Wednesday, November 20, 2013

UPDATE: What'll be open for Thanksgiving?

5Church offers a four-course Thanksgiving meal 2-10 p.m. for $37 ($14 for kids), and a limited a la carte menu will also be available that day. Among the offerings: smoked ham, pan-seared scallops and organic roasted turkey breast and turkey leg confit. Corner of 5th and Church streets; 704-919-1322;

The Liberty hosts its third annual Thanksgiving dinner 11 a.m.-6 p.m. for $29.95 per person, with a three-course menu that includes heritage turkey, prime rib, Duroc pork, Scottish salmon and more. 1812 South Blvd.; 704-332-8830; the menu's here.

Harper’s at SouthPark will serve a traditional spread 11 a.m.-4 p.m., with turkey, ham and prime rib, for $24 ($10 for kids younger than 10). 6518 Fairview Road; 704-366-6612; menu here.

Blue will be open for Turkey Day brunch 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., with carving stations of spiral sliced glazed ham and roasted turkey; Moroccan chicken salad; smoked salmon; chicken tagine; and an array of housemade desserts. $39.95 for adults, $14.95 kids 6-12 (5 and younger free); reservations: 704-927-2583. Hearst Tower at College and 5th streets.

The Capital Grille will be open, serving both a special of slow-roasted turkey with sides and its regular dinner menu. 201 N. Tryon St.; 704-348-1400.

Passion8 will serve 2-7 p.m.; the meal is $48, with kids 10 and younger free. 803-802-7455; 3415 Highway 51 N, Fort Mill. Sibling American Cafe (3695 Foothills Way, in the Clarion Hotel, Fort Mill) will also serve that day, with the same pricing. 803-548-1158.

Chef Patty Greene and culinary director Chris Coleman devised "Emma Sue’s Blue Ridge Thanksgiving Dinner" for Harvest Moon Grille, which will be served family-style in two seatings, at 2 and 4 p.m. (Emma Sue is Greene's mom.) Among the offerings: oven-roasted Baucom's Best turkey; cider-brined and smoked ham; collards with house-cured bacon; and more. $39.99 for adults, $19.99 children 10 and younger. The restaurant will also serve breakfast that morning until 10:30 a.m. In the Dunhill Hotel, 235 N. Tryon St.; 704-342-1193.

Lulu will be open 11 a.m.-4 p.m., with its regular dinner menu and a fixed-price meal that's three courses (with oven-roasted turkey and sides as the entree) for $30 ($15 for kids 12 and younger). Reservations: 704-376-2242; 1911 Central Ave.

Both Red Rocks Cafes will offer brunch buffet 11 a.m.-8 p.m. (that's the last seating time), by reservation only -- and the menus will differ a bit (but both will have turkey and prime rib; see for details). $27 adults, $13 children. Birkdale Village in Huntersville: 704-892-9999; Strawberry Hill, 4223 Providence Road; 704-364-0402.

Brunch at the Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge will be noon-4 p.m., with carving stations and live entertainment. $65, $32 for children 5-12, free for children 4 and younger. Private dining rooms are available for groups. At Gallery, the lodge's restaurant (that's it, above, in its newly renovated form), the regular menu plus a traditional turkey dinner special will be offered (reservations required): 704-248-4100; 10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway.