Editorís Note: The following is a list of area restaurants that will be open on Thanksgiving Day or offering meals for pickup in advance.
By Deidre Schipani
Special to The Post and Courier
82 Queen: The restaurant will be open 1-9 p.m. It will feature a special Thanksgiving Day menu. Call 723-7591 or go to www.82queen.com to make a reservation.
Blossom: The Hospitality Management Group restaurant will be open 11 a.m.-9 p.m., and the menu will feature slow roasted free-range turkey with cornbread and house-made sausage stuffing, slow cooked green beans, whipped potatoes, candied cranberries and giblet gravy, and red wine-braised lamb shank with Anson Mills slow-roasted polenta with pistachios and rosemary, port-braised cherries, gremolata and braising jus. Blossom is at 171 East Bay St. Call 722-9200 or go to www.magnolias-blossom-cypress.com.
Blu Restaurant & Bar: Partake in an oceanfront-dining buffet. Holiday favorites will be served noon-6 p.m. Price is $31.95 for adults, $14.95 for kids. The limited buffet, served 6-8 p.m., is $18.95 for adults and $7.95 for kids. View the menu online at www.blufollybeach.com. Reservations are required, so call 588-6658. Blu is at 1 Center St. on Folly Beach.
Bull Street Gourmet & Market: The shop at 120 King St. will provide all your Turkey Day needs, including wine. Turkey is available roasted, fried or smoked for $5 a pound. Check them out at bullstreetgourmetandmarket.com or call 722-6464.
Cru Catering: Place an order and pick it up. Cruís Thanksgiving dinner will include roasted turkey, traditional Southern-style stuffing, giblet gravy, port wine cranberry sauce, a roasted pumpkin and arugula salad, whipped sweet potatoes, caramelized brussels sprouts and a bourbon pecan pie dessert. The full menu is $35 per person, plus tax. Orders have a four-person minimum and must be placed by noon Sunday by calling 534-2433. Orders must be picked up noon-2 p.m. Wednesday at the catering office at 1784 Harmon St. If youíre just interested in side dishes, Cru can do that, too. Call for pricing and details.
Cypress: The Hospitality Management Group restaurant will be open for dinner from 4-9 p.m. The menu will feature butternut squash soup, smoked heritage turkey, shiitake-cornbread stuffing, bacon braised greens, mascarpone potato puree, natural jus, cranberry compote, roast ham and pecan pie. Cypress is at 167 East Bay St. Call 727-0111 or go to www.magnolias-blossom-cypress.com.
Dine with Sal: Two of the companyís restaurants, Boulevard Diner and Village Bakery, are offering up help this holiday season. Boulevard Diner will help you out with sides, so long as you order by 3 p.m. Tuesday, while the Village Bakery will dish out some pie if you call by 3 p.m. Friday. Go to www.dinewithsal.com/specials for details.
Folly Beach Crab Shack: The Crab Shack at 26 Center St. will open at 11:30 a.m. The raw bar will be open along with a limited menu. Call 588-3080.
The Glass Onion: The West Ashley restaurant at 1219 Savannah Highway is offering up the opportunity to order seasonal sides, soups and desserts to pick up before Turkey Day. Dishes range from cornbread dressing (with or without oysters) to gumbo to chocolate pecan pie. The Glass Onion says it will use primarily local ingredients in these dishes. Place your order by Friday and pickup will be 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday. The Glass Onion will be closed Thanksgiving Day, but will reopen with regular hours Nov. 23. A full menu of Thanksgiving offerings can be found at www.ilovetheglassonion.com.
Grill 225: Chef Demetre Castanas will serve a buffet 1-7 p.m. at the restaurant at Market Pavilion Hotel, 225 East Bay St. Dining options will include USDA Prime tenderloin, slow roasted turkey and roasted leg of lamb, among others. The price is $79 for adults, $29 for children 6-12, $18 for kids 3-6. View the full menu online at www.grill225.com. Call 266-4222 to make reservations.
