Today’s roundup is sure to get you hungry, thirsty, and all around psyched AF for your upcoming Friendsgiving festivities!
For some Thanksgiving celebrations, friends are family.
It’s called Friendsgiving, a gathering of friends over a Thanksgiving feast. Breaking out the slow cooker doesn’t have to mean Mom is in town. Usually, the host makes a turkey and guests bring sides, potluck-style. It often promises many of the usual traditional dishes, sweet potato casserole and pie included, but it can be a time to break culinary traditions.
Friendsgiving might have started among college students or coworkers who didn’t have a place to go or ability to travel home for the holiday. But, Friendsgiving now can also mean a time to share a meal with friends in addition to Thanksgiving with family. Friendsgivings also might not happen on Thanksgiving day, but simply near the holiday. Read more.
Thanksgiving Day at Salt & Bone Smokehouse Will Bring a Ton of Texas to Astoria, Queens
Thanksgiving Day in Astoria, Queens just got a lot more exciting as Salt & Bone Smokehouse gives the standard-holiday dishes a Texas-barbecue makeover. The smokehouse is inviting everyone from the community to come dine-in or take-away for this feast of meats, sides, and pies. The Thanksgiving-only Friendsgiving menu also offers day-before delivery for those who want to impress their family & friends with a “homemade” twist.
The Friendsgiving fare includes a slew of dishes you would expect on turkey-day as well as mouthwatering-takes on the standard-sides you couldn’t go without. 3-hour smoked turkey, sliced and covered in a sumptuous butter sauce, 14-hour-smoked Brisket, and salt & pepper-smoked pork; all sourced from humanely-raised, antibiotic-free, local farms make up the meats. Read more.
CLEO’S FRIENDSGIVING FEAST
You can’t choose your family, but you can choose your friends. Create new memories this holiday season over a special Friendsgiving meal at Cleo Hollywood or Cleo L.A. LIVE.
Dine with four or more in your party and experience our prix-fixe menu featuring a spectacular array of modern Mediterranean fare served family-style and designed to be shared. Plus, enjoy a complimentary holiday toast on us! Read more.
City Tap House Celebrates Thanksgiving (and Friendsgiving) with Beer-Fueled Feasts
Thanksgiving, that magical time of year when you come together to show gratitude and appreciation for family, friends… and beer. City Tap House in Fort Point will be celebrating its first Thanksgiving season in Boston by reveling the community with two Allagash beer-laced feasts: a “Friendsgiving” Sunday supper benefitting a great cause on November 19 and a Thanksgiving Day turkey dinner on November 23.
Chef A.J. Beaulieu has whipped up a specialty Thanksgiving plate ($25) for both occasions, with each component incorporating a different beer from Allagash Brewing Company (Portland, ME). Read more.