How Lettuce Does Dinner and a (Holiday) Movie
It’s that time of year: it’s cold outside and all you want to do is cozy up on the couch with some comfort food and a holiday movie. Since we love a good theme here at Lettuce, we’ve put together the ultimate holiday pairing guide for those of you who prefer Netflix over nightclubs.
Here are five holiday movie classics and the perfect carryout or delivery to pair with it.
Home Alone + Pizza Delivery from Pizzeria Via Stato
Some of the best nights are the ones where you can live out your childhood fantasy of no parents and all the junk food. What better way to fulfill that than by vegging out like Kevin McAllister? Queue up Home Alone with a large Classico Cheese Pizza (just for you) from Osteria Via Stato and watch the shenanigans between Kevin, Harry and Marv ensue!
It’s a Wonderful Life + Chocolate Covered Angel Food Cake Muffins from Beatrix
Every time a bell rings, an angel-food cupcake at Beatrix gets covered in chocolate. Not really, but it would cool if that were true, right? We like to think Clarence was watching over our pastry chefs when they crafted up this delight. Either way, we’ll take a dozen of these treats to-go and reflect on our daily gratitudes while we watch this holiday classic.
A Christmas Story + Chinese Takeout from Big Bowl
We can all relate to the scene in A Christmas Story when cooking doesn’t go as planned. Whether your neighbor’s dog ate the turkey or you just forgot that necessary ingredient, we’re here to let you know it’s okay if you call it quits and order takeout. Our top pick? The potstickers and Kung Pao Chicken from Big Bowl. Go big and get an order of the Chicken Lo Mein Noodles too. We triple dog dare you.
Elf + Assorted Candy from Foodease
Once you’ve trekked through the Candy-Cane forest, stop by the Chocolate Closet at Foodease and stock up on some sweets that would make Buddy the Elf proud. Build your own mixes of treats or pick from the variety of featured local vendors. And hey, if you want to top it all off with some maple syrup, who are we to stop you?
Any Hallmark Movie + Wine delivery from RPM Italian
Sometimes, you just need a good cry – especially when the stress of the holiday proves to be too much! If you’re ready to feel all the feels over a Hallmark tearjerker, we suggest you order a bottle of wine straight to your couch from RPM Italian. Go ahead and also add an array of antipasti, housemade pasta and Bomboloni, cooked-to-order Italian brioche donuts with Nutella and vanilla sugar. Our Hallmark movie rec? The “uplift-erature” book turned movie Christmas Under the Stars. Written by a suburban Chicago maintenance worker at a local high school, it’s a feel-good romance that may just make its way to the canon of holiday classics.
Get these movies into your streaming queue, load up your delivery apps – and enjoy!