If You Don’t Like The Heat, Then Get Outta The Kitchen!

‘Tis the season… the season for good eating! The holidays are upon us, which means spending time with friends and family around the Thanksgiving table to appreciate each other, share what we’re most thankful for and enjoy the season’s bounty.

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Double Crust Apple Pie from Provence Breads & Cafe

It’s also the time of year to dust off your favorite pair of stretch pants—because who can say no to just one slice of pie?

However, for those who have to prepare the holiday feasts, this time of year may bring about a different kind of feeling. Don’t let the time and stress of holiday cooking keep you from enjoying this season… let us help!

Many local restaurants here in Nashville and Williamson County are opening their doors to you this Turkey Day to spend around their Thanksgiving table, or you can choose to order ahead of time from a variety of holiday menus to cut down on your time in the kitchen.

Just think: less cooking, less cleaning and fewer potential kitchen disasters (don’t think we forgot about the slow-roasted turkey incident of 2010!).

Here’s a list of your favorite restaurants open this Thanksgiving or offering take-out options:

Copper Kettle (Franklin and Green Hills) is offering to cook your Thanksgiving favorites—from the turkey and sides to accompaniments and desserts—for pick up. More info here.

Crow’s Nest will be open on Thanksgiving serving all the traditional fixin’s. Located in the middle of Green Hills, it’s also the perfect spot to catch up with your high school buddies while everyone’s home from college! For more info, call 615.783.0720 or visit here.

Elliston Place Soda Shop is offering their classic meat and three Thursday special: roast turkey and dressing (plus a few extra holiday items!). Order from your choice of two different to-go packages that include turkey with all the trimmings. Call 615.327.1090 or email epsodashop@gmail.com for more info.

While Fido will not be open on Thanksgiving Day, they’re selling delicious fall treats for your dessert table. Can you say pumpkin cheesecake? Call 615.777.3436 for more info.

Finezza Italian Bistro is taking orders for homemade tiramisu and freshly baked cheesecake in an assortment of flavors—and yes, they have pumpkin. Call 615.356.9398 for more info.

Fleet Street Pub will be open this Turkey Day with the kitchen offering regular menu items 1-8 p.m., and the pub offering pints and libations 1 p.m. till midnight. Thanksgiving’s an American holiday, after all!

Pick up your smoked turkey or country ham from Martin’s Bar-B-Que this holiday season, because as they say, “Your family has enough of them to deal with!” Call 615.454.9677 or email catering@martinsbbqjoint.com.

McCabe Pub is really giving you a hand this year—bring your own 9×13’’ baking pan and they’ll fill it up for you with their signature squash, broccoli or sweet potato casserole! You can also opt for a to-go pan as well as choose from a selection of pies and cakes for dessert. Call 615.269.9406 for more info.

Mere Bulles will be open Thanksgiving Day for you and your family to enjoy an elegant dinner with options like roasted turkey, Hawaiian salmon and prime rib, along with traditional desserts such as pecan and pumpkin pies. See the full menu here.

If you love Peg Leg Porker, share the love with your family and friends this year by bringing a smoked whole turkey to your Thanksgiving table. You can place an order by calling 615.829.6023.

Provence Breads & Café has your holiday bread, sides and desserts covered, or order the Provence Package for a full Thanksgiving feast serving eight to 10 people. More info here.

Put off Thanksgiving preparations till the last minute and you’ve run out of time? Turkey catastrophe? Head over to PM, which will be open serving their regular menu items, for an A Christmas Story-esque dinner (without the goose head).

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Holiday dinner from Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant

Puckett’s Boat House in downtown Franklin has a holiday take-out menu offering coastal fare for those looking to shake things up this season. More info here.

Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant (5th & Church) will be open on Thanksgiving 11 a.m. till 4 p.m. Reservations highly recommended. The Southern eatery is also offering an extensive take-out menu with all the Puckett’s classics. More info here.

Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant (Franklin) will be open on Thanksgiving 11 a.m. till 3 p.m. Reservations highly recommended. The Southern eatery is also offering an extensive take-out menu with all the Puckett’s classics. More info here.

The Row will be hosting Thanksgiving a day early with a TapsGiving celebration Nov. 19, 6-8 p.m. They will be serving fall menu items paired with Black Abbey Brewery beers. Call 615.682.3514 for more info.

Suzy Wong’s House of Yum will be open and serving their regular menu items, for those looking to mix up your Thanksgiving traditions!

If it’s sweets you’re looking for, Table 3 has got you covered! Choose from a selection of homemade cakes and pies like German chocolate cake and coconut, as well as cinnamon rolls, tarts, dessert bars and more! Call 615.739.6900 for more info.