MDW is nearly here! While the whole pandemic thing may have thrown a wrench into your holiday weekend plans, carry-out and delivery options abound; if you’re looking to dive into summer but don’t wanna have to brave the supermarket to do it, check out the below for a few REAL GOOD alternatives. (Added bonus: supporting local businesses! Always a plus!)
Stomping Ground is going for some serious BBQ action with a $65 family-size take ‘n bake pack; it includes 1.5 racks BBQ pork ribs, cheddar chive biscuits, pasta salad with asparagus, cucumber, herbs, preserved lemon, plus strawberry cheesecake bars for dessert! Ribs will include instructions to reheat in the grill or oven.
Pick up is anytime during open hours this Sunday, May 24th.
Take the BBQ vibes up a notch via The Dabney’s special menu, which is THREE COURSES @ $55/pp – course one includes baby bacon buttermilk biscuits (say that five times fast), BBQ’d pork ribs, cucumber salad and watermelon & feta salad, course two features buttermilk brined BBQ’d chicken, grilled potato salad and BBQ’d baked beans, and course three (aka dessert) is a nice summer berry cobbler!
Available for pick-up only on Sunday. (You can chill and reheat if you want to eat it Monday. Also, they want you to know that a 20% gratuity will be added to the final bill, so now you know!)
Make your own Pom Pom Burger at home with Seco’s Burger Box! $90, includes 4 burger buns, 8 seasoned burger patties (gotta double that stack, y’know?), Pom Pom Sauce™️, heirloom tomato, red onion, potatoes for fries, 1 bright and fun wine pairing AND 1 classic wine pairing. (Or if you don’t want the wine part, you can take that off and pay $40 instead!)
You can also go real classic with Red Apron’s Weekend Grill Packs! The burger version ($36) includes 4 seasoned 6oz Seven Hills ground beef patties, 4 challah buns, 8oz bread & butter pickles, 8oz 1000 Island dressing, 1 vine ripe tomato and 8 slices of American cheese, while the haute dog version ($28) includes 6 haute dogs, 6 challah buns, 4oz Red Apron mustard and 4oz Heinz ketchup. Or if you’re not into either of those, there’s just generally an F ton of quality meats available for grillin’ up, so scope the whole shebang here.
For even more elevated burgers ‘n dogs vibes, Centrolina has a $200 box that comes w/ ALL the trimmings – 4 housemade pork and fennel sausages, 4 dry-aged angus beef patties, 4 herb-dusted salmon skewers, housemade brioche buns, ready to fry peppers and onions, steamed potato wedges and herbs ready for roasting, cherry+strawberry+arugula salad, a head of Bibb lettuce, a pound of Path Valley tomatoes, pepper for seasoning, housemade stracciatella gelato with fresh berries and vanilla whipped cream, a 6-pack of Port City Optimal Wit Beer AND a bottle of Bertani Bertarose Rose. Did you get all that?
Pre-order by Saturday, May 23rd for pick-up or delivery.
Hummingbird Bar & Kitchen
If you’re more in the mood for STEAK HOUSE vibes than the standard burgz ‘n dogz, Hummingbird is doing “Grill and Chill” bags ($120 for 2 people, $200 for 4) ft. shrimp cocktail w/ cocktail sauce and lemon, NY strip steak w/ garlic butter, caesar salad, loaded baked potatoes, grilled artichokes, brownies and a bottle o’ wine! The steak and potatoes will be prepped ‘n ready to throw on the grill, and the other items will just need reheating. (Minus the shrimp cocktail because duh.)
Order by Thursday, May 21st for Friday or Saturday pick-up, or inquire about Saturday or Sunday delivery for an additional fee.
Or if it’s Michelin stars you’re after, go with Bresca’s Memorial Day Cookout Kit ft. For the Grill a 48 Hour “medium” short rib with chimichurri (2 each, 12 oz steaks), 2 wagyu beef burger patties (6 oz each) with buns, raw onion, sliced heirloom tomato, mustard aioli, aged cheddar and b&b pickles, 2 house smoked hot dogs (4 oz each) with buns, pickled mustard seeds, fermented ketchup and ramp relish, plus a mac ‘n cheese tray, German potato salad (that’s KARTOFFELSALAT TO YOU!), greens salad, mini cornbread loaves AND a strawberry shortcake trifle. $150, serves 2-4.
