November 25, 2019 | Lifestyle

Making Thanksgiving plans? This year, why not ditch the kitchen and dine out. Popular DTLA restaurants are dishing up some fabulous fare to share with family and friends. If you’re on pie patrol for Thanksgiving dinner, you can order a pie to go and save yourself the fuss and muss. Want to give back? Trot before you gobble at the DTLA Turkey Trot, which benefits the Midnight Mission. The long weekend is also a great time to get a head start on your holiday shopping or check out a new ride at the LA Auto Show. One thing’s for sure, you’ll always have a reason to be grateful when you celebrate Thanksgiving in DTLA!


Thanksgiving Pre-Fixe at Patina

141 South Grand Avenue

The Walt Disney Concert Hall

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Gather around the table and enjoy a feast for the senses by Executive Chef Andreas Roller. Choose from three- and six-courses for $75 and $110 per person. Children’s menu available $35. Complete your Patina experience with a custom wine, water or specialty non-alcoholic beverage pairing. Located in the spectacular Frank Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall in Downtown Los Angeles, the flagship restaurant of Patina Restaurant Group expresses the highest culinary ideals of Chef and Founder Joachim Splichal, with cuisine by Executive Chef Andreas Roller.

Nick Stefs

Nick + Stef’s Steakhouse

330 S Hope St.

Los Angeles, CA 90071

Enjoy a traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings including Diestel Farms Turkey, chestnut stuffing, JBS potato puree, candied butternut squash, pickled cranberry compote, and turkey gravy. Not craving turkey? Nick + Stef’s signature dry-aged steaks and the full a la carte menu will be available as well. Nick + Stef’s Steakhouse offers contemporary high-design showcasing a menu combining steakhouse tradition and culinary flair. Indulge in the expanded dry-aged prime steak options and fresh-catch seafood selections, paired with a curated world-class wine list of over 500 labels and craft cocktails.

Le Petit

Thanksgiving in Paris

Le Petit Paris

418 S. Spring St.

Los Angeles 90015

Spend Thanksgiving in Paris! Le Petit Paris, the authentic Parisian brasserie in the heart of Downtown LA, will be offering a French-inspired three-course prix fixe menu for lunch and dinner. After an amuse-bouche of sweet & salty s’mores, starters feature a choice of scallop, “perfect egg,” crab cake, or vegan hummus. Main courses include stuffed turkey medallion, smoked pork ham, cod fish, and vegan spaghetti. For dessert, choose from pecan pie, pumpkin choux, or vegan pie.


Gelateria ULI

The Spring Arcade Building

541 S. Spring St. #104

Los Angeles, CA 90013

Are you on pie duty for Thanksgiving? Gelateria ULI’s got you covered. Their gelato holiday pies are delicious and different, but still reminiscent of the best traditional pies you’ve ever had. Choose from Pumpkin (pumpkin gelato with freshly ground spices and a layer of dark chocolate gelato, with a hint of sea salt, topped with torched meringue and toasted, candied pumpkin seeds); Caramel Apple (VEGAN using the best Murray Family Farms apples, laced with house-made totally vegan caramel); and Maple Pecan (n-house made pecan butter spun into creamy maple gelato, topped with torched meringue and pecan crumble). All pies are 8 inches.

Turkey Trot

7th Annual Turkey Trot 2019: Downtown Los Angeles

200 N Spring St.

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Nov 28 Trot before you gobble! Join thousands of runners and walkers for the seventh annual Turkey Trot Los Angeles on Thanksgiving morning. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, this event benefits the Midnight Mission – an amazing organization that offers a path to self sufficiency to those experiencing homelessness. This year all 5k and 10k participants will receive a Turkey Trot LA race t-shirt and Unique Finishers Medals for all participants!


Jackalope Art Fair

Grand Central Market

317 S Broadway

Los Angeles, CA 90013

Nov 30 & Dec 1 Shop small on Small Business Saturday weekend and get a jump on your holiday shopping at the Jackalope Indie Artisan Fair at Grand Central Market’s newly renovated downstairs “underground” event space. Shoppers can expect to find trendsetting indie goods including original fashion and jewelry design, paper goods, innovative home decor and housewares, art, photography, food, plus much more.

LA Auto Show

Los Angeles Auto Show

Los Angeles Convention Center

1201 S Figueroa St.

Los Angeles, CA 90015

Nov 22 – Dec 1 One of the world’s largest auto shows with 1,000 vehicles on display, the Los Angeles Auto Show is open to the public from November 22 – December 1. The show is a great one-stop-shop for comparison shopping cars, trucks, SUVs, electric vehicles and more, without any sales pressure. Whether you’re new vehicle shopping or a lifelong auto enthusiast, there’s something for everyone, including 65+ debuts; free test drives of 100 of the latest models; stunning custom builds, VR experiences, the life-size LEGO Bugatti Chiron, and a real-life version of Guinevere, the van from Disney•Pixar’s upcoming film, Onward.

Los Angeles Mission

Los Angeles Mission

303 E 5th Street

Los Angeles, CA 90013

The Los Angeles Mission’s annual Thanksgiving celebration serves over 3,000 pounds of turkey, 700 pounds of mashed potatoes, 800 pounds of green beans and 600 pies to their neighbors experiencing homelessness. They also give out over 1,400 blankets and over 1,200 tarps in preparation for the colder winter months. Now that we’ve seen a 16% increase in homelessness across Los Angeles, the Mission is expecting more people to attend their Thanksgiving event than ever before. If you can’t volunteer this Thanksgiving, you can still help by making a donation.