Grill on the Edge: Grill on the Edge, 41 Center St., Folly Beach, will prepare your side. Place orders by Friday and pick them up on Wednesday. To place an order, call 633-0143 or email email@example.com.
Lowcountry Bistro: The restaurant at 49 South Market St. will be open 1-9 p.m. Thanksgiving Day and will feature a special menu. To make a reservation, go to www.lowcountrybistro.com or call 302-0290.
Magnolias: The Hospitality Management Group restaurant will be serving from 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m., offering Thanksgiving specials including roasted butternut squash bisque with spiced creme fraiche and mains of Tennessee Tom turkey, pecan-crusted mahi mahi with lemon-sherry butter or pork roulade. All specials will be served with buttermilk whipped potatoes, country green beans, herb stuffing and cranberry sauce. Dessert offerings will be pumpkin cheesecake with spiced creme anglaise and whipped cream or chocolate chess pie with raspberry sauce and whipped cream. Magnolias is at 185 East Bay St. Call 577-7771 or go to www.magnolias-blossom-cypress.com.
Momma Brownís BBQ: The reopened Mount Pleasant spot at 2840 U.S. Highway 17 is taking orders for barbecue turkeys and all of the sides. Call 849-5522 for details.
Morgan Creek Grill: The restaurant will feature a buffet from noon-4 p.m. The cost is $28 for adults, $8 for children 12 and under. Morgan Creek Grill is at 80 41st Ave. on Isle of Palms. Call 886-8980.
Oak Steakhouse: The restaurant, at 17 Broad St. will be open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Price is $42, which includes a choice of sweet onion bisque, braised short-rib marmalade, or spinach and arugula salad, housemade Burden Creek goat cheese ricotta, roasted beets, crispy butternut squash, candied garlic vinaigrette. Entree: choices areroasted Carolina turkey breast and confit legs, housemade pork sausage stuffing, roasted Brussels sprouts, charred baby carrots, fresh cranberry compote, four-day gravy. Dessert offerings are pumpkin panna cotta, cranberry compote, pumpkin seed brittle. To make a reservation, go to www.oaksteakhouserestaurant.com or call 722-4220
Pooganís Porch: Enjoy a special, pre-fixe menu from chef Daniel Doyle. The three-course menu will feature traditional dishes as well as contemporary menu items. All traditional selections are served with brown buttered green beans, roasted sweet corn pudding, cranberry relish and a choice of candied sweet potatoes or butter-whipped potatoes and giblet gravy. For dessert, guests will be offered a choice of four items. Pooganís Porch will be open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. The pre-fixe menu is $35.95 for adults, $14.95 for children 10 and under. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 577-2337 or via OpenTable. Pooganís Porch is at 72 Queen St. For more, go to www.poogansporch.com.
The Sanctuary: The pastry team at The Sanctuary on Kiawah Island is willing to take care of peopleís pie needs this Thanksgiving. Call 768-6253 for details.
Tedís Butcherblock: Charlestonís neighborhood butcher shop and gourmet market has created a Thanksgiving menu of house-made soups, sides and fixings available for pickup Tuesday and Wednesday. Items must be ordered in advance and will be presented in aluminum trays, ready for reheating. The complete menu is available online at www.teds butcherblock.com. Tedís also is taking orders now for fresh Bell & Evans turkey, which are priced at $3.15 a pound under 20 pounds and $3.50 a pound over 20 pounds A limited supply of Heritage Breed turkeys will be available for $5 a pound. Advance order is required. The staff at Tedís will also brine ($15) and/or cook ($25) the turkey. Cooked turkeys are presented in aluminum trays, ready for reheating. Call 577-0094 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to place an order. Tedís is at 334 East Bay St.
Tristan: The restaurant will be open 1-6 p.m. and will offer a three-course menu for $65. To make a reservation or to view the menu, go to www.tristandining.com. Tristan is at 10 Linguard St. Call 534-2155.
Waterís Edge: The Shem Creek restaurant at 1407 Shrimp Boat Lane will feature a Thanksgiving Day buffet and full dinner menu. Waterís Edge will be open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Call 884-4074 or go to waters-edge-restaurant.com.