SAN ANTONIO -- Thanksgiving is the Super Bowl of cooking. It’s the most anticipated meal of the year, but we wanted to give you some options if you don’t feel like cooking.
Ovens are working around the clock to roast the 90 turkeys that have been pre-ordered at Earl Abel's. On top of that, an additional 1,000 people will be coming through the front door on Thanksgiving Day to have dinner at the restaurant.
“Everybody gets an appetizer with their entree, dinner rolls, and of course with the roast turkey and dressing you're going to get a vegetable, cranberry sauce, giblet gravy,” owner Roger Arias said.
For about 80 years, Earl Abel’s has been serving up a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, and they have one very special ingredient.
“The same cooks that served thanksgiving at Earl Abel’s on Broadway and Hildebrand for 45 years are still cooking back there,” Arias said.
While Earl Abel's preps its famous turkey in expert hands, the star of the meal will be left out at another restaurant. Green at the Pearl is a vegetarian restaurant so there won't be any meat in their meals. On Thanksgiving, it will be offering a vegan version of the dinner.
That means no meat and no food items that come from animals, like cheese or eggs.
“We have vegan turkey, vegan ham, mashed potatoes, we have green beans casserole, pumpkin and pecan pie,” manager Amanda Ochoa said.
Here are some other options:
Crumpets Restaurant & Bakery
(210) 821-5600, 3920 Harry Wurzbach Road, CrumpetSA.com
Crumpets will host Thanksgiving dinner from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The dinner includes an appetizer, bread, a house salad, an entrée choice of turkey and baked ham, tenderloin beef, veal scaloppini or rainbow trout, and dessert. Reservations can be made by calling the restaurant.
(210) 518-1063, Omni La Mansión del Rio, 112 College St., OmniHotels.com
Las Canarias will host both brunch from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and dinner from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. On the brunch menu, you'll find classic breakfast choices, waffles, fruits and greens as well as seafood and carved options. Later in the day, the restaurant will be serving up cheese and charcuterie, salads, seafood and Turkey, as well as plenty of Thanksgiving-style sides for $74.95.
Biga on the Banks
203 S. St. Mary’s St., Suite 100, 210-225-0722, biga.com
Thanksgiving brunch served from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.: $59 adults, $27 children ages 12 and under.
Boudro’s on the Riverwalk
421 E. Commerce, 210-224-8484, boudros.com
Thanksgiving dinner, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. $40 per person, $18 children’s turkey dinner.