Thanksgiving is only two weeks away but don't panic because there are a lot of options for help in the kitchen or if you decide to dine out.
■ Sabio, 380 South Mill Street in Dudley Square, will be open for Thanksgiving. The menu will include either ham glazed with local honey and smoky tomato jam, oven-roasted turkey topped with gravy, prime rib with horseradish au jus or a vegetarian plate with a choice of four sides including cornbread with jalapeno honey, garlic whipped potatoes, traditional stuffing, baked macaroni and cheese, country kale, honey roasted carrots, cranberry salad, sweet potato casserole, and vegetable medley. Pricing will be a la carte; make reservations at Sabiodudleysquare.com or call (859) 368-9901.
■ Wallace Station Deli, 3854 Old Frankfort Pike, is taking orders for its annual takeout Thanksgiving dinner. The menu includes roast turkey breast, old-fashioned dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, Joan's creamy spinach casserole, cranberry relish, rolls and for dessert, pecan or pumpkin pie. Reheating instructions included. Cost is $26.99 a person. Deadline for ordering is 8 p.m. Nov. 23. Orders may be picked up any time between 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 25. To order or for more information, call (859) 846-5161.
■ Ramsey's Diners, at 151 West Zandale, 4053 Tates Creek Center, 3090 Helmsdale Drive and 4391 Harrodsburg Road, offers heat and eat Thanksgiving dinner. Serves 6 or more for $19.95 per person. Includes sliced turkey breast with gravy, corn bread stuffing, fresh cranberry sauce, rolls, and four veggies that you choose from honey mustard carrots, mashed potatoes with gravy, sweet potato casserole, broccoli casserole, country style green beans, pinto beans, macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, cole slaw and sweet pickled beets. Individual veggies to serve six for $17 each. Call (859) 252-7926 to order; pick up the Wednesday before Thanksgiving on Nov. 26.
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■ And don't wait until it's too late to order your Thanksgiving dessert from Missy's Pies, 502 East High Street. Missy's quits taking orders once they hit 1,000 pies, earlier each year. Pick out your pies at Missyspieshop.com; order at (859) 253-0449.
■ Chef Allison Davis at Wild Thyme Cooking School, 1060 Chinoe Road, is offering several Thanksgiving cooking classes including healthy desserts, gluten-free sides and desserts, a Biltmore Thanksgiving and wine pairing, holiday pie make and take, hassle-free holiday entertaining, and the ultimate prep, truss, and take home your oven-ready turkey. Go to Wildthymecooking.com and book under classes.
Or skip the cooking and order Thanksgiving dinner. Order online and pick up the day before Thanksgiving. Choose from appetizers, sides, traditional roasted or smoked turkeys, handmade desserts and more. Call (859) 523-2665 for pricing and details.
■ What has 2,000 pounds of turkey, 1,500 pounds of sweet potatoes and 750 pounds of country ham? Don't forget the 4,300 pieces of fried chicken, the 1,300 pounds of roast beef and 12,000 rolls. It's the Kentucky State Parks' Thanksgiving Day buffet at 16 of the resort parks across the state on Nov. 26.
The parks have hosted the buffet for more than four decades and usually serve about 10,000 customers on Thanksgiving Day, according to the Kentucky Department of Parks. The parks will be baking 340 pies — including pecan and pumpkin.
The buffet will be served from noon to 8 p.m. on Nov. 26 at most parks and will include soups, cheeses and salads for starters. Entrees include turkey and dressing, baked ham, carved roast beef and fried chicken. Vegetables include old-fashioned candied yams, country-style green beans and mashed potatoes with giblet gravy.
Cost for the buffet will be $18.99 plus tax (drink included) for adults; $8.99 for children ages 6-12; and children 5 and younger are free. For more information, visit Parks.ky.gov
■ Don't forget that Nov. 11 is Veterans' Day. For the federal holiday, the JDI Grille and Tavern at 319 Cedar Street, will offer vets and active service members 20 percent off food purchases. Proof of service required, one per person.
■ All veterans, either in uniform or with ID, can get one free meal (dine in only) on Veteran's Day at Coba Cocina, 2041 Richmond Road, or at either Lexington Cheddar's locations, 3604 Walden Drive off Tates Creek or 3094 Helmsdale Place off Man o' War.
■ Also on Nov. 11, veterans and active military can enjoy a free entree up to $8 at Street Craves and Freakin' Unbelievable Burgers, 395 South Limestone, with proof of service.
■ All active and retired service members with a valid military ID can get a free order of Bang Bang Shrimp at all Bonefish Grill locations, including the one at 2341 Sir Barton Way.
■ Sonny's BBQ locations in Kentucky — 109 North Plaza Drive in Nicholasville, 1001 Center Drive in Richmond, 200 Highway. 770 in Corbin, and 70 Sonny's Way in Somerset — are offering veterans free Big Deal Combos.
■ There will be early deadlines for the LexGo Eat columns for Nov. 25 and 27. Please send in items by Nov. 19.