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    Group Therapy at Hotel ZaZa

    Looking for a Thanksgiving meal as memorable as it is delicious? Reserve yourself a feast at the smart and snazzy Hotel ZaZa right in the heart of Downtown Austin, where the talented kitchen of Group Therapy will treat you very well indeed, fête-ing: you with the likes of a surf-n-turf crostini duo, sweet corn and poblano soup, and a Texas apple salad before you even get to the mains. And those mains? Orange Butter Scallop, with cauliflower pilaf and chili-rubbed baby carrots, is just one of the choices. (They also have the classic turkey option, natch.) You can à la carte everything here, of course, but we are so tempted by that order-the-whole-menu deal.
    Thu., Nov. 25, 4-11pm. $75.  
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    Fareground: The Ginger Festival

    The thing about Fareground is that it's like the fanciest food court in the city, featuring outposts of some of our finest restaurants, all gathered in a stylish Downtown setting: Little Wu (from Wu Chow), Henbit (from Emmer & Rye), Austin Rotisserie, TLV, Taco Pegaso, and more. And now they're celebrating the coming holidays with a venue-wide showcase of ginger- and turmeric-focused specials and events. Here comes a series of cocktail masterclasses (with Domaine de Canton), limited-time dishes from each eatery, ginger drinks from Fareground’s two bars (DRINK and Ellis), and gifts from Margot Blair Floral. YMMV, foodie, but your reporter's main reco here: TLV's Chicken Hawaiej Hummus, with chicken thighs marinated in Yemenite spice blend served over hummus. Follow that with a Ginger Island negroni at Ellis, and it's already the happiest of holidays, even mid-week.
    Through Jan. 3. Daily, 11am-9pm
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    Food Access Resources from SFC

    We have to admit it's getter better, but we've still got a ways to go in dealing with this pandemic. The Sustainable Food Center has put together a thorough compilation of food access resources for Central Texans, ranging from farmers' markets to CSAs to delivery options and everything in between, so you can ensure that healthy food stays on your table. And if you're able to contribute they're accepting online donations, which support farmers and low-income families facing food insecurity. Get all the details on their website.
    Citywide
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    Red Beans and Ricely Yours, Austin

    This community initiative, headed by Chris Cubas and Maris Clegg, is dedicated to providing free meals (of red beans and rice, andouille sausage, cornbread, fruit, dessert, and a drink) to Austinites in need. "On Tuesdays, we will provide a link to sign up for a free home-made meal delivered to you with safety in mind," goes their announcement on Facebook. "There is no judgment and the form is anonymous. If you have been affected by the impact of Covid-19 or are having a hard time, we would like to make a small portion of your day a little bit better." Or, if you'd like to donate your time in driving, baking treats, or providing cases of non-alcoholic beverages, please reach out to redbeansaustin@gmail.com.
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    Thanksgiving Dining

    TGIVING: Fleming's Steakhouse

    Ah, the elegance of Fleming's. (We noted the restaurant's appeal in this review. This year, enjoy a three-courser featuring the traditional herb-roasted turkey, or adventure deliciously beefward and choose a classic filet mignon or prime bone-in ribeye instead. (Pro tip: You'll want to opt for the lobster bisque as a starter; it's smooth and creamy heaven in a bowl.) Note: Dining in is such a treat at this place, and both the Domain and Downtown locations will be open, but you can also pre-order for picking up.
    Thu., Nov. 25, 11am-8pm  
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    Thanksgiving Dining

    TGIVING: Foxy's Proper Pub

    Where will you eat on Thanksgiving day, citizen? How about at this classic Irish pub Downtown – locally owned and operated, no less – where they'll be celebrating the holiday with $10 traditional turkey plates and $3 Wild Turkey bourbon gravy boats (while supplies last). Just like at home, the meal will be buffet-style for dine-in only. Bonus: Guests are encouraged to help decorate for Christmas afterward. Now, that's some community fun right there, tell you what.
    Thu., Nov. 25, noon-12mid  
    201 Brazos
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    Thanksgiving Dining

    TGIVING: Simi Estiatoria: Baklava

    How many layers of memory in a lifetime of Thanksgivings? Easier to gauge: How many layers of sweet and delicate filo dough in Simi Estiatorio’s crowd-favorite baklava? The highly sought Mediterranean dessert will be available by pre-order for picking up at the restaurant, fresh and just in time for turkey day. Note: Order the delectably large pastries Nov. 17-23, noon-10pm, for pick-up on Wed. Nov., 24, 5-10pm.
    $50 (5 pieces), $100 (10 pieces).  

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