Katie Oelke, owner of Katie’s Kitchen in Germantown, gives us all tips for reheating pre-made and frozen food ahead of Thanksgiving.
Memphis Commercial Appeal
Chefs across Memphis are on a mission to help you have a stress-free Thanksgiving. They are offering to cook your turkeys, hams, sides and desserts. All you will have to do is reheat and serve.
Here are 20 Memphis-owned establishments that want to help make a dish (or the whole meal) for your holiday table.
Multiple locations; corkysbbq.com
In addition to smoking ribs, Corky’s also smokes some pretty tasty turkeys and hams for your holiday table. Options include whole turkeys, turkey breasts and honey-glazed spiral-sliced hams.
Corky’s is also offering a few traditional sides if you don’t want to make every casserole on your table this year.
Order a la carte or one of the “Feast” menu options that include the meat of your choice, two sides and giblet gravy. Pickup is available at all locations. You don’t even have to get out of your car: Just go through the drive-thru.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: To place your order, call your neighborhood location or order online at corkysbbq.com/order-carry-out. There is no official deadline; but they usually sell out each year, so we suggest ordering sooner rather than later. Pickup is Nov. 24 and 25.
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Owner Bradford Williams poses with a platter of Thanksgiving dishes at Curb Side Casseroles in Memphis, Tenn., on Saturday, October 31, 2020. (Photo: Ariel Cobbert/ The Commercial Appeal)
Curb Side Casseroles
5130 Wheelis Drive; (901) 761-0287; curbsidecasseroles.com
Curb Side Casseroles owner Bradford Williams has built her whole business on making dinnertime stress-free, so it’s no surprise she offers a wide selection of appetizers and sides to help make your Thanksgiving meal stress-free as well.
The house smoked boneless turkey breast at Curbside Casserole in Memphis, Tenn., on Saturday, October 31, 2020. (Photo: Ariel Cobbert/ The Commercial Appeal)
Curb Side has more than 15 sides on the Thanksgiving menu this year, everything you need from cornbread dressing to sweet potatoes with praline topping to sweet corn pudding.
It is also offering an assortment of appetizers and breakfast items to help with all your entertaining needs over the weekend.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: To place your order, call (901) 761-0287 or order online at curbsidecasseroles.com. Order deadline is noon Nov. 16. Pickup is available Nov. 21 and 23-25.
The Four Way
998 Mississippi Blvd.; (901) 507-1519; fourwaymemphis.com
The Four Way restaurant is offering several options for your holiday table. The Turkey Pack Combo, which includes a whole roast turkey, cornbread dressing, giblet gravy and a side of your choice, will feed 12 to 15 guests.
Many of its most popular sides are available by the quart or by the pan (feeds 21-24). Options include macaroni and cheese, turnip greens, yams and smothered cabbage to name a few. Cakes, pies and cobblers are also available.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: To place your order, call (901) 507-1519 by Nov. 20. Pickup is Nov. 25.
Felicia Suzanne’s Restaurant
80 Monroe Ave.; (901) 523-0877; feliciasuzanne.com
For Thanksgiving, Felicia Willett, chef and owner of Felicia Suzanne’s, serves some of her restaurant’s most loved dishes for your holiday table. Choose from dishes like sausage and cornbread dressing, Creole oyster dressing, sweet potato casserole and her BBQ Southern collard greens.
Willett will also prep your turkey for you, offering both a traditional and spicy dry brine.
Homemade pies and bread pudding are also available.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: To place your order, call (901) 523-0877 or download her order form at feliciasuzanne.com. Order deadline is Nov. 19. Pickup is 2-6 p.m. Nov. 24.
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Sweet potato casserole at Felicia Suzanne’s Restaurant downtown Memphis. The restaurant is prepping meals for their Operation Turkey Day, allowing customers to skip holiday meal creation in favor of a restaurant spread. (Photo: Joe Rondone/The Commercial Appeal)
Hog Wild – Real Memphis Barbeque & A Moveable Feast Catering
291 Tully St.; (901) 522-9453; amoveablefeastcatering.com
Hog Wild – Real Memphis Barbeque & A Moveable Feast Catering offers smoked spiral-sliced hams, smoked whole turkeys and turkey breasts, deep fried whole turkeys and a selection of all the traditional side items at Thanksgiving each year.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: To place your order, call (901) 522-9453 or order online at amoveablefeastcatering.com. Order deadline is 2 p.m. Nov. 20. Pick up your order Downtown at 1291 Tully St. on Nov. 24 or pick it up in East Memphis at Woodland Presbyterian Church, 5217 Park Ave., on Nov. 25.
