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Avoid stress of cooking with Thanksgiving out

Addie Broyles
abroyles@statesman.com

Don't want to mess with making an entire Thanksgiving dinner

yourself, not to mention cleaning up after one? Many restaurants in the Austin area are offering special Thanksgiving menu options . Is your favorite restaurant missing ? Email abroyles@statesman.com.

• Barton Creek Resort & Spa (8212 Barton Club Drive, 329-7923): Thanksgiving buffet from noon to 5 p.m. Cost is $62.95 for adults and $22.95 for children 6-12. Children 5 and younger cost $1 per year of age.

• The Carillon (AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, 1900 University Ave., 404-3655): Thanksgiving brunch. $55, $16.95 for kids. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

• Cru — a Wine Bar (238 W. Second St., 472-9463; 11410 Century Oaks Terrace, Suite 104 in the Domain. 339-9463): Three-course, fixed price dinner. $35, $17.50 children younger than 12. Noon to 9 p.m.

• Estancia Churrascaria (The Arboretum, 10000 Research Blvd., 345-5600; 4894 W. U.S. 290, Sunset Valley. 892-1225): Traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixings, as well as Estancia's Brazilian offerings. Lunch ($31.50) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner ($33.50) from 3 to 9 p.m.

• European Bistro (111 E. Main St., Pflugerville, 512-835-1919): Four-course fixed-price menu. $39.95. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

• Hyatt Regency Austin (208 Barton Springs Road. 477-1234): Brunch buffet. $54, $27 children 5-12, free for 4 and younger. 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

• Hyatt Regency Lost Pines (575 Hyatt Lost Pines Road, Bastrop. 512-308-4860): Brunch buffet. $49, $24 children 4-12, free for 3 and younger. Call for hours.

• Lakeway Resort and Spa (101 Lakeway Drive, 261-7323): Brunch buffet. $49.95, $16.50 for children 5-11. 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

• Travaasa Austin (13500 Farm to Market Road 2769, 855-868-7282): Thanksgiving favorites, plus dishes with a Southwestern twist, like butternut squash risotto with chipotle peppers . $55, which includes a glass of sparkling wine or cider, plus tax and 18 percent gratuity tip. No children younger than 16. Reservations only from 1 to 5 p.m.

• Trace at the W Austin (200 Lavaca Street, 542-3660): Prix fixe three-course from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. $49 for adults and $19 for children younger than 12.

• Trio at Four Seasons Hotel (98 San Jacinto Blvd. 685-8300): Buffet, $75 at Trio, $68 in the ballroom, $20 children 6-11, free for children 5 and younger. 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.