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Petra Mediterranean Bistro

Weather cools, but the warmth of holidays approaches. Find your way to Petra and the true meaning of comfort food. Authentic Mediterranean cuisines fill the menu; savor them as you relax in the welcoming dining room. Groups, families, couples, and singles find just what they want from the extensive menu. Start with a 'Have it all' mezza tray; go for a Petra specialty like Ouzi, the famous special occasion Jordanian dish; a seafood kabob; or one of many vegetarian dishes. Pair with an alcoholic or nonalcoholic beverage. Staying in? All your favorites are available via Petra's catering as well. Welcome.

Petra Mediterranean Bistro is located at 2501 4th Avenue in Seattle. Lunch is offered Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dinner is available Monday-Friday 4:30-8:30 p.m., and Saturday 4-8:30 p.m. Happy Hour takes place daily 4:30-6 p.m. Closed Sundays. Closed on Thanksgiving Day, November 24. 206-728-5389.

Thanksgiving at Willows Lodge and Barking Frog

A Woodinville Thanksgiving is a family tradition; this year Willows Lodge and Barking Frog offer two dining options. Barking Frog's festive menu includes soup, turkey breast with Thanksgiving sides, and more. Willows Lodge's lavish buffet takes place in the Sammamish Ballroom with soothing views of the outdoor herb garden. The buffet includes salads to turkey to stuffing. Prior to Thanksgiving, Executive Chef Dylan Herrick partners with Long Shadows Vintners for a Winemaker Dinner featuring special guest Gilles Nicault. The 6-course menu paired with wines from Long Shadows reflects the freshest ingredients of the season.

Willows Lodge and Barking Frog are located at 14580 NE 145th Street in Woodinville. Thanksgiving reservations at Barking Frog are available 1-8 p.m.; call 425-424-2999. Adults: $95. Children: $25.00. Buffet seatings: 1/1:30 p.m., and 4/4:30 p.m. Adults: $95, children: $45 ages 5-12, and complimentary 5 and under. For buffet reservations, please e-mail . The Long Shadows dinner takes place November 10; $250 per person. For reservations, please call 425-424-2999. Tax and gratuity are not included for any event.

Whistlin' Jack's Outpost & Lodge

Just as we mourn summer, Thanksgiving pops up to revive us. Family time is precious anytime/anywhere, yet time spent at Whistlin' Jack's means true togetherness. Enjoy being together in the mountains and the end of fall/start of winter weather, playing games and hiking before dashing to the hot tub to laugh and warm up. Head to the Fireside Lounge (children welcome until 9 p.m.) or the warm, rustic dining room and savor their traditional Thanksgiving meal with all the fixings. Meaningful family traditions can start at any time; start now with Whistlin' Jack's.

Whistlin' Jack's Lodge is located at 20800 WA-410 in Naches, Washington, next door to Mount Rainier National Park near Chinook Pass in the central Cascades. Call or make lodging reservations online. Thanksgiving dinner takes place November 24 from noon to close. 509-658-2433.

W Seattle Thanksgiving Takeout

Leave the cooking to the W this Thanksgiving (they won't tell that you didn't do it yourself!). At your personal venue, enjoy turkey day favorites with a twist such as Macadamia Nut and Sage Stuffing, Pumpkin Cheesecake, Honey Glazed Turkey, and more. While grabbing your Thanksgiving feast to go, come early to experience the Gratitude Booth (fall themed immersive photobooth) or fall cocktails like the Espresso Martini at the W Living Room Bar, the colorful place to be that balances out the gray beyond.

W Seattle is located at 1112 4th Avenue in downtown Seattle. While picking up your meal, park in the loading zone in WHEELS Valet Service. 206-264-6000. Reserve your Thanksgiving Takeout now at For more information, please contact , or click here.

Russell's Restaurant & Loft

Russell's is family owned and operated with Chef Russell Lowell at the helm. The menu specializes in elevated New American comfort food with a major focus on local purveyors and local, fresh ingredients. All proteins on the menu, from steaks to salmon, are broken down in-house daily, providing superior quality and generous portion sizes for guests. Russell's boasts a large, 4,000 square foot event space, The Loft, perfect for holiday gatherings and special events. The Loft can accommodate up to 180 guests for a cocktail reception, 150 for a buffet reception, and 100 for a seated dinner.

Russell's is located at 3305 Monte Villa Parkway in Bothell, just 25 minutes north of Seattle. Dinner is offered Tuesday-Saturday 5-9 p.m. 425-892-8492. For Loft events, please contact

 Dunham Cellars

Cold weather and the holidays go hand in hand. What makes them both wonderful is how you link them together with fun and warm events. Count on Dunham to come through! Holiday Barrel Tasting includes their traditional Moroccan lamb stew, s'mores by the fire, the tasting of newly released wines and future releases still in the barrel. Plus you can shop for perfect culinary gifts from Mama Monacelli's Kitchen. And on Sunday if you are sporting your ugliest holiday sweater, you get a complimentary tasting! You can picture yourself sipping and tasting, can't you? Make it a reality!

Dunham Cellars is located at 150 E Boeing Avenue in Walla Walla. Dunham Cellars and is open daily from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Holiday Barrel Tasting takes place December 2-4 during regular hours, with Ugly Sweater Day on December 4. A $10 tasting fee is refunded with Wine Club enrollment (or an ugly sweater on Sunday). Dunham Cellars | Walla Walla Wine - Holiday Barrel Tasting

A Bit of Taste-Snohomish

"Comforting, warm, cozy" - all words that come to mind as late fall unwinds. They also describe A Bit of Taste's new home in Snohomish and the dishes you can create with their wonderful olive oils and balsamics. November Flavors of the Month include Sage EVOO, Pumpkin Spice White Balsamic, and Vanilla Dark Balsamic. Sage EVOO is made with fresh wild sage crushed with early harvest Greek olives and is so good in fall comfort foods. Pumpkin Spice Balsamic has delicate nutmeg, allspice, and cinnamon flavors. Try it with cooked apples or poached pears. Vanilla balsamic pairs beautifully with Blood Orange EVOO.

Roasted pears with Sage EVOO, bacon, rosemary

A Bit of Taste Snohomish is located at 1301 First Street in historic downtown Snohomish. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, with extended hours on November 11-12. Online ordering is always available. Sign up for their newsletter to find recipes! 206-420-2989.

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