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The Weekender: Three delicious Thanksgiving meals (without the hassle)

The Weekender: Three delicious Thanksgiving meals (without the hassle)

Alyson Strickler-Vazquez

Thanksgiving is only two weeks away, and many of you are just starting to plan your festivities. It’s been a long year, and I know that most of us want to focus on spending quality time with our loved ones and less time stuffing a bird. Here are three gourmet options I am thankful for this holiday season.

Milo’s Catering has been a Columbus institution for over twenty years and is my go-to for a traditional Thanksgiving meal. Milo’s oven-ready turkey is moist and perfectly complemented by herbs, garlic, and butter, a dynamic trio that doesn’t overwhelm the flavor of the meat. The star of Milo’s kit, Green Bean Casserole, is generously layered with creamy house-made mushroom soup that elevates this must-have side dish. Don’t forget to add the charcuterie tray (so your guests have something to munch on) and the delectable Caramel Apple Cheesecake created by Milo’s in-house pastry chef. Not only is the food incredible, but Milo’s Complete Meal packages allow you to feel like a home chef without the labor-intensive work (and they offer alcohol!)


In the know – Milo’s has a variety of add-ons and a la carte options to round out your meal and is taking Thanksgiving orders through Nov. 19.

The Keep, located downtown in the exquisite Leveque Tower, makes Thanksgiving as easy as a reservation. The Keep’s opulent buffet boasts Citrus and Herb Brined Turkey, Charred Squash Soup, Giblet Gravy, Garlic Carrots, Mashed Potatoes, Cornbread Stuffing, Pumpkin Pie with Maple Whipped Cream… I could go on. The innovative culinary team at The Keep never disappoints, and I can assure you these flavor-packed dishes will leave your family full and thankful! 

In the know – If you aren’t ready to dine-in, The Keep is offering a carry-out option available for pre-order until Nov. 21

Lindey’s is offering its trademark Sue’s Thanksgiving at Home. Lindey’s package for ten is pre-cooked and oven-ready, so simply reheat and eat! A true foodie Thanksgiving, Lindey’s offers enhanced staples such as maple-brined turkey breast, confit dark meat, buttermilk chive mashed potatoes, and rosemary brioche stuffing. Imaginative and distinctive, Lindey’s is providing a holiday meal that is worthy of their regular clientele. Limited quantities are available, so get your orders in!

In the know – Lindey’s is taking Thanksgiving package orders through Nov. 18.

All three of these hassle-free options will guarantee your guests will come back for seconds. Now you can spend more time rooting for your favorite football team, playing with your grandchildren, or just relaxing.

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