Have some fun before the feast on Thanksgiving morning at the annual Turkey Trot in downtown Los Angeles! Runners ten and up can compete in scenic 5K or 10K races, which take runners along Spring St. by the historic Disney Hall and MOCA, or bring the little ones for the Widdle Wobble (ages 2-12), as part of a family friendly post event festival in front of City Hall, also featuring a 20 ft. tall turkey! Turkey Trot LA benefits the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, with 97% of proceeds from the event helping those in need during the holidays, and runners can also make a difference by visiting www.lafoodbank.org. Turkey Trot also benefits other local organizations, including Homeboy Industries and the Brooks and Brooks Foundation, and will be collecting donations at registration. The race is produced by Generic Events, which brings the community together beyond the finish line. To register for the Turkey Trot, visit http://turkeytrot.la/
Grand Avenue & 1st Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
This trot has killer 5k/10k routes on the historic streets of Los Angeles, a sweet post event festival at Grand Park, a giant turkey, a costume contest and finisher medals. There’s a 5 K, a 10 K and a widdle wobble 1/2 mile kids & family run at 10 a.m. So go run. Then eat yourself silly. (You can order a Homeboy pie to purchase at the finish to ease up on cooking duty this year, too. (meet at City Hall)
506 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90071
11:00am to 3:00pm
Let the talented chefs at the Biltmore do the cooking this Thanksgiving and enjoy a bountiful Thanksgiving Buffet with all the Trimmings on Thurs., Nov. 27th from 11am to 3pm, featuring traditional and contemporary favorites, delectable entrees, and tantalizing desserts. Served in the elegant Smeraldi’s and Rendezvous Court, with seating in Smeraldi’s, reservations are highly recommended: 213-612-1562. $59 per adult; $25 for kids 4-11, excluding tax and gratuity.
532 S. Olive Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Get your glide on for the holidays – it’s LA’s biggest outdoor rink and it’s right in the heart of the city. Framed by towering trees and skyscrapers, it’s become a traditional holiday go-to for good times and family skating fun. Prices are $9 for one hour on the rink, and $3 to rent skates.
30 SOUTH HOPE ST. , Los Angeles, CA
This Thanksgiving, Patina Restaurant Group welcomes holiday revelers to relax and enjoy a celebratory prix-fixe menu at one of the Los Angeles locations. For a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, Café Pinot and Nick + Stef’s offer three-course menus featuring the classic aromas and flavors of the homemade holiday dishes and elevating the experience. Both restaurants will offer traditional holiday dishes, as well as innovative seasonal dishes for those craving a holiday meal with a twist. For those wishing for a more informal Turkey Day, Descanso Gardens will present a lunch buffet, offered at two seatings.
Roasted Pumpkin Soup with Coffee Cream, Bourbon Gastrique,
and Pumpkin Seed
Veal Sweetbreads with Chestnut Agnolotti, Black Currants, Brown Butter,
Butternut Squash, and Saba Vinegar
Braised Pork Shoulder with Savoy Cabbage & Apple “Fondue”,
Red Wine Poached Prunes, and Oatmeal Crumble
Chocolate Namelaka with Financier, Roasted Griottes,
Pistachio Chantilly, and basil
$55 for 3 courses; $19 for children 10 and under
2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Nick + Stef’s Steakhouse
Roasted Root Vegetables with Aged Goat Cheese,
Pomegranate, and Chimichurri
Hand Carved Diestel Turkey with Brioche and Chestnut Stuffing,
JBS Mashed Potatoes, Candied Butternut Squash, Creamed Swiss Chard,
Pickled Cranberry Relish, and Turkey Gravy
$52 for 3 courses; $19 for children 10 and under
3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Oven-roasted all-natural Diestel Turkey with Fresh Herbs and Turkey Gravy
Apple-Sage and Brown Butter Stuffing
Pumpkin Pie with Dried Fruit Compote, Red Wine Reduction,
Brioche Crostini, and Pepitas
$48 for Members; $57 for Non-Members;
$20 for Children Members; $29 Children Non-Members
Seatings at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
600 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA
2:00pm to 9:00pm
Beelman's Pub Plays Host for a Festive Thanksgiving Feast in Downtown Los Angeles on Nov. 27th
Louisiana' Style Turkey Wings Highlight the Family Style Spread at $29.95 a Seat
Top off that goblet of mulled wine, load up another mountain of cornbread stuffing, and toast thy neighbor. On Thanksgiving Day, those mouthwatering aromas and jubilant cheers emanating from Downtown LA can be traced back to Beelman's Pub. To celebrate its first holiday season in the Spring St. neighborhood, the ACME Hospitality Group pub is hosting a Thanksgiving Family Style Feast from 2pm to 9pm. For $29.95, patrons can eat and drink their way through champagne toasts, mulled wine, hors d'oeuvres, cold beer, and plates of festive buffet fare while the jukebox plays and NFL teams do battle on the bar televisions. The time to begin fasting for this smorgasbord is right now.
Executive Chef Tom Block is running wild with a sweet and savory menu that hits all the Thanksgiving musts, with a few unique takes like the fried Louisiana style turkey wings and braised brussels sprouts with chestnuts and pancetta. For people seeking a spirited Thanksgiving atmosphere with a delicious spread, followed promptly by the greatest nap of their lives, Beelman's Pub is the play.
2960 Marsh Street, Los Angeles, CA 90039
Take a short walk with a ranger and discover which animals call the LA river home and how we can help all the wildlife that depends on the river as the city continues to grow. All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult. Presented by the National Park Service. 1 hour.