Let’s talk turkey

illustration by mark stivers

It’s a hassle to buy a Thanksgiving turkey, cook, entertain your family, wash dishes and pack up leftovers. Why not leave some of the work to a professional by dining out or picking up a meal? The following are a few superclassy and delicious Thanksgiving meal options: Vines Cafe at Hyatt Regency Sacramento’s Thanksgiving buffet with a seafood display, cheese bar, turkey and more ($49.95 for adults, $24.95 for children ages 5 to 12; 1209 L Street); The Firehouse Restaurant’s four-course meal featuring choices such as bacon and crab bread pudding and Tuscan swordfish ($46.95, 1112 Second Street); Grange Restaurant & Bar’s three-course meal featuring choices such as squash soup and roasted organic turkey ($50, 926 J Street); and Scott’s Seafood Grill & Bar’s full turkey dinner with potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce and pumpkin cheesecake ($27.95; 4800 Riverside Boulevard; 9611 Greenback Lane in Folsom). Selland’s Market-Cafe offers a Thanksgiving catering menu for those who wish to take out (prices vary; orders must be placed by Friday, November 16; 5340 H Street).