New Braunfels Thanksgiving: 3 places to eat, Gruene Turkey Trot

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For those who have not made Thanksgiving arrangements, here are three options for a hot holiday meal and burn off the calories:

  1. Thanksgiving at the Faust Hotel & Brewing Co.
    Main Dishes include roasted turkey with gravy and honey ham, while sides include mashed potatoes, glazed sweet potatoes, corn bread pudding, sage stuffing, green bean casserole, broccoli and carrots, cranberry sauce, salad, shrimp cocktail and dinner rolls. Pumpkin pie, apple pie, pecan pie, assorted cookies and brownies are among the desserts.

11 a.m.-6 p.m. $30 (adult), $15 (ages 6-10), free (ages 5 and younger). 240 S. Seguin Ave., New Braunfels. 830-625-7791. www.fausthotel.com

2. 2017 New Braunfels Community Thanksgiving Dinner
Home delivery is available by reservation. The event is free but guests are asked to sign up online. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Tree of Life Church, 5513 N I-35, New Braunfels. 830-221-5695. www.facebook.com/NewBraunfelsCommunityThanksgivingDinner/

3. River Hofbrau
The restaurant offers a traditional Thanksgiving buffet while its regular menu options are unavailable. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.$14.99 (ages 13 and older), $7.99 (ages 12 and younger). 1515 Koehler Ave., New Braunfels. 830-626-2200. www.riverhofbrau.com

Thursday before dinner

2017 Comal Cops for Kids Gruene Turkey Trot
This 5k run/walk through the Gruene Historic District is hosted by Comal Cops for Kids Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The race starts and ends in front of Gruene Hall, with proceeds benefitting local law enforcement charities, such as Green Santa and Blue Santa.

For complete details and to register, see the official webpage. Registration ends Wednesday, Nov. 22, at noon. 8:30 a.m. (5K Run/Walk), 9:30 a.m.(1/4 Mile Kid’s Turkey Chase). $30 (5K Run/Walk), $20 (1/4 Mile Kid’s Turkey Chase). Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road, New Braunfels.

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Rachel Nelson
Rachel Nelson is editor of the New Braunfels edition of Community Impact Newspaper. She covers local business, new development, city and county government, health care, education and transportation. Rachel relocated to Central Texas from Amarillo in 2009 and is a graduate of Texas State University's School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
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