Monday, November 2, 2009

More for Thanksgiving

Mimosa Grill hosts a buffet from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. for $24.95 ($12.95 for 10 and younger). Hot carving station, sides, dessert lineup: Take a look here. 327 S. Tryon St.; 704-343-0700.

Longitude 81 plans a Lowcountry Barbecue Dinner for Turkey Day, from noon to 6 p.m., all-you-can-eat for $21.95 per person ($12.95 for kids). Among the dishes: sweet potato bisque, oyster stew, barbecued turkey with giblet gravy and spiced honey-glazed ham, sides served family style and choice of bourbon pecan cobbler or pumpkin Frangelico mousse pie. (And yes, the place has TVs for football). 971 Gold Hill Road in Fort Mill, S.C.; 803-802-9981.

The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge does brunch from 11 a.m.–3 p.m., with carving stations, decorative displays and more. $48.95 ($25.95 for children 7-12, $7.95 for 3-6, free for those younger than 3); reservations required; 704-248-4100 or

Renaissance SouthPark (5501 Carnegie Blvd., 704-501-2510) and Charlotte Marriott (2200 Rexford Road, 704-364-8220) will offer plated dinners from noon to 6 p.m. for $29 ($14 for 6-12, children's menu offered to 5 and younger), with entree choices including smoked paprika roast turkey with giblet pecan gravy, seared striped bass and filet mignon.

Gado Gado will offer a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner from 11:30 a.m.–3 p.m. for $25 ($12 for younger than 12). 157 N. Trade St., Matthews; 704-844-8686;

All 47 locations of Fatz Cafe will be open on Thanksgiving Day, serving turkey meals for $10.99 as well as offering takeout versions of the traditional dishes. For locations, go to

Villa Antonio at 4707 South Blvd. has a Thanksgiving to-go package ($135 feeds 6-8 people and you can pick it up hot on Thanksgiving Day) and will also be open for dinner that day from 4-8:30 p.m. 704-523-1594.

Zink American Kitchen hosts a buffet from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. for $21.95 ($10.95 kids 3-10 and free for younger). 201 N. Tryon St.; 704-444-9001.