THE TURKEY: The Bird & the Beer package from Lost Forty Brewing

Know this: The folks behind Lost Forty Brewing can smoke some meats, and turkey is no exception. They’re slow-smoking turkey breasts this year, and you can take one home along with four housemade sides (butternut-and-potato gratin, dressing, green bean casserole and barbecue cranberry sauce) as well as a 12-pack of Lost Forty brews to share with your guests. Or keep for yourself. We won’t tell. (Packages are limited; email

THE CRANBERRIES: Jezebel cranberry sauce at Capers

Fresh cranberries and a kick of horseradish are the stars of the show in this takeout relish, available at the Market at Capers. Also on offer: spinach gratin, four-cheese mac, turkey gravy and coconut-and-pecan-topped sweet potato casserole. (Call (501) 868-1182)

THE DRESSING: Cornbread dressing from South on Main

With a name like South on Main, this eatery’s an obvious choice for good ol’ fashioned sides like cornbread dressing, squash casserole, creamed greens and giblet gravy. They’re also smoking a limited number of Grass Roots Co-op turkeys—but hurry, those birds go fast. (Email

THE CASSEROLE: Escalloped eggplant casserole from Franke’s cafeteria

We’d be pleased as pie to make room for anything from Franke’s on our holiday table, but we’ll be especially happy to serve their cornbread-y, tomato-y escalloped eggplant casserole, long a fan favorite. But really: You could fill the whole buffet table with Franke’s goodness, as they’re offering everything from roasted turkey breasts and pit ham to sweet potato and pumpkin pies. (Call (501) 372-1919 for the downtown location; (501) 225-4487 for Rodney Parham)

THE PIE: Honey Pies

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Honey Pies can do no wrong. Pumpkin. Pecan. Sweet potato meringue. Chocolate fudge (oh, the chocolate fudge!). Or just grab a few all-butter crusts and take a shortcut when making grandma’s recipe. And don’t forget the freshly whipped cream. (

THE BREAD: Rolls and things from Simply the Best Catering

Sister Schubert rolls? Cornbread muffins? Buttermilk biscuits? Why choose when you can have all three! Also available through this North Little Rock-based caterer: whole roasted turkeys, andouille-spiked cornbread dressing, roasted-garlic mashed potatoes, War Eagle Mill cheddar-cheese grits—and y’all, that’s just a taste. (Call (501) 955-2020)