Restaurants and caterers are making Thanksgiving a stress-free event by cooking the meal for you. Here are some places to eat or order the entire meal ready to serve.
■ Anglers' Cove restaurant at Greenbo Lake State Resort Park in Greenup will serve a traditional buffet from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thanksgiving Day. The menu features roasted round of beef, turkey and dressing, baked ham and fried chicken. Call 1-800-325-0083.
All 17 resort park restaurants will serve similar annual Thanksgiving Day buffets. Go to Parks.ky.gov for more information.
■ DaRae and Friends Catering, 3459 Buckhorn Drive, will prepare the holiday meal for eight to 10 people for $250. Included are a whole roasted turkey or turkey breast, corn bread stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potato mash or macaroni and cheese, corn pudding, cranberry sauce, rolls and pie. The a la carte menu features brown sugar spiral ham, smoked turkey breast, whole roasted turkey, and bourbon-marinated beef tenderloin. The deadline to order is Friday. Pickup is noon and 3 p.m. Wednesday. Call (859) 272-8003.
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■ Good Foods Market and Café, 450 Southland Drive, has locally produced turkeys and hams, heat-and-serve sides, and desserts for a festive dinner at home. The deadline for orders is Sunday. Pickup is after 3 p.m. Wednesday or before 4 p.m. Thanksgiving Day.
If you don't want to cook, the buffet will be served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Chef Alex Jenkins will prepare bourbon-brined turkey, roasted turkey breast, Quorn roast and tofurkey.
Call (859) 278-1813 or go to Goodfoods.coop. The market is at 455 Southland Drive.
■ Hilton Suites Lexington Green, 245 Lexington Green Circle, will serve brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday. A carving station will feature roast turkey breast and honey-glazed ham, and sides include sausage-sage stuffing, collard greens, macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, salads and desserts. Call (859) 271-4000.
■ Three Suns Bistro in Brannon Crossing Shopping Center in Nicholasville will serve the traditional holiday buffet from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday. The restaurant will be open for dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. Call (859) 245-0048.
■ Triangle Grille at the Hilton Lexington/Downtown Hotel, 369 West Vine Street, is forgoing its traditional holiday buffet and serving a special menu that features plated dishes. Included are Alltech Angus filet mignon, fried pork chop, crab-stuffed lemon sole, turkey breast and pan-seared salmon. Thursday's hours are 6:30 to 11 a.m. for breakfast and 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. for the Thanksgiving menu; the regular dinner menu will be served 7:30 p.m. to midnight. Call (859) 231-9000.
■ Wallace Station Deli and Bakery, 3854 Old Frankfort Pike in Versailles, is preparing homemade takeout Thanksgiving dinners. The menu includes roasted breast of turkey, old-fashioned dressing, real mashed potatoes and gravy, Joan's creamy spinach casserole, cranberry relish, rolls and your choice of pumpkin or pecan pie. The deadline to order is Sunday. Pickup is 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday. Call (859) 846-5161.
The great escape
Cheapside Bar & Grill, 131 Cheapside, is the place to escape when family gets to be too much on Thanksgiving Day, owner Robin Campbell said. Dinner will be served from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday. Call (859) 254-0046.
Good morning, Della's
Della's, 124 North Upper Street, now is open for breakfast on weekdays and brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m., and brunch hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call (859) 281-1141.
Wine and other samples
Lovers Leap Winery, 1180 Lanes Mill Road, Lawrenceburg, will have a Sip 'n' Savor holiday open house from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Sullivan University chef Katie Payne will prepare appetizers, and samples will be available from Lexington Fudge, Edna Mae's Special Recipes, Bruce's Beer Cheese and Rattlesnake Hill Farm. Call (502) 839-1299.