Thanksgiving Bash 2016: Garden Commons

Garden Commons is hosting Thanksgiving Bash on November 16 and will be serving up a Southern-style Thanksgiving menu highlighted by items like fried okra, shrimp & grits, Cola ham, and much more!

Starting November 14, there will be four nights of Thanksgiving Dinner. The festivities begin at Martin Dining Center with Harris hosting on November 15. Garden Commons and Western will have their dinners on November 16 and November 17, respectively.

Mark your calendars for Thanksgiving Bash and keep an eye on The Miami Spread for the menus being featured at each dinner. If you missed out on Thanksgiving Bash at Garden Commons last year, take a look back at photos from the event at our Facebook page!

Thanksgiving Bash Schedule

Date Location Time
November 14, 2016 Martin Dining Center 5-8pm
November 15, 2016 Harris Dining Center 5-8pm
November 16, 2016 Garden Commons 5-8pm
November 17, 2016 Western Dining Commons 5-8pm

Thanksgiving Bash at Garden Commons Menu

Items with an asterisk* are vegan


  • Fried Okra with Creole Aioli
  • Shrimp and Grits


  • Chicken Corn Chowder
  • *Carrot Coconut Soup

Main Meal

  • Sliced Roasted Turkey
  • Cola Ham
  • *Pecan Crusted Tofu Cutlet
  • Whipped Potatoes
  • Vegetarian Gravy
  • Vegetarian Bread Dressing
  • Cornbread Casserole
  • Mashed Sweet Potato Casserole
  • Cajun Rice Dressing
  • Hoppin’ John
  • Collard Greens
  • *Steamed Haricot Vert
  • Fresh Cranberry Salad

Breads and Desserts

  • Parkerhouse Roll with Honey Butter
  • Cornbread
  • Cinnamon Bread Pudding with Bourbon Vanilla Anglaise
  • *Cranberry Walnut Bread
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Peach Crisp with Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Southern Style Sweet Potato Pie
  • Pumpkin Roll

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