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Your Guide to the Ultimate Thanksgiving - from SOCO and The OC Mix


Thanksgiving is only a week away...and if you still need ideas on where to get your tabletop decor, hard-to-find spices and ingredients, cooking equipment and more - SOCO is your one-stop holiday entertaining destination!

Read on to see how you can make your Thanksgiving stress-free and focus on what really matters - spending quality time with family and friends! 

Surfas Culinary District - This is the go-to cooking destination for OC's chefs and amateur cooks alike, offering everything you could possibly need for Thanksgiving. Whether this is your first go at making the turkey, or you've been hosting Thanksgiving for years, Surfas' Thanksgiving Survival Guide Checklist (available in-store at Surfas at SOCO) makes shopping a breeze. From large roasting racks, dutch ovens and potato ricers to pie weights and frozen pie shells, Surfas' sure-fire checklist will ensure you have a seamless Thanksgiving. 

Savory Spice Shop - This wonderful shop at The OC Mix features an array of spices, extracts, sauces and other speciality items that will add that special touch to every dish this Thanksgiving. Be sure to try the Sage & Savory Stuffing Seasoning​ - it will be your new best-kept "secret" stuffing recipe. Or, learn how to brine your turkey this year with Savory Spice Shop's Citrus & Savory Brining Spices...delicious!

The Mixing Glass  - This Thanksgiving, mix up your beverage offerings with delicious craft cocktails. The Mixing Glass at The OC Mix provides quality bar tools, vintage glassware, and the best of the best liquors and bitters to make you look like a mixologist this holiday season! And, with master mixologists behind the counter, they'll even teach you how to make your own DIY signature cocktails!

LCA Wine - This wine-lovers dream store at SOCO sells vintages crafted with sustainable, organic or bio-dynamic processes, with many to pair perfectly with your Thanksgiving meal. From pinots to rosés - there's something for every guest at your table at LCA Wine

TPT Home - When it comes to holiday entertaining, TPT Home at SOCO is a must-stop shop. From tabletop decor to serving dishes, trays, dinnerware and glassware, TPT Home has everything you need to make your home feel festive this season.

Greenleaf Gourmet Chop Shop - One way to really treat yourself this Thanksgiving is to let the experts at Greenleaf at SOCO - everyone's favorite gourmet-casual restaurant - do the cooking for you! Simply call the restaurant at 949.200.3950 to place your Thanksgiving meal to-go order at least 48 hours in advance (for pick-up a day or two before Thanksgiving). On the big day, just heat, assemble, and serve one of the most delicious - and healthful - Thanksgiving dinners you've ever tasted. 

For more information on any of the stores listed above, please visit SOCO is located at 3303-3323 Hyland Avenue in Costa Mesa.  

Happy Thanksgiving from SOCO and The OC Mix!​

Three Thanksgiving Options at Sapphire

Savor Thanksgiving classics with Sapphire Laguna’s signature global twist prepared by Chef Azmin Ghahreman and his talented culinary staff.  Sapphire is offering three no-stress Thanksgiving dining options with delectable autumn-inspired selections for a special holiday with family and friends, whether at home or dining in the restaurant.

Option 1: Dine In

The three-course meal is served from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 27 and is priced starting at $55* exclusive of beverages, tax, and gratuity. Children’s portions will be offered at half price, with the “A La Carte” Kids’ menu also available. It is recommended that guests call ahead for reservations.

Dine-In Menu Highlights:

Traditional Herb Roasted Diestel Hen Turkey Carvings, Whisky-Pepper Cured Salmon, Butternut Squash Bisque, Pan Seared Beef Tenderloin , Short Rib Sheppard’s Pie, Classic Pumpkin Pie and Spiced Rum Apple Cake. Full menu, here.

Options 2 & 3: Order a Feast “To-Go”

Sapphire Pantry offers Thanksgiving meals “To-Go” complete with all of the fixings for any size party. A Traditional Thanksgiving Three-Course Dinner serves 8-10 guests, and is priced at $385, plus tax. A Very Impressive Presentation (VIP) Four-Course Thanksgiving Dinner serves up to 12 guests and is priced at $595, plus tax.  If you’re hosting a smaller group of guests for Thanksgiving Day, Sapphire Pantry’s “A La Carte” menu offers individual items including savory main courses, salads, sides, desserts, cheese platters, and charcuterie boards.

Sapphire Pantry’s “To-Go” Menu and “A La Carte” Highlights:

(Pre-Roasted) Whole-Herb Roasted Diestel Hen Turkey (18-20 lb, 22-24 lb, carvings a la carte ), Creamy Mashed Potatoes, Autumn Fruit and Nut Stuffing, Cranberry-Cumquat Chutney, Pumpkin Ravioli, Hazelnut Cream and Butter Fried Sage, Acorn Squash-Almond Quinoa Salad, Creamed Corn Mac & Cheese, Caramel Apple Pie

Full menu and order form, here.

Restaurant dining, reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 949.715.9888.

To-Go orders must be placed by 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 26. 

1200 S Coast Hwy #101, Laguna Beach.

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