Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Thanksgiving for those who prefer not to cook

Photo courtesy of West at Hotel Angeleno
It's that time of year: Thanksgiving. As with many things in life these days, the traditional Thanksgiving meal has received quite the makeover in recent years, especially as more and more people make lifestyle changes that impact what foods they can or choose to eat. Fortunately here in Los Angeles, there are all kinds of alternatives to the traditional Thanksgiving menu, and plenty of options for those who are not so talented in the kitchen, or simply prefer not to cook.

One possibility is Thanksgiving with an eastern twist, courtesy of Chinatown. If you plan to make your way to Chinatown this coming holiday, keep an eye out for our review for a sneak peek of what you can look forward to.

Another alternative is  Thanksgiving at West Restaurant and Lounge at Hotel Angeleno off the 405. From newly appointed Executive Chef Mathew Woolf, Thanksgiving at West offers a fresh and local menu that includes a first course soup or salad, carving station served family-style, and side options and a selection of delectable desserts to choose from buffet-style. And if the menu doesn't get you going, the spectacular view of L.A. from atop the hotel should. The Thanksgiving menu will be served from 12-8PM on November 24, and will run you $44/adult and $18/child 12 years and under. Reservations are encouraged.

For those who would rather dine in at home, but can't/won't/don't want to cook, West also offers a to-go dinner that serves 10 for approximately $270, or you can order items piecemeal if you want to skip the full course dinner (call to ask about this option: 310-476-6411.

Whatever your preferences, the XLA staff would like to wish all of Los Angeles a safe, happy and tasty Thanksgiving! If you do happen to experience other Thanksgiving alternatives (or have in the past and want to make a recommendation), we'd love to hear about them.

-ExperienceLA Staff

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