9056 Poplar Pike, Germantown; (901) 754-8444; katieskitchengtown.com
In addition to all the traditional Thanksgiving trimmings, Katie’s Kitchen is also offering everything you need to entertain house guests on its “Black Friday Brunch” menu. Items like sausage balls, cinnamon rolls and breakfast casserole can be kept in your freezer until you are ready to thaw, heat and serve.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: To place your order, call (901) 754-8444 or order online at katieskitchengermantown.com by Nov. 20. Pickup is Nov. 23-25.
Katie’s Kitchen in Germantown offers all the sides and fixins you will need for your holiday table, including yeast rolls from Buntyn Cafe. (Photo: Jennifer Chandler/The Commercial Appeal)
Memphis Barbecue Company
709 Desoto Cove, Horn Lake; (662) 536-3762; memphisbbqco.com
Memphis Barbecue Company is offering smoked turkeys and double-smoked spiral-cut hams for Thanksgiving and Christmas, as well as compete holiday meals and sides a la carte.
If you are celebrating before or after Thanksgiving week, no worries. Owner Melissa Cookston said she can still take care of you and work with your date.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: To place your order, call (662) 536-3762 by noon Nov. 20. Pickup is Nov. 23-25.
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Memphis Soul Southern Cooking
414 S. Main St.; (901) 207-5124; memphissoultn.com
Downtown restaurant Memphis Soul is offering several family meals for your Thanksgiving table. Each comes with several sides.
In addition to a traditional roast turkey, Memphis Soul is offering several turkey options: a Jack Daniel’s Glazed Roasted Turkey, a Cajun Turkey, a Smoked Turkey and a Fried Turkey.
All the veggies, sides, desserts and breads at this soul food restaurant are made from scratch. Items such as Sweet Potato Corn Muffins, Sweet Potato Soufflé with Carmel Pecan Glaze and Peach Cobbler are just a few of the Southern dishes available.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: To place your order, call (901) 207-5124 by Nov. 20. Pickup is Nov. 23-25.
Corky’s offers whole-meal Thanksgiving “feasts” that include its signature smoked turkeys, two sides and gravy. You can also order a la carte. (Photo: Corky’s)
The Peabody Memphis
149 Union Ave.; (901) 529-4000; peabodymemphis.com
The Peabody wants you to spend more time with the family than the oven this Thanksgiving. The Memphis hotel is offering a fully cooked “Thanksgiving Dinner from The Peabody Kitchen,” ready to heat and serve.
The menu, which serves four, includes a whole turkey, sides and dessert.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: Order online at peabodymemphis.com by Nov. 20. Pickup is Nov. 25. Delivery is available.
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Farm & Fig
800 S. Cooper St.; (901) 483-8282; farmandfigcatering.com
Farm & Fig Catering is now in the take-and-bake business. The catering company will be opening a prepared foods retail shop later this month in the spot that was most recently Cooper Street 20/20.
While the shop waits for final inspections, the catering company is taking orders for the holidays. Items like Italian Sausage Stuffing and a Harvest Vegan Pot Pie would make delicious additions to your holiday spread.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: To place your order, call (901) 483-8282 or order online at farmandfigcatering.com by Nov. 23. Orders can be picked up at 800 S. Cooper St., in store or curbside.
The house smoked boneless turkey breast at Curb Side Casseroles in Memphis, Tenn., on Saturday, October 31, 2020. (Photo: Ariel Cobbert/ The Commercial Appeal)
Pimento’s and Holiday Deli & Ham Co.
Multiple locations; holidaydeli.com
Did you know that Pimento’s Kitchen + Market and Holiday Deli & Ham Co. have the same owners? The two sister restaurant chains are offering a selection of holiday must-haves that include its honey-glazed hams, homemade casseroles and coffee cakes. Each of the hams and turkeys is hickory-smoked and spiral-sliced.
The two restaurants also carry a variety of the well-loved St. Clair Foods’ casseroles. Among a few of the favorites are the baked potato casserole, cornbread dressing, sweet potato casserole and broccoli rice and cheese casserole.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: To place your order, call your neighborhood location or order online at holidaydeli.com. Preorders are highly recommended.
One and Only BBQ
Multiple locations; oneandonlybbq.com
One & Only BBQ’s smoked turkey breast is a year-round favorite, so it’s no surprise that this local barbecue chain sold more than 1,000 whole smoked turkeys last holiday season.
