The Week in Food Events: Thanksgiving Edition

Plus: the Christmas Bar reopens!

Bonfire is putting a Thanksgiving twist on its signature skillets, like the s'mores skillet (pictured here).

Thanksgiving skillets: From Monday through Wednesday, Bonfire is giving its fiery fare a holiday makeover. Head to the downtown restaurant for the limited-edition “Thanksgiving Skillet,” which is brimming with layers of whipped mashed potatoes, herb turkey, sautéed green beans, gravy, and cornbread graham crackers. If you still have room for dessert, tuck into a second limited-edition skillet full of mashed sweet potatoes and salted-maple marshmallows.

A spirited dinner: This Tuesday, you’ll have a prime opportunity to try spirits from Catoctin Creek, a family-owned Virginia distillery. Chef Shannon Troncoso of Brookland’s Finest is partnering with Catoctin Creek to offer a three-course dinner paired with drinks. Brand ambassadors will be present to talk about the spirits. The dinner costs $35 per person; no reservations are required.

Thanksgiving eve festivities: Several restaurants are hosting parties on Wednesday night to usher in turkey day. Sakerum is hiring a DJ and rolling out specialty cocktails like “Who’s Coming for Dinner?” (made with Wild Turkey Rye and cranberry) and “Maybe We Should Switch Seats” (made with mezcal, champagne, and fresh lime). Chef Mike Isabella and his team at Pepita are also throwing a luau with Hawaiian bites and Thanksgiving-themed tiki cocktails.

Thanksgiving at local restaurants: A large number of DC restaurants are open on Thursday (Thanksgiving Day). For a full listing of local restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner, check out our round-up. Whether you have a tight budget or a strict diet, we bet you’ll find a place that fits the bill.

Thanksgiving to-go: Still need to grab a few sides, pies, or a last-minute bird? Check out our guide to local restaurants and markets offering all of the above to-go.

Leftovers and popovers: Fuel up for Black Friday shopping at BLT Steak, which is bringing back its popovers stuffed with Thanksgiving leftovers during lunch and dinner service on Friday. You can choose from the turkey popover (stuffed with herbed roasted turkey, chestnut-sausage stuffing, and rosemary gravy), the prime rib popover (stuffed with dry-aged roasted prime rib, confit garlic jus, and baby arugula), and the seafood popover (stuffed with chilled oven-roasted arctic char, sour cherry compote, and gem lettuce). The popovers will be available at the bar or to-go for $12 each.

The Christmas Bar returns: DC’s most festive pop-up is back, and it’s bigger than ever. Miracle on Seventh Street, a.k.a. the Christmas Bar, opens on Friday for the holiday season (through New Year’s Eve). This year, the merry watering hole spreads out over three bars in Shaw: Mockingbird Hill, Eat the Rich, and Southern Efficiency.

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Maxine is an editorial fellow passionate about covering food, news, and politics. Her work has also been published in Forbes, Marie Claire, and Inside Higher Ed. She recently graduated from Brown University with honors in nonfiction writing.