade desserts. A full menu will be available online. To place your order call 404-237-7687. Details

Star Provisions Organic Turkey or Turkey and Fixin's To Go. Orders must be placed by Sat., Nov. 19, 5 p.m. Pick-up is Wed., Nov. 23. Call 404-365-0410 ext. 131 to place your order.
Wildfire Thu., Nov. 24, noon-8 p.m. Thanksgiving Party Platter Carryout. Details

Then work off all those calories!  Check out one of the events below:
CLUB PRIMAL:
V-103.COM (V103.3 FM):
AND OF COURSE, MOVIES!  Hugo, The Muppets, Arthur Christmas...all open on Thanksgiving Day, but other hits such as Puss in Boots and the Twilight: Breaking Dawn are nice ways to finish out a great Thanksgiving holiday!
DISCOVER MILLS (GWINNETT MALL) MOVIE THEATRE SHOWTIMES, THANKSGIVING DAY 2011:

AMC Discover Mills 18

5900 Sugarloaf Parkway
(888)AMC-4FUN
Location details »
  • Arthur Christmas (PG)
    Thurs Digital Presentation (11:45 am), 2:25 pm, 5:10 pm, 7:50 pm, 10:15 pm
  • Arthur Christmas 3D (PG)
    Thurs RealD 3D (10:35 am), 1:10 pm, 3:50 pm, 6:30 pm, 9:05 pm
  • Happy Feet Two (PG)
    Thurs (11:30 am), 2:15 pm, 5 pm, 7:40 pm, 10:10 pm
  • Happy Feet Two in 3D (PG)
    Thurs RealD 3D 12:50 pm, 3:35 pm, 6:20 pm
  • Hugo (PG)
    Thurs 12:35 pm, 3:40 pm, 6:50 pm, 9:45 pm
  • Hugo 3D (PG)
    Thurs RealD 3D (11:20 am), 2:30 pm, 5:40 pm, 8:50 pm
  • Immortals (R)
    Thurs Digital Presentation 3:55 pm, 7:15 pm, 9:30 pm, 9:50 pm
  • Immortals 3D (R)
    Thurs RealD 3D (10:20 am), 1:05 pm, 6:40 pm
  • J. Edgar (R)
    Thurs (10:45 am), 1:55 pm, 5:30 pm, 8:45 pm
  • Jack and Jill (PG)
    Thurs Digital Presentation (10:40 am), 1:15 pm, 3:45 pm, 6:15 pm, 8:50 pm
  • The Muppets (PG)
    Thurs Digital Presentation 12:20 pm, 3:15 pm, 6:10 pm
  • Puss in Boots (PG)
    Thurs Digital Presentation (10:55 am), 1:20 pm, 4:15 pm, 7:05 pm, 9:35 pm
  • Puss in Boots 3D (PG)
    Thurs RealD 3D (11:40 am), 2:05 pm, 4:45 pm
  • Tower Heist (PG-13)
    Thurs (11:35 am), 2:10 pm, 4:55 pm, 7:25 pm, 9:55 pm
  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (PG-13)
    Thurs (10:30 am), (11:10 am), 1 pm, 1:50 pm, 2:20 pm, 4 pm, 4:50 pm, 5:20 pm, 7 pm, 8 pm, 8:30 pm, 10 pm
  • A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (R)
    Thurs RealD 3D 9:20 pm

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