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Thanksgiving week has arrived. If you’re scrambling to figure out what dish to bring to the family get together, or maybe your family is opting to forget cooking all together this year, here’s a few places in the ‘hood to keep in mind:

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  • Unrefined Bakery is selling several Thanksgiving favorites, including traditional dressing with egg-free, vegan and paleo options also available, several pies including vegan and paleo pumpkin, pecan and loads of others, sweet breaks, cakes and more. They will be selling food on a first-come-first-serve basis, no pre-ordering. They can, however, mail your Thanksgiving food to wherever you’re traveling. Just call 214.414.2414. The East Dallas locations at 718 N. Buckner and 3426B Greenville. Visit the website for more.
  • A family tradition since 1925, Highland Park Cafeteria in Casa Linda Plaza provides a feast to enjoy at home; or go in on Thanksgiving Day for food and a festive atmosphere. Highland Park Cafeteria cooks start working around the clock a few days before Thanksgiving, so that everything is fresh and perfect when served. Roast turkey, ham, cornbread dressing, giblet gravy, cranberry sauce, squash casserole, green beans, mashed potatoes, candied yams, fresh pecan pie, pumpkin pie, buttermilk pie and many other favorites are made fresh daily. A traditional meal to serve at home for two to four is $49.99, or $99.99 for eight to 10 people and $154.99 serves 10 to 12. Place orders by the end of the day today, Nov. 25. Or join Highland Park Cafeteria on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  The price is $11.99 per person and includes turkey and dressing, two holiday inspired sides and a freshly baked roll. For more information and to order online go to the website or call 214-324-5000.
  • Enjoy Thanksgiving at Central 214 at Hotel Palomar Dallas, with a delicious three-course prix fixe holiday meal made with fresh harvest ingredients from local Texas farms. Choose from a variety of classic dishes including starters of roasted butternut squash bisque, warm kale salad, or organic baby lettuces with cranberries and pumpkin seeds, and main courses of herb and garlic roasted turkey, Dr. Pepper and pineapple glazed country ham, pan seared redfish with shrimp and cream cheese grits, or handmade trompetti pasta (vegetarian). Top it off with pumpkin pie with glazed pecans and whipped meringue, apple cobbler with vanilla ice cream and bourbon caramel sauce, or chocolate molten cake with berry coulis and berry salad. Price is $42 per person or $18 per child. Reservations are available from 11 a.m.—3:30 p.m. by calling 214.443.9339 or go online.
  • Also, tomorrow, Nov. 26, at 6:30 p.m., the Lower Greenville Neighborhood Association is joining with three other neighborhood associations, Friends of Tietze Park Foundation, and three area churches to provide a good, old-fashioned Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner at Skillman Church of Christ, Skillman at Marquita. Sponsors will provide hams and turkeys, drinks, and supplies. Neighbors will bring their favorite side dish or dessert. “No boring speeches, no obligations. Just tables and tables of great food,” the press release says. Skillman Church is collecting donations for the North Texas Food Bank, so bring a can (or cash) to help fight hunger.

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