This year, whole smoked turkeys (choose from 13-14 pounds or 20-22 pounds), smoked spiral hams and sides such as Dutch Crust Sweet Potato Casserole and Cornbread Dressing are on the holiday menu. Pans of its popular Millie’s Banana Pudding are available as well.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: To place your order, call your neighborhood location. Turkeys and hams will be available through Jan. 5, 2021. Order 48 hours in advance.
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The homemade yeast rolls at Curbside Casserole in Memphis, Tenn., on Saturday, October 31, 2020. (Photo: Ariel Cobbert/ The Commercial Appeal)
The Cupboard Restaurant
1400 Union Ave.; (901) 276-8015; thecupboardrestaurant.com
The Cupboard Restaurant has been known for its Southern homestyle cooking since 1943. The fresh vegetables that have fans going back on a regular basis will be available by the gallon for your Thanksgiving table. Choose from items like an old-fashioned green been casserole, sweet potato casserole and corn pudding.
In addition, they will be offering a flame-glazed spiral-sliced ham and turkey with homemade dressing.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: To place your order, call (901) 276-8015. Order deadline is Nov. 23 at 8 p.m. Pickup is Nov. 24-25.
937 Cooper St.; (901)278-0278; sweetgrassmemphis.com
Sweet Grass is offering a “Thanksgiving To Go” option for two. The meal includes Herb Roasted Turkey Breast, several sides and mini pies.
Sweet Grass’ sister restaurants are also offering items for holiday entertaining. 117 Prime is offering charcuterie and artisan cheese platters, and Sunrise Memphis has a holiday breakfast package.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: To place your order, call (901) 278-0278. Orders must be made by Nov. 20. Pickup is Nov 25.
Julles Posh Food Co.
6300 Poplar Ave.; (901) 509-8675; jullesposh.com
Julles Posh Food Co. prepares an exquisite menu for takeout every year. Order a feast for six, or choose items a la carte.
Entrée options include Herb-Basted Turkey Roulades with White Wine Turkey Gravy or Sage Roasted Chicken Breast with Shallot Butter Cranberry Port Jus. Several sides are also available.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: To place your order, call (901) 278-0278 by Nov. 21. Pickup is Nov. 24 and 25.
Bounty on Broad
2519 Broad Ave.; (901) 410-8131; bountyonbroad.com
Cajun Deep Fried Turkeys, Red Wine Braised Pork Shanks, Hashbrown Casserole and Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Streusel are just a handful of the items you can get from Bounty on Broad for your Thanksgiving table.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: To place your order, call (901) 410-8131 or order online at bountyonbroad.com by Nov. 18. Pickup is Nov. 25.
1022 S Shady Grove Road; (901)761-9462; frankgrisanti.com
Frank Grisanti’s serves a Thanksgiving meal at the restaurant every year. If you would like to order some of the items for your table at home, you can. Dishes like greens beans, sweet potato casserole, cornbread dressing and gumbo are on the holiday to-go menu.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: To place your order, call (901) 761-9462 by Nov. 20. Pickup is Nov. 25.
To-Go by Paradox
870 Vance; (901) 619-1196; paradoxcuisine.com
Chef Jimmy Gentry and his team at Paradox Catering will be cooking up everything you need for your Thanksgiving table. On the menu are appetizers, mains, sides and desserts.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: To place your order, call (901) 619-1196 by Nov. 20. Pickup is Nov. 25. Delivery is available.
Riko’s Kickin Chicken
1329 Madison Ave.; (901) 726-5347
Riko’s Kickin Chicken will be frying up turkeys for the holidays. Choose from flavors like Seasoned, Lemon Pepper, Cajun, Honey Gold and Honey Garlic. 14 to 16 pound turkeys are $75 each.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: To place your order, call (901) 726-5347.
Folk’s Folly Humphrey’s Prime Cut Shoppe
551 S. Mendenhall Road; (901) 328-2245; humphreysmemphis.com
Looking for sides for your Thanksgiving table? Humphrey’s Prime Cut Shoppe sells Folk’s Folly’s most popular side dishes. Spinach Casserole, Garlic & Leek Mashed Potatoes, Au Gratin Potatoes and Twice Baked Potatoes and Broiled Parmesan Tomatoes are among the options.
Starters such as Onion Soup and She-crab Soup, a variety of house-made salad dressings, as well as whole cheesecakes and pies, are also available.
DEADLINE & PICKUP: To place your order, call (901) 328-2245 or order online at humphreysmemphis.com. Advance orders recommended.
Jennifer Chandler is the Food & Dining reporter at The Commercial Appeal. She can be reached at [email protected] and you can follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @cookwjennifer.
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