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Family Food, Restaurants & Dining Music & Events Spotlight Fara Illich November 20, 2013

Venture away from the traditional Thanksgiving pastimes and make Downtown Phoenix your home away from home this year.
Whether you’ve burned the turkey or just want to try something new, the Urban Core has a variety of special meals and events sure to leave you feeling thankful.
Harvest Feast at the Heard Museum (10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
Enjoy an American Indian-inspired Thanksgiving lunch with the family. Combining native flavors with traditional holiday fare, this meal is a truly unique dining experience that the whole family can enjoy.
Downtown Phoenix Hotels
Many Downtown Phoenix hotels will be offering an original take on traditional Thanksgiving fare. Enjoy T-Day brunch and dinner at Province Restaurant, or gussied up takes on classic Thanksgiving fare at The Compass Arizona Grill or District American Kitchen and Wine Bar.
Lifetime Turkey Day 5K
Before you begin preparing your holiday meal, take a morning jog around Downtown Phoenix. The holiday-themed race is the perfect way to spend your morning gearing up for a bountiful festive meal. And with a 1-mile Gobbler Dash, a 25-50 yard Tot Trot, costume contests and kids’ zone, there’s fun to be had for the whole family.
The Salvation Army Thanksgiving Dinner
The Salvation Army will once again bring holiday cheer to those less fortunate at the Phoenix Convention Center.
Arizona International Auto Show
Avoiding the traditional Thanksgiving fare? Spend your day at the auto show at the Phoenix Convention Center. Or, enjoy the best of both worlds and do both.