Available for pick-up.
If you’re a party of two who’s tryna make it fancy, grab a $90 picnic package from Mintwood Place that includes roasted chicken salad, grilled jumbo prawns with fennel salad and anchoïade, salmon rillettes with rustic bread, grilled marinated eggplant, confit cherry tomatoes, prosciutto di parma, wild boar salami and Brillat-Savarin (soft-ripened triple cream cow’s cheese).
Pre-orders for the picnic packages (AND special drink offers) can be placed here. Orders will be available for pick-up between 11am and 4pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Picnic vibes happening at Equinox, too! Grab a Memorial Day Weekend Picnic To Go from May 21st to 23rd ft. a main course (root beer BBQ’d Amish chicken, teriyaki glazed Jail Island salmon filet, OR a lemon-za’atar spiced cauliflower steak), sides (sweet corn and black bean salad with cilantro and lime, watermelon and cucumber salad with red onion and mint, OR red skinned potato salad with pickled mustard seeds and fresh dill) AND a sweet course (strawberry rhubarb hand pies, mojito fruit salad with pineapple and mango, OR triple chocolate brownies). Served with Raffa’s hand-cut BBQ-Spice potato chips. $40, tax, gratuity and delivery not included.
Get it delivered or for curbside pick-up. Please place same-day orders by 3 pm for pick-up 5-8 pm or delivery 6-8 pm.
If you wanna put a Basque twist on your MDW, ANXO is offering a special grill box for $64.99; it includes 4 grass-fed beef patties from Fields of Adventure at Smithfield Farm in Adams County, PA, all the fixings (buns, ANXO romesco sauce, Idiazabal cheese, tomatoes, caramelized onions and Earth Spring Farm lettuce), assorted vegetables and marinade for grilling, spring farro salad, arroz con leche for dessert AND an ANXO Cider Core Four Mixed 4-Pack! WOWEE!
Available for delivery or pick-up.
Speaking of Iberian twists, if you wanna go full Spain, you can grab a Memorial Day Feast for 4 for $120 from Jaleo, with your choice of the traditional paella Valenciana or spring vegetable paella, plus gazpacho, tortilla de patatas, ensalada de manzanas con hinojo queso manchego y nueces, arroz con leche and bread. (You can add red sangria $30 more.)
Only around Saturday thru Monday, order for delivery or pick-up.
Shilling Canning Company
If you’re feelin’ more surf than turf, Shilling Canning Company is doing a family-style menu ft. a half dozen fresh steamed Chesapeake Bay blue crabs, housemade coleslaw, hush puppies, onion rings, seasonal vegetables and fruit crisps. (And canned local beers available by the 6-pack.)
All pre-orders for carry-out and delivery must be placed by this Friday, May 22nd; call Shilling Canning Company directly at 202.554.7474 or visit their website.
You can also hit the high seas (metaphorically) via Coconut Club’s $65 lobster roll kit, which is built to feed two (or one, if you’re STAHVIN) and includes 2 split top rolls, 1/2 lb of butter poached lobster meat, a pint of clam chowder, cole slaw, potato salad, crackers ‘n lemons.
Available for delivery or pick-up.
FEAST by Nina May
If you’re in search of something that sort of combines EVERYTHING (or at least MANY things) we just talked about, FEAST by Nina May is offering a Memorial Day spread that encompasses a whole bunch! The menu ($40/pp) includes fresh Mexican popcorn on the cob, Maryland jumbo lump crab balls, tomato and arugula salad with green goddess dressing, Carolina pulled pork sandwich with fixings, spring vegetable and chipotle chicken kabobs AND a strawberry rhubarb crumble.
Available for delivery Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
But maybe you’ve been sitting here going “WHERE ARE THE VEGGIE BURGERS, HELP!”, in which case look no further than Beefsteak, where starting Saturday you can grab a new Beefsteak Burger Box with fixings for 4.
Available for delivery or pick-up.
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