Preparation for the Thanksgiving holiday can be difficult, and no one wants to fuss over cooking the night before Thanksgiving. So here are our top picks for bars and restaurants in the Valley that make for stress-free preparation!
3225 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ
Tomaso’s is the perfect place to celebrate Thanksgiving with friends and family! Tomaso’s will be offering delicious Thanksgiving specials from November 21st to 27th, so you can enjoy your favorite Thanksgiving staples the entire week! Among their Thanksgiving menu items are the Americano ($34), which includes carved turkey breast, sausage stuffing, Tuscan potatoes, and broccolini, or their Sweet Potato Fazzoletini ($26), which is stuffed with sweet potatoes and ricotta, topped with candied pecans and a Frangelico cream. Additionally, they will offer a special Thanksgiving Day menu with Italian appetizers, soups and salads, handcrafted pasta dishes, and legendary specialties. Reservations are encouraged.
21001 N. Tatum Blvd #95, Phoenix, AZ
Get your mind off of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and be transported into another world by visiting ComicX, where superheroes grab a bite. Enjoy super delicious foods such as The Lantern’s Avocado Fries ($12.60) and The Infinity Challenge burger ($24.50). Then finish off the evening with The Incredible Churro Bowl ($12.50). Why plan a mall trip to see Santa when your kids can get a photo with life-sized images of their favorite heroes and villains?
3961 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ
Leave tradition for tomorrow and enjoy CRUjiente’s modern Mexican menu this Thanksgiving Eve! CRUjiente Tacos is a modern taqueria in the Arcadia neighborhood of Phoenix with a foundation of redefined street-style tacos, handcrafted cocktails, and a carefully-curated selection consisting of the finest tequilas, mezcals, whiskeys, and bourbon.
4801 E. Cactus Road, Phoenix, AZ
Open up to new possibilities with The Mexicano’s build-your-own margarita bar ($15). With over 30 craft toppings to choose from, you can customize your drink to your own traditions. Come enjoy and be thankful, as the world’s first build-your-own margarita bar is right here in Phoenix!
15530 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix, AZ
What says Thanksgiving more than filling foods made with love? No one does that better than The Sicilian Butcher! The Sicilian Butcher is centered around hand-rolled meatballs made daily, made-from-scratch pasta, and Sicilian-style charcuterie and bruschetta boards. With all the family in town, you won’t want to miss their Sicilian In Strada Family Platter ($16 per person, 4-person min). This family favorite is served on a 5-foot board and comes with arancini, creamy polenta, Tomaso’s meatballs, artisanal cured meats and cheeses, bruschetta, olives, pickled condiments, and jams. Have fun with the family this holiday and skip the stress of cooking dinner the night before Thanksgiving!
To view more locations, visit www.thesicilianbutcher.com
4712 N. Goldwater Blvd. Ste. 110, Scottsdale, AZ
Early Christmas shopper? Stop at Zinqué to fuel your shopping spree! The French-inspired cafe, bistro, and wine bar have posh eats like the signature tartines or open-faced French sandwiches, and Le Bowl ($16) made with brown rice, avocado, tomato, arugula, French comté cheese, parmesan, Sriracha mayo, and a protein choice for an additional charge like ahi tuna, grilled salmon, and hanger steak. Because it’s the start of the holiday weekend, cheers with one of their classic spritz like the Aperol Spritz ($14) that pairs with the luxury shopping available at Scottsdale Fashion Square. Their extensive wine and craft cocktail menu will be sure to get you in the holiday spirit!
23687 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ
Thanksgiving can be stressful, but the warm and inviting atmosphere of The Italian Daughter is sure to bring you into the holiday season with joyful spirits. At The Italian Daughter, you are welcomed with authentic Italian cuisine, premium wine, and live piano music nightly. Experience their handcrafted pasta and stone-fired pizza perfect for the whole family.
3213 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ
Treat yourself to the best before giving your family your best this Thanksgiving Eve. Experience elevated versions of classic comfort foods provided by award-winning Chef Mark Tarbell. With a menu that rotates with the seasons, you are guaranteed to enjoy a meal that is fit for the autumn harvest!