Chow Bella's Thanksgiving Dining Guide Pt. 2: Where to Reserve a Table in Metro Phoenix

Turkey Day is only a week away. If you or your family have yet to begin making plans, it might be better to skip the homemade feast and book a table at a local restaurant. You'll be thankful for plenty of things by dining out on Thanksgiving: your clean kitchen, not having to tell your relatives they overstayed their welcome, and -- most of all -- the absence of stress and drama.

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The Wigwam

There are two dining options available for Thanksgiving Day, both priced at $38 per person. At Litchfield's, dinner will be served from 2 to 7 p.m. and includes three courses. Options include roasted acorn squash soup, pan-roasted sea bass, organic carrot cake, and chestnut pot au crème. Call 623-856-1053 for reservations. In the Wigwam Ballroom, a buffet will be available from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. that includes a smoked salmon platter, southwestern spiced pork tenderloin, holiday family favorites, and a chef's holiday dessert display. The buffet is $19 for children ages 4 to 12. Call 623-935-3811 for reservations.

Arrowhead Grill

For families and friends gathering on the west side of town, Glendale's Arrowhead Grill is serving a Thanksgiving meal from noon to 7 p.m. The prix-fixe meal is $49.99 per person and includes choice of five courses. For example, diners can choose lamb chop fondue, butternut squash soup with candied jalapeno, turducken (yes, TURDUCKEN), scalloped cheese potatoes, and sweet potato pie with maple whipped cream. Other options include prime rib, traditional turkey with prosciutto and fennel cornbread stuffing, cheese grits, creamed corn, butter cake with caramel sauce, and pumpkin cheesecake with marshmallow topping. Call 623-566-2224, or book a table online.

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Dominique Chatterjee