Five Long Beach Locations That Will Do the Cooking For You This Thanksgiving


Image taken from La Traviata.

Whether you’ve burnt the turkey to the point of no return, or you’re just not cooking this year, read below for five places that will do the cooking for you.

Thanksgiving Dinner at The Center

Join The LGBTQ Center Long Beach staff, volunteers and family on Thanksgiving evening to enjoy a dinner generously provided by Supervisor Don Knabe. Stop by between 5:00PM and 9:00PM to chow down and spend time with the community.

Dinner will be served at 6:00PM and is open to The Center’s LGBTQ family, who may not have one of their own to give thanks with this year, according to the announcement.

“We, as a queer community, are fortunate to choose our own families,” read the event description. “We are family here. Let’s celebrate as one.”

Visit the Facebook event page here for more information.

Fuego’s Thanksgiving Day Lunch and Dinner

Fuego, the Latin-infused modern eatery at Hotel Maya, will serve up two seatings from noon to 5:00PM and 5:00PM to 9:00PM. Latin jazz on the waterfront patio and a view of the Queen Mary, Pacific Ocean and Long Beach skyline are just a few of the features that make dining here a quintessential SoCal Thanksgiving experience.

“Fuego’s Thanksgiving lunch and dinner has something for everyone this year,” said Kristi Allen, vice president of hotel operations at Hotel Maya, in a statement. “We set the restaurant just like you would at home so guests and employees experience the genuine warmth of the holiday.”

Make sure to make reservations by calling 562.481.3910 and visit the event page here for more information.

Michael’s on Naples Pre- and Post-Thanksgiving Menu

Choose between Pork ossobucco with pumpkin risotto and rapini, Seared scallops with Rancho Gordo beans, mache and lemon vinaigrette or Red wine braised chicken roasted with onion and mushrooms for your secondo corso, just three of the dishes Chef Eric Samaniego created for the special menu, featuring contemporary Italian fare blended with seasonal flavors.

If you haven’t already made plans for Thanksgiving eve, the fine dining establishment will also be serving their Thanksgiving menu tonight on November 23.

You can still reserve a seat by visiting the website here.

La Traviata Thanksgiving Dinner

The charming Italian restaurant is enticing those with or without Thanksgiving plans to stop by for, at the least, their Pumpkin Ripieno Dessert, consisting of pumpkin pie gelato served in a mini pumpkin.

Otherwise, their Thanksgiving dinner menu is a la carte with several hearty, Italian-inspired Thanksgiving menu items.

You can make a reservation via Yelp by clicking here.

Thanksgiving Lunch at the Aquarium of the Pacific

Gobble gobble with the creatures at the aquarium, where you can refuel with a Thanksgiving meal before heading back to say hi to the over 11,000 animals housed at the nonprofit.

The aquarium will be open during normal hours from 9:00AM to 6:00PM, during which Cafe Scuba will serve a traditional Thanksgiving buffet from 11:00AM to 3:00PM.

For more information, visit the event page here

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Asia Morris has been with the Long Beach Post for five years, specializing in coverage of the arts. Her parents gave her the name because they wanted her to be a world traveler and they got their wish. She has obliged by pursuing art, journalism and a second career as a competitive cyclist.