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Turkey to Go: Where to Buy Take-Out Thanksgiving Dinners
Comments () | Published November 19, 2009
Rocklands Barbeque & Grilling Company (multiple locations in DC, Maryland, and Virginia).
Rocklands’ Thanksgiving menu is available both for pickup and delivery. Choose from fresh-smoked turkeys, which range from ten to 12 pounds ($44.99), 14 to 16 pounds ($64.99), or 18 to 20 pounds ($84.99). Other main dishes include a smoked turkey breast with homemade gravy ($8.99 per pound), a grilled rack of lamb that serves two to four ($39.99), a grilled whole tenderloin of beef ($25.99 per pound), or a whole smoked ham for 15 to 20 ($69.99). Sides, sold by the quart, include cornbread stuffing with sage ($8.99), Southern-style green beans ($8.99), bacon-and-chive mashed potatoes ($8.99), wild rice with grapes and walnuts ($8.99), and ginger candied baby carrots ($8.99). You can also get a dozen miniature cornbread muffins with jalapeño or pumpkin ($5). Desserts are double-fudge cheesecake brownies ($1.75 each) and fresh-baked pecan, apple, and pumpkin pies ($13.99). Assorted cookies and lemon bars (starting at 75 cents) are also available. All orders must be placed by November 23 at 11 AM, and pick up is November 25 before 4. For delivery, which costs $30 Monday through Friday and $35 Saturday and Sunday, call 703-778-8000.

Tuscarora Mill (203 Harrison St., SE, Leesburg; 703-771-9300).
This Leesburg restaurant has Thanksgiving dinners for six ($145) and 12 ($275). They come with fresh-baked ciabatta bread; Caesar salad; sausage/sage stuffing; whipped potatoes; green beans with almonds; glazed carrots; turkey gravy; cranberry sauce; and pumpkin, apple, or pecan pie. Extras include ciabatta bread ($3.50/loaf), Caesar salad ($15 for six), green beans ($15 for 3½ pounds), glazed carrots ($15 for 3½ pounds), cranberry sauce ($7.50 for one pint), sausage stuffing ($15 for 2½ pounds), whipped potatoes ($15 for 2½ pounds), gravy ($10 for one quart), pumpkin pie ($12.50), and pecan or apple pie ($15). Wines for purchase are Nepenthe Tryst ($13), Tegernseerhoff Zweigelt rosé ($15), and Legado Munoz tempranillo ($13). Orders, which can be made online or by phone, need to be in by November 20, and pick up is on Thanksgiving from 9 to 4.

Zola Wine & Kitchen
(505 Ninth St., NW; 202-639-9463)
This wine store and cooking school is offering such starters as a half-gallon of butternut-squash ($15) or mushroom-and-Brie soup ($20); baby-spinach salad ($28, serves eight); vegetables with pimento-cheese dip ($35, feeds six); and shrimp cocktail ($69 for 36 shrimp). Turkeys, which feed six to eight, come uncooked ($79)— with a roasting pan, herbs, mirepoix, and spice blend—and cooked ($99) with reheating instructions. Side dishes, which come in two-pound portions, are  sweet-potato wedges, caramelized with brown sugar, orange honey, and orange juice ($12); olive-oil-braised fingerling potatoes ($17); house-made cornbread stuffing ($16); oyster dressing ($24); brioche stuffing ($14s); green beans with onion straws ($14); mushrooms and onions ($19); honey-glazed carrots ($17); apple-and-bacon-braised kale ($14); roast butternut squash ($15); creamed spinach ($19); and baked Yukon potatoes mashed with cream and butter ($15 for three pounds). Other options include a pint of cranberry relish ($7); three pounds of corn spoonbread ($18); and three pounds of blue-cheese Rutabaga mash ($13). To buy a whole meal, choose between an herb-roasted turkey breast ($119), a whole 12- to 14-pound herb-roasted turkey ($129), or a 12- to 14-pound oven-ready herbed turkey ($149). The meal also includes five sides, corn muffins or honey-wheat rolls, and pumpkin or apple pie. To place an order, which must be done by November 23, e-mail mdarman@zolawinekitchen.com or call the store. Pick up will be November 25 from 11 to 8 and Thanksgiving morning from 8 to noon.

Just Dessert

Co Co. Sala (929 F St., NW; 202-347-4265).
This chocolate lounge in DC’s Penn Quarter has a host of desserts for pre-order. Pies, which serve about six people, include triple-chocolate-and-pecan ($22), maple-pumpkin ($18), and caramelized-apple-and-cinnamon cheesecake ($22). Sweet bars come with a variety of fillings, including chocolate, peanut-butter cream, salted caramel, and crispy rice ($6 each); white chocolate, cranberry, candied orange, and pretzel sticks ($6); chocolate/pumpkin truffle cream, habanero crunch, and cinnamon bits ($6); and pumpkin-spice/chocolate-truffle ($5). There’s also caramel-chocolate-and-pecan baby apples ($4), chocolate-and-pumpkin-seed bark ($5), chocolate-turkey place-card holders ($4), chocolate squirrels ($10), and a large chocolate acorn ($12). For a selection, there’s the Co Co. Sala dessert buffet ($115) with one triple-chocolate-and-pecan pie, one maple-pumpkin pie, one caramelized-apple-and-cinnamon cheesecake, four chocolate-and-pumpkin-seed barks, four caramel-chocolate-and-pecan baby apples, and four chocolate-turkey place-card holders. Orders must be placed by November 23, and pickup is November 25 from 11 to 5.

Fancy Cakes by Leslie (4939 Elm St,, Bethesda; 301-652-9390).
This bakery has a number of cupcakes for Thanksgiving, including pumpkin with cream-cheese frosting ($3.25 each), cranberry with cranberry frosting ($3.25), pumpkin-cheesecake ($3.75), and plain cheesecake with cranberry topping ($3.75). There’s also double-ginger/chocolate-chip cookies ($2.25); and nine-inch pumpkin ($23) and pecan pies ($24). For cupcake and pies, you can pick up your order 48 hours after placing it; hours are Monday through Thursday 10 to 9, Friday and Saturday 10 to 10, Sunday noon to 6. Place your order by November 23.

Georgetown Cupcake (1209 Potomac St., NW; 202-333-8448).
Georgetown Cupcake will deliver a box of 12 cupcakes ($29)—six pumpkin-spice, six chocolate hazelnut—for the holiday. If you want your cupcakes by Thanksgiving, place your order by 4 PM on November 24. For orders inside the Beltway, there’s a $10 delivery fee, and you can order online here. For orders outside the Beltway, click here for delivery information; the fee is $55.

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