Can’t cook, won’t cook? Don’t want the mother-in-law hovering around the kitchen saying "we don’t do it like that where I’m from"? Don’t want to be bothered with the cleaning up? Don’t like staying in? Here are some options for eating out on Thanksgiving:

Chefs Vitaly Paley and Doug Adams are offering a wood-fired Thanksgiving (the turkey is spit roasted) with their take on traditional mash, squash, Brussels sprouts and various pies. Their most poplar menu items will also be available. (Oh, and read Andrea's excellent Last Supper on Doug Adams HERE.)

The Daily Grill
For a precise $39.75 there is a three-course menu that covers the traditional bases and offers options of mahi mahi and skirt steak marinated in citrus and served with mac and cheese. Anyone 11 and under can eat for $14.75.

Jake’s Grill
It might be the fanciest dinner, served in the Sentinel’s Grosvenor Ballroom the Thanksgiving menu, but it’s not the most expensive. For a cent under $40, diners get to choose from way more than turkey and trimmings: a cold seafood display, tortellini salad, Pacific salmon and striploin steak are just a few of the other choices. Children ages 3-13 are $16.99; anything smaller is free. 241-2125 for reservations

Actually a holiday meal to go, which is perfect if you want to pretend you’ve done all the hard work. For $140 (to feed four to six) the turkey roast dinner covers the basics—bird, mash, bread pudding, a side, cranberry, cornbread and gravy—but you can also just get the side package for $85. Orders in by (gulp... TODAY) Friday 21st.

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The smart Pearl restaurant has a three-course menu for $50. The dishes are self-contained—no family-style servings here—so, for example, the turkey comes with herbed mash, red Russian kale and gravy.

Urban Farmer
The steakhouse located in the Nines Hotel goes all in with the meat options, with charcuterie to start and entrée choices of turkey, chicken, tenderloin or short rib. All the sides are included and there’s a choice of dessert (including Woodblock Chocolate and orange bread pudding with orange cream ice cream. Mmmmnn). $59 per person, $19.95 for the kiddies 12 and under.

Fogo de Chão
The Thanksgiving Feast includes all their selections of fire-roasted meats as well as roasted turkey breast, pork chops, cranberry relish, sweet potato casserole and seasonal vegetables. Children ages 7-12 are half price and ages under 6 are complimentary.

Portobello Vegan Trattoria
Ditch the turkey for roast Portobello mushrooms or marinated tempeh at an elaborate three course, vegan dinner. $40 per person, or indulge in wine pairings for an extra $25.

Cultured Caveman
Paleo Thanksgiving options with a prix fixe for $25 that includes turkey and the trimmings as your (distant) ancestors would have liked it.

Salt & Straw
Yes, there is Thanksgiving ice cream. All this month special holiday flavors such as sweet potato with maple pecans, salted caramel Thanksgiving turkey or hazelnut rosemary stuffing are available. The place to round off your Thanksgiving dinner, as long as there is no line...