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5 ways to upgrade your Thanksgiving dinner in St. Louis

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From an upscale hotel getaway to the best grocery store picks for your home-cooked meals to the best spot to hook up your dessert table, we've got five St. Louis suggestions to upgrade your Thanksgiving dinner.

Bolyard's Meat & Provisions
Pasture raised turkeys from Buttonwood Farm are now available for preorder. This year Bolyard's Meat & Provisions is also offering turkey gravy, poultry stock, savory bread pudding, au gratin potatoes, green bean casserole and of course their famous buttermilk biscuits. These items may be reserved when placing your online order for turkey. Add a DIY dry brine kit which includes salt, sugar, black pepper, ginger, lemon zest, and a brining bag along with instructions. Turkey is lean and somewhat unforgiving if overcooked – brining is like insurance your bird stays moist and juicy! Don't forget to think ahead for Christmas – Bolyard's will offer beef standing rib roasts, beef tenderloin roasts, and boneless smoked hams.
2733 Sutton Blvd, Maplewood, 314.647.2567, bolyardsmeat.com

Cinder House
Cinder House at Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis invites family and friends to gather and celebrate Thanksgiving with an artfully prepared turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Perched on the Hotel’s eighth floor with sweeping views of the Gateway Arch and majestic Mississippi, Cinder House provides sophisticated warmth and comfort, a perfect setting to share the holiday and give thanks. James Beard award-winning Chef Gerard Craft and Chef de Cuisine Peter Slay are offering a prix fixe menu that features an entrée of Wood Fired Joyce Farms Heritage Turkey Duo, Sweet Potato Mole, Charred Corn Brioche Stuffing, Brussel Sprouts, and Cranberry Turkey Jus. Diners choose from a selection of side dishes that includes the traditional American favorites of Sweet Potato Puree With Roasted Marshmallow and Candy Pecan, and Green Bean Casserole Topped With Crispy Shallot. For dessert, classic Pumpkin Pie with Vanilla Chantilly and Fried Pepitas. Hotel guests and locals alike are invited to enjoy at $65 (excluding tax and gratuity) per person.
Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis, 999 N 2nd St, St. Louis, 314.881.5759, cinderhousestl.com

Fresh Thyme Market
Thanksgiving dinner (or any other seasonal celebration) doesn’t need to be overwhelming. Fresh Thyme Market is a one-stop shop for an impressive selection of ingredients you can trust, at prices you’ll appreciate. And with an array of better for you products that don’t require tons of prep, hosting is easier than ever. Fresh Thyme has a wide assortment of products that fit any healthy lifestyle—organic, gluten-free, plant-based, non-GMO, and more. They've got you covered from everything to turkeys to bakery items to fresh produce to all those easy to forget supplies like roaster pans, disposable plates and cutlery.
City Foundry STL, 3701 Foundry Way Suite 201, St. Louis, 314.597.4400, freshthyme.com

Navin’s BBQ
Navin’s BBQ offers several catering packages to cover all sizes of events. In addition to smoked turkey packages for all your family holiday meals, check out their alternative smoked meat options such as smoked pork loin, prime rib, and whole or half chickens. Navin’s also offers great side dish options for your holiday meals like macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, collard greens and more. To discuss all your holiday package options, email navinsbbq@gmail.com or call our catering line at
3559 Arsenal St., St. Louis, 314.449.1185, navinsbbq.com

Serendipity Homemade Ice Cream
Serendipity Homemade Ice Cream has plenty of options to make your holiday even tastier. Seasonal ice cream flavors include peppermint, peppermint bark, cinnamon, pumpkin, eggnog, sufganiyot, and chanukah cookie. Other treats include sundaes, shakes, malts, Dipity Dough (custom ice cream sandwiches), dipstix, poffertjes (tiny dutch pancakes), holiday bon bons and more. Gift cards are available. Ask about catering and parties. Their new location is now open in The Grove beginning at 8 a.m. with a new breakfast menu that includes craft coffee, fresh pastries and bagels.
4400 Manchester Ave, St. Louis, 314.833.3800, serendipity-icecream.com