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Posted by John Hathorn on November 22, 2013
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This is the time of year to share a meal with friends and or family, but if the pressure to throw a Pinterest-inspired dinner party is more than you can handle, there are plenty of other options! Santa Monica is full of restaurants providing both traditional and exciting menus for this year’s Thanksgiving dinner. North of Montana Santa Monica 345 21st St

Bristol Farms, offers fully cooked turkeys and sides to go, perfect if you want to impress your guests without messing up the kitchen. In addition other cooked and uncooked meats such as ham, prime rib, salmon fillet or even a slow roasted goose, all go perfectly with honey glazed carrots, yam soufflé, risotto or a handful of other melt in your mouth entrees.

The Hungry Cat, is serving a deep fried turkey, along with a great 3-course dinner menu, with lots of delicious sides and pumpkin pie for dessert, plus an a la carte raw bar. Adults are $65 and kids 10-2 years of age are $32.50.

Tavern, has great vegan and vegetarian options, in addition to the traditional turkey prepared by chef Suzanne Goin, with chestnut stuffing, sweet potatoes with sherry and shallots, brussels sprouts, and cranberry sauce with orange and mint. Finished with pumpkin pie or a candied pecan tart. Adults $65 and kids 12 years and under are $35.

Jiraffe will prepare a prix fixe menu from the sea,  courses include lobster bisque with Maine lobster, Dungeness crab cake, oven-roasted turkey, wild seafood bouillabaisse, three cheese mashed potatoes, and French apple pie with rum-raisin ice cream to name a few. Adults are $72 kids under 12 years are $35.

The Fig, one of my personal favorite restaurants, will be hosting Thanksgiving dinner.  Enjoy your favorite dishes served family style by Chef Ray Garcia. Seatings at noon, 3pm and 6pm and the cost per person is $69.

Do you prefer to dine in or out, if so who’s got the best menu in town?

Here is your real time MLS data:

The week before Thanksgiving is not usually a busy week in real estate but this week, North of Montana Ave, there is one new listing, keeping the total number of homes available the same as last week – 16.  One home went into escrow this week which brings a total of eight homes under contract, which is the same as last week, and one home closed this week bringing the total number closed year to date to 74.

The closing at 220 12th St sets an all-time record high sale price for a spec home on a 50 X 150 lot. The home was listed for $5,995,000 and sold $30,000 over list price. This home is over 7,000 square feet and is beautiful on all 3 levels.

New Listings this Week

345 21st St.  –  6bd + 7.5ba.  $6,500,000.  Over 7,400 sq. ft. of interior space. This owner is trying for 26% increase over what he paid when this house was last sold a little over 1 year ago (September 2012 for $5,120,000). Pass the popcorn.

New Sales this Week

309 21st Pl. –   4bd + 3.5ba.  $3,549,000. Last sold in September 1994 for $349,000.  Now on the market after 19 years!  Remodeled Cape Cod home with formal dining room, gourmet kitchen, large master suite with lush yard, gazebo, Koi pond.

Closed Deals this Week

220 12th St. –   6bd + 9ba.  $6,025,000.  Closed in less than two weeks above list price.

Pence Hathorn Silver Active Properties:

2009 La Mesa – 6bd + 8ba – $18,900,000 Join us here Sunday for High Tea from 1-4PM

502 16th St.  – 5bd + 7.5ba – $8,495,000

6415 Meadows Court – 6bd + 7ba – $5,995,000

168 S. Medio – 5bd + 3.5ba – $3,850,000

217 21st St. – 4bd + 4.5ba – $3,450,000

248 14th St. – 4bd + 4ba – $3,250,000

416 Entrada Dr. – 3bd + 1.75ba – $1,595,000

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