No one is going to call 2020 an easy year, but there’s still a lot to be thankful for, right? Thanksgiving is only a few days away, and we have been thinking about our blessings. No matter what, Thanksgiving dinner is a good time for Houston real estate owners to reflect on what we do have and to be grateful for our families. We’ve collected several ways to celebrate the holiday.
If you’ve ever eaten at Lucille’s in the Museum District, you know that it’s famous for serving up Southern classics with a refined sensibility, as well as giving more modern dishes a delicious Southern twist. If you haven’t been to Lucille’s, make a plan to remedy that situation right away. They are open for curbside pickup, so you can enjoy a Lucille’s meal at your Houston home. You can also make a reservation for dine-in. Lucille’s weekend brunch is a city institution, and you don’t want to miss out.
Chris Williams, the chef and owner of Lucille’s, is very family and community oriented. The restaurant is named after his great-great grandmother, and he uses several of her recipes, including her chili biscuits, which she served to both Martin Luther King, Jr. and Eleanor Roosevelt. He’s also worked hard to keep all his staff working during the pandemic. Williams is also working to help other local restaurants and bars with the 1913 Pop Up Program. Each Thursday at Lucilles, a team of bartenders serves up their signature cocktails from 6 to 10 p.m. They keep all tips and sales. This helps support local bartenders while bars are closed. At 7 p.m. there’s live jazz from Vanguard Entertainment Group. It’s a great evening out!
Chef Chris is hosting a free online cooking class on Wednesday, November 18th from 7 to 8 p.m. The Facebook Live event will include demonstrations of how to make turkey breast roulade stuffed with creamy dressing, Texas pecan pie cocktail, and a White Christmas cocktail. Sign up as a Houston Insider to get Chef Chris’ shrimp and grits recipe as a thank you. As a Houston Insider, you’ll receive free content that will help you learn about and explore local Houston real estate landmarks.
Visit the Facebook event page to learn more and sign up.
Houston Home Owners Who Love Cajun Cooking Go to Artisans
One of the best things about owning Houston real estate is the sheer variety of restaurants located in the city. Artisans Cuisine & Savoir-Faire serves up a fabulous menu of elevated Cajun cuisine. On Thursday, November 19th, they’ll be offering Le Cajun Thanksgiving. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres will be served at 6:45. Choose from candied pecan goat cheese ball, deviled eggs, smoked salmon, fried oysters, and pickled tomatoes. Dinner follows at 7:15 p.m. Courses include Creole jumbo lump crab cake, ‘Buffalo Hole Road’ gumbo, roasted pork tenderloin and Cajun grits, and fried turkey and oyster dressing. Dessert will be ‘Ruston’ peach bread pudding, with brown butter ice cream and dark rum Anglaise. Dinner is $80 per person.
You can also have Thanksgiving lunch at Artisans, on Thursday, November 26th. Choose either an 11 a.m. reservation or one at 3 p.m. This meal will be a wonderful culinary experience, with both Cajun and traditional French takes on American favorites. The meal begins with huitre farcie Mediterraneenne, oysters stuffed with corn bread, chorizo, and jalapeno. This is followed by sweet potato soup and jumbo lump crab and corn cake. The next course is port braised short ribs, served with goat cheese ravioli, creamy bordelaise, and carrot ribbons. There are three choices for the main course: lobster tail, pork tenderloin, or roast turkey breast with mushroom sauce. For dessert, each diner will enjoy a serving of pumpkin opera cake and bourbon ice cream pecan log. Thanksgiving lunch is $80 per person.
To make a reservation for either event, call the restaurant at 713.529.9111.
Visit Artisans Cuisine & Savoir-Faire online to see the regular lunch and dinner menus, as well as the take-out menu, so you can have a fantastic meal at your Houston home.
Each year, BakerRipley Houston hosts a Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot. In order to keep everyone safe and reduce the risk of COVID-19, this year’s event will be entirely virtual. Participants will run their chosen distance (1k, 5k, or 10k) in family groups and record their times online. While the race itself won’t be quite as exciting as it is in years past, the charity portion of the Turkey Trot will go on. The registration fee for the race is $35 and includes a participant t-shirt and medal. Proceeds go to support BakerRipley’s work.
With offices throughout Houston, BakerRipley assists communities with education, childcare, finances and taxes, citizenship classes, English language classes, computer literacy, food distribution and much more. Whether you are able to run or not, you can donate to help keep the work going. It’s needed more than ever with people suffering in many ways due to the pandemic.
Sign up for the Turkey Trot online and learn more about the work of BakerRipley.
We hope this list of restaurants and activities helps you to think about how you want to celebrate Thanksgiving and give back to the greater Houston community.
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