Hoover's Thanksgiving Day Menu
• WE'RE OPEN ON THANKSGIVING FROM 11-7 •
Join Hoover’s Cooking on Thanksgiving Day for a made-from-scratch, Texas-sized feast. Bring the whole family, and dig in!
CHOOSE 1 ENTREE:
- Oven-Roasted Turkey
- 3-pc. Fried Chicken
- Smoked Ham Steak
- Cajun Pork Roast
- Jamaican Jerk Chicken
- Smoked Brisket
- Vegetarian Medley: Grilled Portabello on Grit Cakes, Garden Gumbo & Acorn Squash
AND CHOOSE 2 SIDES:
- Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
- Seasoned Green Beans
- Candied Yams
- Buttered Carrots
- Black-Eyed Peas
- Mustard Greens
- Okra & Tomatoes
- Butter Beans
- Squash Medley
- Caribbean Rice
- Dinner Salad
PLUS, YOU'LL GET:
- Cornbread Dressing
- Cranberry Sauce
- Caribbean Rice
- Hot Bread Basket
All for $19.99 per person
*Kids Turkey Plate (12 and under) is just $9.95!*
Want to serve Hoover's at home this Thanksgiving?
We’ve got you covered. Hoover’s Cooking offers holiday catering or takeout by the plate, whole turkeys, family-size sides, and tasty desserts. Give us a call to reserve your holiday meal today!
• Turkey orders are now closed. Order your sides and desserts by 11/19! •
TURKEY & DRESSING PLATES
Choose the turkey (or ham) plate and two sides, and you’ll get a side of cornbread dressing and homemade cranberry sauce PLUS sweet potato biscuits and cornbread muffins. AND - We’ll deliver for parties of 20+ within a 10-mile radius!
Starting at $13.99/person
*Discounts for larger parties.
SIDES A LA CARTE
Quart = 4 servings / Pan = 10-12 servings
Cornbread Dressing $9.99 / quart, $23.00 / pan
Giblet Gravy $6.50 / quart
Cranberry Sauce $8.50 / quart
Sweet Potato Biscuits $6.00 / dozen
Pan of Cornbread $6.00 / 12-18 servings
Veggies $9.99 / quart, $23.00 / pan
Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Green Beans, Candied Yams, Black-Eyed Peas, Buttered Carrots, Mustard Greens, Okra & Tomatoes, Cowboy Beans.
Premium Veggies $10.99 / quart, $25.00 / pan Macaroni & Cheese, Jalapeno Creamed Spinach.
Sweet Potato, Pecan, Coconut Cream
8-10 Servings, $27.00 / each
Peach, Blackberry, Apple
10-12 Servings, $35.00 / each
Lunch & Dinner
Lunch and dinner are served at Hoover’s Cooking from 11 a.m. daily.
Every day, we've got something special for you, starting at 11 a.m. Check the board for more!
Join us for “Hoover Hour” every Monday through Friday, 3-7 p.m.
We’ve got drink specials and tasty treats to get your evening started right. Come thirsty, leave happy!
Yes, we cater!
Give us as little as one week’s notice, and we can cater your event, no matter what size it is. We offer most any style of catering, from simple pick-up or drop-off to reception- or buffet-style service. Here, there, anywhere, we'd love to serve you. Great for tailgating, banquets, holidays, and office parties!
We offer fixed menus of some of our most popular items, but we can customize a menu to suit your needs. Download our catering menu, give us a call, or click on the "Request Catering" button below to get started!
Hoover's Cooking is Texas cooking.
For more than 15 years, Hoover’s Cooking has been a force in the Austin community.
TEXAS-GROWN & FARM-FRESH
Hoover Alexander’s roots run deep through Texas. A native East Austinite and a fifth-generation Texan, Hoover and his cooking are inspired by the state itself. Hoover has always associated food with bringing people together, and the delicious and distinct flavors on our menu strive to bring together the melting pot of cultures and people who make up this great state.
Hoover recalls going out to the family farm in Utley, Texas and picking fresh peas, melons, greens, tomatoes from the field and watching his father butcher farm-raised meats. He grew up eating what is now known as "farm-to-table." Hoover’s relationships with area farmers allow us to bring fresh, local food to our tables every day.
NIGHT HAWK LEGACY & A PASSION FOR FOOD
The Night Hawk restaurant holds a special place in both Austin's and Hoover’s history. Harry Akin opened the doors of the Night Hawk in the early 1930s, and it was the first restaurant to stay open through dinner hours (hence the name). Mr. Akin was a pioneer of racial integration in Austin restaurants – for both customers and service staff.
Hoover's discovered his passion for food at the Night Hawk while he was attending the University of Texas. He started working there for extra spending money, rolling out pie dough, making gumbo, and filling in for the head chef, Mr. Leon, on his days off. It was there that he came to learn the restaurant business from the ground up: bussing tables, washing dishes, bartending, working the line, planning menus, and finally, managing.
Hoover honed his newfound skills over the next decade at other Austin institutions like Toulouse, Chez Fred, and Good Eats Café (where he was managing partner for six years). Finally, he landed at home with Hoover’s Cooking, a Texas home-cooking restaurant that encompasses his culinary expertise: Southern, Tex-Mex, Cajun, and, of course, BBQ. The Manor Road restaurant also happens to be a stone’s throw away from his childhood home.
A COMMITMENT TO WELLNESS & COMMUNITY
In 2011, Hoover opened his first food trailer, The Soular Foods Garden, to bridge the gap between soulful cooking and fresh-from-the-garden food. He used the veggie-centric trailer to promote urban gardens and more balanced eating habits. The trailer became a community experience, with gardens planted by the Sustainable Food Center’s gardening classes, benches made by the neighborhood’s Alternative Learning Center, and family entertainment by local artists and musicians.
Hoover has helped organize several food and wellness programs at The Soular Foods Garden, from a small-scale model of the Capital Area Food Bank’s Kids Café, to gardening and cooking classes for the BeHive after-school program, to conducting oral history interviews with elders (some over 90 years old!).
In addition, Hoover is an active board member for Foodways Texas, Texas Restaurant Association, Greater Austin Restaurant Association, and Austin Independent Business Alliance and served as president of the Citizens Police Academy in Spring 2015.
At Hoover’s Cooking, we support and honor our community and our culinary and cultural influences.
So sit back, relax, enjoy some homegrown cooking – and don’t forget to save room for dessert!
COME ON OVER
2002 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722
Mon-Tues 11:00am - 3:00pm
Weds-Sat 11:00am - 10:00pm
Sun 11:00am - 5:00pm
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