Hey, all you holiday slackers out there. Thanksgiving's tomorrow, as you've probably heard, and Bi-Rite Market has all sorts of delicious sides you can buy and then cunningly pass off as your own. But we can understand if you don't want to deal with the hassle of trying to park at 18th and Valencia. You're in luck: until 6 p.m. today, Bi-Rite is offering validated Thanksgiving parking at Mission High School (entrance to the lot is on the west side of Dolores between 17th and 18th). You can even leave your loaded bags at the market and then drive by and pick'em up.
And oh, the delightful sides that could be yours without doing a lick of work in the kitchen. Bi-Rite's prepared foods section has a bounty of delicious sides like mashed potatoes with roasted garlic; bourbon sweet potato mash with candied pecans; jalapeno cornbread and chorizo stuffing; farro pilaf with kale, cranberries and spiced pumpkin seeds; green beans and wild mushroom casserole with caramelized onions; roasted brussels sprouts with carrots, bacon, and maple syrup; cranberry-tangerine and honey relish; and a veggie and non-veggie version of wild mushroom and marsala gravy.
Plus, there's plenty of turkey-friendly wine available, curated by Bi-Rite's wine buyer Trac Le.