Thanksgiving Archives

Museum exhibits you can eat: Navajo chef ‘curates’ history with cuisine

by in Experience AZ Magazine

Classic French, Italian and Japanese food are all highly regarded in the culinary community, but traditional Native American dishes? “Where are the classic dishes that Native people have been making?” asks Chef Freddie Bitsoie, executive chef at Mitsitam Cafe in the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. “I want to tell a… Read More →

How to safely fry a turkey

how to safely fry a turkey

Here’s the thing. Deep frying isn’t the safest way to cook a turkey. Just ask any firefighter or emergency-room worker who has treated someone with third- or fourth-degree burns after an unfortunate accident. “We’ve had some severe burns, I mean life-long burns,” said Phoenix Fire Captain Rob McDade. “Luckily, we haven’t had any fatalities in… Read More →

Don’t want to cook? 9 spots for Thanksgiving feasts

by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine

If you’re still trying to make plans for this Thanksgiving, here’s a list of restaurants and resorts that might interest those trying to avoid cooking up their own feasts: Talking Stick Resort – Thanksgiving Day Special Five of the Talking Stick Resort‘s restaurants are offering special menus on Thanksgiving Day, such as roasted turkey with stuffed… Read More →

Arizona Casinos offer Thanksgiving day dining deals

Tips for Preparing, Serving Thanksgiving Dinner

Foodies can celebrate Thanksgiving with an array of delicious delights at Talking Stick Resort and Casino Arizona. Both properties are honoring the holiday with special menu offerings on Nov. 26. Orange Sky at Talking Stick Resort Head to the property’s culinary jewel on the 15th floor and sample the prix fixe menu from 12-8 p.m.… Read More →

SOL Cocina gives back with holiday taco deal

Thursday, November 19th  through Wednesday, November 25th, SOL Cocina in Scottsdale will be selling Turkey Mole Tacos for $3 each. One-hundred percent of the proceeds of each of these tacos will go to help support local Scottsdale food bank Vista del Camino. This seasonal inspired taco is filled with dark turkey meat on a corn tortilla with melted… Read More →

Chef Justin Beckett and Southern Rail ease Thanksgiving angst

Chef Justin Beckett wants to help families not only survive but thrive this holiday season by offering some tips, tricks and recipes to holiday home chefs. Starting November 10th, Chef Beckett will post some tips and recipes for his favorite holiday dishes on Facebook ( and Instagram (@southernrailaz). Home cooks can impress their guests on… Read More →

Kelly’s at SouthBridge hosts Eve of Thanksgiving celebration

It’s that time of year where family comes to visit—which means you might need a little escape to unwind before the holidays begin! Kick-off your Thanksgiving weekend at Kelly’s at SouthBridge 4th Annual Friends-giving Party!  On Wednesday, November 25, relax with your friends in your best holiday ugly sweaters at Kelly’s. A photo booth will be… Read More →

Fogo de Chão introduces custom holiday items

On Thursday, November 26, Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse will offer special menu additions as part of their full churrasco experience for Thanksgiving. Items included are roasted turkey breast carved by gaucho chefs, Sage & Apple Dressing with Brazilian Sausage, Cranberry Relish made with fresh cranberries, apples and oranges, as well as a Sweet Potato… Read More →

Sky Harbor offers incentive to beat holiday traffic

The evening before Thanksgiving is the busiest of the year on Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport’s roadways, especially for travelers entering from the east.  In an effort to ease roadway congestion, America’s Friendliest Airport® is offering a special incentive for using the 44th Street PHX Sky Train® station for pick-up and drop off. On November… Read More →

Thanksgiving menu offered at T. Cook’s at Royal Palms

by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine | Featured | Play | Stay

This Thanksgiving, leave the cooking to T. Cook’s, the renowned restaurant at Royal Palms Resort and Spa, A Destination Hotel, and enjoy two dining opportunities with a buffet or specialty menu from Chef Paul McCabe. Guests of T. Cook’s have the opportunity to choose from a prix-fixe menu or holiday buffet featuring Carved Free-Range Turkey… Read More →

Rawhide Serves Up Spectacular Thanksgiving Buffet

The chefs at Rawhide Western Town and Steakhouse will be cooking up a storm this Thanksgiving holiday in true western style, inviting families and visitors to celebrate the spirit of the season, enjoy the hometown hospitality and indulge in a holiday meal that’s guaranteed to please the palate. On Thursday, November 27th from 11:00 am… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Salted Caramel Martini

by in Date Night | Dining | Lifestyle | Thirsty Thursday

Happy Thanksgiving, Scottsdale Living readers! I hope you are enjoying this precious time spent with family and friends. This Thirsty Thursday is being brought to you by the friendly faces at Sandbar. So Friday night, when you’ve had too much family togetherness and you need to get away, you can head to one of their… Read More →

Where to Shake Your Tailfeathers Thanksgiving Eve

by in Date Night | Events | Lifestyle

Did you know Thanksgiving Eve is one of the most popular nights of the year for the bar scene? It makes sense, since everyone is off work and have got nothing to do but eat, watch a parade from their couch and maybe participate in a game of Turkey Day football. The only question is… Read More →

The Dish: Pies, Tarts and More!

For many people (mainly me), dessert is as — if not more — important than the turkey on Thanksgiving. As an avid baker, I’m always trying to come up with new variations while still perfecting the classics. Now, before we dive into our Pinterest boards searching for exotic twists on holiday pies, lets talk about… Read More →