Feedbag - Plan-ahead turkey talk

Thanksgiving is fast approaching. If the thought of roasting a turkey is more than you can bear, not to worry. Quite a few intown restaurants are whipping up Thanksgiving Day feasts for dine-in or takeout:

103 West hosts its third-annual "Hassle-Free Holiday," featuring family-style appetizers, roasted turkey, traditional side dishes and lots of dessert. Wine additional. Cost is $64 per adult, $35 for children under 12, free for children under 6. Noon-5 p.m. 103 W. Paces Ferry Road. 404-233-5993. www.buckheadrestaurants.com.

Atkins Park in Virginia-Highland will be serving a family-style dinner beginning at 5:30 on Thanksgiving evening. The spread will include oven-roasted turkey, bourbon and brown sugar-glazed ham, roasted onion stuffing, green bean casserole, homemade cranberry sauce and traditional pies. 794 N. Highland Ave. 404-876-7249. www.atkinspark.com.

The Dining Room at the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead is offering a four-course dinner that includes two choices per course. The cost is $125 per person with optional wine pairing for an additional $65. 5:30-8:30 p.m. 3434 Peachtree Road. 404-240-7035. www.ritzcarlton.com/hotels/atlanta_buckhead.

Horseradish Grill will be offering a three-course Thanksgiving menu, including five entree choices, for $38.95 for person. 4320 Powers Ferry Road. 404-255-7277. www.horseradishgrill.com

Food 101 will be serving a family-style dinner with all the trimmings from noon-7 p.m. The price is $29 for adults and $14 for children 5-12. Children under 5 eat free. Chef de cuisine Justin Keith is giving guests a choice of four side items and two meat selections. Included in the price is unlimited salad, fresh-baked breads and trips to the American pie buffet. Meat selections include stuffed leg of lamb filled with herbs and roasted sweet peppers, slow-roasted house-cured ham with Coca-Cola glaze, and Bell and Evans roasted turkey. Reservations can be made by calling 404-497-9700. 4969 Roswell Road. www.101concepts.com.

Murphy's is offering a take-home Thanksgiving meal in two sizes: dinner for four ($105) or dinner for eight ($205). The spread includes roasted turkey breast; greens with walnuts, blue cheese and balsamic vinaigrette; mushroom and wild rice soup; cranberry-orange relish; molasses-mashed sweet potatoes; bread and sausage stuffing; apple cider baked apples; and a choice of homemade pie. Order online at www.murphysvh.com or by calling 404-872-0904. Orders must be placed by Mon., Nov. 21. 997 Virginia Ave.

The River Room in Vinings will be preparing a special three-course menu with several choices for Thanksgiving. Cost is $39.95 per person. 4403 Northside Parkway. 404-233-5455. www.riverroom.com.

Star Provisions is offering a gourmet take-home Thanksgiving dinner for eight, which includes an organically fed and free-range 12- to 14-pound turkey that will be brined and roasted. Also included: gravy, cranberry-orange relish, sage and apple dressing, sweet potato puree with mini marshmallows, green beans with wild mushroom cream, and pumpkin and apple pies. Cost is $180. Orders must be placed by Sat., Nov. 19, for pick-up Wed., Nov. 23. The bakery also will be offering an assortment of enticing baked goods and desserts, such as gingerbread cake, pumpkin bread pudding, pecan praline pound cake and brioche braids. 1198 Howell Mill Road. 404-365-0410. www.starprovisions.com.

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