• John-Michael Scurio

2019 | Give Thanks!


As children, we learned about the first meal shared at Plymouth Colony where Pilgrims invited Wampanoag Indians to join hands and hearts and give thanks for the “autumn harvest.”


That was in 1621, a three-day festival, per our history books. The holiday traditions continue today, but have you thought about this - what are you truly thankful for, at this very moment?



Food, football, friends and fun?

Perhaps. But, is that enough?


Giving thanks and being thankful—that’s what this special day is all about each year.  I’m especially thankful for my family, those present and those that have crossed over, for infusing a spirit of gratitude for every gift of love and time shared with people I love in my life. I appreciate the opportunity to curate experiences on this blog for guest, locals, visitors, family and friends. I’m grateful to live in beautiful Eureka Springs and to all our neighbors and fellow Eurekans who make what we do here in our town a true community effort built from love and inclusion.


With that said, many of our hard working local restaurants and bars will be open and serving customers on Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 28, 2019 - and here are some recommendations just in case you want to enjoy some time with loved ones in our adorable community.


  • Cravings will be open from 11:00 am-2:00 pm for a free Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixings!


  • Grand Taverne will be serving Thanksgiving dinner from 12:00 nn-5:00 pm.




  • Chelsea’s The bar will be open (cafe will be closed) with a Thanksgiving potluck starting at 3:00pm!


  • The Balcony Restaurant,  Serving traditional Thanksgiving dinner with the fixings and a dessert included for $16.99. Regular menu will also be available. 3:00pm – 9:00pm


  • Myrtie Mae’s Restaurant–Serving a traditional Thanksgiving buffet in the Convention Center. For reservations call 479-253-9768



  • Le Stick Nouveau There will be two (2) dinner seatings 4:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. Reservations Are Required 479-981-3123 | $49 Cranberry & Shallot Compote Tart, Pumpkin Bisque with Smoked Gouda, Gala Apple Sorbet, Herb Roasted Turkey with Veal Velouté a Soft Pretzel Stuffing and Wild Mushroom Green Bean Casserole, Pecan Pie Bar with a Butterscotch Cream.


The best gift of all to give someone this holiday season is your time. It’s priceless, cherished, and irreplaceable. For many, this will be their first Thanksgiving holiday without a loved one in their lives. Who do you know who’d like to be included at your table but might be too shy to say, or tell you they’re alone, and/or without plans?


Consider giving them your time and your love this year.

Share your table.

Break bread together.


GIVE THANKS!



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