Tradition … Without All the Work

These are the turkeys in your neighborhood

Perhaps this year you’d rather just skip the cooking, the cleaning or those last three helpings you always end up regretting. Whatever your reason to dine out this Thanksgiving, we’ve got you covered with a traditional option in each part of town.

Sugar Factory American Brasserie

Head to the Strip for an extra-sweet day of thanks as Sugar Factory serves up a traditional prix-fixe menu of sliced turkey breast, chicken-apple-sausage stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and giblet gravy with a Parker House Roll. And for a sweet $10 supplement, try a slice of pumpkin-pie cheesecake with vanilla ice cream, garnished with clove Anglaise and pumpkin seeds and topped with caramel sauce. Or if you prefer to sip on your dessert, treat yourself to the Spiced Apple Pie Cocktail featured in last week’s issue (“Falling for You,” Nov. 8)—also $10—made with Stoli Gala Applik, Schonauer apple schnapps, apple juice and rock candy syrup, garnished with a red apple slice and cinnamon. $34, 3-11 p.m., in Paris, 331-5100,

Montana Meat Company

Folks up north can head to the Centennial area for the Eat, Drink, Be Merry dinner. Montana is a 24-hour establishment that recognizes the necessary pairing of food and football on such a day. So rest assured: The game will be on as you gobble up turkey, homemade stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, buttered green beans, cranberry sauce and your choice of either pecan or pumpkin pie. And all at a price you can be thankful for. $11, beginning at 1 p.m., 6371 Centennial Center Blvd. and other locations, 396-7615,

Twin Creeks Steakhouse

To the south, you can indulge in a tasty three-course menu that features delicacies of not one but two flavorful feathered friends. The selections include smoked duck breast salad or roasted butternut squash soup, free-range turkey with a foie gras stuffing, sage giblet gravy, Yukon gold mashed potatoes, haricots verts and cranberry relish with dessert options of pumpkin cheesecake or strawberry trifle. $45, 2-9 p.m., in the Silverton, 914-8564,

The Broiler Steak & Seafood

On the east side, it’s a tough call. But at least you can build your own salad as you ponder the dinner options at the Broiler. Select either a whole, bone-in ham spiced with clove and a honey glaze or roasted tom turkey with sage gravy, corn-bread and sausage stuffing; green beans; and mashed potatoes or vanilla sweet potatoes. To top it all off, choose from pecan, pumpkin or apple pie. $15-$18, 1-11 p.m., in Boulder Station, 432-7743,


To the west, find a holiday menu that minds the children. But first, start with either roasted winter squash soup with tiny cinnamon croutons or lobster ravioli with a touch of cognac and lobster sauce. Next up: California greens with candied walnuts, sun-dried cranberries, autumn pears and apple-cider vinaigrette. For the main event, try a unique lemon roasted turkey, focaccia-apple-sage stuffing, mashed potatoes, mixed fall vegetables, turkey gravy and cranberry sauce. For dessert, choose between pumpkin pie with whipped cream or apple bread pudding with walnuts and cranberry sauce. $38, children ages 4-12 $20, children 3 and under free, 2-8 p.m., in JW Marriott, 869-8500,